Updates about SOUD and the Brotherhood

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This file contains the updates to the article in the second file. The original updates were written between April 1995 and June 1996.



The 'Brotherhood'

Thanks for the many compliments that you sent me for the Brotherhood special. I hope that the story made you tune in to these stations. I wonder if the Brotherhood also has a network in Australia. Has anyone in this part of the world heard stations like this ? Does anyone know where the stations in Europe and America's are located ? Please, tune in as often as you can and let me know the results. It would be nice if we could unwrap this mystery. As promised there will be updates to this article in my columns. Here is the first update to the European frequency list: Callsign NQX must be NXQ.

Frequency UTC Link Mode Remarks
16008 kHz 9.17 10163 F1B-75
12136 kHz 15:32 00149 F1B-100 'DZR' to "Master" backup channel
11460 kHz 15:32 00149 F1B-200 !! "Master" to 'DZR' (sked 15.30)
12174 kHz 08.00 00052 F1B-75 to NXQ

Brotherhood update

One new link has been noted in April:

Callsign: RVV, Link-id: 20087, UTC: 14.20, Freq: 13.418 kHz.

The transmissions to VKX on 14605 kHz are now scheduled for 16.10 UTC.

'Brotherhood' update

A new sked for KKK (to KUA) can be found on 10850 kHz at 19.04 UTC.

In our WUN-special about the Brotherhood, I told you that it most probably is a diplo-related network. Just recently some new and very interesting info came in. It seems that it is more than just diplo-related. According to usually well informed sources, this network belongs to an organisation called SOUD.

This organisation was founded in 1977 by the Communist block and is basically an intelligence agency, accessible by all members of the former and still active communist block. The job of this organisation is to gather information on everyone and everything - including their own and foreign embassy personnel. They are said to be based either on the premises of the Russian embassies and/or in separate installations. The organisation's central computer is located in Moscow, and queries from members, regarding any subject, are said to be handled in less than 4 hours time.

This theory makes sense, because it would explain:

Ok, who are they ? Little is known of the ultra secret intelligence organization SOUD "Soglashenije o Sisteme Objedinennowo Utschotja Dannych o protiwnike" which is Russian for "System for mutual gathering of info about the enemy". This organization was founded in 1977 and was meant to serve as an electronic information gathering association between the intelligence agencies of the socialist camps. The members of SOUD were the Soviet Union, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Mongolia, Cuba and of course Eastern Germany. They were later joined by Vietnam.

The immediate cause for the foundation of SOUD were the 1980 Olympics in Moscow. To safe guard the USSR from 'foreign hostile forces' during the Olympics, the main task for SOUD was to gather as much information about the 'enemy' as they possibly could and store this info as comprehensive as possible. Because the western countries boycotted the Olympics in Moscow, most of the 'enemies' didn't show up either. Nevertheless SOUD became an absolute hit in spy-land. Their success was so huge that they survived the end of the cold war and even the collapse of the communist block. After the foundation in 1977, it took about 2 years before they became active. Besides the initiator, the KGB, no agency was as fanatical as the East German Stasi. SOUD still gathers information about all possible 'enemies' of the alliance which are stored in the main computer in Moscow and queries from members, regarding any subject are said to be handled in less than 4 hours time.

The SOUD databanks include names of agents, Zionists, hostile religious organisations and organisations of emigrants, journalists, diplomats, cultural and commercial attachés, representatives of airlines, etc etc. Information found in Stasi documents reveals that in 1989 more then 11100 names were collected. Most of them included a personal description, the maiden name of the mother and a sample of the handwriting.

Brotherhood update

A new sked for messages to RAU can be found on 13880 kHz at 08.10 UTC. UXW has a fixed sked at 09.10 UTC on 14426 kHz with RLX in Moscow, the other end of the link is on 13506 kHz. The link id for both stations is 40034.

