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

(Date: January 2008)

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Utility round-up

Mystery "Ä" station

Yet another log of this mystery station. See also N&O 114 and 115.

Logged by Jim.

Jammers

The Chinese Fire Dragon jammer has been reported on the following frequencies:
7130, 7180, 7185, 7365, 7445, 7515, 9355, 9455, 9495, 9530, 9555, 9670, 9680, 9905, 9930, 10135, 11520, 11550, 11600, 11765, 11785, 11925, 11975, 12145, 13625, 13715, 13725, 13830, 14260, 15510, 17330, 17550, 17555, 17560, 17685, 18160, 21660 kHz.

Pirate beacons

This month's reports:

Solar powered beacon "W" on 8188.7 kHz is now on 24/7 with the addition of a battery.

Logs:

3450.0 OK - Pirate beacon from Oklahoma
4078.0 MO - Pirate beacon from Oklahoma
4079.0 TMP - Temperature beacon in Mojave Desert repeating TMP45
4089.2 Dasher
4102.7 W - The wind beacon, sent W & series of dits corresponding to wind at beacon's location in Mojave Desert
4111.5 Dasher
8188.7 W
10237.8 Dasher from Oklahoma
10245.4 Dasher

 

Pirate station

Commander Bunny (WBNY) is still active and was heard on 17-1 at 0035 UTC on 6925.1 kHz. He played music & comments re Commander Bunny running for president.

Unid 8GAL

An interesting logs was posted by Glenn Hauser. He writes

"UNIDENTIFIED. I have been hearing a CW marker any day I check, on approximately 6075 kHz at 1400-1401 UT. Although slow speed, copy has been difficult due to QRM. On January 8 I got the entire message without doubt:

VVV CQ CQ CQ DE 8GAL 8GAL K

This follows immediately the time signal from the Radio Rossii broadcast transmitter on 6075 kHz from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatka which is closing down. Sometimes the CW message, or part of it, is modulated by that station`s open carrier, depending on how quickly they turn it off.

I find this intriguing because 8GAL operates on a very regular schedule, has never been noticed at any other time, and is right smack dab in the middle of an exclusive(?) broadcast band. The 8A-sequence belongs to Indonesia in TU callsign prefix allocations, but this is more likely a tactical call having nothing to do with Indonesia, although propagationally possible.

Searching on 8GAL and on 6075 kHz produces zero hits on the 12K+ messages accumulated in the UDXF yg, although sometimes I wonder how exhaustive yg searches are. Nor on recent ITU monitoring reports. Nor is searching the web for 8GAL productive since that leads to thousands of items with 8-gallon capacity! Any help on identifying the source of this would be very welcome. 73, Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, USA"

I guess that this is a military station from Eastern Europe, Glenn. Deutsche Welle is S9+ here and it is impossible to hear Radio Rossii at my location. Can anyone check the frequency starting 1400 UTC and report the results on UDXF?

Unid

This one was submitted by Igor who writes:

"On Russian site Radioscanner.ru I found interesting FSK signal with parameters: FSK-2 100 Bd/750Hz shift. Text is very like Polish Number station with 77777/11111 group. Maybe sequence in begin 01001120112011201120112 is 4F call "0112"

01001120112011201120112
88888 88888 37794 06992 79054
31926 82349 65845 11015 01783
17931 45907 76333 02961 02563
92984 31115 03105 15594 83196
90858 53092 48805 40119 38352
54909 79197 46241 60972 34493
73079 42491 26852 59059 88888
88888 00036 00036

If you can identify this station, please let us know.


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