Thirtieth edition of the N&O column / Spooks newsletter

(Date: Wed, 01 Nov 2000 22:16:15 +0100)

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Voice stations

Chinese stations

Igor reports Chinese activity on 13210 kHz at 2032 UTC on 24/9

Message read by a woman in Chinese:
370 370 370 this is 138 138 138 (rptd 5 minutes )
nr 107 gr 9
8642 3668 3820 0552 9400 9558 5774 3239 0229

V08

Joerg checks in with an interesting log. During the past few years, both E09 and V08 have been df'ed from various locations and were pin pointed near Alexandria in Egypt. Reading Joerg's log, I wonder if they are using the facilities of the voice of Africa in Abis???? Abis is a SW facility near Alexandria.

The Voice of Africa is the Lybian SW broadcaster, not the Egyptian one.

Here is Joerg's report:

« Here is what happened on 11/9 after 1800 UTC on V8 frequency 6648 kHz:
V8, 11/09/00, 1800-1809 UTC, E9 music, female voice, modulation ok. Carrier stayed on, after a short break a usual radio program started which lasted until 1819 UTC, carrier disappeared at 1828 UTC. I think the program was in Farsi. Iran and Khatami were mentioned. I checked IRIB on 15084 kHz but that wasn't a parallel frequency.
In March a V8 transmission was directly followed by a song but only for 20 sec I think. Then it was switched off. This time they needed 9 min to switch off the carrier after they had realized that a wrong program is broadcasted. »
See also Newsletter 41.

Three note oddity [G04]

Hans Friedrich with a double edition -September & October-

07.09.2000 2005Z 4.760 kHz  
  2023Z 4.860 kHz "40551"
  2035Z 4.860 kHz  

Message :

36526 40551 80564 80284 45532 73635 41518 14307 14386 56082 46288 43103 68041 64562 82041 07811 40712 40671 83502 81811 35271 08641 43406 51201 87845 38818 23438
= 27 groups

Remarks :

No "9".

Quite confusing: First the other message on August 13th and 20th, and then the August message on September 03rd.

Sun 6.08.00 2005 2035 5320 5420 81585 80383 26 gr
Sun 13.08.00 2005 2035 5320 5420 03040 00220 22 gr
Sun 20.08.00 2005 2035 5320 5420 03040 00220 22 gr
Thu 24.08.00 2005 2035 5320 5420 81585 80383 26 gr
Sun 27.08.00 2005 2035 5320 5420 81585 80383 26 gr
Sun 03.09.00 2005 2035 4760 4860 81585 80383 26 gr
Thu 07.09.00 2005 2035 4760 4860 36526 40551 27 gr

 

01.10.2000 2005Z 4.580 kHz
  2035Z no time to wait for the 2nd transmission

Message :

50201 70501 70058 84147 44350 75404 84657 16453 13377 23474 37705 41547 68082 15817 58751 27246 28642 64318 78335 73187 04708 60482 74836 80370 71847 57751 66720 24074
= 28 groups

Remarks :

No "9".

History :

Summer 2005 2035
Winter 2105 2135

 

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 2nd transmission now +100 kHz
05/00 4830 4930  
06/00 5220 5320
07/00 5360 5460
08/00 5320 5420
09/00 4760 4860
10/00 4580  

 

See also Newsletter 31.

Albanian station?

DC sent me an interesting note. On 6 September at 18.43 UTC, he heard a net where Shiptari (Albanian) was used. The frequency was 5190 kHz LSB and the messages consisted of groups of numbers.

I wonder what he may have heard, Albanian military, Kosovo militia, or what....??? Thanks for the report, DC.

Israeli intelligence [E10]

The not-so-usual E10 stations Hotel November Charlie was copied. The transmision was on 2 Sept at 00.17 UTC and started possibly at 00.15 UTC. It was switched off at 00. UTC.

A recording of the transmission can be downloaded from:

A frequency for PCD that wasn't in the logs data base yet was also discovered : 8805 kHz at 1700 UTC on 8 Oct. This frequency is probably often not audible because Monaco Radio transmits on 8806 kHz

See also Newsletter 31.

E11

E11 uses 183 at present on 9950 kHz 1300 UTC Tuesday. Regular transmissions at 1630 UTC daily and 0800 UTC Saturday are still running. 1630 UTC on 7256 kHz, ID 287 and 0800 UTC on 9272 kHz. ID 624.

The station can be heard from 0630 to 1400 most days, also possible transmissions at other times during the day. Still mainly null transmissions. 503 has changed sked to 0745 on Tuesday on 10720. Still always a null message. This sked time and frequency is sometimes used to send messages to other Ids, in this case 503 does not appear.

It has also been sending strange messages with GC 31 to 37. Each message starts 77777 77777 and ends the same.

8 May 0900 UTC 7444 kHz 971/34
9 May 0745   10125   501/31
10 May 0900   6640   211/37 First message heard sent to 211
11 May 1030   7255   211/37
19 June 0645   6905   121/26
See also Newsletter 33.

