Eighty-ninth edition of the N&O column / Spooks newsletter

(Date: Sat, 04 Dec 2004 11:10:03 +0000)

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Morse stations

M16

Where is 8BY? The last log dates back to 14 August.

One of our correspondents in Corsica has been monitoring these guys during the past few years. He too reports silence on 8BY's frequencies
7668, 10248, 12075, 14931, 18415 and 20946 kHz.

Reports are most welcome.

See also Newsletter 90..

M21

Russian Air Defence with its typical =99 messages were on various freqs in October and November. It seems that the traffic load of M21 is gradually decreasing.

5201 and 7913.5 kHz in October Both ID "0"
3322, 4851.5, 4951.5, 5372 kHz in November ID "0"
5918.5 and 6823.5 kHz in November ID "9"

M21 variant

3301 kHz: PSNN with message.

See alse Newsletter 90.

M23

Igor has found M23 again. He observed it on 19558 kHz at 1000 UTC on 25 Nov in slow CW with call "951". The station signed off at 1010 UTC.

See alse Newsletter 110.

M41 WZD

A former „Nachrichtenoffizier“ (Communications officer) of the East German army (Nationale Volks Armee) supplied the following info via one of our correspondents. Vielen Dank, OM!

WZD was operated by the Air Defense Forces of the former GDR. This network collected and transmitted coordinates of the aircraft that were monitored by the observation stations. You can compare it with M21 (Russian Air Defense). The messages consisted of 20 characters sent via cable and RTTY. Cloaked versions of these messages were also transmitted as exercise messages in high speed CW (100 char/minute). As said, the format of the CW messages was different. They consisted of only 14 characters. Most probably they omitted the checksum and the codes for the QTH of the sender and the hit rate estimate. The latter was a computer generated code that contained information about the theoretical hit rate of their weapons systems.

See also Newsletter 95.

M53

Observed by Igor on 4625 kHz at 1630 UTC on 17 Nov.

vvv cq 619,782
vvv cq 619,782
vvv cq 619,782
vvv cq 619,782
vvv cq 619,782
vvv cq 619,782
vvv cq 619,782
vvv cq 619,782
vvv cq 619,782
vvv cq 782 cq 782 cq 782
hr hr 54 54 = =
73579 3t569 45t33 32573 61444 89t32 42754 15379 8465t 13176
21372 72778 98815 36t83 428t9 3t527 46529 7342t t9518 98237
683t7 14325 16894 52488 15219 t3585 32154 4t744 16362 25863
25378 21745 83433 73332 72835 th81
<pause>
t t t t t <dashes>
e e e e e e e e <dots>
t6815 46879 6tt4t 52472 728tt 8296t 25124 48819 42647 88981
42667 t5585 54933 526t8 2t487 33582 59282 72t21 91662
ar ar
rpt rpt
vvv cq 782 cq 782 cq 782
hr hr 54 54 = =
73579 3t569 45t33 32573 61444 89t32 42754 15379 8465t 13176
21372 72778 98815 36t83 428t9 3t527 46529 7342t t9518 98237
683t7 14325 16894 52488 15219 t3585 32154 4t744 16362 25863
25378 21745 83433 73332 72835 t6815 46879 6tt4t 52472 728tt
8296t 25124 48819 42647 88981 42667 t5585 54933 526t8 2t487
33582 59282 72t21 91662
ar ar
M53 is M40.

M62

3486 kHz: Slovak Military, Trencin.

B3ET B3ET B3ET = RNJ5 RNJ5 RNJ5 + (1-10/10-10 and 1-11/10-11)
J7XD J7XD J7XD = D3QK D3QK D3QK + (11-10/20-10 and 11-11/20-11)
QR2U QR2U QR2U = KP6F KP6F KP6F + (21-10/31-10 and 21-11/30-11)

 

Best time to catch one of the very rare msg is around 0630 UTC.

Sample: KP6F=QTC107=1 20 21 0831 107=QR2U=KP6F=5LGx20=for QR2U=KP6F

See also Newsletter 94.

M89

The famous Chinese naval markers are still very much alive and kicking.

See alse Newsletter 90.

MX – Cluster beacons & channel markers

Cluster beacons

D 4557.7, 5153.7, 7038.7, 8494.7, 10871.7, 13527.7, 16331.7, 20047.7 kHz
P 8494.8, 10871.8, 13527.8 kHz
C 4558, 7039, 8495, 10872, 13528, 16332 kHz
S 5153.9, 8494.9, 10871.9, 13527.9, 16331.9, 20047.9 kHz
F 7040.2, 13528.2, 16332.2 kHz
K 7040.3 kHz
M 7040.4, 13529.4, 16332.4 kHz

 

Cluster beacon "D" is reportedly also on spurious freqs 7000 and 7077.4 kHz, being 7038.7 kHz + and - 38.7 kHz. Odd.

Channel markers

F 8306 kHz
L 3202.8 and 4424.5 kHz. Also heard on 5203.6 kHz.
P 3167, 3291, 3649, 3699.5, 3877, 4043, 4050.8, 4476, 4550, 4828, 4899, 5982, 7000 kHz
R 4325.8, 5465.8 kHz
V 3658 kHz

 

See alse Newsletter 90.

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