E6 E7 E17 G6 G7 G17 G19 S6 S7 V6 V7  
STATUS-ACTIVE E6 Russian Man pop music interlude.
S6 6337 kHz for 537 at 1510 UTC 4 DEC 07   VIDEO S6 5070 kHz for 824 at 1500 UTC 4 DEC 07  VIDEO
Radio Ukraine International uses 9950 kHz in the 31 metre band. At 1610 UTC on Thu 22 NOV 07, the powerful S06 Russian number station transmitted a call up of "425". You can see a video of this here:

S06 interfering with Radio Ukraine International on 9950 kHz VIDEO

From John B. in Co. Durham, UK.
Data Bursts - Shannon Volmet - Faint Talking After E07 Transmission (Short Version) - 27JAN11 - 6777kHz USB
E06 Russian Man - 0130 UTC - 23JAN11 - 5782kHz AM
E07 Mixing With Shannon Volmet - 2130 UTC - 27JAN11 - 5449kHz USB
E07A - 2140 UTC - 26JAN11 - 4564kHz USB

Marek "Ivellios" Sęk from Poland. Recordings from late 2010/early 2011 using GlobalTuners 

5782 kHz E06 23 Jan 2011 0130-0140 UTC, GT, LEFT Cumbria DX, RIGHT Hannover.
5782 kHz E06 22 Jan 2011 0130-0138 UTC GlobalTuners, LEFT Cumbria DX, RIGHT Odenwald, internet connection broke down at 8 minute
5782 kHz E06 16 Jan 2011 0118 and 0130-0140 UTC, GT, two receivers, LEFT Cumbria DX, RIGHT Odenwald.
5782 kHz E06 15 Jan 2011 0130-0140 UTC, Globaltuners, two receivers, LEFT Cumbria DX (UK), RIGHT Odenwald (Germany)
5782 kHz E06 9 Jan 2011 0130-0140 UTC full transmission, two receivers used - LEFT Vidablick, RIGHT Cumbria DX.
5782 kHz E06 1 Jan 2011 0132-0140 UTC, on GlobalTuners from Sekule in Slovakia.
5782 kHz E06 8 Jan 2011 0130-0140 UTC full transmission, strong signal, received on GlobalTuners, Vidablick, Sweden
5798 kHz E06 Russian Man 19 Dec 2010 0132-0140 UTC, I didn't get to record the identifier but I heard it and it was 759 as usual.
5798 kHz E06 Russian Man 25 Dec 2010 0132-0140 UTC
5798 kHz E06 Russian Man 26 Dec 2010 0130-0140 UTC
E06 5782 kHz 2 Jan 2011 0132-0140 UTC, GlobalTuners, I used Hano Bay DX but in 50 sec had to switch to Sekule, Slovakia for better reception
5782 kHz E06 9 Jan 2011 0130-0140 UTC full transmission, two receivers used - LEFT Vidablick, RIGHT Cumbria DX (active from 0548)
Marek "Ivellios" Sęk recordings from late 2010 from Poland.
5792 kHz 5 Dec 2010 0132-0140 UTC E06 Russian Man excellent reception.
5797 kHz 12 Dec 2010 0132-0140 UTC E06 Russian Man
5798 kHz E06 Russian Man 19 Dec 2010 0132-0140 UTC for 759 
5839 kHz E06 Russian Man, 21 Nov 2010 0132-0140 UTC
5852.5 kHz E06 Russian Man, 28 Nov 2010 0135-0140 UTC, weak reception
5860 kHz (around!) E06 Russian Man, 14 Nov 2010 0138 UTC weak reception, only identifier heard.
5865 kHz E06 Russian Man, 28 Mar 2010 0132-0140UTC, mixing with another station
Many thanks to John P. in Mansfield, UK for a video of E6 which he put up on youtube.

