Campaign Chunk – Niavon Numbers Station

Campaign Chunk – Niavon Numbers Station

'Numbers Station Beacon/Community Broadcast To...

‘Numbers Station Beacon/Community Broadcast Tower’, 2008-9, Wood, speakers, audio soundtrack, 4.50 x 1.24 x 1.24 metres (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Campaign Chunk – Niavon Numbers Station

When the technology of radio finally arrived in the town of Niavon 45, the locals rejoiced. They had finally joined the “modern” age. Due to peculiarities in the local environment, radio signals could not be sent or received within the town borders. The day of the “Turn On!” was a grand event with the entire population gathered to bear witness to this grand event.

It was to be a two-part event, first the main receiver in the town square, then the transmitter would broadcast the national anthem , then some music, ushering in a new age for the locals.

Within 30 seconds of the receiver being turned on, an odd broadcast was heard. Somehow the town radio had picked up the signals from a Numbers Station. It was a female voice, pleasant to hear, with what sounds like a south London accent, that kept repeating a series of numbers “6-99-402-5”, then pausing then another set of numbers “56-57-81-107”. Then another pause. Then back to the first number.

The downside to this number station broadcast was that , due to the peculiarities in the local environment, no other signal is able to be received, as such the town still has no radio contact with the outside world. To this day, no-one has been able to find the location of the broadcast or decipher the meaning of the numbers.

Hooks & Rumours

  • There exist in the local soil a certain element that can absorb radio signals. Experts say this should not be possible, but the fact remains that Niavon , until recently, could not receive or transmit radio signals.
  • Some belive that the numbers are co-ordinates, yet the numbers do not match up with anything
  • An investigation to find the source of the numbers station is being held to find and turn it off.
  • Mobile calls going into and out the region has started picking up on the numbers at random intervals
  • 4 times in the last 20 years the numbers have changed for one hour, then back to the original number. Some belive they have evidence that this lines up with certain disasters and events in the rest of the world.

This was created based on the ideas in this post:

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Article Used as Inspiration: Lincolnshire Poacher (numbers station)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincolnshire_Poacher_(numbers_station)

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