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

(Date: Thu, 03 May 2001 21:26:40 +0200)

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Morse stations

M18

I haven't heard M18 myself for quite a long time, but if you live in the (Far) East you might be able to catch it on 4073 kHz where it is active these days. Time transmitted is UTC+3.

See also Newsletter 38.

M40

Takashi reports that M40 is still quite active on a number of frequencies. He has logged the station this month on:
5533,5 5588,5 5590,0 5811,5 5840,0 6290,0 6628,5 10350,0 10621,0 12950,0 14600,0 kHz

Samples:

VVV CQ 113. 121
VVV CQ 461
VVV CQ 747.130
VVV CQ 130
VVV CQ 113.754
VVV CQ 211 986
VVV CQ 995.747
VVV CQ 113. 121
VVV CQ 299
See also Newsletter 38 .

MX - U-marker

Remember the jammer related, former Soviet, U-channel marker? (see N&O #32). Rimantas found in his files 32 frequencies that were used by 'U' until spring 1990. Thanks Rimantas.

So, for the historians amongst us......
3635.5 4447.5 4775.5 5376.0 5568.5 6245.5 6864.0 6985.5 7395.5 7423.0 7569.5 7677.5 8136.0 8669.5 8670.5 8918.0 9057.5 9313.5 10215.0 10285.0 11526.0 12184.5 12329.0 15655.0 15700.5 15705.0 18115.0 20428.5 24371.0 24409.5 24657.0 24982.0 kHz

See also Newsletter 39 .

Unid stations

Interfering with SAR activities, an unid morse station sent a lengthy message on 5680 kHz on 27 April at ca. 22.40 UTC, and ended at 23.30 UTC. The transmission consisted of 5FGs and ended with = = AR AR after the final 5-figure group. <source: Dave>

Igor reported a possibly Russian station that he heard on 16 April at 0700 UTC on 13010 kHz. The station sends long zero's.

Sample:
792 792 792 000 000 (8 minutes)
The call sign was repeated several times, "000" was always sent twice.

I copied an unid station on 6754 kHz on 28 April at 2115 UTC. The station transmitted this string for 3 minutes:
FRS6566 FRS6566 FRS6566. Ends with FRS6566+

Ideas anyone?

DBLB

John writes to tell that

« The mysterious "DBLB" is still on 7583 at 1700 UTC daily with CW ops chat and a RTTY message. He never sends more than one message, which is always either 90 or 99 groups, so I guess this is just another training exercise - but what does he do for the remaining 23 hours and 50 minutes every day, I wonder? »

Don't know, John :-) If anyone has info about this one, please yell!

See also Newsletter 37.

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