The Conet Project ‎– Recordings Of Shortwave Numbers Stations

Label:
Irdial Discs ‎– 59 ird tcp1, Irdial Discs ‎– 59ird tcp1, Irdial Discs ‎– 59ird tcp1b
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4 × CD, Reissue, Mono
CD, Mono
All Media, Limited Edition, Special Edition, Fifteenth Anniversary Edition
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Tracklist

Quadruple CD
1-01 (G2A) The Swedish Rhapsody 4:18
1-02 (G5) Counting 3:34
1-03 (E14) Counting 'Control' 2:01
1-04 (E10) Phonetic Alphabet - NATO 4:36
1-05 (G13) 5 Dashes 3:30
1-06 (E3) The Lincolnshire Poacher 4:39
1-07 (G3) Gong Station/Chimes 3:29
1-08 (G14) DFD 21 2:37
1-09 (E1) Ready Ready (15728) 2:04
1-10 (S2B) Bugle 1:00
1-11 (S10) 5 Note Version 'Czech Lady' 1:38
1-12 (G4) Three Note Oddity 2:18
1-13 (V13) New Star Broadcasting 6:32
1-14 (V5A) Counting Station (Spanish) 4:41
1-15 (E17) English Lady / 00000 Ending 3:32
1-16 (V2) Attencion / 3 Finals 3:32
1-17 (G8) 4 Note Rising Scale 3:14
1-18 (V1) Ciocîrlia 5:16
1-19 (S10) Czech Lady 3:18
1-20 (G16) 2 Letter 'YS' 1:46
1-21 (G16) 2 Letter 'EL' 1:10
1-22 (G13) 5 Dashes 1:40
1-23 (E16) 2 Letter 'RK' 2:23
2-01 (V12) NNN 2:56
2-02 (G11) 'Strich' 0:35
2-03 (G14) DFD21 / DFC37 1:55
2-04 (S2) Drums & Trumpets 2:51
2-05 (E12) NNN 1:47
2-06 (E17) English Lady - 00000 Ending 2:10
2-07 (G12) NNN 1:00
2-08 (S6) The Russian Man ('D-va' Northern Russian Voice) 1:34
2-09 (E10A) Phonetic Alphabet - NATO 0:49
2-10 (V6) Spanish Lady 1:07
2-11 (E11) 'Strich' 0:30
2-12 (G16) 2 Letter 'NU' 1:12
2-13 (G11) 'Strich' 0:38
2-14 (S8) YT 3:34
2-15 (E13) 5 Dashes 1:40
2-16 (G19) German Man 1:45
2-17 (E6) English Man 4:58
2-18 (S7/G7) English Man + German Lady 1:36
2-19 (G6) German Lady 1:43
2-20 (V) Chinese Numbers 1:14
2-21 (V6) Spanish Lady 4:25
2-22 (E16) 2 Letter 'MD' 1:38
2-23 (E6) English Man 1:13
2-24 (G6) German Lady 0:47
2-25 (E10A) Phonetic Alphabet - NATO 0:54
2-26 (E10) Phonetic Alphabet - NATO 2:25
2-27 (E15) Nancy Adam Susan 3:21
2-28 (E14) Counting 'Control' 1:18
2-29 (E15) Nancy Adam Susan (Male Voice) 2:44
2-30 (E4) Cherry Ripe 1:34
2-31 (S21) Russian Lady 1:57
2-32 (S6) Russian Man 0:37
2-33 (E12) NNN 1:54
2-34 (E15) Frank Young Peter 0:59
2-35 (S12) Cherta 1:04
2-36 (S14) Russian Counting Man 0:58
2-37 (S16) OLX 2:15
2-38 (X6) 6 Tones 0:57
2-39 (XPH) High Pitch Polytone 2:02
2-40 (XPH) High Pitch Polytone 0:31
2-41 (XPH) High Pitch Polytone 1:17
2-42 (XPH) High Pitch Polytone 1:00
2-43 (V9) Oriental Language 1:11
3-01 (E1) Ready Ready 2:03
3-02 (E3) Iran / Iraq Jamming Efficacy Testing 1:00
3-03 (E5) English Lady 1:16
3-04 (E5) English Lady 0:34
3-05 (E6) English Man Version 1 0:34
3-06 (E6) English Man Version 3 0:48
3-07 (E6) English Man 0:58
3-08 (E9) Magnetic Fields 3:49
3-09 (E9) Magnetic Fields 1:30
3-10 (E11) Oblique 1:24
3-11 (E12) NNN 0:35
3-12 (E13) 5 Dashes 4:17
3-13 (E16) 2 Letter 'KG' 1:49