SOUD update

Freq. UTC to Link
12193 14.10 KUL 00142
14980 14.10 RAU 00070
10584 14.20 KUL 00142 repeat of 12193
12180 14.30 RAU 00070 repeat of 14980
10767 14.30 BFR 00030
5775 15.25 WQL 80061 working VNB on 6862
6862 15.25 VNB 80061
7920 14.45 ? 00074
15735 16.10 FQX 60003
12195 16.30 GOD 00090
10277 16.45 ? ?
10287 17.30 JSC 00190
8057 17.45 RVC47 20087
9237 17.55 RBP71 00149 (also noted at 17.30 -Ary-)
9073 17.55 UNID
6798 18.40 KUL 00142
Frequency to link UTC mode speed/shift
16226.28 clg YBU 00148 14:00 BAUDOT 75/500
18803.26 clg YBU 00148 14:09 BAUDOT 75/500
14725.33 clg BPA 00116 15:15 BAUDOT 75/500
10422.35 clg BPA 00116 15:26 BAUDOT 75/500
21865.20 clg SPK 00168 16:00 BAUDOT 50/500
18844.24 clg SPK 00168 16:25 BAUDOT 50/500
20731.21 clg GMN 00119 16:45 BAUDOT 75/500
18185.28 clg GMN 00119 16:54 BAUDOT 75/500
16446.27 clg KRN 00178 17:35 BAUDOT 75/500
14465.28 clg KRN 00178 17:43 BAUDOT 75/500
16446.26 clg WNY 00139 19:09 BAUDOT 75/500
16841.26 clg JMS 00127 22:30 BAUDOT 75/500

SOUD update

Freq UTC callsign to link in contact with last heard
5775 1525 WQL 80061 VNB 6862 27 March
6862 1525 VNB 80061 WQL 5775 27 March
6798 1840 KUL 00142 Broadcast 23 April
8059 1755 RVC47 20087 RBP71 9237 26 March
9237 1755 RBP71 20087 RVC47 8059 26 March
10287 1730 JSC 00190 ? 23 April
10482 0845 VNB 80061 WQL 13423 19 April
0482 1525 VNB 80061 ? 24 April
10582 1420 KUL 00142 Broadcast Rpt of 12193 24 April
10767 1425 BFR 00030 ? 22 April
12193 1410 KUL 00142 Broadcast Rptd on 10582 24 April
13880 0710 RAU 00070 Broadcast 2 May
13506 0910 UXW 40034 ? 19 April
13423 0845 WQL 80061 VNB 10482 19 April
14364 1340 ? 20087 April
14980 1410 RAU 00070 Broadcast 21 March
15735 1730 FQX 60003 ? 23 April
16273 1410 ? 00098 April
16305 0930 UGO 50079 ? 2 May
16320 0930 ? 40078 ? 3 May
18093 1420 ? 60003 April
18422 1410 ? 10024 April

One of our other monitors writes that the Moscow brotherhood station has been active all day long on 9 June on 13530 kHz in 50 bd sending the following very strange 5 FG message over and over again (note the repetitions !)

11177 12311 23121 07342 01909
12341 23448 69876 87698 69876 88295 38743 20980 92809 02976
32670 27364 92836 09428 61208 74982 36498 32764 81276 01276
30986 40932 70987 32123 49817 26346 81287 65491 87364 81267
98721 75654 55656 12737 72727 72727 91918 63473 67867 76732
86723 87629 37677 32612 53498 71296 28756 18276 98716 87326
87269 76329 74698 76857 98670 27601 56701 57601 73648 15728
76591 87364 87265 96710 27630 12673 84769 28743 98127 59876
29458 63298 75698 27465 87326 49876 28376 81273 98615 62875
69867 87432 74328 78674 29867 32867 67867 86786 43286 43286
65467 68768 68763 34234 34238 68768 62342 48273 48768 23487
12936 98432 32432 86743 43286 43286 43286 43286 43286 43286
86743 86743 86743 39867 32867 86743 43286 43286 43243 86743
86741 86743 86743 86743 86743 86743 86743 86743 86743 43543
87543 98798 98754 98754 98754 98754 29867 67543 67986 86754
69876 87698 69876 87698 69876 87612 12341 34867 86798 63298
69867 43298 65656 56756 56123 32143 14321 32143 14321 32143
14321 32787 58765 76587 58765 76587 58765 76587 58756 76587
76654 75456 36543 54365 36543 54365 36543 54365 36543 54356
36543 54365 35643 54356 36543 64356 35643 54356 36543 33333


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