Lincolnshire poacher [E03]

Axel Kruse posted new ID lists per 1 and 15 October

New IDs of "Lincolnshire Poacher" as of October 1

UTC Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun UTC
12 90576 90576 90576 90576 90576 90576 90576 12
13 93633 93633 93633 93633 93633 93633 93633 13
14 24201 50746 51837 26088 90576 36895 68294 14
15 68294 24201 50746 51837 26088 90576 93320 15
16 93320 68294 24201 50746 51837 26088 36895 16
17 36895 93320 68294 24201 50746 51837 90576 17
18 90576 36895 93320 68294 24201 50746 26088 18
19 26088 93633 36895 93633 68294 24201 93633 19
20 93633 90576 93633 93320 93633 43707 51837 20
21 51837 26088 90576 36895 93320 93633 50746 21
22 50746 51837 26088 90576 36895 93320 24201 22

 

New IDs of "Lincolnshire Poacher" as of October 15

UTC Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun UTC
12 77783 77783 77783 77783 77783 77783 77783 12
13 60411 60411 60411 60411 60411 60411 60411 13
14 01586 38983 30706 85131 77783 33028 38693 14
15 38693 01586 38983 30706 85131 77783 58154 15
16 58154 38693 01586 38983 30706 85131 33028 16
17 33028 58154 38693 01586 38983 30706 77783 17
18 77783 33028 58154 38693 01586 38983 85131 18
19 85131 60411 33028 60411 38693 01586 60411 19
20 60411 77783 60411 58154 60411 43707 30706 20
21 30706 85131 77783 33028 58154 60411 38983 21
22 38983 30706 85131 77783 33028 58154 01586 22

 

E07, G07, M12, S07, V07, XPH

Hans-Friedrich wrote an article about the Russian 1B family which can be of interest for the analysts amongst us. Thanks HF; the floor is yours..........

A month with family 1B
- by Hans-Friedrich Dumrese

During my vacation in August 1999 I had the opportunity to listen more often than usual to the broadcasts if the Russian Ib-family (according to ENIGMA). At present the following stations of this family are active:

For this article I've used the excellent logs posted to the WUN and Spooks mailing lists. Here is the basic data:

