Seventy-fourth edition of the N&O column / Spooks newsletter

(Date: Sat, 03 Jul 2004 20:51:47 +0000)

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MX

Channel marker "R" : 4325.8, 5153.8 kHz
Channel marker "V" : 3658 kHz
Channel marker "F" : 3798.5, 4315 kHz.
This is not the Vladivostok beacon but a marker from Europe, probably from Gdynia in Poland. The marker has been noted on a number of occasions during the past few years, always on 3 or 4 MHz frequencies. This month the station popped up on 10-12 June. We are still trying to get a fix on the station for a positive identification. Your help is appreciated.
   

 

Cluster beacons:

"S" : 5153.9, 7038.9, 10871.9, 13527.9, 16331.9 kHz
"F" : 5154.2, 8495.2, 10872.2, 13528.2, 16332.2 kHz
"K" : 8495.3, 16332.3 kHz
"M" : 5154.4, 8495.4, 10872.4, 16332.4 kHz
See also Newsletter 75.

M03C

9179 kHz 1330 UTC 3-6 : 184/34 R5 == 5FGx34 == msg rptd === 0 0 0
See also Newsletter 104.

M10

5077 kHz 23-6 1912 UTC ID 919/37
5738 kHz 14-6 2110 UTC in progress
5738 kHz 16-6 2100 UTC ID 688/29
6781 kHz 2-6 0555 UTC in progress
8143 kHz 31-5 1930 UTC ID 579/35
7380 kHz 31-5 1415 UTC ID 814/23 081/28
13405 kHz 6-6 1530 UTC ID 774/22 432/31

 

See also Newsletter 91.

M12

6782 kHz 1-6 1600 UTC ID 749/141
7657 kHz 1-6 1620 UTC in progress
9164 kHz 27-5 1830 UTC in progress
See also Newsletter 108.

M13

03-06 Thu 2000 UTC 13257 kHz 253 (R5) BT 240 23 BT
04-06 Fri 2000 UTC 13257 kHz 253 (R5) BT 240 23 BT
04-06 Fri 2145 UTC 6933 kHz 757 (R5) BT 262 2. BT
05-06 Sat 0400 UTC 8677 kHz 284 (r5) BT 237 24 BT
06-06 Sun 1900 UTC 12325 kHz 261 (R5) BT 281 21 BT
06-06 Sun 2000 UTC 12325 kHz 261 (R5) BT 281 21 BT
        (rpt of 1900 UTC on 12325 kHz)
10-06 Thu 2000 UTC 13158 kHz 714 (R5) BT 237 22 BT
21-06 Mon 1900 UTC 11612 kHz 517 (R5) BT 242 21 BT
21-06 Mon 2000 UTC 11612 kHz 517 (R5) BT 242 21 BT
22-06 Tue 1900 UTC 11612 kHz 517 (R5) BT 242 21 BT
22-06 Tue 2000 UTC 11612 kHz 517 (R5) BT 242 21 BT
        (rpt of 1900 UTC on 11612 kHz)

 

See alse Newsletter 90.

M14

Reported on 11070 kHz, on 23-6 at 1535 UTC, in progress. Ends with: 549 549 130 130 0 0 0 0 0

See alse Newsletter 90.

M18

Still on 4503 kHz

See also Newsletter 75.

M21

5221.5 and 5772 kHz id "0"
9222 kHz id "3"
3809.5 kHz id "8"

 

See also Newsletter 75.

M22

The usual bunch, also heard in June: 2680, 2800, 4241, 4331, 5159, 7379, 8103, 10046, 12984 kHz.

See also Newsletter 75.

M23

Copied by Hans-Peter on 12880 kHz at 1009 UTC (2-6), sending "951" till 1010 UTC. Possibly M23.

See also Newsletter 89.

M51

Frequencies date time
4440//4885 9-6 1920 UTC
4481 27-5 1540 UTC
4498//5018 21-6 1541 UTC
4582//6849 15-6 2130 UTC
4769//5925 24-6 0735 UTC
4769//5925 22-6 1510 UTC
5018 17-6 2125 UTC
5018//4498 24-6 0930 UTC
5055//5314 26-5 1530 UTC
5055//5314 27-5 0625 UTC
5121 31-5 1410 UTC
5121//5905 1-6 1525 UTC
5121//5905 2-6 0610 UTC
5127 16-6 2110 UTC
5192//5377 22-6 1500 UTC
5192//5377 23-6 1510 UTC
5192//5377 24-6 0620 UTC
5262 26-5 0600 UTC
5337//5374 24-6 1507 UTC
5474 10-6 2130 UTC
5838//5893 31-5 1350 UTC
5838 2-6 1640 UTC
5838 8-6 2100 UTC
5905//5121 1-6 1525 UTC
5905//5121 2-6 0610 UTC
6914//6975 1-6 1350 UTC
6914//6975 3-6 1507 UTC
6945 31-5 1500 UTC
See also Newsletter 75.

M62

3485 kHz 1-6/10-6 B3ET B3ET B3ET = RNJ5 RNJ5 RNJ5 + QSA 0/1
3485 kHz 11-6/20-6 J7XD J7XD J7XD = D3QK D3QK D3QK + QSA 0/1
3485 kHz 21-6/30-6 QR2U QR2U QR2U = KP6F KP6F KP6F + QSA 0/1
1732 kHz again not heard this month.

 

See also Newsletter 75.

M89

"V LA5S LA5S LA5S DE NH8T NH8T" on 4874, 5383, 7300, 7307, 7310, 8042 kHz
"V MW4D MW3D MW3D DE 2SLC 2SLC" on 3330//4440 and 5588//7074 kHz
"V BFR7 BFR7 BFR7 DE 4XML 4XML" on 5588, 10820, 10822 kHz
"V IBEH IBEH IBEH DE L4FC L4FC" on 6508.2, 9343.5, 9349.7 kHz
"V CP17 CP17 CP17 DE L9CC L9CC" on 7079.4, 7052.2, 7060.2, 7083.2, 9267, 9437 kHz.

 

The above mentioned stations have been around for years. Although not confirmed (yet) it is believed that this is a Chinese naval network. Extensive direction finding activities have pinpointed the transmitter sites near Guangzhou, Qingdao and the Dalian/Lushan areas. These areas strengthen the impression that the navy is involved. Qingdao is the HQ of China's North Sea Fleet, while Lushan is another major base of the North Sea Fleet and Dalian is one of the largest training facilities of the navy. Guangzhou is one of the largest bases of the South Sea Fleet.

L9CC, NH8T, 2SLC seem to originate from the Dalian/Lushan area; 4XML from Qingdao and L4FC from Guanghzou. It is however quite possible that all callsigns are being transmitted via all stations. We cannot ignore the possibility that there are more transmitter sites than these three.

See also Newsletter 75.

M93

There seems to be a pattern, at least the first two Thursdays of every other month at 1100, 1300 and 2100 UTC.

April 14377 kHz
May ???
June 14977 kHz

 

It seems that the station has a great liking for a 14x77 frequency.

Log:

14977 kHz 1845-1900 UTC 3 June Morse 20 wpm. 5FGs (non cut #s) traffic. No discernible postamble.

 


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