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(Slashdot)   Tinfoil hats are all aflutter with the news that UVB-76 has stopped transmitting. Aliens, return of Atlanteans or even Agarthans is imminent, dammit people don't you know when to PANIC?   (tech.slashdot.org) divider line 125
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2010-06-06 01:05:23 PM
They found all 9 billion names. Look up!
 
2010-06-06 01:05:24 PM
fluffybunny: QU!RK1019: Oh shiat. That was the signal for the doomsday device. Major American cities should be expecting a shower of nukes any minute now...

Wanted for questioning:


But how is it possible for it to be both triggered automatically and unable to be disarmed?
 
2010-06-06 01:08:51 PM
anfrind: Mr. Coffee Nerves:
You know, I'm pretty sure that if the Soviets had the technology back in 1962 to build a nuclear submarine capable of staying submerged for 48 years without ever needing to resupply, there would be manned colonies on the moon by now.


K-278 (new window) has been submerged since 1989, and it won't need resupply. Our SSN-593 and -598 (new window) won't either, and they've been underwater since the '60s.

Where's our moon colonies?
 
2010-06-06 01:10:22 PM
I wonder if this is in any way connected with the fact that the US finally decommissioned LORAN C.
 
2010-06-06 01:10:31 PM
Read this on Slashdot. Would be interesting if the real cause of the silence if stated. Reminded me of the OTH/Russian Woodpecker stuff.

And then I was reminded, for some reason, of a russian isolation experiment turning deadly during the cold war era (which may or may not have existed). Cant seem to find that information though, was a good read even if it was fiction.

/and of course
//we cant not allow a mine shaft radio silence gap!
///i vote to shut off ClearChannel
 
2010-06-06 01:15:23 PM
Oldiron_79: fluffybunny: QU!RK1019: Oh shiat. That was the signal for the doomsday device. Major American cities should be expecting a shower of nukes any minute now...

Wanted for questioning:

But how is it possible for it to be both triggered automatically and unable to be disarmed?


More importantly, the whole point of the doomsday machine is lost if you keep it a secret! Why didn't they tell the world, eh?

i116.photobucket.com
 
2010-06-06 01:23:13 PM
Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: AliasUndercover: So...should I be looking up?

But Aquaman, you cannot marry a woman without gills, you're from two different worlds.



Sounds like the doomsday whistle! Ain't been blown for nigh onto three years.

/cant find the right pic on the phone
//bah
 
2010-06-06 01:30:49 PM
AliasUndercover: So...should I be looking up?

Always watch the skies

run for your lives
 
2010-06-06 01:37:16 PM
classicalmurray: Barakku: ...WTF is the point of that station? Wouldn't that basically qualify as illegal radio jamming in the US? Even if no one else uses the frequency, that's doing nothing but filling the channel with noise.

this isn't the only shortwave station like it. they can be broadcast from the US also. the purpose of them could be anything, but since there is no solid or official explanation, conspiracy nuts love to speculate on them.


That said, it's expensive to establish and maintain a short-wave broadcast station, so there was some reason for it even if just to harass or provide a red herring. But you would like to think that if somebody went to all that effort, there was at least something sinister behind it.
 
2010-06-06 01:42:34 PM
wambu: classicalmurray: Barakku: ...WTF is the point of that station? Wouldn't that basically qualify as illegal radio jamming in the US? Even if no one else uses the frequency, that's doing nothing but filling the channel with noise.

this isn't the only shortwave station like it. they can be broadcast from the US also. the purpose of them could be anything, but since there is no solid or official explanation, conspiracy nuts love to speculate on them.

That said, it's expensive to establish and maintain a short-wave broadcast station, so there was some reason for it even if just to harass or provide a red herring. But you would like to think that if somebody went to all that effort, there was at least something sinister behind it.


I mean after all, its not like they just erected an antenna in the back of a pickup truck. Supposedly they have a decent setup to be heard from such a great distance as Moscow (NW of moscow allegedly is the location) (new window to maps.google.com).

I still would love to walk the OTH towers. Those pics make them look like huge walls!

/giggity...erected
 
2010-06-06 01:47:24 PM
Skybird, this is Dropkick with a red dash alpha message in two parts. Break. Break. Red dash alpha.

Romeo. Oscar. November. Charlie. Tango. Tango. Lima. Alpha. Authentication: two, two; zero, zero; four, zero; Delta, Lima.
 
