The days are shorter now, and in the darkness, I listen to the messages.
The wind pushes against the windows. The radio crackles and spurts; voices emerge from the noise.
Outside, a neighbor I have never met stands on her porch and calls for her cat. The wind has blown over the empty trashcans I've forgotten on the curb. I neglect the yard; snow covers the leaves covering the grass, too long and brown.
The meaning of the messages doesn't matter to me, only that they are speaking, and though I will never know for sure, they speak to me, so I record the numbers.
Pauses or gaps in the audio are common, although not really part of the normal format except between segments.
Since the HM01 voice and V02a voice are the same (as is probably the V07 voice, for that matter), and it is normal during HM01 for a single number group to be sent between data groups, I was not sure why he was differentiating the V02a voice part. I was wondering if, other than the pause he indicated, there had been other oddities in format that might be indicative of V02a instead of HM01.
I did not mean to imply the transmission was following the V02a format, just that the "V02a number lady" - as I used to refer to her - started into her thing then stopped.
I don't understand what you are saying.
The thing that stood out for me, was the strength of the signal. It sounded like it was in the backyard!
I have been listening.
From the backyard, I look back at the house and can hear the voices on the radio through an open upstairs window.