Seventieth edition of the N&O column / Spooks newsletter

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

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Unid stations

Unid 1

4993 kHz daily 1600 UTC UXSF repeated for 2 or 3 minutes, hand keyed, sometimes late, sometimes errors ("k" in between or starts in FSK mode)

 

See also Newsletter 71.

Unid 2

16240 kHz 19-2 0850 UTC KNA KNA KNA 88568 88568 (x3)
KNA KNA KNA 79849 79849 (x3)
KNA KNA KNA 73396 73396 (x3)
messages every few minutes

Unid 3 (M??)

5230 kHz 17-02 1325 UTC ....
91859 91859 (rptd) (dashes for about 30 sec)
79579(x3) 12907(x3) 79579(x3) 12709(x3)
79579(x3) uses short zero, hand sent

Unid 4

4040 kHz 18-02 2050 UTC fm 485 349 for 904 155
fm 532 710 for 532 914
fm 485 695 for 485 349
etc.

 

Hand sent. Mode is FSK. 5201, 4925 and 4491 kHz have been used in 2003.

Unid "pip" stations

Last year a number of mysterious "pip" stations were reported; mainly from the Far East. Takashi and the Japan Utility Monitor both have reported a couple of these pip stations for the first time since months. They are possibly of Russian origin. Clues anyone???

2-second pip station can be heard on 3115, 5455, 8340, 10470 and 14425 kHz. 8340 kHz is on the air 24 hrs a day. The transmissions on 10470//14425 kHz start around 2300 UTC and sign off around 1030 UTC. 3115//5455 kHz start at ca. 1030 UTC and sign off at ca. 2300 UTC. Occasional "messages" are being sent, consisting of the letter of "Z", inverted "Z" (..--) or (----). Both are Cyrillic letters.

See also Newsletter 71 for more about pip stations.

The Iranian "tick" was heard on 14000 and 21000 kHz by Wolf. (See also N&O #69).

Unid "2"

Another oddity as reported by Takashi and Tomonori: an unid station transmitted a "2" every 30 secs on 10140.5 kHz in CW at 0822 UTC on 28 February.

See also Newsletter 71.

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