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[[File:121.png|thumb|left|Satellite photo of "The Buzzer's" previous location. On the outskirts of Povarovo, a small town 19 miles from Moscow.]]
 
 
== UVB-76, a.k.a "The Buzzer" ==
 
== UVB-76, a.k.a "The Buzzer" ==
The nickname that radio listeners have given a radio station. Thetransmissions could be coming one of three sites:
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[[File:121.png|thumb|left|242px|Satellite photo of "The Buzzer's" previous location. On the outskirts of Povarovo, a small town 19 miles from Moscow.]]
#Near the town of Novopriozerskoye sh. Leningradskaya oblast', Russia; while another broadcasts the same signal from unnamed Rd, Moskovskaya oblast', Russia 143301.  
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The nickname that radio listeners have given a radio station. The transmissions could be coming one of three sites:
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#Kirsino, a small Russian village located close to St. Petersburg.  The small village has a population of 39 people.
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#Near the Estonian border lies Pskov Oblast. This is currently the most likely source of UVB-76, due to the multiple triangulation attempts that lead here.
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#The last attempts put it very close to a transmitter array southeast of Kolpino that is reportedly used by the Russian government to transmit state radio across Russia.
   
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
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<p style="text-align:center;">'''“75-59-75-59. 39-52-53-58. 5-5-2-5. Konstantin-1-9-0-9-0-8-9-8-Tatiana-Oksana-Anna-Elena-Pavel-Schuka. <span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span> Konstantin 8-4. 9-7-5-5-9-Tatiana. Anna Larisa Uliyana-9-4-1-4-3-4-8.”'''</p>
 
<p style="text-align:center;">'''“75-59-75-59. 39-52-53-58. 5-5-2-5. Konstantin-1-9-0-9-0-8-9-8-Tatiana-Oksana-Anna-Elena-Pavel-Schuka. <span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span> Konstantin 8-4. 9-7-5-5-9-Tatiana. Anna Larisa Uliyana-9-4-1-4-3-4-8.”'''</p>
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The names in the message are used by some Russian spelling alphabets, although some speculate it's a Numbers Station.  Transmitting encoded secrets to spies.  No one has yet to decoded the messages and the stations purposes is still unknown.
 
The names in the message are used by some Russian spelling alphabets, although some speculate it's a Numbers Station.  Transmitting encoded secrets to spies.  No one has yet to decoded the messages and the stations purposes is still unknown.

Revision as of 03:04, March 4, 2015

UVB-76, a.k.a "The Buzzer"

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Satellite photo of "The Buzzer's" previous location. On the outskirts of Povarovo, a small town 19 miles from Moscow.

The nickname that radio listeners have given a radio station. The transmissions could be coming one of three sites:

  1. Kirsino, a small Russian village located close to St. Petersburg.  The small village has a population of 39 people.
  2. Near the Estonian border lies Pskov Oblast. This is currently the most likely source of UVB-76, due to the multiple triangulation attempts that lead here.
  3. The last attempts put it very close to a transmitter array southeast of Kolpino that is reportedly used by the Russian government to transmit state radio across Russia.

History

Sometime in 1982 "The Buzzer " began broadcasting at a frequency of 4625 kHz. It was a repeating 2 second pip, changing to a buzzer in the early 1990's.  It changed to a higher tone with longer duration on 16 January 2003; approximately 20 tones per minute where reported.  It has since reverted to the previous tone pattern.  

The broadcast is a monotonous buzzing tone, repeating at a rate of approximately 25 tones per minute, for 24 hours per day.  This transmitted using AM with a suppressed lower sideband (R3E), but it has also used double-sideband AM

Radio Station UVB-76 (The Buzzer)

Radio Station UVB-76 (The Buzzer)

Radio Station UVB-76 (The Buzzer)

(A3E).  The sound lasts 1.2 seconds, pausing between 1-1.3 seconds, and repeats 21-34 times per minute.

On November 2010, the tones lasted aproximately 0.8 seconds each.  One minute before the hour, the repeating tone was replaced by a continuous, uninterrupted alternating tone, which continues for 1 minute before the short repeating buzz resumes; although this hasn't occurred since June 2010.


Voice Messages

On very rare instances there have reports of voice transmissions interrupting the signal.  

The voices were first reported at 9:58 p.m. GMT on 24 December 1997, after 15 years of only tones and buzzes, a male voice speaking Russian repeated the following message several times:

Ya — UVB-76. 18008. BROMAL: Boris, Roman, Olga, Mikhail, Anna, Larisa. 742, 799, 14″.

On 12 September 2002 another voice broke the silence.  This time so distorted that only part of the message could be understood.

“UVB-76, UVB-76. 62691 Izafet 3693 8270″

The third recorded voice message was 21 February 2006 the transmission received said: 

“75-59-75-59. 39-52-53-58. 5-5-2-5. Konstantin-1-9-0-9-0-8-9-8-Tatiana-Oksana-Anna-Elena-Pavel-Schuka. Konstantin 8-4. 9-7-5-5-9-Tatiana. Anna Larisa Uliyana-9-4-1-4-3-4-8.”


The names in the message are used by some Russian spelling alphabets, although some speculate it's a Numbers Station.  Transmitting encoded secrets to spies.  No one has yet to decoded the messages and the stations purposes is still unknown.

The solitary letter stations and the related pip/buzzer like stations, are definitely channel markers for Russian military stations, like Navy Kaliningrad (P).  

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