Marek "Ivellios" Sęk recorded E6 in Poland on 5782 kHz on 31 January 09 at 00:40 UTC

E07 on 9121 kHz at 1800z 7 JUL 09 for 479 1. Thanks to Poacher in Russia

Thanks to Fabber in Umbria, Italy who sent in this polytone replacement for the English Man E7  28 APR 09 on 6869 kHz.

Here is the previous month's message by the voiced English Man. Fabber in Italy 18 MAR 09 on 6869 kHz.

Here are some comments by Poacher in Russia.
This is Russian MFSK20 AM system, speed of transmission on this recording is 20 Baud, modulation - AM. It is standard speed of this system, but I hear 10 Baud - it is very slow.
Poacher's recordings of these signals - MFSK20 & MFSK10 (slow) - from his archive. Thanks Poacher.

MFSK20 spectrum - Poacher in Russia.


E6 Russian Man on a Grundig portable in a dark garage! VIDEO

Spooky !

S6 Russian Lady on 12140 kHz at 0930 UTC on 12 SEP 08. Note massive AM carrier in full double side band mode and watch the 
S meter as the signal is turned off after the transmission ends. 

S6 Russian Lady on 12140 kHz
VIDEO
E7 English Man 2040 UTC 28 MAY 08 5773 kHz
Recorded by Jeff in Wales
S6 Russian Man recorded by DX Man in Russia 
6 APR 08 5930 kHz at 1807 UTC
G06YL Idler 4792 kHz AM 1848 UTC 29 FEB 08
Strange Idler "145678954564566698774555" later counting "12345".
by "Poacher" in Russia.
G06YL for 436 on 4792 kHz AM 0848UTC 29 FEB 08
by "Poacher" in Russia.
English Man Jan 08 4792 kHz by Joshua R.

Russian Man 1730 UTC 30 Jan 08 by Joshua R.
S6 YL_slow_for 516_11780kHz_AM_0930 UTC interference 11 JAN 08  ("Poacher")
Mixing with an unknown broadcast station.
S6 YL slow for 516 12570kHz AM 0940 UTC  11 JAN 08 ("Poacher")
S06 YL 274 callup DEC 07 (DXer in Russia) 
E06 4580 kHz for 690 - 00000 1830 UTC 18 NOV 07 ("Poacher")
E06 5760 kHz for 690 - 00000 1930 UTC 18 NOV 07
  ("Poacher")
E5 + E10 5435 kHz 10 OCT 07 2100 UTC mixing together. (DXer in Russia)
  S06 YL "Russian Lady" (new voice) recorded on 14580 kHz AM at 0800 UTC 1 AUG 07 with short message for agent "729". Message - "... 729 729 729 814 814 5 5 44253 36414 55682 57460 85962 814 814 5 5 00000" by "Poacher" in Russia. 
18.20UTC - 6785 kHz AM mode  29 JUL 07- for "352" & "174" & "968" - ??, end - fast "00000" mixed with "XM" by "Poacher" in Russia. 
29 JUL 07 17.20UTC - 5425 kHz AM mode - for "674", ending - fast "000 00" by "Poacher" in Russia.  
From Cairo, Egypt Mr DXer, this recording of the Russian Lady, S6 repeating "516" on 12140 kHz. In the background is Radio Free Afghanistan. The recording was made on 2 MAR 07 at 0930 UTC.
Thanks to Mr DXer once again.  S6 "516" 250 250 8 8 .
E17 "English Lady" on 11170 kHz AM at 0800 UTC 15 FEB 07, mixed with Russian encryption system ("ZAS"- secret equipment for radio communication) AT-3004D "BULAVA"
Very good catch by "Poacher" in Russia!
G6 "German Lady" for "271" 919 919 24 24 with message on 4519 kHz AM at 18.30 UTC 8 FEB 07. Full TX. 
(18.00 - switched on carrier, 18.30 - start, 18.37 - off carrier). ("Poacher")

This is E7 calling "788, 788, 788, 1". 702, 35
by Mr DXer in Egypt on 5836 kHz at 1820 UTC on 24 JAN 07.