Date DoW UTC. Khz Mod Des Details
1999-08-02 Mon 2000 12172 AM E07 000
1999-08-02 Mon 2010 10727 AM E07 174 000
1999-08-02 Mon 2010 13962 AM V07 074 000
1999-08-02 Mon 2020 13962 AM V07 074 000
1999-08-02 Mon 2030 13952 AM S07 ends 000 000
1999-08-02 Mon 2050 12128 AM S07  
1999-08-03 Tue 0600 11166 AM V07 103 5618 75
1999-08-03 Tue 0620 12066 AM V07 103 5618 75
1999-08-03 Tue 0640 13366 AM V07 103 5618 75
1999-08-04 Wed 2000 12172 AM E07 174 000
1999-08-04 Wed 2010 10727 AM E07 174 000
1999-08-08 Sun 1600 6782 CW M12 749 000
1999-08-09 Mon 1620 7657 CW M12 749 6248 141
1999-08-09 Mon 1630 12132 CW M12 963 6248 141
1999-08-09 Mon 1650 13543 CW M12 963 6248 141
1999-08-09 Mon 1710 14728 CW M12 963 6248 141
1999-08-09 Mon 1720 7657 CW M12 135 6248 141
1999-08-09 Mon 1740 8173 CW M12 135 6248 141
1999-08-09 Mon 1800 12132 CW M12 963 6248 141
1999-08-09 Mon 1820 13543 CW M12 963 6248 141
1999-08-09 Mon 1840 14728 CW M12 963 6248 141
1999-08-09 Mon 1900 9040 CW M12 257 6248 141
1999-08-09 Mon 1920 7930 CW M12 257 6248 141
1999-08-09 Mon 1940 6915 CW M12 257 6248 141
1999-08-09 Mon 2000 12172 AM E07 174 000
1999-08-09 Mon 2010 10728 AM E07 174 000
1999-08-09 Mon 2056 4638 AM G07 703
1999-08-10 Tue 0600 11166 AM V07 103 000
1999-08-10 Tue 0600 11623 AM XPH 645 000
1999-08-10 Tue 0610 12066 AM V07 103 000
1999-08-10 Tue 0610 13423 AM XPH 645 000
1999-08-10 Tue 0620 13423 AM XPH 000
1999-08-10 Tue 1620 7657 CW M12 749 2965 143
1999-08-10 Tue 2030 13952 AM S07 915 000
1999-08-10 Tue 2040 12128 AM S07 915 000
1999-08-11 Wed 0630 6782 CW M12 749 2434 141
1999-08-11 Wed 0650 7657 CW M12 749 2434 141
1999-08-11 Wed 0710 8173 CW M12 749 2434 141
1999-08-11 Wed 1620 7657 CW M12 749 2434 141
1999-08-11 Wed 1800 6782 CW M12 135 434 141
1999-08-11 Wed 1820 7657 CW M12 135 434 141
1999-08-11 Wed 1840 8173 CW M12 135 434 141
1999-08-11 Wed 1900 9040 CW M12 257 2434 141
1999-08-11 Wed 1920 7930 CW M12 257 2434 141
1999-08-11 Wed 1940 6915 CW M12 257 2434 141
1999-08-11 Wed 2000 6934 CW M12 658 2434 141
1999-08-11 Wed 2000 12172 AM E07 174 000
1999-08-11 Wed 2010 10727 AM E07 174 000
1999-08-11 Wed 2020 5888 CW M12 658 2434 141
1999-08-12 Thu 0630 7378 AM G07 278 000
1999-08-12 Thu 0640 8178 AM G07 278 000
1999-08-12 Thu 1610 7657 CW M12 749 000
1999-08-12 Thu 1630 12132 CW M12 963 3724 142
1999-08-12 Thu 1650 13544 CW M12 963 3724 142
1999-08-12 Thu 1710 14728 CW M12 963 3724 142
1999-08-12 Thu 1800 12132 CW M12 963 3724 142
1999-08-12 Thu 1820 13544 CW M12 963 3724 142
1999-08-12 Thu 1840 14728 CW M12 963 3724 142
1999-08-13 Fri 0600 11623 AM XPH 645 000
1999-08-13 Fri 0620 13423 AM XPH 000
1999-08-13 Fri 1610 7657 CW M12 749 000
1999-08-13 Fri 1700 14521 CW M12 555 000
1999-08-13 Fri 1710 13521 CW M12 555 000
1999-08-13 Fri 1935 15637 CW M12 446 1933 317
1999-08-13 Fri 2000 12180 AM V07 710 000
1999-08-13 Fri 2010 10856 AM V07 710 000
1999-08-13 Fri 2020 13968 AM XPH 692 000
1999-08-14 Sat 1610 7657 CW M12 749 000
1999-08-14 Sat 2000 6934 CW M12 658 2718 141
1999-08-14 Sat 2020 5888 CW M12 658 2718 141
1999-08-14 Sat 2040 4848 CW M12 658 2718 141
1999-08-14 Sat 2100 4890 CW M12 875
1999-08-15 Sun 1600 6782 CW M12 749 000
1999-08-16 Mon 0600 14931 CW M12 846 1718 50
1999-08-16 Mon 1620 7657 CW M12 749 6341 142
1999-08-16 Mon 1630 12132 CW M12 963 6341 142
1999-08-16 Mon 1650 13544 CW M12 963 6341 142
1999-08-16 Mon 1700 6782 CW M12 135 6341 142
1999-08-16 Mon 1710 14728 CW M12 963 6341 142
1999-08-16 Mon 1720 7657 CW M12 135 6341 142
1999-08-16 Mon 1740 8173 CW M12 135 6341 142
1999-08-16 Mon 1800 12132 CW M12 963
1999-08-16 Mon 1820 13543 CW M12 963
1999-08-16 Mon 1840 14728 CW M12 963
1999-08-16 Mon 1900 9040 CW M12 257 6341 142
1999-08-16 Mon 1920 7930 CW M12 257 6341 142
1999-08-16 Mon 1940 6915 CW M12 257 6341 142
1999-08-16 Mon 2000 12172 AM E07 174 615 36
1999-08-16 Mon 2000 14446 AM V07 074 000
1999-08-16 Mon 2010 13962 AM V07 074 000
1999-08-16 Mon 2020 10727 AM E07 174 615 36
1999-08-16 Mon 2030 13952 AM S07 915 000
1999-08-16 Mon 2040 9417 AM E07 174 615 36
1999-08-16 Mon 2050 4638 AM G07 703 237 35
1999-08-16 Mon 2100 5783 CW M12 785 446 175
1999-08-17 Tue 0600 11166 AM V07 103 000
1999-08-17 Tue 0600 11623 AM XPH 645 000
1999-08-17 Tue 0610 12066 AM V07 103 000
1999-08-17 Tue 0700 14784 CW M12 134 6147 85
1999-08-17 Tue 1620 7657 CW M12 749 5724 146
1999-08-17 Tue 2000 15658 AM XPH 692 000
1999-08-17 Tue 2020 13968 AM XPH 692 000
1999-08-17 Tue 2030 13952 CW M12 750 000
1999-08-17 Tue 2030 13952 AM S07 915 284 61
1999-08-17 Tue 2050 12128 AM S07 915 284 61
1999-08-17 Tue 2110 10570 AM S07 915 284 61
1999-08-18 Wed 0650 7657 CW M12 749 3965 138
1999-08-18 Wed 1620 7657 CW M12 749 3965 138
1999-08-18 Wed 1800 6782 CW M12 135 3965 138
1999-08-18 Wed 1820 7657 CW M12 135 3965 138
1999-08-18 Wed 1840 8173 CW M12 135 3965 138
1999-08-18 Wed 1900 5428 CW M12 941 000
1999-08-18 Wed 1900 9040 CW M12 257 3965 138
