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Offline Nemo

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Turn over to 4635kHz
« on: November 23, 2017, 08:17:06 PM »
And listen in.  Click to read the rest of the article.  Too much headache to raise the jolly roger and bring it all over.


The  ghostly radio station no one claims to run

“MDZhB” has been broadcasting since 1982. No one knows why.
By Zaria Gorvett, 2 August 2017

In the middle of a Russian swampland, not far from the city of St Petersburg, is a rectangular iron gate. Beyond its rusted bars is a collection of radio towers, abandoned buildings and power lines bordered by a dry-stone wall. This sinister location is the focus of a mystery which stretches back to the height of the Cold War.

It is thought to be the headquarters of a radio station, “MDZhB”, that no-one has ever claimed to run. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, for the last three-and-a-half decades, it’s been broadcasting a dull, monotonous tone. Every few seconds it’s joined by a second sound, like some ghostly ship sounding its foghorn. Then the drone continues.

Once or twice a week, a man or woman will read out some words in Russian, such as “dinghy” or “farming specialist”. And that’s it. Anyone, anywhere in the world can listen in, simply by tuning a radio to the frequency 4625 kHz.

It’s so enigmatic, it’s as if it was designed with conspiracy theorists in mind. Today the station has an online following numbering in the tens of thousands, who know it affectionately as “the Buzzer”. It joins two similar mystery stations, “the Pip” and the “Squeaky Wheel”. As their fans readily admit themselves, they have absolutely no idea what they are listening to.

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Re: Turn over to 4635kHz
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2017, 05:59:56 AM »
Interesting.  :what:
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Re: Turn over to 4635kHz
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2017, 07:15:38 AM »
 Interesting and a fun read.
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Re: Turn over to 4635kHz
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2017, 08:20:17 AM »
one of the cold war stations.  I see its started up again just after the Sochi Olympics.  I think they're cool Nemo.
another similar one are the little children doing numbers at intervals.
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Re: Turn over to 4635kHz
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2017, 08:43:16 AM »
That reminds me of "The Russian Woodpecker."  I don't recall the frequency of even know if it's still TX'ing. The last time I heard it was back in the late-mid 80's... my dad would monitor ( :what:  :tinfoil:) for hours and even days on end.

EDIT:   I just now learned the real scoop by doing a simple web search:
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