luder writes: After several voice messages were heard back in August, the Russian shortwave radio station UVB-76 went silent on September 1, when it appears to have gone down for maintenance. Later that day, it started to play a pattern consisting of a piece from the "Swan's Lake" and 10 buzzer sounds [mp3 file]. From September 2 to 5, a large amount of CW and voice messages were observed, while at the same time the first confirmed pirate transmissions were observed by European amateurs, including fake voice messages, shortwave graffiti and morse code with personal messages. The UVB-76 got finally back on air on September 8, with stronger signal than many have ever seen. However, several voice broadcasts on September 8 have been starting with the callsign MDZhB, which rises the question of the callsign change for the station, although this remains an open question at the moment. Uvb-76.net is providing live streams as received 900km NW from the station, for those of us who don't own a SW receiver or are too far to get a reception.