Forty-fifth edition of the N&O column / Spooks newsletter

(Date: Sat, 02 Feb 2002 11:46:09 +0100)

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Clandestine activity survey

Mathias Kropf sent me the results of the annual Clandestine Activity Survey. These stations are often jammed and that makes it interesting for the oddities monitors.

-Press Release- 2001 Clandestine Activity Survey
During the year 2001 the activity of political clandestine stations broadcasting on shortwave has increased by 4.7% to 1432 weekly Broadcasting Hours (WBHs). After almost a decade of decreasing activity during the 1990s this is the second year of increased activity in a row.
Clandestine activity to Asian target areas has increased by 9.1% to 1045 WBHs, while activity on the African continent dropped by 7% to 211 WBHs. The activity to target areas on the American continent has remained unchanged at 176 WBHs.
The number of active target areas (countries) worldwide has increased by one to 21. Newly reactivated target areas are Vietnam (last previous activity in 1994), Cambodia (1997) and Nigeria (1998). On the other hand, Papua New Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo are thought to be no longer active.
The three most active target areas worldwide are Iraq with 367 WBHs (+8 when compared with last year), Korea DPR with 217 WBHs (unchanged) and Cuba with 162 WBHs (unchanged).

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