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

(Date: Sun, 02 Nov 2003 13:46:16 +0100)

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E03 & E03A [former E04]

As every month, Axel from Germany and Tomonori from Japan supplied the idents of Lincolnshire Poacher and Cherry Ripe during October; thank you.

Lincolnshire Poacher E03

IDs as of October 1st, 2003

UTC Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun UTC
1200 45145 45145 45145 45145 45145 45145 45145 1200
1300 19284 19284 19284 19284 19284 19284 19284 1300
1400 52417 76287 88637 92411 45145 23923 44452 1400
1500 44452 52417 76287 88637 92411 45145 91413 1500
1600 91413 44452 52417 76287 88637 92411 23923 1600
1700 23923 91413 44452 52417 76287 88637 45145 1700
1800 45145 23923 91413 44452 52417 76287 92411 1800
1900 92411 19284 23923 19284 44452 52417 19284 1900
2000 19284 45145 19284 91413 19284 44452 88637 2000
2100 88637 92411 45145 23923 91413 19284 76287 2100
2200 76287 88637 92411 45145 23923 91413 52417 2200
See also Newsletter 67.

Cherry Ripe E04

IDs as of Oct 3rd, 2003

UTC Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri UTC
0000   22499 52409 07008 0000
0100 52409 07008 21902 0100
1000 07008 21902 58268 1000
1100 21902 58268 22499 1100
1200 58268 22499 33361 1200
1300 22499 33361 39163 1300
1400   1400
2200   33361 39163 22499   2200
2300 39163 22499 52409 2300

 

IDs as of Oct 10th, 2003

UTC Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri UTC
0000   33361 39163 22499 52409 07008 0000
0100 39163 22499 52409 07008 21902 0100
1000   52409 07008 21902 58268 1000
1100 07008 21902 58268 22499 1100
1200   07008 21902 58268 22499 33361 1200
1300 21902 58268 22499 33361 39163 1300
1400   1400
2200 58268 22499 33361 39163 22499   2200
2300 22499 33361 39163 22499 52409 2300

 

IDs as of Oct 17th, 2003

UTC Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri UTC
0000   33361 39163 25843 90661 51721 0000
0100 39163 22499 90661 51721 59159 0100
1000 22499 52409 51721 59159 08650 1000
1100 52409 07008 59159 08650 25843 1100
1200 07008 21902 08650 25843 16401 1200
1300 21902 58268 25843 16401 64307 1300
1400   1400
2200 58268   16401 64307 25843   2200
2300 22499 64307 25843 90661 2300

 

IDs as of Oct 24th, 2003

UTC Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri UTC
0000   16401 64307 25843 90661 51721 0000
0100 64307 25843 90661 51721 59159 0100
1000 25843 90661 51721 59159   1000
1100 90661 51721 59159 08650 25843 1100
1200 51721 59159 08650 25843 16401 1200
1300 59159 08650 25843 16401 64307 1300
1400   1400
2200 08650 25843   64307 25843   2200
2300 25843   64307 25843 90661 2300
See also Newsletter 67.

E05

In the last edition of N&O we reported, that E05 is back. Again it was heard on 1, 2 and 3 Oct, with the same message as on 30 Sep (callsign: 133, group count: 215). The time was 1200 UTC, the frequencies were 8110 kHz in AM and 10583 in USB. Also it was heard on 3 Oct, 1215 UTC, on 16110 kHz in progress, ended at 1250 UTC. Thanks for the reports to Paul, Alexander and Manolis.

See also Newsletter 76.

E06

An interesting E06 catch from Gert, heard on 11 Oct. He found the usual Saturday 1500 UTC sked on 13910 kHz, in progress, but this time with two the same messages at the same time and on the same freq, but with two different IDs: "547" and "891". Both transmissions had the same dK (837) and GC (64) - the first group was 78450. Both transmissions had a little time difference, so that it sounded like an echo.

Richard Ness caught E06 on Sun, 26 Oct, giving "547" repeated, starting at 1500 UTC, very strong sound (S9). Simon Parton also heard it, but he's describing the sound as echoey (similar to Gert's description a few weeks earlier). The echoey sound was also confirmed by Tobbe from Sweden, who also heard it very strongly, as it was reported by Richard, but Richard couldn't confirm the echo. He means, that either E06 is coming from two different transmitters, or it was received via two distinctive paths.

See also Newsletter 67.

E10

In this month we have only a few non-standard E10 reports:

02 Oct 2200 UTC 5435 kHz ART1  
04 Oct 1900 UTC 5435 kHz EZI (for some seconds, then the signal stopped)
17 Oct 2230 UTC 4880 kHz: ULX1.  

 

PCD1 is reported 4 times this month: 15 Oct, 0030 UTC, 6498 kHz, and Oct 10, 17 and 19, always 1900 UTC, 4270 kHz. The other usual skeds are still very active.

See also Newsletter 67.

E11

E11 Oblique has changed its Tuesdays 1030 UTC freq to 8759 kHz. It was first heard on 21 Oct on this new freq (log from Gert).

See also Newsletter 71.

E25

A new catch of E25 from Manolis on 26 Oct.

"Today we're back in winter time, and I gave a try to E25. And yes, it was there!!! 9450 kHz, AM mode.
1240z Carrier.
1245z No music intro, Arab man calling '780'. 1248z 'Message' x3. Message of 13 4-figure groups follows:
  9394 3531 6210 1467 6518 5690 2666 5481 4555 7854 3353 8560 6210
1249z 'Repeat' x3. Repeats msg.
1251z 'End of message, end of transmission'.

 

The audio quality was poor, I can't tell if this is due to the Solar Storm. QRM from a BC station on the same freq. The Arab man was more 'professional'. In the beginning I thought that the transmission was taped or synthetic like E03!"

Thanks, Manolis, for this new and interesting E25 catch.

See also Newsletter 70.

S10D

S10D was heard by Tom in Pennsylvania, USA, the first Tues and Weds of the month, on 6945 kHz. He reports, that the carrier came on at 0245 UTC, and then - after a while - the ID "555" came. He believes, that it seems to be audible on the first Tues and Weds of each month. Thanks, Tom, for the log.

See also Newsletter 106.

V02

Tom also reported on 21 Oct a mix of V2 and its sister station M8. "Now of 0300z hearing V2 but M8 hammering code ontop of it. Makes me wonder... maybe these morse/voice mix-ups are simply transmitter tests for future real transmissions."

See also Newsletter 67.

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