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

(Date: May 2007)

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Utility round-up

Unid stations

Our Russian friend Igor copied unid beacon "H" on 8580 kHz. It was followed by a Chinese MFSK-4 100/500Hz burst.

Fritz found the following numbers station on 10-05 at 1435 UTC on 9361 kHz. The transmission ended at 1440 UTC. Mode ICW, auto sent, short zeroes.

The station sent 5FGs followed by == 368 368 50 50 000 (very long and spaced zeroes). This one was VERY fast, faster than M24 that sometimes uses this freq. Can anyone identify this station?

Jim found an unid morse station on 3549.8 kHz on 30 May at 1630 UTC. It seems to be on the air almost daily and has been heard at various times. It is sending mixed letters/figures/punctuation. No id noted so far. More info is greatly appreciated.

Jammers

Many countries are still jamming broadcasts from dissident groups or foreign countries. I have included a list of China's fire dragon frequencies but it is probably not complete.

China

Music jammer frequencies (firedragon in kHz)

6030 6085 6090 6105 6110 6145 6150 7105
7130 7150 7160 7185 7190 7200 7255 7260
7270 7280 7310 7330 7355 7365 7445 7470
7500 7540 9350 9355 9365 9370 9410 9415
9450 9455 9510 9530 9540 9545 9555 9575
9580 9605 9610 9615 9635 9660 9670 9680
9745 9780 9805 9845 9850 9855 9865 9875
9905 9910 9955 11520 11550 11590 11605 11635
11640 11665 11690 11695 11700 11705 11710 11715
11740 11750 11760 11765 11775 11780 11785 11795
11805 11825 11830 11840 11885 11895 11915 11925
11935 11945 11965 11975 11980 11990 12015 12025
12040 12085 13610 13625 13670 13675 13715 13725
13740 13760 13765 13775 13790 13825 13830 15130
15135 15150 15165 15225 15245 15250 15265 15270
15285 15290 15320 15330 15385 15390 15430 15465
15490 15495 15510 15525 15530 15585 15665 15685
15795 17310 17330 17350 17510 17545 17550 17560
17565 17615 17630 17640 17685 17695 17705 17730
17765 17780 17855 17880 18160 18180 21500 21660
21690 21705  

Cuba

Iran

Iraq

Libya

Morocco

North Korea

North Korea has resumed jamming short wave radio broadcasts from outside the country after a break of several months. Pyongyang began stepping up its jamming of independent and dissident broadcasts from the Echo of Hope, Voice of America, Radio Free Asia, Free North Korea Radio, Open Radio for North Korea, and Radio Free Chosun on May 11.

Zimbabwe

Drift net beacons

Drift net beacons are widely reported on MW and 28 MHz. I have never heard them on 26 MHz so I was pleasantly surprised when I read Alex's logs. Alex comments

"QTH probably Atlantic or Western Mediterranean. Propagation on 11 meters was to France and Spain."

The beacons send a 10-seconds-dash, followed by CW-ID every 1 min 45 sec.

Frequencies and callsigns:

26629.9 IZB   26640.2 EUR   26665.3 EUR
26684.9 AD1 26710.1 EUR 26720.4 BVI
26725.3 FDK 26725.3 LCS 26725.4 LCA
26730.3 EUR 26755.2 EUR 26760.0 AD1
26760.2 FDK 26790.1 EUR 26820.1 ADO
26825.0 EUR 26829.9 FISH 26870.0 GRL
26879.8 EUR 26935.3 FDK 26939.7 AD1
26939.8 VTN 26950.0 PAR 26965.0 VTN
26965.2 ORP 26974.8 EUR 26980.0 VTN
26995.0 PAR 27030.0 EUR  

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