3-14 (E21A) 4 Figure Counting (10 Rough Tones) 2:36
3-15 (E17A) 2 Voices In One Transmission 3:29
3-16 (G1) Tyrolean Music Station 7:18
3-17 (G4) 3 Note I.S. 0:46
3-18 (G5) 10 Rough Tones 1:33
3-19 (G7) Achtung! 0:29
3-20 (G8) 'A' 1:24
3-21 (G8) Voice Sample (1-10) 0:12
3-22 (G8B) Rapid Dots 0:59
3-23 (G11) Strich 1:06
3-24 (G14) Hier Ist DFC Seben Und Dreizig 3:20
3-25 (G15) 2 Letter 'PN' 2:34
3-26 (G16) Sample Count 0:18
3-27 (G16) 2 Letter 'VO' 2:10
3-28 (G16) 2 Letter 'HK' 0:41
3-29 (G16) 2 Letter 'DM' 4:01
3-30 (G18) 8 Note Rising Scale 1:11
3-31 (G20) Spruchnummer 1 0:55
3-32 (G20) Spruchnummer 4 0:48
3-33 (G21) Random Pop 1:05
3-34 (G22) Nomer 101 2:52
3-35 (S3) Okno Okno Okno 0:35
3-36 (S4) Nomer 198 3:22
3-37 (S5) 723 Papaqui 1:23
3-38 (S6) 298 1:53
3-39 (S6) 815 1:24
3-40 (S6E) 167 1:53
3-41 (S7C) Moscow Coup Attempt 0:20
4-01 (S7) Russian Man Complete 3:37
4-02 (S8) YT 2:50
4-03 (S10A) 555 Konec 0:34
4-04 (S11) Preska 0:24
4-05 (S12) Cherta 0:26
4-06 (S13) Count In Russian 0:39
4-07 (S13) Count In Russian 2:03
4-08 (S14) 1 - 10 Announcement 1:03
4-09 (S14) 1 -10 Announcement 0:50
4-10 (S) Counting In Polish 1:12
4-11 (S17A) Konec Konec 2:43
4-12 (S19) Pozor 0:48
4-13 (S21) Russian Lady Test Count And Message 2:15
4-14 (S25) Russian Man 4:10
4-15 (V2A) Spanish Lady (2 Finals) 1:47
4-16 (V5) Spanish Counting 0:22
4-17 (V5A) Spanish Counting 0:24
4-18 (V7) Spanish Man 2:20
4-19 (V6) Spanish Lady 1:17
4-20 (V6) Spanish Lady 2:27
4-21 (V8) Eastern Music Station 6:40
4-22 (V8) Eastern Music Station 1:42
4-23 (V) Unidentified Chinese Station 0:42
4-24 (V12) NNN 1:27
4-25 (V18) NNN 0:59
4-26 (V19) Whiskey Tango Veinte Y Uno 6:14
4-27 (XC) The Crackle 2:33
4-28 (XM) The Backwards Music Station 2:31
4-29 (XF) Faders 1:14
4-30 (XW) Workshop 2:52
4-31 (XX) The Pip 0:50
4-32 (XB) The Buzzer 2:40
4-33 (M1) M1 (197) 0:52
4-34 (M1B) M1B (463) 4:49
4-35 (M2) M2 (712) 3:11
4-36 (M3) M3 0:33
4-37 (M3) M3 0:20
4-38 (M3) M3 0:27
4-39 (M3) M3 0:17
4-40 (M3) M3 0:15
4-41 (M3) M3 0:15
4-42 (M3A) M3A 0:22
4-43 (M3B) M3B 0:50
1111 / CD5
5-1 Data Bursts, 5.201khz (USB And AM) 1:39
5-2 Exotic Cipher, 6.215khz/AM October 5th, 2008 19:27 GMT 4:03
5-3 Descending Jammer, 7.969khz/USB 1:03
5-4 Drone, 17.964khz 1:03
5-5 Odd Clacking, 4.039khz (USB And AM), April 29th, 1998 3:32
5-6 Bizzare Data Noise 0:35
5-7 Chiming 1:18
5-8 Chopper 0:24
5-9 Coarse Rushing Air 1:55
5-10 Oscillating, 5.178khz, March 12th, 1997 2:34
5-11 348|10|13|36|19|21, 11.573khz, 19:37 GMT 7:17
5-12 Creeping 0:53
5-13 Rapid Descending Tri-Tone 3:25
5-14 Engine Room Drone 0:33
5-15 Pinking 1:21
5-16 Rushing Air Sound, 11.492khz 1:13
5-17 'Snudering' 3:17
5-18 Down Up Tone 1:06
5-19 Choking 8:30
5-20 Galactic 3:25
5-21 Sweeping Noise, 9.330khz/USB 0:41
5-22 Strange Echoing Pips, 11.216khz/USB 2:31
5-23 Bubble Jammer 0:40
5-24 Deep Nuclear Drone 1:04
5-25 Drone B 1:19
5-26 Insane, 7.074khz/AM, December 8th, 18:20 GMT 5:59