Mr DXer sends in this recording of S6 on 8530 kHz at 1900 UTC with QRM from 2 Asian hams in an UNID language. Maybe one of the Chinese languages is Cantonese/Mandarin) he says. (Mr DXer in Egypt.)

S6 Russian Lady interfering with Chinese National Radio in Kazakh 0930 on 11.780 on 19 JAN 07 
(Mr DXer in Egypt.)

E17 calling "674" on 11170 kHz at 0800 UTC 18 JAN 07
("Poacher")

German Lady with Idler on 4792 kHz
at 1830 UTC 12 JAN 07. At 1930 the message for "436" followed. ("Poacher")

English Man E6 Idler
- Counting! Recorded 16 DEC 05 by "Poacher" in Russia 

Russian Man S6 calling "11149"
on 16425 kHz, 0600 UTC 4 JUL 06 by "Poacher" in Russia. 
Note missing "1" at the end (he says 1149)

Russian Man calling "428" 00000
on 5135 kHz, 1930 UTC 22 JUL 06 by "Poacher" in Russia. 

E6 4750 kHz 2130 UTC calling "651" 00000
22 DEC 06 by "Poacher" in Russia. 

S6 4275 kHz 1730 UTC calling "847" 
Full transmission 27 DEC 06 by "Poacher" in Russia.
S6 Russian Man full transmission - 11425 kHz  1510 UTC 26 APR 05 "849" 526 526 37 37 00000

German Lady  G6 
  Recorded 28 OCT 05 by "Poacher" in Russia "947" Full TX.

English Man E6  
   Full transmission 4740 kHz "472" 2130 UTC 16 DEC 05 by "Poacher" in Russia

Example of "Idler" transmissions in Russian
102 102 102 00000 
802 802 802 111
Idler wma

S6 Russian Man full transmission - 11425 kHz  1510 UTC 26 APR 05 "849" 526 526 37 37 00000

S6 Russian Man recorded by "Poacher"
in Russia. Calling "864" on 12194 kHz 8 JUN 05

S6 Russian Man recorded by "Poacher"
in Russia. Calling "702", on 5226 kHz. 2215 14 FEB 06 

S7 OM RR/SS wma
(Garry in Wales)

KGB German YL  from Leen in NL via spook007

Russian Man with MOSSAD YL
in background. Alex in Italy.
This recording starts off with a female voice and then changes to male halfway through: 

KGB German YL1 
from Leen in NL. via spook007

English Lady/Man E6
This Russian Man transmission was recorded in 1990.
English Man 1 E7 
English Man 2 E6     English Man 2 E6 (2)
English Man 3 E6     
English Man 4 E6     
English Man 5 E6  
English Man 6 E6     
English Man 7 E6
    
English Lady1 E17  
English Lady2 E17 
German Man   G19   
German Lady  G6     
Russian Man 1 S6    
Russian Man 2 S6     Russian Man 2 S6 (2)
Russian Man 3 S7     Russian Man 3 S7 (2)
Russian Man 4 S7    
Russian Man 5 S7     
Russian Man 6 S6 
Pyat Pyat PyatS6A  
Spanish Lady1  V6    Spanish Lady1  V6 (2)
Spanish Lady2  V6   
Spanish Lady3  V6
   
Russian man wma

As befits an operation as legendary as the KGB, this family of stations is impressive in size and importance. The winding up of the KGB in post Cold War Russia has done nothing to diminish the activity of this network. Here again is Langley Pierce's description:

The name of the KGB is synonymous with spying, and since the ending of the Cold War and the breaking up of the old Soviet Union, their activities have gained unprecedented exposure in the Western media. While, officially, their covert activities have ceased, traffic continues to be sent out to their agents, though on a smaller scale! The original size of the KGB's numbers network was comparable only to that of the CIA, and similar to the CIA, the KGB located some of it's numbers stations outside of the Soviet Union in Warsaw Pact countries. This particular station transmits in four languages; Russian, German, English and Spanish, using a mixture of male and female voices.

