Twenty-sixth edition of the N&O column / Spooks newsletter

(Date: Thu, 01 Jun 2000 12:28:22 +0200)

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E18

E18 was on the air on Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 May at 2100 UTC, using summer frequency, 8020 kHz, which is slightly different to last Summer, which was 8025 kHz. Message number 153 Groups 075.

See also Newsletter 32.

Israeli intelligence [E10] update

Many of you have heard the 'ABC' transmission on 2 May. It was first heard at ca 1700 UTC and lasted for at least 6 hours. Frequency 6428 kHz was used. This was probably a test transmission.

See also Newsletter 28.

Here is the first major update since the profile in N&O #6. John Maky compiled most of the freqs and schedules. Last update: 24 May 2000.

Stations that produce high quantities of text messages, and few to no message strings

Call Time Known frequencies (non slanted and bold are currently active)
ART h+00 h+30 3150 3415 5435 6986            
EZI h+00 h+30 6840 9130 11565 13533 15980 17410 19715 20474 21930 23740
FTJ h+00 h+30 2626 4461 7358              
JSR h+00 h+30 2270 5091 7540              
PCD h+00 h+30 3150 4270 6498 8805            
ULX h+00 h+30 2743 4880 6270 7760            
YHF h+00 h+30 2844 3840 4560 5820 7918 9382 10648      

Note: EZI is occasionally heard on 23740 kHz (0600 - 1400 UTC) usually // 19715 // 21930 kHz

Stations that produce low quantities of text messages, and some message strings

Call Time Known frequencies (non-slanted bold are currently active)
CIO h+45 3090 3270 3640 4360 4665 5170 5230 5530 5629 6658 6745 7445 7605 7811 8025 8127 8465 8641 9270 10125 10352 10820 10970 12747 12950 13190 13921 14750 14866 15016 17966
KPA h+15 3270 4165 4360 4665 4780 5230 5629 6370 6658 6745 7445 7605 8025 8465 8641 10125 10352 12376 12950
MIW h+15 3270 3485 3640 4165 4360 4665 4780 5170 5230 5530 5629 6370 6658 6745 7445 7605 7811 8127 8465 8641 10820 10970 12747 12950 13190 13921 14750 15016 17966
SYN h+45 3090 3485 3640 4165 4360 4665 4780 5230 5629 6370 6658 6745 7445 7605 7811 8127 8465 8641 9270 10352 10820 12747 14000 15016 17966
VLB h+45 3640 4165 4360 4665 4780 5170 5230 5530 5629 6370 6658 6745 7445 7605 7811 8127 8641 10352 10620 12747 13921 14750 14866 15016 17966

Stations that are known only to produce message strings

Call Time Known frequencies
ABC unknown 6428 (test? broadcast 5/3/00 which ran several hours)
BAY unknown 5530
FDU unknown 6211
GBZ unknown 5170
GPO unknown 7613
HNC unknown 6575
NDP unknown 6658
OEM unknown 5339 6911
ROV unknown 4604 6438
TMS unknown 4015 5339 6911
ZWL h+00 5000 14000

Frequencies pool

New frequencies are generally taken from the following pool. Note that all frequencies have a 'width' of 4 kHz, i.e. freq + or - 2 kHz. This allows the station to shift a bit in case of interference.

2270 2626 2743 2844 3090 3150 3270 3415 3485 3640 3840 3940 4015 4165 4270 4360 4461 4560 4604 4665 4780 4880 5000 5091 5170 5230 5339 5435 5530 5629 5820 6211 6270 6370 6378 6428 6438 6498 6575 6658 6745 6840 6911 6926 6986 7358 7445 7540 7605 7613 7760 7811 7918 8025 8127 8465 8641 8805 9130 9270 9382 10125 10352 10648 10820 10970 11565 12376 12747 12950 13190 13533 13921 14000 14750 14866 15016 15980 17410 17966 19715 20474 20740 21930 23740

Formats

E10 formats:

* Note: two; rarely three, individual message texts have been logged using this format.

E10a formats:

Note: E10a broadcasts tend to stay on the air for extended periods; sometimes hours.

Three note oddity [G04]

Hans Friedrich's monthly G04 note.

07/05/2000 2005Z 4.830 kHz
  2035Z 4.930 kHz

Message :

67067 30161 58731 07377 54513 76856 43277 36482 64667 25104 77800 06378 63860 45643 87557 73133 86746 61575 25035 24860 21651 17302 25461 88668 52217 84685 42781
= 27 groups

Sorted :

06378 07377 17302 21651 24860 25035 25104 25461 30161 36482 42781 43277 45643 52217 54513 58731 61575 63860 64667 67067 73133 76856 77800 84685 86746 87557 88668

Remarks :

May frequencies LOWER than April frequencies. Happened last time in 1996.

History :

Summer 2005 2035
Winter 2105 2135

05/99 5570 5470 06/99 5720 5620
07/99 5680 5580 08/99 5730 5630
09/99 5320 5220 10/99 5320 5220
11/99 3910 3810 12/99 3360 3260
01/00 3440 3340 02/00 3920 3820
03/00 4520 4420 04/00 5210 5310
05/00 4830 4930      
See also Newsletter 27.


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