On 2021-08-18, John Levine <jo...@taugh.com
> According to Ahem A Rivet's Shot <ste...@eircom.net
>>On Wed, 18 Aug 2021 00:08:13 -0500
>>John Crane <john_c...@yahoo.com
>>> If any reader is old enough, you call the 'numbers stations' that were
>>> encountered on the HF radio bands. Some radio amateurs built HF
>>> direction finding gear, and triangulated the positions of a few of
>>> these. There were all coming from military bases in the US.
>> Many governments ran numbers stations not just the US military,
>>they were (and are) encrypted news channels for spies.
> There are still a lot of them. This web site tells you more than you ever
> wanted to know about them:
Probably someone had the idea for them, and once the mney was allocated, forgot to stop it.