Format 1
1. Transmission Format
Preamble: 861 861 861 861 861
The preamble begins at ten-minute intervals beginning of the hour and is repeated for four minutes. 861 is a typical message address identifier. If no traffic is to be broadcast then the preamble used is:
861 861 861 00000
Message: 734 734 80 80
42878 42878 35465 35465 77868 77868....
734 734 80 80
 00000.
734 is most probably the positioning index, and 80 the group count.
Traffic is transmitted at 10 groups per minute and presented by computer synthesised male or female voices. The reasons as to why English and Spanish broadcasts use a female voice, and Russian and German broadcasts use male voices is unknown. Note that some English broadcasts use a male voice to replace the usual female voice. Pronunciation is mostly standard in all four cases.
         Russian                   Spanish
1. odyeen 6. shest           1. uno 6. seis
2. di-va     7. syem           2. dos 7. siete
3. tree      8. vossyeem    3 tres 8. otto
4. chyetiri 9. dyevyet        4. cuatro 9. nueve
5. pyat      0. noil             5. tinco 0. cero

 German
1. eins  6. zechs
2. svo  7. zeiben
3. dri   8. acht
4. feir   9. noin
5. funf  0. noll

2. Additional Broadcasts. Aside from the usual format broadcasts, this station often repeatedly transmits single five digit groups, such as 11444 and 00000. The exact purpose of these transmissions is unknown, however it can be assumed that 00000 means "No traffic." One possibility ventures that broadcasts of this type are identical to the SYN1755 15 type MOSSAD broadcasts, which are used to relay single items of traffic to agents, thus the group 11444 may have meant "There are ten new microfilms at the dead letter box."

A second interesting side note concerning this station is that a second voice has been used for some of the Russian broadcasts. Its use is not predictable and is often used on a single day within a schedule. Such occurrences are believed to be a sort of audio highlighting of the traffic, intended to draw specific attention to its "higher than normal priority traffic". Similarly, a male voice has been noted replacing the female voice in some of the English broadcasts.

3. Transmission Schedule Similar to other Slavic stations such the that operated by the DIE, this station's scheduling is undoubtedly obscure. However, a certain number of the Russian transmissions have been organised into an extremely lengthy schedule. Broadcasts in this schedule are rebroadcast each day at the same time for five days, and then are off-air for two, usually Fridays and Saturdays. One such schedule lasted well over six months, although during several weeks of that period transmissions were not broadcast. Other transmissions have been heard exactly one year after first being heard, an indication that some sort of schedule is in operation. Generally, broadcasts are repeated exactly 24 hours after first being aired on exactly the same frequency.

The KGB connection seemed to be quite strong in some monitors minds, as one put it:I believe that all broadcasts that end with the 00000 type sign-off are sent bythe KGB...."
And if that does not convince you that these transmissions are KGB sponsored, another monitor revealed:
"The transmitters used by the KGB for these numbers are the same ones they use for stations like Radio Moscow World Service. Thai's why so many of the frequencies end in either 5 or 0 kHz!"
This last comment may not be so far from the truth! Judge it for yourself
4. Russian Operating Frequencies:
4650 kHz 6380 kHz 7520 kHz
4710kHz 6745kHz 7840kHz
4920 kHz 6806 kHz 8630 kHz
5521 kHz 6873 kHz 9085 kHz
5730kHz 6910kHz 9240kHz

5. English Operating Frequencies:
5802 kHz 6925 kHz 10570 kHz
6680 kHz 7695 kHz 10650 kHz
6710 kHz 7780 kHz 10670 kHz
6855 kHz 9090 kHz 10780 kHz
6858 kHz 9485 kHz 11340 kHz
Amplitude Modulation
9260 kHz 10670 kHz
9360 kHz 11220 kHz
10495 kHz 14020 kHz
10640 kHz 14430 kHz
Amplitude Modulation
12255 kHz 20830 kHz
14395 kHz 14405 kHz
14430 kHz 14440 kHz
14435 kHz 14440 kHz
14450 kHz 16280 kHz
16440 kHz

