January 24th, 2015 11:10 am
The Säkerhetspolisen (Swedish Security Service) has released new info from their archives on their involvement with numbers stations. This is another rare instance of a government agency confirming their use of them. The Counter Intellegence section of their site published a recording of the numbers station identified as S10 – The Czech Lady.
The page is currently available in Swedish only, but some translation reveals the main details of its use.
“Listen to a Secret Telegram”
The message itself was sent by Czechoslovakia and the intended recipient was a Swedish spy, however the person who received it was from the Swedish Security Service. The intercepted message can be heard below.
A 28 group message being read live by a female operator, recording from the Säkerhetspolisen article.
Transcription of the 28 Group Message:
082 555 13 28
Rovná se “=”
79881 89658 51830 97228 18753 51700 07593 62190 62988 71057 42563 71887 50598 24260
09139 68207 63829 23873 03869 66958 26397 00959 67876 10668 59109 45599 43801 43731
Rovná se “=”
13 28 000
Translated Details from the Article
– The telegram was one of many that the Czechoslovak intelligence service, on behalf of the Soviet Union, sent between 1982 and 1986, to what they thought was a Swedish spy. In fact, we in the Swedish Security Service were at the other end.
– We got in touch with them thanks to a Swedish soldier during a private trip to Czechoslovakia who was recruited as a spy by their intelligence. Their aim with spies in Sweden was to gain an alarm clock that could warn about the war that was about to break out between NATO and the Warsaw Pact.
– When the Swedish military came home to Sweden he told his boss on defense what he’s been through, and together they went to us at the security services. We asked if he wanted to help identify the Eastern Bloc intelligence services. He said yes and then was trained to be a good spy. We worked together for several years and thanks to him we got an overall picture of how the Eastern Bloc intelligence agencies worked.