2010-06-06 01:47:44 PM
Not to be Drippy McBorington here, but the Wiki article linked to by slashdot gives an explanation that seems to satisfy Occam's Razor:

"Another explanation for the constant buzzer is the High-frequency Doppler method for ionosphere research [9] described in the Russian Journal of Earth Sciences, in which radio waves are reflected from ionosphere inhomogeneities. Changes of an ionosphere state can be caused by solar geophysical or seismic events. This method involves comparing a continuous radio transmission which is reflected by the ionosphere with a stable basic generator. The continuously transmitted carrier frequency currently used for this research matches that of the Russian Buzzer (4.625 MHz)."
 
2010-06-06 01:52:18 PM
Its last message:

"So long, and thanks for all the vodak."
 
2010-06-06 01:53:27 PM
RidersOfLohan: Skybird, this is Dropkick with a red dash alpha message in two parts. Break. Break. Red dash alpha.

Romeo. Oscar. November. Charlie. Tango. Tango. Lima. Alpha. Authentication: two, two; zero, zero; four, zero; Delta, Lima.


I have a valid message. confirm?
 
2010-06-06 02:00:11 PM
"That's not the correct procedure captain"
 
2010-06-06 02:04:56 PM
That's kind of creepy. Maybe they switched to Sirius like everyone else.
 
2010-06-06 02:05:12 PM
ph0rk: Oldiron_79: fluffybunny: QU!RK1019: Oh shiat. That was the signal for the doomsday device. Major American cities should be expecting a shower of nukes any minute now...

Wanted for questioning:

But how is it possible for it to be both triggered automatically and unable to be disarmed?

More importantly, the whole point of the doomsday machine is lost if you keep it a secret! Why didn't they tell the world, eh?


Gee, I wish we had one of them doomsday machines.

www.classicfilmguide.com
 
2010-06-06 02:07:50 PM
Odd The Viking: MaudlinMutantMollusk: demanton: Blesse mon coeur d'une langueur monotone

Blesse mon coeur d'une langueur monotone

Daphné à Monique: Il y a le feu à l'agence de voyage. Inutile de s'y rendre.

Daphné à Monique: Il y a le feu à l'agence de voyage. Inutile de s'y rendre.

John has a long mustache

The chair is against the wall


Well played, sir.

WOLVERINES!!!
 
2010-06-06 02:09:39 PM
NickPappagiorgio: 4 8 15 16 23 42

That's the answer, BUT the question was wrong...
 
2010-06-06 02:11:27 PM
Odd The Viking: MaudlinMutantMollusk: demanton: Blesse mon coeur d'une langueur monotone

Blesse mon coeur d'une langueur monotone

Daphné à Monique: Il y a le feu à l'agence de voyage. Inutile de s'y rendre.

Daphné à Monique: Il y a le feu à l'agence de voyage. Inutile de s'y rendre.

John has a long mustache

The chair is against the wall


Mares eat oats and does eat oats, and I'll be home for Christmas.

/obscure?
 
2010-06-06 02:14:48 PM
 
2010-06-06 02:15:45 PM
I am only posting here because I won't be lured in to a commenting gap.
 
2010-06-06 02:22:29 PM
"Good news, Vassily! Your OCD meds refill was in the last supply drop!"

home.earthlink.net
 
2010-06-06 02:29:00 PM
Wonderduck: anfrind: Mr. Coffee Nerves:
You know, I'm pretty sure that if the Soviets had the technology back in 1962 to build a nuclear submarine capable of staying submerged for 48 years without ever needing to resupply, there would be manned colonies on the moon by now.

K-278 (new window) has been submerged since 1989, and it won't need resupply. Our SSN-593 and -598 (new window) won't either, and they've been underwater since the '60s.

Where's our moon colonies?


You're heartless
 
2010-06-06 02:33:25 PM
The pencil is hard and yellow.
 
2010-06-06 02:34:06 PM
it's used to communicate with spies. think about it... shortwave radio that doesn't rely on line-of-sight comms or other communication infrastructure like cell phones and the internet which usually have a destination included, which reduces the covertness of the whole thing.

it shut off because it's been obsolete for a while and has been replaced by something we don't know about, or because there's wycked shyt going on. although i don't discount that some shyt may definitely be wycked, i'm going to vote for the "obsolete communication tool" theory.
 