1999-08-18 Wed 1920 7930 CW M12 257 3965 138
1999-08-18 Wed 1940 6915 CW M12 257 3965 138
1999-08-18 Wed 2000 6934 CW M12 658 3965 138
1999-08-18 Wed 2000 12172 AM E07 174 615 36
1999-08-18 Wed 2020 5888 CW M12 658 3965 138
1999-08-18 Wed 2020 10727 AM E07 174 615 36
1999-08-18 Wed 2040 4848 CW M12 658 3965 138
1999-08-19 Thu 0600 11166 AM V07 103 000
1999-08-19 Thu 1600 6782 CW M12 749 000
1999-08-19 Thu 1630 12132 CW M12 963 2365 141
1999-08-19 Thu 1650 13544 CW M12 963 2365 141
1999-08-19 Thu 1710 14728 CW M12 963 2365 141
1999-08-19 Thu 1800 12132 CW M12 963 2365 141
1999-08-19 Thu 1820 13544 CW M12 963 2365 141
1999-08-19 Thu 1840 14728 CW M12 963 2365 141
1999-08-20 Fri 0600 11623 AM XPH 645 000
1999-08-20 Fri 1610 7657 CW M12 749 000
1999-08-20 Fri 1700 14521 CW M12 555 000
1999-08-20 Fri 1710 13521 CW M12 555 000
1999-08-20 Fri 1900 17526 CW M12 446 827 253
1999-08-20 Fri 1920 17437 CW M12 446 827 253
1999-08-20 Fri 1933 15725 CW M12 446 827 253
1999-08-20 Fri 1938 15637 CW M12 446
1999-08-20 Fri 2000 12180 AM V07 710 000
1999-08-21 Sat 1610 7657 CW M12 749 000
1999-08-21 Sat 2000 6934 CW M12 658 1391 140
1999-08-21 Sat 2020 5888 CW M12 658 1391 140
1999-08-21 Sat 2040 4848 CW M12 658 1391 140
1999-08-22 Sun 1600 6782 CW M12 749 000
1999-08-23 Mon 1620 7657 CW M12 749 2052 142
1999-08-23 Mon 1630 12132 CW M12 963 2052 142
1999-08-23 Mon 1640 8173 CW M12 749 2052 142
1999-08-23 Mon 1650 13544 CW M12 963 2052 142
1999-08-23 Mon 1700 6782 CW M12 135 2052 142
1999-08-23 Mon 1710 14728 CW M12 963 2052 142
1999-08-23 Mon 1720 7657 CW M12 135 2052 142
1999-08-23 Mon 1740 8173 CW M12 135 2052 142
1999-08-23 Mon 1800 12132 CW M12 963 2052 142
1999-08-23 Mon 1820 13844 CW M12 963 2052 142
1999-08-23 Mon 1840 14728 CW M12 963 2052 142
1999-08-23 Mon 1900 9040 CW M12 257 2052 142
1999-08-23 Mon 1920 7930 CW M12 257 2052 142
1999-08-23 Mon 1940 6915 CW M12 257 2052 142
1999-08-23 Mon 2000 12172 AM E07 174 000
1999-08-23 Mon 2000 14446 AM V07 074 000
1999-08-23 Mon 2010 10723 AM E07 174 000
1999-08-23 Mon 2010 13962 AM V07 074 000
1999-08-23 Mon 2030 13952 AM S07 915 000
1999-08-23 Mon 2040 12128 AM S07 915 000
1999-08-23 Mon 2050 4638 AM G07 703 237 35
1999-08-24 Tue 0600 11166 AM V07 103 000
1999-08-24 Tue 0610 12066 AM V07 103 000
1999-08-24 Tue 1620 7657 CW M12 749 5846 144
1999-08-24 Tue 1640 8173 CW M12 749 5846 144
1999-08-24 Tue 2000 15685 AM XPH 692 000
1999-08-25 Wed 0650 7657 CW M12 749 5347 147
1999-08-25 Wed 0710 8173 CW M12 749 5347 147
1999-08-25 Wed 1620 7657 CW M12 749 5347 147
1999-08-25 Wed 1800 6782 CW M12 135 5347 147
1999-08-25 Wed 1820 7657 CW M12 135 5347 147
1999-08-25 Wed 1840 8173 CW M12 135 5347 147
1999-08-25 Wed 1900 5428 CW M12 941 000
1999-08-25 Wed 1900 9040 CW M12 257 5347 147
1999-08-25 Wed 1920 7390 CW M12 257 5347 147
1999-08-25 Wed 1940 6915 CW M12 257 5347 147
1999-08-25 Wed 2000 6934 CW M12 658 5347 147
1999-08-25 Wed 2000 12172 AM E07 174 000
1999-08-25 Wed 2010 10727 AM E07 174 000
1999-08-25 Wed 2020 5888 CW M12 658 5347 147
1999-08-25 Wed 2040 4848 CW M12 658 5347 147
1999-08-26 Thu 0600 11166 AM V07 103 000
1999-08-26 Thu 1600 7657 CW M12 749 000
1999-08-26 Thu 1800 12132 CW M12 963 101 129
1999-08-26 Thu 1820 13544 CW M12 963 101 129
1999-08-26 Thu 1840 14728 CW M12 963 101 129
1999-08-27 Fri 0600 11623 AM XPH 645 000
1999-08-27 Fri 1700 14521 CW M12 555 4519 163
1999-08-27 Fri 1720 13521 CW M12 555 4519 163
1999-08-27 Fri 1740 12521 CW M12 555 4519 163
1999-08-27 Fri 1840 17526 CW M12 557 000
1999-08-27 Fri 1908 17437 CW M12 446 8236 313
1999-08-27 Fri 1930 15951 CW M12 326 000
1999-08-27 Fri 1935 15637 CW M12 446 8236 313
1999-08-27 Fri 1940 14711 CW M12 326 000
1999-08-28 Sat 1610 7657 CW M12 749 000
1999-08-28 Sat 2000 6934 CW M12 658 3695 141
1999-08-28 Sat 2020 5888 CW M12 658 3695 141
1999-08-28 Sat 2040 4848 CW M12 658 3695 141
1999-08-29 Sun 1610 7657 CW M12 749 000
1999-08-30 Mon 1620 7657 CW M12 749 3751 141
1999-08-30 Mon 1630 12132 CW M12 963 3751 141
1999-08-30 Mon 1650 13544 CW M12 963 3751 141
1999-08-30 Mon 1710 14728 CW M12 963 3751 141
1999-08-30 Mon 1800 12132 CW M12 963 3751 141
1999-08-30 Mon 1820 13544 CW M12 963 3751 141
1999-08-30 Mon 1840 14728 CW M12 963 3751 141
1999-08-30 Mon 1900 9040 CW M12 257 3751 141
1999-08-30 Mon 1920 7930 CW M12 257 3751 141
1999-08-30 Mon 1940 6915 CW M12 257 3751 141
1999-08-30 Mon 2000 12172 AM E07 174 1412 41
1999-08-30 Mon 2000 14446 AM V07 074 000
1999-08-30 Mon 2020 10727 AM E07 174 1412 41
1999-08-30 Mon 2040 9417 AM E07 174 1412 41
1999-08-30 Mon 2050 4638 AM G07 703 8245 103
1999-08-31 Tue 0620 13423 AM XPH 645
1999-08-31 Tue 0640 14523 AM XPH 645
1999-08-31 Tue 1620 7657 CW M12 749 8647 141
1999-08-31 Tue 2000 15658 AM XPH 692 000
1999-08-31 Tue 2030 13952 AM S07 915 2081 57
1999-08-31 Tue 2050 12133 AM S07 915 2081 57
1999-08-31 Tue 2100 10185 CW M12 957 000
1999-08-31 Tue 2110 10570 AM S07 915 2081 57

