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Monday, June 7, 2010

OH NO! UVB-76 Goes Off the Air! Duck and Cover!

From Wikipedia:

UVB-76 is the callsign of a shortwave radio station that usually broadcasts on the frequency 4625 kHz (AM full carrier). It's known among radio listeners by the nickname The Buzzer. It features a short, monotonous About this sound buzz tone , repeating at a rate of approximately 25 tones per minute, for 24 hours per day. The station has been observed since around 1982.[1] On rare occasions, the buzzer signal is interrupted and a voice transmission in Russian takes place. Only three to four such events have been noted. Despite much speculation, the actual purpose of this station remains unknown. On June 5, 2010, UVB-76 stopped transmission suddenly, the first time there is no signal received from UVB-76 since 1982. [2]



  1. Hi Bill - Rumours of the demise of UVB-76 have been greatly exaggerated. It's been on the air without fail the whole weekend, but it hasn't stopped some websites and individuals saying otherwise.

    I had someone tell me on-line Saturday that it was "gone", only to reply that I was currently listening to it and was coming in S9 :)

    Looking forward to the next podcast, keep up the great work.


  2. > Looking forward to the next podcast, keep up the great work.

    YES! Bill, I'm starting to suffer from withdrawal symptoms!

    Niels PA1DSP.

  3. ICQ podcast news has a link to a series of YouTube videos (link is at the bottom)demonstrating the machine that DRG used to generate the transmissions for their numbers stations. I was disappointed, I had this image of frauleins in cubicles reading endless sheets of numbers.
    Waiting for you next podcast. 73s, Don NJ2E


  4. Here also we are looking forward to listening to the lastest podcast!

    Oh someone could have bought a rig with that cash I had in hand but I d rather get a soldering station :)


  5. "Buzz off", eh?

    Nyet, comrade.

    73.......Steve Smith WB6TNL

  6. On the air and running fine. Live stream can be found from www.uvb-76.net (look at the link on top). As the receiveing spot is 900km from station, it can be heard only after 7-8pm GMT normally.



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