2010-06-06 02:34:24 PM
maxheck: Not to be Drippy McBorington here, but the Wiki article linked to by slashdot gives an explanation that seems to satisfy Occam's Razor:

"Another explanation for the constant buzzer is the High-frequency Doppler method for ionosphere research [9] described in the Russian Journal of Earth Sciences, in which radio waves are reflected from ionosphere inhomogeneities. Changes of an ionosphere state can be caused by solar geophysical or seismic events. This method involves comparing a continuous radio transmission which is reflected by the ionosphere with a stable basic generator. The continuously transmitted carrier frequency currently used for this research matches that of the Russian Buzzer (4.625 MHz)."



Ionospheric radars are typically not left on continuously. Of course scientists want to keep the thing on as much as possible, but sometimes they need maintenance or testing. I interned at an ionospheric radar in college and they were all excited because they had just done a project where they had the radar on for a whole month and that was a big deal. Also, how do you explain the three messages that have been observed? I'm pretty sure the one I worked at didn't have the microphone hooked up to the thing lying around either.
 
2010-06-06 02:35:05 PM
ph0rk: Oldiron_79: fluffybunny: QU!RK1019: Oh shiat. That was the signal for the doomsday device. Major American cities should be expecting a shower of nukes any minute now...

Wanted for questioning:

But how is it possible for it to be both triggered automatically and unable to be disarmed?

More importantly, the whole point of the doomsday machine is lost if you keep it a secret! Why didn't they tell the world, eh?


They were going to tell the world... the press conference was scheduled for next Monday.
 
2010-06-06 02:41:19 PM
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www.xenophilia.com

tresmichelle.files.wordpress.com

www.nieu.org
 
2010-06-06 02:45:55 PM
Weaver95: RidersOfLohan: Skybird, this is Dropkick with a red dash alpha message in two parts. Break. Break. Red dash alpha.

Romeo. Oscar. November. Charlie. Tango. Tango. Lima. Alpha. Authentication: two, two; zero, zero; four, zero; Delta, Lima.

I have a valid message. confirm?


I agree with authentication also, sir. Enter launch code.
 
2010-06-06 02:57:10 PM
Adam West for President: Wonderduck: anfrind: Mr. Coffee Nerves:
You know, I'm pretty sure that if the Soviets had the technology back in 1962 to build a nuclear submarine capable of staying submerged for 48 years without ever needing to resupply, there would be manned colonies on the moon by now.

K-278 (new window) has been submerged since 1989, and it won't need resupply. Our SSN-593 and -598 (new window) won't either, and they've been underwater since the '60s.

Where's our moon colonies?

You're heartless


What, too soon?
 
2010-06-06 02:58:44 PM
lazymojo: They were going to tell the world... the press conference was scheduled for next Monday.

Let me guess... they're going to wipe out the world's major cities if we don't give them one.....million dollars!

/ Ready the "laser"
 
2010-06-06 03:12:02 PM
azbuterfly:

Ionospheric radars are typically not left on continuously. Of course scientists want to keep the thing on as much as possible, but sometimes they need maintenance or testing. I interned at an ionospheric radar in college and they were all excited because they had just done a project where they had the radar on for a whole month and that was a big deal. Also, how do you explain the three messages that have been observed? I'm pretty sure the one I worked at didn't have the microphone hooked up to the thing lying around either.

My thinking being that it's not "research" as such, but a military ionospheric monitor. The military has an obvious interest in knowing the state of the ionosphere for shortwave communications, and that would also explain the lack of explanation for the transmitter. In fact, it would be very surprising if the military *didn't* have a facility for monitoring the ionosphere.

So far as the voice messages, those may have just been a tech calling out test or diagnostic codes to stations receiving the bounce from the transmitter, I dunno. It wouldn't surprise me at all if they were communicating with stations that receive the signal that they'd use the same transmitter.
 
2010-06-06 03:13:24 PM
Wow. The very Boobies there starts off with some weapons-grade crazy:

If the ionosphere can change state from seismic events, why couldn't seismic events be changed through manipulation of the ionosphere?

Hmm. Interesting. If the gas in my car makes it move, and I push my car, will that cause gas to form in my gastank?
 
