Hundred fourth edition of the N&O column / Spooks newsletter

(Date: Mon, 06 Mar 2006 19:59:12 +0100)

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Morse stations

MX

Cluster beacons

Note:
The 3 MHz freqs were also noted on 1 kHz lower than usual during a couple of days.

Channel markers

See also Newsletter 105.

M01

M01 is often reported in our Logs Section. Igor submitted the transcript of the transmission on 6857 kHz, 1108 UTC on 7 February. Note that some of the groups were sent once and that one group consisted of only 4 figures. Cut zero's.

952 952 952 (rp0d)
119 119 30 30 = =
26832 26832 40759 40759 55545 55545 09283 09283 30413 30413
76385 7_385 51894 _____ 19889 _____ 41017 41017 91371 91371
07465 07465 54413 54413 28889 28889 27782 27782 44602 44602
52311 52311 33440 33440 37656 37656 06862 06862 21503 21503
26129 26129 80035 80035 04325 04325 15912 15912 12348 12348
05816 05816 4744 4744 67464 67464 57274 57274 04826 04826
28176 28176
= = 119 119 30 30
000

See also Newsletter 107.

M03

From Mike comes the following transcript of a M03c transmission. Copied on 9 Feb at 1000 UTC on 10384 kHz.

971/33 971/33 971/33 971/33 971/33 = =
77777 77777 71636 91040 08182 88279 54571 09434 97549 16145
69259 10738 98766 72558 87251 01709 65605 01358 77621 52103
43804 90975 56225 84738 40102 13365 49128 36351 45282 32962
06116 77777 77777 = =
000

See also Newsletter 136.

M13

Mark copied the following transmission of M13 on 1 Feb at 2330 UTC on a new frequency in February: 5887 kHz.

474 (R5) BT 257 21 =
10683 34008 03100 26658 27078
25733 03659 21240 26604 03311
44445 24588 59994 27459 22044
36224 58407 36305 28444 09487
27188 =
474 (R1) BT 257 21 =
10683 34008 03100 26658 27078
25733 03659 21240 26604 03311
44445 24588 59994 27459 22044
36224 58407 36305 28444 09487
27188 =
000

See also Newsletter 105.

M21

PVO was reported on a number of frequencies with it's usual time strings and plots.

4951.6 kHz, Id: 0

5873.0 kHz, Id: 8

6918.5 kHz, Id: 9

  • =99?1716?9?????
  • =1140?30248487
  • =2278890109071
  • See also M41.

    See also Newsletter 105.

    M22

    4XZ is still active with morse transmissions on 3 frequencies: 2680, 4331 and 6379 kHz. Mainly VVV strings, coded weather and coded messages.

    See also Newsletter 105.

    M31 French military

    One of the last of its kind: FDG. Heard on 4042.5, 4923, 7960 kHz with "VVV VVV VVV VVV VVV DE FDG FDG FDG AR"

    See also Newsletter 105.

    M41

    Frequency: 4959 kHz

    Note:

    Re N&O #103. The M21 variant that KPY2 heard on 4959 was actually M41. YMG8 is one of its c/s. (Fritz)

    See also Newsletter 105.

    M62

    Fritz sent me a note on 15-2 in which he writes that he has heard M62 for the first time since November 2005.

    The frequency is 5232 kHz. This used to be 3486 kHz.

    Message: QWD8 QWD8 QWD8 +

    Klaus copied a transmission on 4687.9 kHz that most probably was sent by M62: "C8FC C8FC C8FC +"

    See also Newsletter 106.

    M89

    The most active Chinese military station, callsign L9CC, has been logged on a number of frequencies last month.

    V CP17 CP17 CP17 DE L9CC L9CC on 3551.4, 7000, 7029.5, 7057.8, 7063, 7065, 7082, 7084, 7089.4 kHz

    See also Newsletter 105.

    New Cuban station?

    Tom Sevart sent us a note on 2 February in which he says:

    "I had the unid station on 7975 at 1623Z this morning sending long numbers. The station was transmitting in MCW so was easy copy in AM mode. The signal was about an S5 in Kansas with fading, but I managed to copy 225 groups before it abruptly stopped in the middle of the next group. My guess is that this station might be for training of some sort. It sure was a marathon copying session and one I haven't done since my military days."

    Mark Slaten has heard the station two days before Tom did and writes:

    "7595 kHz, 1600 UTC, 30 Jan, 424 5FGs. The station started on the hour with a single 44621 then a pause of maybe 10 seconds and then started into sets of 10 5FGs. The first 2 numbers were 44621 62561 the first fits in with the initial number. The 5FGs continued in sets of 10 with a short pause after every 10. Half way through the 43rd set of two the transmission finished with 3059 after 50 minutes.

    In the middle of the body of the message 44621 62561 was repeated there were 15 10FGs between them. These numbers were immediately followed by 69928 27589 there then appear to be 24 sets of 10 numbers before 69928 27589 shows up again. Those numbers are immediately followed by 54200 86283. These 2 numbers appeared earlier in the 22nd of the 24 sets of 10 mentioned above.

    The morse code appeared on this frequency on Friday and at least once in the previous week. The last 2 happen to have coincided with what should have been the first of a new set of numbers on the V02a schedule.

    Anyone have any ideas on this one? I am not sure of the day, so check out all this week if you can. Thanks."


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