ENIGMA 2000 Newsletter - Issue 13

November 2002
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Selected voice stations

ENIGMA 2000 are always pleased to receive the unknowns and oddities from the 'ether' but we are particularly pleased to notify the readership of an addition to AF's family log [and no doubt a very strong vocal emitter] as:

1742z 04/10 [at 3710grams weight and just 51cm long is capable of very strong emissions within the audio spectrum OM/GG]. Congrats to AF and XYL .

 

Interesting amateur activity most evenings on several spot frequencies in the 5MHz band, around 5,270 - 5,420 kHz, USB mode; apparently these are stations which have been given special permission by means of a "Notice of variation" of their class A licence to use these frequencies; however, it is said that this is not going to be another band for the hams to use but has to do with the most serious purposes of the State. The stations exchange reports in the "SINPO" format often used by short wave listeners rather than the "Readability and Strength" method usually employed by amateur stations. I have heard the view expressed that all this is to test out the suitability of this part of the spectrum for use as an emergency inter - U.K. Civil Defence communications network in the event of a terrorist attack knocking out the more usual modes of communication and that the whole exercise is being monitored and controlled by the Ministry of Defence. Certainly one or two of the amateur operators seem to have a military bearing about them and of course the Cadet Force stations use similar frequencies and could no doubt integrate with this set - up if required to do so. [See also 'British Radio System Rubbish !' in the News and Items of Interest section]. Tnx PoSW.

[The frequencies referred to are 'spot' freqs and are shown on p44 of September's 'Radcom' as 5260, 5280, 5290, 5400 and 5405kHz. They are available as 3kHz wide channels and can only be used on USB, meaning that the transmitter should be tuned 1.5kHz lower].

E05 activity has been at an all time low for several weeks now and I thought that perhaps the network was being run down and maybe some other form of communication was being phased in, such as a system based on secure satellite phones to enable the guys at Langley Virginia to send messages to their agents. However, on Monday 2 - September two new schedules were noted, 1900z on 8,085 // 9,219 kHz and again at 2100z on 6,950 // 7,585 kHz. These are frequencies much used by Cynthia in the past and were all good signals. The call/count was the same on both transmissions, 221/133. Both transmissions were also heard on the following day so there might be a daily schedule starting up here, a bit like the 210/100 transmissions which ran for such a long time earlier this year. Perhaps there are other sendings earlier in the day. It is reasonable to suppose that E05 might become more active over the next few weeks in connection with the forthcoming events in the Middle East.

PoSW continues in October, noting, E05, a.k.a. Cynthia, is firmly established with schedules at 1900z on 8,085 // 9,219 kHz and again at 2100z on 6,950 // 7,585 kHz with the same message. This schedule is on daily including Saturday and Sunday. The same message has also been noted at 0800z on 10,527 // 13,996 kHz and at 1200z on 13,450 // 16,090 kHz but have only been heard Mondays to Fridays, not at weekends. This is exactly as observed earlier in the year when the same schedules ran and the message was always 210/100. Currently the message changes weekly, usually on a Tuesday. The 0800z and 1200z schedules have become very poor signals in the last few weeks and even the 1900z and 2100z transmissions have been very variable in strength; the contrast between 8,085 kHz, usually strong, and 9,219 kHz, frequently just as weak, is often a feature of the 1900z sending. Otherwise, E05 continues much as before One other bit of excitement concerning Cynthia;- the Saturday 1400z transmission on 18,617 // 19,622 kHz - the schedule which vanishes for weeks at a time - showed up on 12 - Oct, the first time for a couple of months at least.

Also noted;- E05 related data transmissions. Noted on weekdays, not Saturdays or Sundays, data transmissions of the fast FSK variety at 0740z on 12,197 // 15,822 kHz, as with E05 the carriers often on at least half an hour beforehand. This data transmission schedule was also noted earlier in the year at the same time as the 210/100 E05 transmissions were running and ended in May when the 210/100 finished. Also noted, the other type of E05 data transmission, a different mode, i.e. a pulse type noise - difficult to describe but unmistakable when heard - noted at 2000z on 9,090 kHz on Sundays in September with an S9+ signal, still on in October but when heard on the 13th was a much weaker signal.

Something noted on Saturday 14 - September at 1203z;- a strong carrier with audio tone on 7,585 kHz - a receiver had been left on this frequency from the 2100z E05 the previous evening; a quick check of past known E05 frequencies found similar signals on 11,564 and 6,891 kHz so perhaps transmitters were being tested with a view to further transmissions in the near future - although so far I have not heard anything on 6,891 or 11,564. [Tnx PoSW]. E05 section to illustrates the increase in signals.

