War in Ukraine: The Battle for Radio Frequencies

23 April 2024

Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine is taking place far less in the digital world than many expected. This also applies to the struggle for communication. Analogue radios obviously play an important role. Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine has become one of the most serious conflicts in recent decades. The destruction, but also the strategy of Vladimir Putin's military attack, is reminiscent of a dark time. Political analysts have predicted a different kind of war: a war ...

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Russia Loses Pivotal Nuclear Deterrent Radar after Drone Attack

22 April 2024

Russia Loses Pivotal Nuclear Deterrent Radar after Drone Attack Published Apr 18, 2024 at 10:00 AM EDT Updated Apr 18, 2024 at 12:08 PM EDT (Newsweek) By Ellie Cook Security & Defense Reporter      Russia has lost a one-of-a-kind radar system, new information suggests, with both Ukrainian and Moscow sources reporting Kyiv had launched an attack hundreds of miles into Russian territory. On Wednesday, Ukrainian media reported that Kyiv drones had struck a facility...

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Priyom releases Rivet Build 91

02 April 2024

The Priyom team has been working on a new version of Ian Wraith's Rivet decoder for these past months. You probably have used this decoder in the past when decoding modes such as XPA, XPA2 or F06, among others. Today, we are proud to announce that Build 91 has been released! So what does this new version contain? Keep reading to find out! F06a decoding The main change of this update comes with F06 (named FSK200/1000 in Rivet). Due to the increase in F06a usage over the past years, and now...

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Putin's decree reorganizing Russia's military districts

27 February 2024

In Russia, the Moscow and Leningrad military districts have been recreated and the Southern one has been enlarged Russian President Vladimir Putins signed a decree on the re-establishment of the Moscow and Leningrad military districts and the inclusion of Donbass and Novorossiya in the Southern Military District. By the same decree, from March 1, the Western Military District is abolished, and the Northern Fleet is deprived of the status of an "interspecific strategic territorial ass...

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MRHS Event January 20, 2024

10 January 2024

(January 26, 2024: This promotion has already ended!) Maritime Radio Historical Society The Maritime Radio Historical Society, in cooperation with our good friends at the Cipher History Museum, present a unique, over-the-air cryptographic challenge. On January 20 2024, KPH will transmit a coded message consisting of 5-digit groups. The message will be encrypted using typical Cold War numbers station cryptographic procedures. All KPH listeners are invited to try their hand at rec...

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New Page "Enigma 2000 Newsletter"

01 December 2023

ENIGMA 2000 is a UK based online group, whose aims are to bring together listeners and enthusiasts who monitor and gather information on 'Number Stations' and other related radio transmissions. Through our Group monitors can share their logs, discuss frequencies, thoughts and opinions on this most emotive subject. ENIGMA 2000 maintains the ENIGMA Control List, the definitive listing of number station identification. ENIGMA 2000 produces a two-monthly newsletter giving details of frequenc...

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New page "N & O - Newsletter"

27 October 2023

"Numbers & Oddities" a.k.a. the "Spooks Newsletter" is a newsletter for the members of the Utility DXers Forum (UDXF), the Spooks mailing list, HF Underground and everyone else who is interested in Numbers Stations. "Numbers & Oddities" covers the fascinating world of Numbers Stations and other odd radio signals on shortwave. The effective flow of information in the field of "radio reconnaissance" is very important for the "Priyom" project. The monthly newsletter "News & Odditie...

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IRC chat moving to Libera, and extending to Discord

25 May 2021

Over the past week a lot has happened with the Priyom chat. First, we have decided to extend to Discord, and created our own server there where you can join us and chat: if that's what you'd like, simply follow this invitation. This is just an extension, not a move: our Discord server is bridged with our IRC channel, so it's the same chat, and not an alternative or a replacement. You don't have to leave IRC and get on Discord if you don't want to, you can keep using our IRC chat like curren...

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Long-lost evidence shows G01 run by French SDECE

14 March 2020

Recently, we were approached in our chat by the author of a new blog about the origins of the ancient numbers station G01, also known as the Tyrolean Music Station. It stopped transmitting in 1975, but decades ago back when it was still active, this station used to broadcast, as its name indicates, Tyrolean music and yodeling, along with numbers and occasionally, something rather unique, even coded sentences; listen to a recording of it from The Conet Project here. Investigating past number...

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Smolensk hub downsizes, German numbers down to last schedule

16 February 2020

At the turn of the new year it is not uncommon to see numbers stations schedules, that haven't sent any actual message in a long while, get definitely retired for the occasion and stop transmitting altogether.  This year again, 2020 brought us its number of inactive schedules that were taken permanently off the air: two G06 and two M14 ones, and what's peculiar about them, is that they were all transmitted from the same somewhat infamous communication hub located somewhere around Smolen...

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