 

Here is the table of the days of August vs. the days of the week (DoW):

Dow   Days in August
  UTC Des SN. kHz DK/GC        

Mon   02 09 16 23 30
  0600 M12 846 14931     1718/ 50  
1620 M12 749 7657 6248/141 6341/142 2052/142 3751/141
1630 M12 963 12132 6248/141 6341/142 2052/142 3751/141
1640 M12 749 8173   2052/142  
1650 M12 963 13544 6248/141 6341/142 2052/142 3751/141
1700 M12 135 6782   6341/142 2052/142  
1710 M12 963 14728 6248/141 6341/142 2052/142 3751/141
1720 M12 135 7657 6248/141 6341/142 2052/142  
1740 M12 135 8173 6248/141 6341/142 2052/142
1800 M12 963 12132   6341/142 2052/142 3751/141
1820 M12 963 13543 6248/141 6341/142 2052/142 3751/141
1840 M12 963 14728 6248/141 6341/142 2052/142 3751/141
1900 M12 257 9040 6248/141 6341/142 2052/142 3751/141
1920 M12 257 7930 6248/141 6341/142 2052/142 3751/141
1940 M12 257 6915 6248/141 6341/142 2052/142 3751/141
2000 E07 174 12172 000 000 615/ 36   1412/ 41
2000 V07 074 14446 000 000 000 000 000
2020 E07 174 1072# 000 000 615/ 36 000 1412/ 41
2020 V07 074 13962 000 000 000 000  
2030 S07 915 13952 000 000 000 000
2040 E07 174 9417   615/ 36 000 1412/ 41
2040 S07 915 12128   000  
2050 G07 703 4638 237/ 35 237/ 35 8245/103
2050 S07   ......  
2056 G07 703
2100 M12 785 5783   446/175

Tue         03 10 17 24 31
  0600 V07 103 11166 5618/75 000 000 000  
  0600 XPH 645 11623   000 000    
  0610 V07 103 12066   000 000 000  
  0610 XPH 645 13423   000     000(?)
  0620 V07 103 12066 5618/75        
  0640 V07 103 13366 5618/75        
  0640 XPH 645 14523 000     ...(?)  
  0700 M12 134 14784     6147/85    
  1620 M12 749 7657   2965/143 5724/146 5846/144 8647/141
  1640 M12 749 8173       5846/144  
  2000 XPH 692 15658     000 000 000
  2020 XPH 692 13968     000    
  2030 M12 750 13952     000    
  2030 S07 915 13952   000 284/61   2081/57
  2040 S07 915 12128   000      
  2050 S07 915 12128   000 284/61   2081/57
  2100 M12 957 10185         000
  2119 S07 915 10570     284/61   2081/57

Wed         04 11 18 25  
  0630 M12 749 6782   2434/141      
  0650 M12 749 7657   2434/141 3965/138 5347/147  
  0710 M12 749 8173   2434/141      
  0710 M12 749 8173       5347/147  
  1610 M12 749 7657   2434/141 3965/138 5347/147  
  1800 M12 135 6782   2434/141 3965/138 5347/147  
  1820 M12 135 7657   2434/141 3965/138 5347/147  
  1840 M12 135 8173   2434/141 3965/138 5347/147  
  1900 M12 257 9040   2434/141 3965/138 5347/147  
  1900 M12 941 5428     000 000  
  1920 M12 257 7930   2434/141 3965/138 5347/147  
  1940 M12 257 6915   2434/141 3965/138 5347/147  
  2000 E07 174 12172 000 000 615/36 000  
  2000 M12 658 6934   2434/141 3965/138 5347/147  
  2010 E07 174 10727 000 000   000  
  2020 E07 174 10727     615/36    
  2020 M12 658 5888   2434/141 3965/138 5347/147  
  2040 M12 658 4848     3965/138 5347/147  