Companies, etc.

Credits

Notes

[Quadruple CD, CD]
Copyright Irdial-Discs 1997
Published by Pi34 1997
Notting Hill Music 1997

[Quadruple CD, Rear]
Made In England

[Booklet]
{Essays}
©Irdial-Discs 1997

{Acknowledgements}
Mike Gauffman and Chris A. Midgley helped make this project the comprehensive collection that it is. They spent many hours compiling archive material. Mike Gauffman corrected the log entry errors, added the ENIGMA designation codes for all of the recordings in the first version of the booklet, and provided the station format table and agency list for the final version. The Station checklist also came from Enigma.

Special thanks go out to Chris and Mike for their intense efforts, and thanks to ENIGMA for their exceptional work in classifying all known Numbers Stations. We eagerly await their forthcoming book!

Simon Mason was a major contributor of recordings to the project. He painstakingly sifted through all of his logs for times and dates of recordings, some of which go back more than 20 years.

Phil J. Harrison (USA), Tom Sevart (USA), Myke Weiskopf (USA) and Jacques Bras (The Netherlands) all donated fine recordings and logs. Many thanks to you for your work. Simon Davey mastered the project at The Exchange in London. Thanks are due to the SWM editorial staff for their support of the project.

Jackie Vidler was invaluable to Irdial-Discs. Her meticulous attention to detail, near photographic memory and tireless dedication to our work beyond the call of duty made her a valued member of the Irdial-Discs family. Her touch is on all of our projects. Many thanks to you...

Akin O. Fernandez edited and compiled the project, donated recordings, and supplied the photography. The booklet and discs were Designed by R-art.

Back cover photograph: Chinese Embassy from the 8th floor of BBC Broadcasting House, London.
Front cover photograph: Large antenna behind the Dorchester hotel, London (detail).
Cover of book: Hungarian Embassy glass insulator on dipole antenna.
Back cover: large antenna behind the Dorchester Hotel, London.

{Notices}
Copyright Irdial-Discs ©1997, ©2012
Published by Pi34 1997
Published by Notting Hill Music 1997

This fifteenth anniversary edition of The Conet Project is dedicated to B. C. Gilbert.

{1111}
This edition of The Conet Project was made possible by the generous contributions of the 231 patrons listed herein.

[1111 / CD5, Booklet]
{Credits and Notices}
Copyright Irdial-Discs:
© 1997, © 1998, © 2008, © 2012

Published by Pi34 1997, 1998, 2008, 2012
Published by Notting Hill Music 1997

The fifth disc of the fifteenth anniversary edition of The Conet Project is dedicated to B. C. Gilbert.

The images of the Sprach-Morse-Generator der HV A des MfS (Hauptverwaltung Aufklärung des Ministeriums für Staatssicherheit der DDR), the One Time Pad sample and the Command List in this booklet and the photo on the 5th Disc were supplied by Detlev Vriesleben

All of the selections on this special edition disc were recorded by and source from the private cassette archive of Akin O. Fernandez.

[1111 / CD5, CD]
Copyright Irdial-Discs 2012
Published by Pi34 2012
Notting Hill Music 2012

[1111 / CD5, Rear]
The Conet Project 15th Anniversary Special Edition 5th CD

Cat#'s:
"59 ird tcp1" on Quadruple CD jewel case rear.
"59ird tcp1" on Quadruple CD and jewel case spine, 1111 / CD5 jewel case spine and rear.
"59ird tcp1b" on booklet.

