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you 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 bizarre sounds.
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 odd melodies.
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.
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20 mph ZONE PAINTINGS 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
is a gallery dedicated to this unique art form.
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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
memories of the Cold War.
recorded radio identification and call signs
at the height of the Cold War.
check out: Old Time Radio Catalog
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 a selection.
8 DEC 06
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 here.
upon Hull, East
Riding of Yorkshire (God's Own Country).
Ryumin , Soviet rocket designer Sergei
Nietzsche , Carl
Sagan (US Cosmologist), Richard
Feynman (US Physicist), Science writer, Isaac
a cyclist, I find myself checking the wind direction many times a
Enter a shortwave frequency and find out what's on
The best sky map site there is.
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Murchie: Music of the Spheres:
The Material Universe, from Atom to Quasar, Simply
Radio, Real Ale,
reading Science textbooks, the secret Soviet
, taking Saunas,