Hundred thirty-seventh edition of the N&O column / Spooks newsletter

(Date: February 2009)

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Utility round-up

South Korean intelligence (tentative)

Mode: MCW

5715 1301 01-2 id : 1017(?)
5715 1300 02-2 id : 1017
5115 1400 05-2 id : 3539, 33 5FG
5715 1402 12-2      
5715 1501 15-2      
5115 1400 21-2 id : 3539
5715 1401 22-2 id : 1014
5115 1430 22-2 id : 303
5115 1330 23-2 id : 815
5715 1400 23-2      
5115 1430 23-2 id : 303
4500 1401 27-2      
5115 1300 28-2 id : 2010
5715 1500 28-2 id : 521

All copied by Tomonori. Thanks my friend.

Unid 3343 kHz

Greg posted this unid to UDXF. He writes that the 3343 kHz MWKJ emissions are an unique utility SWL experience. The station often sends 5fg msg's using a hand key at the top of the hour. Marker/beacon tape during two 10 minute slots each hour; from 20 to 30 minutes and 50-00 minutes each hour.

Unid "72727" net

An interesting net operating from an yet unknown location is puzzling dxers in the Pacific Northwest (USA/Canada). DFs are most welcome so that the location of the stations can be determined. I received a number of samples and logs of this net. If anyone can help to identify, please contact me.

Characteristics:

Sample callsigns:
DLPW, V4NT, 6EAQ, BLMS, HB8Z, 6IDB, QZPF, IYTR, LTMN, FEGZ, YAGR, MJKM, ZUK4.

Sample messages:

de hb8z bt 76550 1404 25 765 bt
72727 89629 11344 29361 18286 81921 38100 21260 08328 86099 bt
98529 10938 41773 18049 82200 33362 86141 80110 30778 35749 bt
43491 55472 63850 63012 72523 92654 78821 63972 40031 20864 bt
94146 52780 53725 78681 00378 22156 52779 73891 09157 23439 bt
77750 54502 14790 81652 49910 43403 13949 05479 99709 14049 k

bt bt de qzpf r 765 k
ok as
765 k
ok qru k
r k
de 6idb r 765 k

ok bt 58240 14042 5582 bt
72727 77386 41067 86872 76542 76625 86236 34688 89470 26931 bt
04450 62074 11718 01636 25507 43282 05813 64334 81775 28767 bt
24855 35108 33209 63573 57580 16868 79126 18645 48389 34775 bt
89008 68931 62201 67705 35110 94576 99336 12555 39784 14039 k

bt bt de qz.g rpt p. . k
bt 58240 140425 582 k
bt rpt 26 k
bt 16186 k
... qzpf r 582 k
ok as k
de 6idb 582 k
ok as k

bt 69340 140425 693 bt
72727 95047 86360 03685 34229 52657 41598 96386 51824 55262 bt
34485 24987 80755 62978 53362 26390 87235 06002 36781 64387 bt
01372 16030 06058 26924 99699 67306 02264 06418 72729 19467 bt
93442 08625 36553 46708 20029 85376 02635 74945 89014 14039 k

bt bt de qzpf r 693 k
ok as k
de 6idb r 693 k
ok bt bt
71440 140425 714 bt
72727 05398 19661 53633 82975 33223 59355 10139 54529 54529 10123 bt
01646 33771 57036 39293 44013 73242 65817 96502 04185 82837 bt
40241 11040 23097 41603 21986 81094 61151 93325 28159 77768 bt
80956 09012 71695 02981 45146 62508 98995 94682 31731 14039 k

bt bt de qzpf r 714 k
ok k

qru k
r k
de 6idb r 714 k
ok qru k
r k

vvv bt ltmn de iytr
qtc k
qrv k
bt bt 78950 26248 789 bt bt
72727 06582 48938 64740 16474 02527 40243 23088 34421 43347 bt bt
11619 87449 56761 55140 98934 48290 95594 03621 06739 16660 bt bt
11793 81074 27941 69118 487 e e e e  gr 35 aa bt bt
48773 11734 01562 81300 70402 07210 bt bt
19015 27803 05518 57392 40557 77931 84547 92156 54870 82558 bt bt
73738 26030 17499 15736 33962 81240 49982 69202 38077 26049 bt bt
r ? k
rpt ?

