|Short Bio My
Read articles, hear sound clips
and watch videos of number stations.
have ever tuned a radio beyond the medium wave
band, you will have entered the weird and
wonderful world of short wave. You will hear many
strange transmissions, such as ranting American
evangelists warning you that the end of the world
is near, people trying to sell you gold and
silver before the economic collapse, jammed
clandestine radio broadcasts from Iraq, aircraft
flying over the Arctic, barely understandable
Scots fisherman on their trawlers and many other
Perhaps the strangest of all transmissions are
the Spy Number Stations. These do not
officially exist and no one has ever explained
what the purpose of these stations is. They
consist of the most boring content imaginable. A
strange non-human voice reading out series of
numbers, sometimes accompanied by weird tones or
Americans even use them as background music at
intellectual dinner parties and they even turned
up in the film "Vanilla Sky". On this
site you can read my book on this subject;
Secret Signals, as well as explore
articles and sound clips from the height of the
Cold War era.
21 NOV 16
NUMBER OF SOUND CLIPS: 661
NUMBER OF VIDEO CLIPS: 31
NUMBER OF EXTERNAL LINKS: 251
Quim S. (aka qsr711) recordings. See QSR711
Which stations are on the air
20 mph Gallery
|Kingston upon Hull is the
most traffic-calmed city in the country, with
over 115 20 mph zones. In each zone the local
school children are asked to design a picture,
which is shown below the 20 mph limit sign. Here
is a gallery dedicated to this unique art form.
NUMBER OF PICTURES: 114 LAST UPDATED 16 AUG
Hull based rides, double centuries and time
(Warning: Contents can be tedious and
inconsequential, but at least it's not Twitter!)
personal cycling stories from 200 mile non stop
rides to time trialling 1999-2010.
LAST UPDATED 16 AUG
memories of the Cold War.
Personally recorded radio
identification and call signs
recorded at the height of the Cold War.
Also check out: Old Time Radio Catalog
Hull Fish Trail
|The streets of Hull are
paved with fish! All around the city are unique
fish sculptures, ranging from a shoal of
anchovies outside the City Hall, to a Zander near
the medieval Beverley Gate. Take a virtual tour
around the trail and see these works of art from
your own armchair.
|I once produced a series
of (award winning!) safety related video for my
work colleagues. For those with a fast connection
and nothing better to do with their time, here is
wmv format. 17
8 DEC 06
William De La Pole
Charles Henry Wilson
Queen Victoria 2
William Wilberforce 2
Smith and Leggett
King William III
John Alderson MD
James H Reeve
Talk show host James H Reeve had
a small tenure on the ill-fated long wave radio
station, TEAMtalk 252 which was shut down by some
bad men at 1300 UTC on
31 JUL 02. During his time there, I managed to
get a number of e-mails read out. Listen to them
Gary (Dizzy Fingers) Burt,
Doncaster's organist extraordinaire,
appeared on TalkSPORT with the above presenter,
James H Reeve. He would steal James' jokes and
send them in to national newspapers to win money.
Here are some of their classic exchanges.
UPDATED 18 MAY 08
|Fancy your own sauna?
It's easier than you think and after a good
workout, there's no better way of relaxing. If
it's cold, dark and wet outside you can make a
little tropical oasis in your own garden.
Sauna culture videos. Thanks to Dave M.
Sauna Documentary - Part
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2 Sauna Documentary - Part
3 Sauna Documentary - Part
4 Sauna Documentary - Part