Is that a hoax, interference or something else?
The trade off is sometimes human error happens. It isn't really a big deal since the messages themselves are encrypted inside of a secure facility then transmitted to a non-secure area that handles the actual broadcast (since it would be stupid to put a massive transmitter in the room with your super secrets).
X:59:00 - Buzzing gets faster.
(X+1):00:00 - Normal buzzing resumes.
It can be speculated that Russian Perimeter (Dead Hand) system  may be one of the listeners.
If whole system (and world's fate) relies on a single buzzer, we have much bigger problems :)
It's said that it has connections to seismic and pressure sensors and can check whether communication to critical infrastructure is intact. So it keeps tabs on many heart-beat signals it seems. UVB-76 might be one of them.
Moving a low traffic radio station with an interesting sound just because a bunch of HAM radio guys doesn't make sense. It has to have some higher function to warrant the move.
With the new over the horizon radar systems Russia is deploying, I guess that signals from these would be evaluated too.
Going in to wild speculation territory, Russia's in-house CPUs would fit the bill for these kind of systems nicely.
Tune in to 4625 kHZ, and there it usually is, UVB-76, buzzing on all of its glory.
They also tracked the signal using TDoA: https://priyom.org/blog/real-buzzer-site-found!
It's almost more suspicious to be listening to a radio at all these days, so unless you needed coverage of areas without internet access it would make sense to just dump the numbers onto a .onion or similar.
Also, while number stations broadcast over the air, the signal might not terminate at a radio receiver. It might be picked up by another system and forwarded in a different form.
A similar model is used by Chinese FireDrake jammer. There are numerous broadcast stations for FireDrake and all are fed by the same satellite radio channel (one of the audio channels of the minority radio stations) which play extremely high intensity chinese classical music which loops perfectly and lasts 60:00 minutes sharp.
When they spot a transmission they don't like, they tune the ground station to it and blast with the music. Intensity of the music drowns out the other transmission. Interesting stuff.
Also, low tech stuff is extremely resilient to outside effects. Modern IP telephony will collapse if something bad occurs. POTS, won't sneeze at it probably.
You should've seen Terry Davis...
I got _very_ into number stations a few years ago. Still have a vague interest in them these days but there's not so much traffic now. Scared the crap out of myself when I first found them though!
There's all sorts of interesting/creepy stuff out there on the airwaves.
two threads from 2010: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1632488
as far as how powerful the transmitter was, obviously the rogue transmission would be stronger for those closest to it.
That the public might be likely to observe more thoroughly makes it less of a coincidence.
For example, there's an almost endless wave of this kind of thing:
Incidentally, I feel like I've been seeing a trickle of propaganda over the last few months attempting to outright discredit the dossier. People repeat that it's a "complete fabrication" as if it's a universally agreed-upon fact.
For what it's worth, I wonder if Russia is behind some of the libertarian movements of the last couple decades. I remember a decade or so ago, RT was quite fond of giving time to some of my, at the time, favorite libertarian talking heads. I think Russia might have an interest in propagating a more federalist interpretation of the US Constitution. It certainly lines up with the sort of Plutocratic system dominating post-Soviet Russia, and promotes a more isolated American foreign policy.
The real saboteurs of the 2016 election were the tone-deaf Democratic leaders. Supporting a candidate like Clinton in 2016, along with failing to effectively appreciate the threat of a populist like Trump, is really what cost them the election.
I agree though - democratic leadership needs to quit sniffing their own farts and accept some responsibility for a change. The current russian spy mania on the news actually achieves nothing and plays into putins narrative imo
What they did do is probably coordinate with the trump campaign what they did do.
If you are referring to thing called the “Russia dossier” (it was about Russia, it wasn't Russian, or called Russian), no, it didn't “end up” being a complete fabrication.
Also, it's not anywhere close to the most solid evidence of the Russian influence campaign around the 2016 election.
> “Fsb rigged the election” is just birther movement of the left
No, it's not. “FSB rigged the election” is a Trumpist straw man to distract from the serious issues around the Russian interference effort and Trump campaign complicity in it, none of which is about rigging elections.