This fifteenth anniversary quintuple re-release comes in a standard double-CD jewel case with an extra CD case containing a 80-page booklet including "Numbers stations: a beginner's guide", "Paranoia contamination: my introduction to Numbers stations", "Recordings notes", ""Signal checklist", "ENIGMA format list", "Discs content", "Agency Index", "Known Families", "Letter From Simon Mason", "Bibliography", "E.N.I.M.A. Information", "Internet Monitoring", "Acknowledgements", "A Complete Lincolnshire Poacher Transcript", "Notices", "List Of Patrons". Plus an additional bonus CD, containing 26 previously unreleased tracks, housed in a regular jewel-case, including an accompanying 12-page booklet. The set also contains 4 postcards.

From the booklet (edited): "For more than 30 years shortwave radio has been used by intelligence agencies to transmit secret messages, by hundreds of 'numbers stations'. They (and by inference, spies) are as busy as ever. Why is it that in over 30 years, the phenomenon has gone almost totally unreported? Why are the eastern European stations still on the air? How is it that they are allowed to interfere with services like air traffic control and shipping?"

This limited edition re-release has been funded by 231 patrons for this physical release, acknowledged personally within the booklet, plus additional pledges towards a digital version both via the crowd-funding platform PledgeMusic.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 016324 595011
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5016324595011
  • Other (Barcode sticker): X0005093NT New
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1 - variant 1): 59IRD-TCP1CD1@@ 1/11/2013
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2 - variant 1): 59IRD-TCP1CD2@@ 1/11/2013
  • Matrix / Runout (CD3 - variant 1): 59IRD-TCP1CD3@@ 1/11/2013
  • Matrix / Runout (CD4 - variant 1): 59IRD-TCP1CD4@@ 1/11/2013
  • Matrix / Runout (CD5 - variant 1): 59IRD-TCP1CD5@@ 1/11/2013
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1 to CD5 - variant 1): IFPI LY88
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1 - variant 2): CA 59IRD-TCP1CD1 @@ 1/11/2013 6:00:31 PM 0000892739
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2 - variant 2): CA 59IRD-TCP1CD2 @@ 1/11/2013 6:19:31 PM 0000892740
  • Matrix / Runout (CD3 - variant 2): CA 59IRD-TCP1CD3 @@ 1/11/2013 6:38:28 PM 0000892741
  • Matrix / Runout (CD4 - variant 2): CA 59IRD-TCP1CD4 @@ 1/11/2013 6:57:16 PM 0000892742
  • Matrix / Runout (CD5 - variant 2): CA 59IRD-TCP1CD5 @@ 1/11/2013 7:16:31 PM 0000892748
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1 to CD5 - variant 2): IFPI LY88
  • Mould SID Code (CD1 - variant 2): IFPI 1284
  • Mould SID Code (CD2 - variant 2): IFPI 1288
  • Mould SID Code (CD3 - variant 2): IFPI 1258
  • Mould SID Code (CD4 - variant 2): IFPI 1287
  • Mould SID Code (CD5 - variant 2): IFPI 1287

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
59ird tcp1, 59ird tcp1b The Conet Project Recordings Of Shortwave Numbers Stations(4xCD, Mono) Irdial Discs, Irdial Discs 59ird tcp1, 59ird tcp1b UK 1997 Sell This Version
59ird tcp1, 59ird tcp1b The Conet Project Recordings Of Shortwave Numbers Stations(4xCD, Mono) Irdial Discs, Irdial Discs 59ird tcp1, 59ird tcp1b UK 1997 Sell This Version
59 ird tcp 1 The Conet Project Recordings Of Shortwave Numbers Stations(2xCD, Mono, Promo) Irdial Discs 59 ird tcp 1 UK 1997 Sell This Version
59 ird tcp 1, 59 ird tcp 1b The Conet Project Recordings Of Shortwave Numbers Stations(4xCD, Mono, RE) Irdial Discs, Irdial Discs 59 ird tcp 1, 59 ird tcp 1b UK 2004 Sell This Version
ird059 The Conet Project Recordings Of Shortwave Numbers Stations(150xFile, MP3, Mono, 64 ) Irdial Discs ird059 2003

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