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The mystery of 'MDZhB' continues to endure


Posted on Sunday, 6 August, 2017 | Comment icon 24 comments

Who or what is broadcasting the signal ? Image Credit: NX1Z
A radio station in Russia has been broadcasting a mysterious signal non-stop for more than 35 years.
The signal, which can be heard by anyone in the world by tuning in to 4625 kHz, is thought to originate from a collection of radio towers near St Petersburg and has been broadcasting a monotonous tone twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, non-stop, since 1982.

Every few seconds another sound, which resembles a ship's foghorn, can be heard, while once or twice a week a voice will speak a couple of words in Russian such as 'dinghy' or 'farming specialist'.

So mysterious is this signal, which has become known as 'the Buzzer', that it has sparked its own online following with enthusiasts from around the world struggling to make sense of it.
What little is known about it suggests that it is likely run by the Russian military and may have held more significance during the Cold War.

One rather disturbing possibility is that it could be a 'Dead Hand' signal, the idea being that if Russia was hit by a nuclear strike and the signal ceased, an automatic retaliation would be triggered.

As it stands though, nobody really knows what its true purpose is.

Source: BBC News | Comments (24)


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Comment icon #15 Posted by seanjo on 7 August, 2017, 17:29
That's Communism for ya!
Comment icon #16 Posted by Chaldon on 7 August, 2017, 19:56
Ha-ha! Actually living in USSR since after the death of Stalin was completely nothing like living in the North Korea today. I remember what it was. There was some poverty (I would better call it "material modesty"), some peculiarities caused by cultural isolation, but the ideology was actually down to the bare minimum, not too much more than in the US today. There's a point of view, and it's completely reasonable, that USSR was actually a capitalistic state, where the state was the only giant monopolistic corporation where everyone worked. There was money, people were keeping them in banks, th... [More]
Comment icon #17 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats on 8 August, 2017, 3:48
I rather like the "they're how the KGB used to communicate with sleeper agents" theory, basically every so often you get code words or names and the agent knows what to do when they hear it. The stations have gone offline over the years because the sleepers have either died or been "retired".  Next time a name turns up, I'd be intrigued to know if anyone could track down people by that name and see if they're still alive within a week,
Comment icon #18 Posted by Chaldon on 8 August, 2017, 11:14
Not in the case with "????". The names here are just for the letters (read my post #10 above), because those are the most widespread first names in Russia, not a single rare name has ever turned up. So those cannot be used to designate agents. I think agents use numbers for themselves instead of names.
Comment icon #19 Posted by GoldenRabbit on 9 August, 2017, 1:34
You can hear it using this online radio and putting frequency 4625 kHz in. http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/
Comment icon #20 Posted by Nathan Brazil on 13 August, 2017, 3:41
...Miles to go before we sleep...
Comment icon #21 Posted by Matt221 on 13 August, 2017, 17:26
Can't beat a bit of sideband it bleeds over loads of other stations
Comment icon #22 Posted by DingoLingo on 27 August, 2017, 16:59
EVIL!!! you sir are pure and utter evil..   I used to hate sidebanders.. until I got myself my first sideband and put in a 15kc slide
Comment icon #23 Posted by Matt221 on 28 August, 2017, 14:40
Tut tut dreadful things....  sometimes 
Comment icon #24 Posted by doctor wu on 31 August, 2017, 20:31
The Conet Project...for those who are intrigued by the numbers stations and related issues. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numbers_station https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Conet_Project he Conet Project: Recordings of Shortwave Numbers Stations is a four (later five) CD set of recordings of numbers stations and noise stations: shortwave (HF) radio stations of unknown origin believed to be operated by government agencies to communicate with deployed spies. The collection is released by Britain's Irdial-Discs record label in 1997, based on the work of numbers station enthusiast Akin Fernandez.[1... [More]


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