6. Spanish Operating Frequencies: Amplitude Modulation
4534 kHz 5704 kHz
4727 kHz 12470 kHz
5703 kHz 13305 kHz

7. German Operating Frequencies: Amplitude Modulation
10070 kHz
14408 kHz
Format 2

This next station broadcasts is Russian and English, and is believed to form part of the KGB's extensive communications directorate.
1. Transmission Format: The preamble begins at ten minute intervals beginning
on the hour, and is repeated for five minutes. 221 is the message identifier, while
1 refers to the number of messages in the broadcast.
Preamble: 221 221 2211
Message: 196 65 196 65
50637 76381 27319 45224 73207 000 000.
196 is the one-time pad positioning index, and 65 the group count.

Traffic is presented at 10 groups per minute by a synthesised male voice in either Russian or English. Pronunciations generally standard, however several monitors have commented on the presence of an Irish accent in the English broadcasts.
Russian
1. adyeen  6. shest
2. dva       7. syem
3. tree       8. vossyeem
4. chyetiri  9. dyevyet
5. pyat      0. Noll

In the event that no traffic is available for transmission, the preamble reverts to the standard five minute "I have nothing for you type broadcast:
"221 221 221 000"

A truly accurate schedule has never been obtained for either language broadcast and therefore it is often by chance that one stumbles over a transmission.

2. Russian Operating Frequencies: Amplitude Modulation

4614 kHz 5763 kHz 6983 kHz 10756 kHz 12168 kHz 18218 kHz
4643 kHz 6772 kHz 7919 kHz 11027 kHz 13387 kHz
4788 kHz 6787 kHz  9063 kHz 11087 kHz 13414 kHz
5164 kHz 6796 kHz  9131 kHz 11148 kHz 13422 kHz
5745 kHz 6822 kHz 10280 kHz 11537 kHz 13468 kHz
5762 kHz 6845 kHz 10383 kHz 12104 kHz 13562 kHz

3. English Operating Frequencies: Amplitude Modulation or Lower Sideband
6765 kHz 11422 kHz
6776 kHz 13205 kHz
6915kHz 20222 kHz

Format 3
The following three stations can only be tentatively to the KGB numbers network.

1. Transmission Format: The preamble contains a three digit message identifier and the number of messages in the broadcast. It is repeated for five minutes and begins on the hour and 20, 30 and 40 minutes after the hour.

Preamble: 774 774 774 1
When no traffic is available for broadcast, the transmission reverts to the form:
Preamble: 137 137 137 000
Message: Achtung!
18653 52
18653 52
88501 65252 82625 91622 54844.... 000 000 Ende.
The number 18653 is the coded one-time pad start group, with the group count being represented by the number 52. Traffic is presented at 10 groups minute by a German computer synthesised soft female voice. The accent is very definitely German, although one gets the feel that one has heard this voice somewhere else, but as far as I can see, the voice is not shared with any other station.
1. eins 6. sechs
2. tsvo 7. seiben
3. drei 8. acht
4. fier 9. noin
5. funnef 0. noIl

2. Transmission Schedule The following list is a very' limited overview of a much more extensive broadcast schedule, however this list gives some idea of how the schedule is arranged.

Day Time (UTC) Identifier Frequency
Mon 1930 137 6783
Mon 1950 531 9185
Mon 2100 649 6967
Tue 1920 734 6768
Tue 1930 137 6783
Tue 1940 816 8063
Tue 1940 147 8175
Tue 2000 774 6775
Sat 2000 731 5093

3. Additional Operating Frequencies: Amplitude Modulation
4128 kHz 5886 kHz 9337 kHz
4488 kHz 6680 kHz 12367 kHz
4632 kHz 6785 kHz 14425 kHz
5387 kHz 8072 kHz 14585 kHz