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October 3rd, 2018

UVB-76, also known as "The Buzzer", is the nickname given by radio listeners to a shortwave radio station that broadcasts on the frequency 4625 kHz.It broadcasts a short, monotonous buzz tone. Sometimes, the buzzer signal is interrupted and a voice transmission in Russian takes place.

The purpose of the station has not been confirmed by government or broadcast officials. However, the former Minister of Communications and Informatics of the Republic of Lithuania Rimantas Pleikys has written that the purpose of the voice messages is to confirm that operators at receiving stations are alert. Other explanations are that the broadcast is constantly being listened to by military commissariats.

There is speculation published in the Russian Journal of Earth Sciences which describes an observatory measuring changes in the ionosphere by broadcasting a signal at 4625 kHz, the same as the Buzzer.

Another theory, described in a BBC article, states that the tower emits a “Dead Hand” signal that triggers a nuclear retaliatory response if Russia were hit by a nuclear attack.

All in all very spooky.

And to listen to it or record it, like I did, follow this link:

http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/

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