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

(Date: Sat, 02 Mar 2002 17:11:53 +0100)

Voice stations | Morse stations
Various modes | Logs
Index | NS NL Home


Various modes

Three new ENIGMA designators were issued this month; XT2 for the new pip and XWP for an Ocean Surface Radar; XSW for the Squeaky Wheel channel marker on 3828 kHz.

XT2

The mysterious second pip and 3-tone marker were on 7605.5 kHz for a couple of days and I completely lost them after 5 Feb. See also N&O #45.

See also Newsletter 47.

XWP

XWP is not really an oddity or mystery signal. You can hear similar wideband pulses on many frequencies. They are transmitted by Ocean Surface Radars. The location of XWP is yet unknown. Possibly France.

The radar follows a fixed sked. At the time of writing I heard it on the following times and frequencies. The station stays on a frequency for a full hour and transmits in 3 slots: h00-h19, h20-h39, h40-h59.

0700 UTC 6818 kHz  
0800 UTC 6900 kHz  
0900 UTC 9390 kHz  
1000 UTC 9250 kHz  
1100 UTC 8158 kHz  
1200 UTC 8034 kHz  
1300 UTC 6900 kHz  
1400 UTC 6818 kHz  
1500 UTC 9390 kHz  
1600 UTC 9250 kHz  
1700 UTC 8158 kHz  
1800 UTC 8034 kHz  
1900 UTC 6818 kHz  
2000 UTC 6900 kHz  
2100 UTC 9250 kHz (!)
2200 UTC 9250 kHz  
2300 UTC 8158 kHz  
0000 UTC 8034 kHz  

 

I have a sound file available on the N&O web site.

See also Newsletter 47.

Voice stations | Morse stations
Various modes | Logs
Index | NS NL Home

---