UPDATED: Geek Net, 8/22/2016: Shortwave Strangeness.

dorchester_antenna_closeup-728x760Have you ever heard a numbers station? Did you ever hear the Russian Woodpecker? I can recognize the sound of an ionosonde, but I don’t know much more than that…and I’d like to learn more. This Monday, I plan to talk about odd things we’ve heard on the radio. Bring your news of the weird. Bring you wild shortwave stories. Bring your secret key to understanding Swedish Rhapsody, and join us on the 146.88 repeater this Monday, August 22nd, at 7:00 PM.

Some of the resources I mentioned on the air are listed below.

Samples of ham radio digital modes, to help you recognize them:

Utility DXers forum, for information about ionosondes, radars, beacons, and more:

Priyom.org, an international group of mystery station enthusiasts, with a live, automatically updating schedule of numbers stations and other mysteries:

Two groups of numbers enthusiasts with active newsletters. The IDs assigned to the stations by the ENIGMA2000 group are the definitive IDs used by other clubs world-wide.

George, NO7O’s podcasts on radars, HAARP, and other oddities are here:
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and look for the 4/21/16 and 5/12/16 episodes.