Two interesting items via 'C':

'C' tells us about a net on 5863 kHz - USB BRITISH/American accents

Sample - Oscar 2 Zero to Sierra 12 Bravo - Sierra 11 Alpha. Message : QMZJIBFNEAAHVYO Foxtrot X-ray 6 on way to location 6 India, Tasking Sierra 32 Charlie.

Also, weak VVV often in background and occasional ALE transmission. Oscar 4 zero has America accent. All sound as if in UK Control station is Zero. Heard as early as 1700z and continues to at least 2000z. Long gaps sometimes.

This is a mil station and listed as such, by freq, in Ferrell's 'Confidential Frequency Listing' . There was probably an exercise on as MKL was also reported to us on 6700kHz. A check revealed that the station is indeed mil in origin and actually sent on 6697kHz. Signal strengths at all times, from various locations GB exceeded S9+. [R5, Good readable].

'C' also mentions that he had just heard another very strong Czech YL station:

7745kHz 1832z Thursday 12/09 [in prog Konec Konec]

 

and asks if it was: S29?

This takes us onto the discovery of a potential UNID:

On 17/09 "Tom" <swler007@yahoo.com> was tuning across 6MHz and heard a strong carrier on 6945kHz around 0151z. "All of a sudden this female voice came on reading off blocks of numbers. It was not Spanish, I couldn't identify the language.

Format was sort of like this: 1 group of 3 numbers repeated 3 times
  1 group of 3 numbers repeated 4 times
1 group of 2 numbers repeated 1 time

 

After this was repeated again and again the "message" begun. Of interest after the message ended there was a long carrier up for about an hour. On 6944kHz there must of been a band opening because there was some sort of Spanish broadcast station fading in and with it came V02, it faded back out quickly and it was gone. "[Tnx Tom].

The answer is provided in DoKent's excellent analysis of this recently heard station, 'S10D or S17C?. The definitive article. Includes M08a and M10 too!' can be found at the start of the Slavic stations section.

Clock changes

November is a difficult time for knowing what will happen as the clocks change back to UTC [GMT/z]. Gert has kindly sent in a very useful short list predicting the habits of certain stations at the change.

[Tnx Gert]

Now onto the listings:

Frequencies preceded by 'c' have been taken from an analogue receiver.

E03/E03a

Apart from the regulations concerning the reception of wireless stations within Great Britain advice on reporting intelligence matters also exists in the form of DA notices.

Whoever the messages, from E03/E03a, are aimed at ENIGMA 2000 has no wish to 'advertise' the existence of these stations to those who may not support the best interests of Great Britain, or its representatives abroad. Although we are unable to stop discussion of E03/E03a, ENIGMA 2000 will remain aloof from any such discussion and will not be including reports or analysis on E03/E03a.

E05

Comparing the early reports of this station with those in the last newsletter it is apparent that there is much more activity with E05 than we have been seeing. Exactly what the reason is for this increase is not forthcoming although some interested monitors have mentioned that the sabre rattling against Iraq by Mr Bush may have some bearing. PoSW's notes from his September log reflects this sudden change in message volume, 'The American accent station has been at an all time low level of activity during the late summer.

2-Sept-02 Monday 1900z 8,085 9,219 kHz A NEW E05 SCHEDULE! Carriers noted on both frequencies at 1846z while searching for evidence of the 1900z sending of the First Monday in the Month G06 transmission (found on 8,170 kHz). Strong signals on both frequencies, calling "221", "Count";- "133". However, this transmission soon developed problems; at 1912z; 2 minutes into the 3 + 2 format numbers Cynthia vanished and rapid pips of tone came on for a minute or so. The voice then returned with "Count 133" and started again. At approx. 1925z 8,085 kHz became very weak and went off. The rapid pips came up gain on 9,219, then 8,085 came back on with "Count 133" and into numbers again at 1928z. "End" at 1940 : 30 seconds z.
2104z 6,950 7,585 kHz // found a few minutes later on 7,585 kHz, good signal on both frequencies, 221/133, same as heard earlier.
2200z 6,960 9,090 kHz strong signals on both frequencies, QRM from another numbers station which we are not allowed to mention, 368/125.
3-Sept-02 Tuesday 1900z 8,085 9,219 kHz both strong, 221/133, as yesterday.
2100z 6,950 7,585 kHz both strong, 221/133, again, as yesterday
  and;-
2100z 6,970 8,110 kHz upper sideband suppressed carrier, - nice!, both strong signals, this schedule was first noticed on Christmas Day 2001, by the way; 517/166.'

