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

(Date: Mon, 01 Apr 2002 18:19:51 +0200)

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Morse stations

M18

Thanks to Takashi's tip, I heard M18 4073 kHz after a long absence.

The signal was very faint. The time transmitted was UTC+3.

See also Newsletter 50.

M21 - Russian air defence

The Russians were heard on 4071.5, 5371, 5372, 5921.5, 6906.5 kHz with the usual "BT99" time markers and plots.

See also Newsletter 49.

M23

M23 was as active as ever and was heard with id's 000, 310, 555 and 579. All logs are from Mark. Id's were repeated for 10 minutes.

Id 000 5-3 0330 UTC 10220 kHz
 
Id 310 1-3 0100 UTC 10250 // 11020 kHz
  1-3 0130 UTC 8160 kHz
  1-3 0200 UTC 7960 kHz
  1-3 2200 UTC 7770 kHz
  2-3 0200 UTC 7960 // 10110 kHz
  2-3 0430 UTC 12220 kHz
  3-3 0100 UTC 11020 kHz
  3-3 0430 UTC 12220 // 13140 kHz
  3-3 1700 UTC 11020 kHz
  4-3 0100 UTC 10250 // 11020 kHz
  4-3 0130 UTC 8160 kHz
  4-3 0200 UTC 7960 kHz
  19-3 0130 UTC 8160 kHz
 
Id 555 2-3 0230 UTC 10110 // 11220 kHz
  2-3 0300 UTC 7770 kHz
  2-3 2200 UTC 7770 // 8160 kHz
  3-3 2200 UTC 7770 kHz
  4-3 2200 UTC 7770 // 8160 kHz
  5-3 0300 UTC 7960 kHz
  8-3 2200 UTC 7770 kHz
  9-3 2200 UTC 7770 // 8160 kHz
  10-3 2200 UTC 7770 kHz
 
Id 579 4-3 0800 UTC 8307 // 9285 kHz

 

See also Newsletter 48.

M40

More reports from Igor:

vvv cq 211,432 (repeated)
vvv cq432 cq432 cq432
hr hr 21 21 = =
52633 9219t 32885 97396 39369 79t22 251t4 6278t t91t4 81435
11459 t129t 69274 18382 238tt 84536 76892 67t83 515t2 4176t
98t83 ar ar
rpt rpt
vvv cq432 cq432 cq432
hr hr 21 21 = =
52633 9219t 32885 97396 39369 79t22 251t4 6278t t91t4 81435
11459 t129t 69274 18382 238tt 84536 76892 67t83 515t2 4176t
98t83 ar ar
sk sk
vvv cq 113,141 (repeated)
vvv cq141 cq141 cq141
hr hr 21 21 = =
t8748 91t92 4218t 19123 5354t 84535 19t59 17518 42257 411*9
59487 8245t t1185 98t71 96311 6522t 58339 t7187 43t78 154t9
11t7t ar ar

rpt rpt
vvv cq141 cq141 cq141
hr hr 21 21 = =
t8748 91t92 4218t 19123 5354t 84535 19t59 17518 42257 411*9
59487 8245t t1185 98t71 96311 6522t 58339 t7187 43t78 154t9
11t7t ar ar
sk sk
See also Newsletter 49.

M82

Heard on 4700 kHz at various dates and times with "VVV ... de BML" calls and messages.

See also Newsletter 48.

MX - Cluster beacons & channel markers

<based on reports from Takashi, Trond and Tomoroni>

Chinese stations

<All logged by Takashi>

Russian military stations

John A. Cramer copied a number of Russian stations:

Our LF specialist, Trond, caught a number of flash messages on 18.1 kHz, 21.1 kHz, and 13852 kHz:

248

An interesting unid station was reported by Igor. He heard "248" on 6852 kHz at 1500 UTC on 6 March. The format was a bit unusual as both long and short zero's were used. Check the N&O website for a MP3 of the transmission.

248 248 248 000 000 (long zero's)
248 248 248 000 000
248 248 248 000 000
248 248 248 000 000
248 248 248 000 000
248 248 24 t t t
(short zero's)

Unid stations

<All heard in Japan by Takashi>


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