Thu         05 12 19 26  
  0600 V07 103 11166     000 000  
  0630 G07 278 7378   000      
  0640 G07 278 8178   000      
  1600 M12 749 6782     000    
  1600 M12 749 7657   000   000  
  1630 M12 963 12132   3724/142 2365/141    
  1650 M12 963 13544   3724/142 2365/141    
  1710 M12 963 14728   3724/142 2365/141    
  1800 M12 963 12132   3724/142 2365/141 101/129  
  1820 M12 963 13544   3724/142 2365/141 101/129  
  1840 M12 963 14728   3724/142 2365/141 101/129  

Fri         06 13 20 27  
  0600 XPH 645 11623   000 000 000  
  0620 XPH   13423   000      
  1610 M12 749 7657   000 000    
  1700 M12 555 14521   000 000 4519/163  
  1710 M12 555 13521   000 000    
  1720 M12 555 13521       4519/163  
  1740 M12 555 12521       4519/163  
  1840 M12 557 17526       000  
  1900 M12 446 17526     827/253    
  1908 M12 446 17437       8236/313 (long)  
  1920 M12 446 17437     827/253    
  1930 M12 326 15951       000  
  1933 M12 446 15725     827/253    
  1935 M12 446 15637   1933/317 ... 8236/313 (long)  
  1940 M12 326 14711       ...  
  2000 V07 710 12180   000 000    
  2010 V07 710 10856   000      
  2020 XPH 692 13968   000      

Sat         07 14 21 28  
  1610 M12 749 7657   000 000 000  
  2000 M12 658 6934   2718/141 1391/140 3695/141  
  2020 M12 658 5888   2718/141 1391/140 3695/141  
  2040 M12 658 4848   2718/141 1391/140 3695/141  
  2100 M12 875 4890   ...      

Sun         01 08 15 22 29
  1600 M12 749 6782   000 000 000  
  1610 M12 749 7657   000 000 000 000

 

It is a clear indication that the activity decreases drastically on Saturdays and Sundays. This indicates an (European/Christian?) weekend mentality of the people involved.

It appears that most transmissions take place early in the morning or late afternoon into the evening. The reason for this could be that the recipients have to listen to the messages before or after their official working day.

- Following the table DoW vs. UTC:

UTC Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
0600 M12 846            
    V07 103   V07 103      
    XPH 645       XPH 645  
0610   V07 103   (V07 103)      
    XPH 645     (XPH 645)    
0620   XPH 645     XPH 645    
    (V07 103)   (V07 103)      
0630       G07 278      
      M12 749        
0640     (M12 749)        
        G07 278      
    V07 103   (V07 103)      
    XPH 645     (XPH 645)    
0650       (G07 278)      
      M12 749        
0700   M12 134          
0710       (G07 278)      
      M12 749        
1600 (M12 749) (M12 749) (M12 749) M12 749 (M12 749) (M12 749) M12 749
1610 (M12 749) (M12 749) (M12 749) M12 749 M12 749 M12 749 M12 749
1620 M12 749 M12 749 M12 749 (M12 749 (M12 749) (M12 749) (M12 749)
1630 M12 963     M12 963 (M12 963)    
1640 M12 749 (M12 749) (M12 749) (M12 749) (M12 749) (M12 749) (M12 749)
1640 (M12 963)     (M12 963)      
1650 M12 963     M12 963 (M12 963)    
1700 M12 135       M12 555    
1710 M12 963     (M12 963) M12 963    
          M12 555    
1720 M12 135       M12 555    
1740 M12 135       M12 555    
1800 M12 963   M12 135 M12 963      
1810 (M12 963)     (M12 963)      
1820 M12 963   M12 135 M12 963      
1840 M12 963   M12 135 M12 963 M12 557    
1900 M12 257   M12 257        
          M12 446    
      M12 941        
1920 M12 257   M12 257        
          M12 446    
1930         M12 326    
          M12 446    
1935         M12 446    
1938         M12 446    
1940 M12 257   M12 257        
          M12 326    
1950         (M12 326)    
2000 E07 174   E07 174        
      M12 658     M12 658  
  V07 074       V07 710    
    XPH 692     (XPH 692)    
2010 E07 174   E07 174        
  V07 074       V07 710    
    (XPH 692)     (XPH 692)    
          (M12 326)    
2020 E07 174   E07 174        
      M12 658     M12 658  
  V07 074            
    XPH 692     XPH 692    
2030 (G07 703)            
    M12 750          
  S07 915 S07 915          
2040 E07 174   (E07 174)        
      M12 658     M12 658  
  S07 915 S07 915          
  (V07 074)            
    (XPH 692)     (XPH 692)    
2050 G07 703            
  S07 915 S07 915          
2056 G07 703            
2100 M12 785         M12 875  
    M12 957          
2110 (G07 703)            
  (S07 915) S07 915          

 

Take a look at Monday, 20.00 UTC. You can see that the organization must have at least 4 transmitters (for E07-174, V07-074, G07-103, and S07-915)

- Specification of all frequencies used in August 1999:

