Seventeenth edition of the N&O column / Spooks newsletter

(Date: Sun, 05 Sep 1999 18:46:22 +0200)

New ENIGMA designator | Memory lane | Chinese numbers stations
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Chinese numbers stations

There are quite a lot of Chinese numbers stations active. Most, if not all, probably belong to the People's Liberation Army or related services. I like to thank our friends Igor Buhtiyarov from Russia and Hideharu Torii from Japan for their help.

Voice stations

Morse stations

Notes

Callsigns

Beijing, Guangzhou, BCN, BKG, BMC, BSQ, 017, 022, 029, 064, 095, 106, 109, 133, 138, 156, 179, 265, 298, 299, 315, 316, 323, 326, 364, 370, 380, 384, 406, 428, 431, 513, 516, 517, 548, 634, 639, 654, 677, 728, 735, 805

Tactical callsigns: PUQ, FMC1, YCW, QYP, PYM, FUH

Schedules

Beijing
8375 kHz, daily, except Sunday
1100-1700 UTC with 30 minute intervals; h+00 and h+30
other transmissions have been noted at various times on the following freqs. 4760 6355 6375 6465 8375 9125 10200 10500 15640 16520 16830 17310 18020 21450 kHz
Guangzhou
daily, except Sunday, 1500-1730 UTC, with 30 minutes intervals
6265 6468 6885 7750 10750 12012 13680 kHz
BKG, BCN, BMC
daily, except Sunday, noted between 1400-1900 UTC, at h+00 and h+30
BCN 4175 6265 6885 kHz
BKG 5585 8375 10200 12600 14440 17310 kHz
Three figure id's
daily, noted between 0800-2200 UTC, at h+00 and h+30
6721 6468 8337 8870 11016 11262 11298 12310 12630 13259 14336 15754 15960 kHz
Tactical callsigns + BSQ
daily, noted between 0800-2200 UTC, at h+00 and h+30
8338 9238 15840 15960 kHz

Message formats - voice stations

Callup
"Quangou shoutingdai, Beijing hujiao" (All listening stations in the country, Beijing calling);
or "156, I am 364";
or "All listening stations in the country, I am 356".
Null-message
"Quangou shoutingdai" (3x), "Beijing hujiao" (2x); (5 minutes) "Xianzai mubao" (1x) "Zaijian" (1x)
Message
"Quangou shoutingdai" (3x), "Beijing hujiao" (2x); (5 minutes) "Xianzai youbao" (there is a message)." followed by a message number (2x) and group count (2x) "Yi shi i hao bao: - (number 12), "I shi wu ge ji" (25 groups) followed by 4-figure groups. Groups are repeated. The message itself is repeated twice:
"Xing dzai chou bo dian bao" (1x) (repeat message now)
<message>
"Xing dzai chou bo dian bao" (1x) (repeat message now)
<message>
"May bao la" (1x) (end of transmission)
"Zaijian" (1x)

Message formats - morse stations:

QRU (ZNN) format
vvv vvv vvv cq cq cq de bkg bkg bkg znn znn znn - (5 minutes)
rapid dots - (10 Hz aprox. 2.5 seconds) - "Attention"
znn qrx sk - (2x)
QTC format
vvv vvv vvv cq cq cq de bkg bkg bkg hr nw hr nw hr nw - (5 minutes)
rapid dots
hr nw nr2 nr2 32 32 = = uatd uatd 76a3 76a3... (4FG, repeated)
...
43ad 43ad ar ar
rapid dots
<repeat of the message>
43ad 43ad ar ar
rapid dots
<repeat of the message>
43ad 43ad ar ar
rapid dots
znn qrx sk - (2x)

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