Seventieth edition of the N&O column / Spooks newsletter

(Date: Sat, 06 Mar 2004 00:00:25 +0100)

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Morse stations

Observations by Fritz, Takashi, Tony, Tomonori, Japan Ute Monitor and myself.

M01A

4427 kHz 30-1 1955 UTC 111 555 88120 88120 87154 87154 89546 89546
83489 83489 111 000
5262 kHz 30-1 1025 UTC .... 07684 05638 55128 48836 31233 28966
67035 = 215 16 111 55128 111 000
3577 kHz 18-2 2019 UTC 333 10981 10981 (x6)
333 19803 19803 (x6)
333 19131 19131 (x6)
111 000
See also Newsletter 104.

M10E

5705 kHz 24-2 0835 UTC .... 08 08 18 18 == 5FG(x18,rptd) ==
08 08 18 18 08 08 18 18 62901 62901 62901 96 96 15 15 ==
5FG(x15,rptd) ==
96 96 15 15 67065 67065 67065 32 32 17 17 ==
5FG(x17,rptd) == 32 32 17 17 000

 

See also Newsletter 74.

M16

14931 kHz 8BY VVV 8BY 8BY 8BY 68/ 16
20946 kHz 8BY 323 / 912 / 682 / 190 / 661 VVV VVV
See also Newsletter 75.

M21

The following article was published by Interfax in Russia.
(http://www2.interfax.ru/eng/news/politics/040208/40830/story.html)

MOSCOW. Feb 8 (Interfax) - Russia's radar engineering troops detected more than 1,000 foreign combat and spy planes in the vicinity of the Russian border in 2003, radar troops chief Alexander Shramchenko told Interfax.
In total, over 500,000 radar targets were detected last year, including over 80,000 foreign, he said.
The intensity of foreign combat and spy planes' flights did not decrease in 2003, and the radar troops were alerted 16% more often, said Shramchenko. "The air situation was particularly disturbing in the Northwestern, Central, North Caucasian and Kaliningrad air defense zones," the general said.
Up to 40% of the radar engineering troops' units, as well as radar intelligence groups and dual-purpose radars of the State Civil Aviation Service were used to monitor Russia's air space, he said. The system of gathering and processing information, and controlling the use of the country's air space is being perfected, Shramchenko said.

(Thanks for the tip JMM)

The Air Defense stations are using satellites of course but their terrestrial backup and training facilities are still on the air on shortwave. The stations were heard on the following frequencies in February:

3322.0 kHz 23-2 2035 UTC ID 0, QSA 0/1
4059.0 kHz 20-2 2058 UTC ID 0, =992358??0?????
4951.5 kHz 13-2 1934 UTC ID 0, =992243??0?????
4071.5 kHz 9-2 1257 UTC ID 8, =991558??8?????
4973.5 kHz 19-2 1638 UTC ID 0, =991938??0?????
5063.0 kHz 7-2 0723 UTC ID ?, =1830516 23
5198.0 kHz 13-2 1538 UTC ID 0, =991837??0?????
5254.0 kHz 7-2 0703 UTC USB voice tracking reports "096 91515 03"
  8-2 2155 UTC USB voice tracking reports
6906.0 kHz 5-2 2353 UTC ID 8, =99253??8?????
10335.0 kHz 17-2 1006 UTC ID 0, =991305??0?????
See also Newsletter 71.

M21 variants

6912.5 kHz 17-2 1530 UTC 970 1915649710
      970 3919213910
      970 5919615910
      970 5919611410
 
3301.0 kHz 13-2 2027 UTC PSNN with messages
 
3350.5 kHz 3-2 1655 UTC KUQI =951 1919272254
      =951 3119213854
      =950 0918218254
 
5827.5 kHz 7-2 1552 UTC 900 4336
      900 4718222152
      900 572854922152
      900 1718642154
      900 17180
See also Newsletter 71.

M22

The Israeli Navy in Haifa is quite busy on a number of frequencies:
2680, 2800, 4241, 4331, 5159, 6379, 8103, 10046, 12984 kHz.

Fritz observed a couple of irregularities:

See also Newsletter 71.

M40

8232 kHz 24-12-03 2235 UTC VVV CQ 747.816
CQ 816 CQ 816 HR HR 36 36 = =

Then numbers, ending AR AR SK SK
10620 kHz 06-02-04 2235 UTC VVV CQ747.494 VVV CQ 747.494
CQ 494 HR HR 1T 1T = =

Numbers + AR SK SK
8260 kHz 01-03-04 0431 UTC VVV CQ 747.520

 

Also heard at 1030 UTC on 10620 kHz.

See also Newsletter 71.

M51

4769 kHz 19-2 1645 UTC  
5309 kHz 24-2 1351 UTC nr 78 f 24 14:51:22 2004 = 5LG(x100)
5335.5//5148 kHz 12-2 1955 UTC nr 76 f 12 20:55:12 2004 = 5LG(x100)
5406//4039 kHz 23-2 1515 UTC  
5429 kHz 3-2 1600 UTC  
5455 kHz 5-2 1945 UTC  
5769//4441 kHz 18-2 1545 UTC  
5769 kHz 19-2 0815 UTC  
5824.5//4029.5 kHz 23-2 1920 UTC  
6963 kHz 28-1 1647 UTC  
6976.5 kHz 2-2 1650 UTC  
10688 kHz 12-2 1035 UTC  
See also Newsletter 71.

M62

3485 kHz 1/10-2 24/7 B3ET B3ET B3ET = RNJ5 RNJ5 RNJ5 +
3485 kHz 11/20-2 24/7 J7XD J7XD J7XD = D3QK D3QK D3QK +
3485 kHz 21/29-2 24/7 QR2U QR2U QR2U = KP6F KP6F KP6F +
1732 kHz

1/29-2


  QSA NIL
3485 kHz 1/29-2 very faint, audible around 1500z
See also Newsletter 71.

M89

V LA5S LA5S LA5S DE NH8T NH8T 4874//5382, 8042 kHz
V GM3W GM3W GM3W DE PNW9 PNW9 5629.3 kHz
V MW3D MW3D MW3D DE 2SLC 2SLC + message "BT 1200 / 377 NR / 6038 BT 20460 09338 / 1200 377 // BT AR" 3330//4440//5580//7074 kHz
See also Newsletter 71.

M91

4820 kHz 1/29-2 0730-1700 UTC  
3996 kHz 1/29-2 0730-1700 UTC last heard 4 Feb.
2362 kHz 1/29-2 1700-0730 UTC  
2852 kHz 1/29-2 1700-0730 UTC QSA NIL

 

Sample messages.

4820 kHz 4-2 1645 UTC V8N7 marker  
4820 kHz 4-2 1700 UTC V8N7 de V4E4 372 col 372 + (Frequency changes)
4820 kHz 8-2 1500 UTC Q5HW marker  
4820 kHz 8-2 1510 UTC Q5HW de NZM8 QTC 54 20 08 1608 780 = Q5HW = 5LG(x20) = for Q5HW rpt QLN +  
See also Newsletter 71.

MX

Cluster beacons reported in February:

Cluster 4558 kHz C        
Cluster 5154 kHz C        
Cluster 7039 kHz C K M S  
Cluster 8495 kHz C F M    
Cluster 10872 kHz C F K M S
Cluster 13528 kHz F K M S 21var
Cluster 16332 kHz C F K M S
Cluster 20048 kHz C K M S  

 

Note: "M": Magadan beacon, 8-2, 2321 UTC on 7039.8. Still off normal frequency of 7039.4 kHz.

Channel markers:

See also Newsletter 71.

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