2010-06-06 03:21:47 PM
I was hoping it was at least a pulsar, but a freaking numbers station with no numbers? Seriously.

They probably just forgot to pay the leccy bill (new window)
 
2010-06-06 03:26:11 PM
Or maybe something broke on it?

/couldn't happen, right BP?
 
2010-06-06 03:30:00 PM
ProfessorPedal: Or maybe something broke on it?

/couldn't happen, right BP?


Probably the case. Then, the Russians figured it wasn't worth fixing.
 
2010-06-06 04:03:48 PM
maxheck: So far as the voice messages, those may have just been a tech calling out test or diagnostic codes to stations receiving the bounce from the transmitter, I dunno. It wouldn't surprise me at all if they were communicating with stations that receive the signal that they'd use the same transmitter.

I'd always assumed that "There's some work on the hardware." was top secret code for "Yuri, you dumb fark, you pulled out the cable on the modulator again?"
 
2010-06-06 04:19:14 PM
demanton: Blesse mon coeur d'une langueur monotone

Blesse mon coeur d'une langueur monotone

Daphné à Monique: Il y a le feu à l'agence de voyage. Inutile de s'y rendre.

Daphné à Monique: Il y a le feu à l'agence de voyage. Inutile de s'y rendre.


didididaaah
 
2010-06-06 04:22:27 PM
maxheck: Not to be Drippy McBorington here, but the Wiki article linked to by slashdot gives an explanation that seems to satisfy Occam's Razor

The Dead Man's Trigger theory satisfies Occam's Razor as well, especially given that it was apparently a live recording the whole time.

I think it's likely that the recent US-Russian agreement to reduce the number of nukes has prompted a review and dismantling of the system.
 
2010-06-06 04:28:10 PM
LawrencePerson: Don't be ridiculous.

It's to herald the return of Anubis, as seen here at the Denver Airport.

Wake up sheeple!


Ruh-roh!
 
2010-06-06 04:44:16 PM
Wow. A lot of nonsense here. Don't believe everything you read on wiki.

Broadcasting a tone on a specific fixed frequency is important to military and civil radio operators. It allows them to calibrate their radios for one, and can be used to ascertain the state of the ionosphere, which effects the range of radio transmissions, and changes constantly.

Here's our equivalent Link (new window) along with Link (new window)

The station was probably shut down because its old and redundant.
 
2010-06-06 04:45:22 PM
better link Link (new window)
 
2010-06-06 04:49:03 PM
Or its all a plot by the Masons to make our daughters have abortions and to take away our guns.
 
2010-06-06 05:43:25 PM
Zombalupagus: Wow. The very Boobies there starts off with some weapons-grade crazy:

If the ionosphere can change state from seismic events, why couldn't seismic events be changed through manipulation of the ionosphere?

Hmm. Interesting. If the gas in my car makes it move, and I push my car, will that cause gas to form in my gastank?


My favorite comment from TFA:

In the 1980s the US was eager to test the resolve of the Soviet's glasnost policy of open relations with the West. A drunken Caspar Weinberger, the current Secretary of Defense, decided to ask the Soviets to work closely with experimental music artist Brian Eno after reading an article about him in the Post. Brian was supplied with the best drugs Iran/Contra could supply. After months of negotiations and late night stoner brain-storming sessions, Brian finally got the approval for his epic 10,000 year song which is to be broadcast by the Russians. The break from today was simply the start of the chorus.

Shortly after the Soviets got revenge by allowing Yakov Smirfnoff passage into the US and then "losing" his paperwork for return.
 
2010-06-06 06:17:03 PM
rico567: didididaaah

Puppen? Puppen?
 
2010-06-06 06:30:45 PM
i47.tinypic.com
 
2010-06-06 06:33:21 PM
i50.tinypic.com
 
2010-06-06 06:48:24 PM
Reports are coming in that UVB-76 is still broadcasting on 4625 and 4667 kHz.

Sorry Truthers. Maybe next time.
 
2010-06-06 07:19:01 PM
RevMark: Reports are coming in that UVB-76 is still broadcasting on 4625 and 4667 kHz.

Sorry Truthers. Maybe next time.


link? just curious. I found some radio streaming site on the web where you could listen to it (allegedly). Cant seem to hear anything but static now.

/was into radio as a kid
//wished I kind of learned more about it
///still fascinated with technology/science behind things
 
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