Hundred twenty-first edition of the N&O column / Spooks newsletter

(Date: September 2007)

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Utility round-up

Pirate beacons

A lot of reports this month. Thanks for that! Check for US based beacons also the website of the High Frequency Beacon Society at
http://highfrequencybeaconsociety.bravehost.com

"CO" has a new antenna that is broadside east-west and up 25 ft above the ground.

New beacons can be found on 4077 kHz ("MO") and 4096 kHz (6 dits + long dash).

Besides the new ones a lot of other beacons have been reported in the past few months. Here is the complete? list. Note that they are not always on the air and some have changed frequency. It is therefore possible that the same beacon is mentioned more than once.

Arizona : 2097.3 - A
  4079.0 - TMP...
5484.0 - TSN
8000.5 - S
 
Arkansas : 4028.1 - PA Oklahoma soon to be moved to Arkansas
  4094 - PA
 
California : 4060 - ?
  4089 - 80 dots p/m
4096.1 - dasher
4096.3 - dasher
4096.6 - dasher
4097.2 - 55 dashes p/m
4102.7 - W
4106 - slow dasher
5205.3 - 100 dots p/m
 
Colorado : 5678 - CO tests
  8189 - CO off air
14416.5 - CO
 
Connecticut : 13558 - HI
 
Florida : 4109 - dasher old freq
  4110.8 - dasher new freq
10236.7 - dasher
 
Oklahoma : 3450 - OK
  4077 - MO
4097 - 28 dashes p/m "Muse"
 
Oregon : 8211.7 - OR
 
Virginia : 4096 - 6 dits followed by a long dash
 
Washington : 5499.1 - dasher
 
Unid location : 8000 - dasher

Unids

Unid 1

Westt1us copied an unid morse station on 6220 kHz at 1312 UTC on 19-9. He writes

"It ended with "988172 988172 988172 TKPR TKPL VFY AR". The letters at the end may have been "Q" rather than "TK". The numbers were on long format (not cut).The same station was up again at 1300 UTC on 20-9 but too weak to copy. It was definitely sending numbers in 5 or 6 FGs."

Unid 2

The second one comes from Kristian. He heard an unid Slavic numbers station on 16303 kHz USB at 1454 UTC on 26-9. A male voice repeated "110001" (Adim, Adim, Noll, Noll, Noll, Adim).

Unid 3

The last one is from Eddy. He heard on 22-9 at 0647 UTC a numbers station in English on 14753 kHz. It had very poor audio and sounded like the Russian Man.

The station sent 5 figure groups.

If anyone can identify these stations, please mail me.


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