CONET Project: spy "numbers stations" preserved at


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  1. Anonymous says:

    Andalogg’s tune “Continental” also features samples from the Conet Project. It’s fairly hipnotic. This and other themes apear in the album “Dispersoul 1 [january 2007]“, a compilation of chillout and ambient music. It can be downloaded for free at as well as purchased.

  2. Anonymous says:

    really cool stuff, thanks

  3. Anonymous says:

    WARNING: having these tracks within your shuffle playlist can be terrifying late at night.

  4. ill lich says:

    Several years ago I was hanging out with a friend in his garage, drinking beer, burning scrap in a wood stove, and messing about with an old shortwave radio long into the night. I asked him if he’d ever heard any “numbers stations” (neither of us had) and as the night wore on, switching channels between the various Dr. Gene Scott owned bands, we eventually found one. It wasn’t as mind-blowing as I was expecting, but then we were prepared for it– I recall being fascinated by the atomic clock “coordinated universal time” station when I got my first shortwave radio, and can imagine how strange it would have been to hear the numbers stations like that with no forewarning.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hi I can’t say my name.
    Look this video about number station.
    Seems a simple short movie but is not a short movie.
    Exactly what kind of messages inside?

  6. optuser says:

    My inner Kraftwerk just jizzed in my pants.

    Number stations: the original null prog rock.

  7. Mark Crummett says:

    These things have always creeped me out.

  8. bibulb says:

    Wil Wheaton mentioned once on Slashdot thusly : “I am a huge Numbers Station geek, and I’ve been known to listen to the Conet Project just for fun at parties, shortly before I’m asked to leave.”

  9. Anonymous says:

    This is a bit of music with number stations, called Secret Messages.

  10. maurcs says:

    I’m going to pimp a short film I co-directed on the topic, I think it fits within the boundaries of the comment policy.

    Our film, CLANDESTINE, is about the history of Numbers Stations through the stories of spies who were captured and tried with in court with Numbers Stations used as evidence against them. We played our film in about 30 cities world-wide at festivals and going to put it up online soon, hopefully. Most of our soundtrack is made up of The Conet Project recordings.

    We’d be happy to supply a copy to boing-boing if they are interested in it further.

    There is contact info on our website:

  11. CC says:

    They’ve also been ‘preserved’ at where they’re broadcast 24 hours a day, although they’re mixed in with weird call-signs and a scheduled science fiction comedy episode.

  12. a_user says:

    I just fell over this topic a few days ago whilst looking for something else, this site had pics of an underground bunker apparently called UVB-76

    I had no idea what this was supposed to be until I read the comments and ended up on youtube

    What it usually sounds like:

    A numbers message

  13. irksome says:

    In Dongyang, has already formed such an old custom: the street vendors who sell eggs boy or lad boiled eggs to their own people, would mention a plastic bucket to a school boy to collect the urine.
    Students long ago got used to this, one to three grade boys to urinate, they will align the plastic bucket outside the classroom. School teachers, but also acquiesced in such conduct, they will always remind the children during illness in the cold to the plastic bucket can not pee. The children all came to listen.

    People who are not familiar with the situation should surprise: the boy with the boy in urine egg is boiled eggs, eggs in the spring of stalls selling all over the boy Dongyang streets. The boy a fifty-one eggs more expensive than ordinary eggs, can always sell out of stock.

  14. Smart E Pantz says:

    England-based Stereolab twigged to this before Wilco even existed, BTW. Listen to Transient Random-Noise Bursts With Announcements.

  15. itsgene says:

    “Semaphore” by Ben Rubin is a light-and-sound art installation at the Adobe headquarters here in San Jose. It consists of 4 LED discs that spin out a coded message, accompanied by an audio transmission that evokes the numbers stations with tones, letters and numbers.
    It is eerie to drive downtown with your radio tuned to AM 1680.
    (Samples of the soundtrack can be heard on Rubin’s website:

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