Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Conet Project - Recordings of Shortwave Numbers Stations

Yankee... Hotel... Foxtrot...

For any of you not familiar with Numbers Stations, they are unknown stations which can be heard on shortwave radios, repeating, well, numbers, and other such things. They are largely believed to be used by governments to inform spies of their orders in a completely uncrackable manner. Further, locating the origins of such number stations are, frankly, neigh impossible.

This is a phenomenon I was recently introduced to a few months ago and fell in love with this release. The Conet Project is exactly what its subtitle says it is, recording of hundreds and hundreds of these numbers stations in short 1-3 minute bits. Some can be quite creepy though, the Swedish Rhapsody in particular, with its eerie monotone young child reciting numbers in German in between stints of ice cream truck music.

When I first heard these it blew me away and instantly gained a spot in my sleeping playlist, but even for simply listening purposes, these are great.

This can be downloaded from, however I don't know about you guys, but I'd rather not download each track individually, thus it is in a nice rar file here.

1 comment:

  1. wow that is awesome! i remember reading threads about this secret radio stuff and shitting brix. in fact, you can even catch a broadcast of such transmissions using some tricky websites, i can look it up, i have saved a thread about it some time ago