DISCLAIMER: I have no association with UVB-76 station, neither do I have any clue what is the content I am relaying. I can only assure, that the signal is received on 4.625MHz AM-modulated 900km NW from supposed origin and retransmitted unaltered. In no way can I guarantee this service, nor be considered responsible of any content re-transmitted. The only purpose for this relay to exist is because lot of people who do not have equipment or are located too far from station seem to be interested about listening to it. Should the UVB-76 station- or transmission content owners feel violated in any way, please contact me at uvb76.repeater@gmail.com and we will work it out.

Note, that because of shortwave radio signal propagation specifics the station can be more or less reliably received from around 4pm to 6am GMT on summertime. It is almost 24h audible during the winter, with short "skip-zone" blank-out around 6pm GMT.

The USB feed is considered as main source of audio today, as the voice messages are much better audible there than on the AM stream. However, the buzzer sound from the AM stream is somewhat more pleasant to listen at, so both feeds are kept simultaneously.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Probably the First Ever in History - Graffiti on Shortwave!

There are pranks, there are pulling someones leg. And there are pranks of epic proportions! There has been a lot of swearing and cursing towards pirates occupying 4.625MHz, but this one is golden!

This is what Repeater Winrad screen looked today when I went checking after my auxiliary radio (the former workhorse on feed, Icom R20) was emitting strange sounds on USB...

For those not too familiar with russian, yes, it spells "d*ck". However, in russian culture the usage of this word has literally hundreds of meanings dependent on context. If I come up with a good translation of particular context, I will post it, meanwhile just consider, that this message is actually not that much of an insult towards anybody...

[EDIT! vvvvv]

Apparently, This has been going on already since yesterday, I just did not connect dots about the XYN and this phenomena.


I am pretty sure it is not a russian amateurs work, as russia has never been a country one will broadcast with 1kW transmitter (wat it takes to reach my antenna with that signal level at broad daylight from closest russian town) at frequeny not allocated for him, especially if it is allocated with russian military. The guys would have had a visit by FSB by now.

If, starting from now, I will see anything on my waterfall, would it be unusual morse or windows sound scheme, I will file an official complaint about somebody jamming a frequency. Considering whom the frequency belongs to, I am sure the Communications Control Board will give it quite a high priority here.


  1. a-ha-ha! This word is everywhere in Russia, but look at this here is so strange!


    Give the medal for man, who did this!!

    P.S. This blog is GREAT! Thank you for it!

    And again:


    From Russia with love!

  2. Ояебу, это ж надо было догадаться...

  3. Yikes, pretty bold statements.
    But I never thought of it in that way, in that they're jamming a military frequency.

    I'm pretty sure it's a federal crime here in the US to broadcast on certain frequencies, and I should suppose the same for any country that uses radio communication.

    This is a community for UVB-76, not to listen to pirate signals or 4chan nonsense. If we're going to be enthusiasts about UVB-76, we should be against anything that interferes with its operation and be in support of its restoration or whatever is being done to it.

  4. http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Хуй

  5. You need some one, who can record that frequency near the station and then compare with your records. That way you can separate UVB and non-UVB translations.

  6. I'll admit that I think it's brilliant. But this isn't something to be fooled around with. Official broadcasts tend to be a bit... touchy.

  7. "Official broadcasts tend to be a bit... touchy."

    And I'm thinking ones from Russia especially so...


  8. Could it be possible that the strange sounds Laid heard are on a file in the archive ?

    The technique used to display text in the waterfall could have some similarities on how a
    Hellschreiber used to work.

  9. It's was very faint first and a little later very strong but overmodulated.
    It sounded that they was adjusting both power and modulation.
    Maybe they have hardware problems ?

  10. Has anyone recorded how the ХУЙ sounds?

  11. вод наконец амеры стали интересоваться русскими словами ))

  12. Фроллер, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Hnd-AkvnXg

  13. Thank you! Nice video, nice sound))

  14. А чё там пиндосы написали то а?

  15. In this case it means somewhat like "FUCK YEAH" or "I MADE IT!" Or even I LOLD)

  16. In this case it means somewhat like "FUCK YEAH" or "I MADE IT!" Or even I LOLD)

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