4638 G07 12066 V07
4848 M12 12128 S07
4890 M12 12132 M12
    12133 S07
5428 M12 12172 E07
5783 M12 12180 V07
5888 M12 12521 M12
       
6782 M12 13366 V07
6915 M12 13423 XPH
6934 M12 13521 M12
    13844 M12
7378 G07 13952 M12
7390 M12 13952 S07
7657 M12 13962 V07
7930 M12 13968 XPH
       
8173 M12 14446 V07
8178 G07 14521 M12
    14523 XPH
9040 M12 14711 M12
9417 E07 14728 M12
    14784 M12
10185 M12 14931 M12
10570 S07    
10727 E07 15638 M12
10856 V07 15658 XPH
    15725 M12
11166 V07 15951 M12
11623 XPH    
    17437 M12
    17526 M12

 

All frequencies with the exception of 12521 kHz were in the Fixed Bands. A very ITU loyal broadcaster :-)

- An analysis of the SNs shows the following results:

  1. For August 1999 13 different message pattern could be determined:
  02.-08. 09.-15. 16.-22. 23.-29. -30  
A   6248/141 6341/142 2052/142 3751/141  
B   2965/143 5724/146 5846/144 9647/141  
C   2434/141 3965/138 5347/147    
D     446/175      
E   2718/141 1391/140 3965/141    
F   1933/317 827/253 8236/313   <- note the high GC's
G   000 000 4519/163    
H     6147/85      
I     1718/50      
J 5618/75 000 000 000    
K   000 615/36 000 1412/ 41  
L     237/45 237/45 8245/103  
M   000 284/61   2081/ 57  
  1. The transmission pattern is x, x+20min, x+40min for a real message or x, x+10min for a 0-message. (XPH transmits x, x+20 for a 0-message, too). If the message lasts more than 15min (20min slot ./. 5 min preamble) the following transmission begins at the next full 5 minutes (x+25, 30, 35min ...).
  2. In the following it's specified, to which station each SN belongs, at which times and on which frequencies it was transmitted, which message scheme was used, whether it has rising or falling freqs, and whether there is a relationship between SN and the 100 kHz- digit of the frequency (SN-Frequency-Relationsship = SFR)
SN Stn DoW msg 0-msg kHz SFR   msg Remarks
074 V07 Mon 2000 2000 14446 falling   000  
      2020 2010 13962        
      2040            
103 V07 Tue 0600 0600 11166 rising x J  
    +Thu 0620 0610 12066        
      0640   13366        
134 M12 Tue 0700   14784     H  
135 M12 Mon 1700   6782 rising   A 135 transmits two diffe-
      1720   7657       rent message schemes
      1740   8173       (A and C). Two messages
                  for the same recipient
    Wed 1800   6782 rising   C or two recipients in the
      1820   7656       same location? (c.f. 257)
      1840   8173       749 uses the same frequen-
                  cies like 135.
174 E07 Mon 2000 2000 12172 falling X K  
    +Wed 2020 2010 10727        
      2040   9417        
257 M12 Mon 1900   9040 falling   A 257 transmits two diffe-
      1920   7930       rent message schemes
      1940   6915       (A and C). Two messages
                  for the same recipient
    Wed 1900   9040 falling   C or two recipients in the
      1920   7930       same location? (c.f. 135)
      1940   6915        
278 G07 Thu 0630 0630 7378 rising   000  
      0650 0640 8178        
      0710   ?        
326 M12 Fri 1930 1930 15951 falling   000  
      1950 1940 14711        
      2010   13535        
446 M12 Fri 1900   17526 falling   F ?
      1920   17437       ? already heard at 1908
      1925   15951       ? long msgs
      1933   15725       ?
      1935   15637       ?
555 M12 Fri 1700 1700 14521 falling X G  
      1720 1710 13521        
      1740   12521        
645 XPH Tue 0600 0600 11623 rising X ?  
    +Fri 0620 0610 13423        
      0640   14523        
658 M12 Wed 2000   6934 falling   C 658 transmits two diffe-
  2020   5888       rent message schemes
2040   4848       (A and C). Two messages
                for the same recipient
Sat 2000   6934 falling   E or two recipients in the
  2020   5888       same location?
2040   4848        
692 XPH Tue 2000   15658 falling X 000  
    +Fri 2020   13968        
      2040   ?        
703 G07 Mon 2030   ?     L  
  2050   4638        
2110   ?        
710 V07 Fri 2000   12180 falling   000  
  2020   10856  
2040   ?
749 M12 Mon 1600   6782 rising   A 749 transmits three diffe-
      1620   7657       rent message schemes
      1640   8173       (A,B, and C) at 1600Z.
                  Three messages for the
    Tue 1600   6782     B same recipient or two
      1620   7657       recipients in the same
      1640   8173       location?
                  749 uses the same frequen-
    Wed 0630   6782 rising   C cies like 135.
      0650   7656        
      0710   8173        
    Wed 1600   6782     C  
      1620   7657        
      1640   8173        
    Thu 1600   6782     000 Only 0-messages from Thurs-
    Fri 1610   7657       day to Sunday. Purpose?
    Sat 1640   8173        
    Sun              
750 M12 Tue 2030   13952     ?  
      0000            
      0000            
785 M12 Mon 2100   5783     D  
      0000            
      0000            
846 M12 Mon 0600   14931     I  
      0000            
      0000            
875 M12 Sat 2100 4890     ?    
      0000            
      0000            
915 S07 Mon 2030 2030 13952 falling X 000 915 transmits two dif-
      2050 2040 12128       rent message schemes
      2110   10570       (000 and M). Two messages
                  for the same recipient
    Tue 2030 2030 13952 falling X M or two recipients in the
      2050 2040 12128       same location?
      2110   10570        
941 M12 Wed 1900   5428     ?  
      0000            
      0000            
957 M12 Tue 2100   10185     ?  
      0000            
      0000            
963 M12 Mon 1630   12132 rising   A 963 transmits two diffe-
      1650   13543       rent message schemes
      1710   14728       (A and D). Two messages
                  for the same recipient
    Thu 1630   12132 rising   D or two recipients in the
      1650   13543       same location?
      1710   14728        
    Mon 1800   12132 rising   A  
      1820   13543        
      1840   14728        
    Thu 1800   12132 rising   D  
      1820   13543        
      1840   14728        

