Twentieth edition of the N&O column / Spooks newsletter

(Date: Fri, 3 Dec 1999 19:44:29 +0100)

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Morse stations

HEP [M28]

The station was heard once in early October but is now really gone.

M76

Guy sent me a note that M76 is back audible again here in W.Europe. It was first heard on Monday 1 November on 3819, at 1750, not a very good signal but still same format. Some of the IDs were 306 ?? 298 8 265 26 205 8

See also Newsletter 21.

Slovak military

A Slovak military station near Zilina transmits on various 3 and 4 MHz frequencies in both CW and RTTY. I copied the station transmitting "FCQR FCQR FCQR = A7KG A7KG A7KG K" in slow morse on 4395.6 and in 50bd RTTY on 4396. There is a space between each character. At 00.00 UTC a message was sent: "== QOR PQVPP" (== 194 01v00) and then back to its FCQR = A7KG routine. The callsigns and frequencies change regularly.

See also Newsletter 21.

Czech military

VLDR seems to have a fixed schedule at h+00, h+15, h+30, and h+45. Transmissions often begin a few minutes earlier or later.

Frequencies:
2506, 2508, 2785, 3169, 3214, 3398, 3951, 4004, 4025, 4443, 4511, 4562, 4751, 4787, 5226 kHz

Sample message:
J7VT J7VT J7VT DE VLDR VLDR VLDR QTC 181 ar
J7VT J7VT J7VT DE VLDR VLDR VLDR QTC 5 20 21 0128 =
181 J7VT = 20 5LGs = VLDR K

Message explained:
VLDR sent a message to J7VT which is destined for '181'.
'4' is the message number, '20' is de group count, '21' is the date, '0128' is the time in CET.

Oddity

A mysterious log from Alf really puzzles me. An unid station sent the following on 6952 kHz on 9 Oct at 1045 UTC in CW.
"NR1=18257 II NR1=18257= NR2=35165 II NR2=35165= NR3=73028 II NR3=73028 K SVC 19600 31947 II 19600 31947"

and between the messages
"CQ DE URL ANS 12458,5/16658,5 QSO K"
"CQ DE A9M"

Weird! 'URL' is the callsign of Sevastopol Radio and 'A9M' is the call sign of Bahrain Radio. 'SVC' is a common code for 'service' and is mainly used by maritime radio operators. It looks like someone was transmitting recorded messages from several stations. A pirate perhaps? If anyone has more info, please yell!


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