vvv k
rpt k
bt de ltmn r 789 k
ok qtc k
qrv k
bt bt 45650 26024 9456 bt bt
72727 74601 23725 40433 02006 48280 01978 33996 01024 79067 bt bt
72330 93060 10878 12916 65218 75706 28617 03365 18278 23037 bt bt
72369 67557 77877 32096 72573 28082 44616 25354 17793 14786 bt bt
91476 18359 18902 45213 54965 32227 19849 26294 60734 30061 bt bt
45428 77596 09824 09508 54435 25403 41322 76608 71701 19242 bt bt
r ? k
de ltmn r 45 k
ok qru k
r k

Unid numbers 5475 kHz

Michel from France copied on 18-2 at 2232 UTC an unid numbers station on 5475 kHz. The language sounded Russian. A man was reading the message.

Unid =50= net

Already mentioned in earlier editions of N&O. Still an unknown net but possibly originating from Russia or the Ukraine . Heard on 6776 kHz in RTTY-ITA2/50/500 mode. 5FG messages with "=50=" separator. Info is much appreciated.

Satellite news & logs

NOAA's newest weather satellite NOAA-19 has been launched on 6 February. The satellite transmits APT on 137.9125 MHz. The beacon is on 137.77 MHz.

NOAA now has again 4 working APT satellites.

Satellite Frequency Mode
NOAA 15 137.5000 MHz APT
NOAA 17 137.6200 MHz APT
NOAA 18 137.1000 MHz APT
NOAA 19 137.9125 MHz APT

The TLE for the NOAA-19 are

1 33591U 09005A 09037.47464079 -.00000043 00000-0 00000+0 0 16
2 33591 098.7318 346.7380 0015655 243.2097 116.8530 14.10795454 03

MHz UTC Date Satellite Mode Remarks
149.9700 1911 28-2 Cosmos 2407 RTTY  
262.9125 1921 28-2 Gonets D1-9 GMSK data + id beep
244.5125 1932 28-2 Cosmos 2400 GMSK data + id beep
262.9125 2012 28-2 Gonest D1-7   id bliep
137.5000 1531 28-2 NOAA 15 APT weather chart
137.6200 1141 28-2 NOAA 17 APT weather chart
137.1000 1231 28-2 NOAA 18 APT weather chart
137.9125 1301 28-2 NOAA 19 APT weather chart
262.4000 2020 28-2 Gonets D1-5 GMSK data
264.7500 2034 28-2 Gonets D1-4 GMSK data
244.5125 2046 28-2 Cosmos 2401   id beep
244.5125 2046 28-2 Cosmos 2386   id beep
244.5125 2054 28-2 Cosmos 2385   id beep
262.9125 2059 28-2 Gonets D1-6 GMSK data + id beep
244.5125 2109 28-2 Cosmos 2390   id beep
244.5125 2109 28-2 Cosmos 2391   id beep
244.5125 2109 28-2 ???   id beep
263.0875 2121 28-2 Gonets D1-1 GMSK data
244.5125 2135 28-2 Cosmos 2400 + unid   id beep on 05 en 34 sec
244.5125 2203 28-2 Cosmos 2408   id beep on 17 sec
149.9700 2213 28-2 Cosmos 2414 RTTY  
149.9850 1550 01-3 OSCAR-25   data

Driftnet beacons

Frequency Callsign Comments
1748.04 40KZ ID+3 dash x3, repeats cycle every 4 minutes
1763.0 MR904 3x with long dash, every 3 minutes. about 10 WPM.
1913.0 4OGJ 3x with long dash. every 3 minutes.
1914.0 VQ31 3x with long dash. every 3 minutes.
1918.0 4MXE 3x with long dash. every 4 minutes. about 5 WPM
1937.0 5AOZ 3x with long dash. every 3 minutes. about 7 WPM
2032.9 4HXA 3x with long dash. every 3 minutes. about 5 WPM
2176.0 4PAJ 3x with long dash every 4 minutes. about 7 WPM
2158.0 SC6 continuous, with very long dash. about 5 WPM
2287.0 4OEG 3x with log dash. every 3 minutes. about 5 WPM

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