 

For the following analysis of the message pattern the SNs, which transmitted only 0-messages, were omitted. So far the message pattern of XPH's SN 645 and 692 couldn't be determined, so that also these SNs were not considered.

Once again the message patterns:

  02.-08. 09.-15. 16.-22. 23.-29. -30
A   6248/141 6341/142 2052/142 3751/141
B   2965/143 5724/146 5846/144 9647/141
C   2434/141 3965/138 5347/147  
D     446/175    
E   2718/141 1391/140 3965/141  
F   1933/317 827/253 8236/313  
G   000 000 4519/163  
H     6147/85    
I     1718/50    
J 5618/75 000 000 000  
K   000 615/36 000 1412/ 41
L     237/45 237/45 8245/103
M   000 284/61   2081/ 57

 

msg SN Stn DoW UTC kHz
A 749 M12 Mon 1600 6782
        1620 7657
        1640 8173
  963 M12 Mon 1630 12132
        1650 13543
        1710 14728
  135 M12 Mon 1700 6782
        1720 7657
        1740 8173
  963 M12 Mon 1800 12132
        1820 13543
        1840 14728
  257 M12 Mon 1900 9040
        1920 7930
        1940 6915
 
B 749 M12 Tue 1600 6782
        1620 7657
        1640 8173
 
C 749 M12 Wed 0630 6782
        0650 7656
        0710 8173
  749 M12 Wed 1600 6782
        1620 7657
        1640 8173
  135 M12 Wed 1800 6782
        1820 7656
        1840 8173
  257 M12 Wed 1900 9040
        1920 7930
        1940 6915
  658 M12 Wed 2000 6934
        2020 5888
        2040 4848
 
D 785 M12 Mon 2100 5783
        0000  
 
  963 M12 Thu 1630 12132
        1650 13543
        1710 14728
 
  963 M12 Thu 1800 12132
        1820 13543
        1840 14728
 
E 658 M12 Sat 2000 6934
        2020 5888
        2040 4848
 
F 446 M12 Fri 1900 17526
        1920 17437
        1925 15951
        1933 15725
        1935 15637
 
G 555 M12 Fri 1700 14521
          1720
        1740 12521
           
H 134 M12 Tue 0700 14784
 
I 846 M12 Mon 0600 14931
 
J 103 V07 Tue 0600 11166
  0620 12066
0640 13366
  103 V07 Thu 0600 11166
  0620 12066
0640 13366
 
K 174 E07 Mon 2000 12172
  2020 10727
2040 9417
 
  Wed 2000 12172
  2020 10727
2040 9417
 
L 703 G07 Mon 2030 ?
  2050 4638
2110 ?
 
M 915 S07 Tue 2030 13952
  2050 12128
2110 10570

 

What can we detect?

 

SN A B C D E  
135 1   1     2
257 1   1     2
658     1   1 2
749 1 1 2     4
785       1   1
963 2     2   4
  5 1 5 3 1  

 

 

Let's take a look on the GCs:

  SN DK GC  
G07 703 237 35 The GCs of G07 varied strongly in August (37-103).
E07 174 615 36 E07 prefer GCs below 50.
E07 174 1412 41  

M12 846 1718 50 A remarkably small M12 GC.

S07 915 2081 57 S07 prefers GCs around 60.
S07 915 284 61  

M12 134 6147 85 A small M12 GC again.

G07 703 8245 103 The GCs of G07 varied strongly in August (37-103).

M12 963 101 129 Clearly recognizable most GCs of M12 were in the
M12 135 3965 138 range of 130-150 groups.
M12 658 1391 140  
M12 135 434 141
M12 963 2365 141
M12 257 2434 141
M12 658 2718 141
M12 658 3695 141
M12 257 3751 141
M12 135 6248 141
M12 749 8647 141
M12 135 2052 142
M12 963 3724 142
M12 135 6341 142
M12 749 2965 143
M12 749 5846 144
M12 749 5724 146
M12 135 5347 147

M12 555 4519 163 These two GCs of M12 are already clearly higher.
M12 785 446 175  

M12 446 827 253 446 with its F messages is a clear exception among
M12 446 8236 313 M12's SNs.
M12 446 1933 317  

 

Note: M12 is less active than last year.

More on G07 in Newsletter 32.
More on E07 and V07 in Newsletter 34.

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