 

AnonUK sends his general log for E05 to illustrate the increase in traffic from this station:

E05 Logs September 2002

Day Time F 1 F 2 ID C ID C ID C ID C
Sun       1   8   15   22  
  1200 13906 15732 397 201 M M 143 199 609 194
1500 14739 16198 325 215 325 215 780 215 780 215
1800 11072 13465 M M N N N N N N
1900 8085 9219 221 133 221 133 246 181 228 203
2100 6950 7585 221 133 221 133 246 181 228 203
Mon       2   9   16   23  
  0800 10527 13996 221 133 246 181 246 181 228 203
1200 13450 16090 M M 246 181 246 181 228 203
1900 8085 9219 221 133 246 181 246 181 228 203
2100 6950 7585 221 133 246 181 246 181 228 203
Tue       3   10   17   24  
  0800 10527 13465 M M 246 181 228 203 273 166
1200 13450 16090 M M 246 181 M M 273 166
1500 14739 16198 325 215 325 215 780 215 780 215
1900 8085 9219 221 133 246 181 M M 273 166
2100 6970 8110 517 166 271 139 317 201 432 195
2100 6950 7585 221 133 246 181 228 203 273 166
Wed       4   11   18   25  
  0800 10527 13996 M M 246 181 228 203 273 166
1200 13450 16090 221 133 246 181 228 203 273 166
1600 14739 16198 N N 246 181 N N 907 187
1900 8085 9219 221 133 246 181 228 203 273 166
2100 6950 7585 221 133 246 181 228 203 273 166
Thu       5   12   19   26  
  0800 10527 13465 221 133 246 181 M M 273 166
1200 13450 16090 221 133 246 181 M M 273 166
1600 10423 12197 N N M M M M N N
1800 11072 13465 M M N N N N N N
1900 8085 9219 221 133 246 181 228 203 273 166
2100 6970 8080 221 133 246 181 228 203 273 166
Fri       5   13   20   27  
  0800 10527 13996 221 133 246 181 228 203 273 166
1200 13450 16090 221 133 246 181 228 203 273 166
1500 14739 16518 325 215 325 215 780 215 780 215
1900 8085 9219 221 133 246 181 228 203 273 166
2100 6970 8080 221 133 246 181 228 203 273 166
Sat       6   14   21   28  
  0800 10527 13996 221 133 M M M M M M
1400 18617 19622 N N N N N N N N
1600 14739 16198 N N 311 196 M M 907 215
1900 8085 9219     246 181 228 203 273 166
2100 6950 7585 221 133 246 181 228 203 273 166
2100 6970 8110 333 143 385 111 432 195 579 201

M: Sked Missed N: Not heard

PoSW's E05 log reads:

1-Oct-02 Tuesday 1900z 8,085 9,219 kHz both frequencies even weaker signals than yesterday; the message has changed, now 274/215.
2100z 6,950 7,585 kHz both weak, 274/215.
2100z 6,970 8,110 kHz both frequencies weaker than usual, USB suppressed carrier mode on both frequencies - unlike last Tuesday when 8,110 had the carrier un - suppressed, 579/201.
2-Oct-02 Wednesday 1900z 9,219 8,085 kHz weak, // 9,219 kHz, very weak, no sign of a recovery in the ionosphere, 274/215.
2100z 6,950 7,585 kHz both weak, 274/215.
2200z 6,960 9,090 kHz weak but clear on both frequencies - 9,090 was clear enough - could find no trace when this schedule last appeared on Monday. 286/142.
3-Oct-02 Thursday 1900z 8,085 9,219 kHz both weak, 274/215. The carriers were up at 1835z when 8,085 was signal strength S9+ but went downhill rapidly by 1900z.
6-Oct-02 Sunday 1200z 13,906 15,732 kHz weak signals on both frequencies, usual broadcast station QRM on 15,732, 523/109.
1517z 14,739 16,198 kHz both strength S7 - S8, the strongest E05 schedule heard in recent days, transmission in progress.
7-Oct-02 Monday 0800z 10,527 13,996 kHz first chance I have had to check this 0800z E05 since mid - September; very weak signals on both frequencies, 274/215.
1200z   16,090 kHz very weak signal, unable to hear anything on the usual // 13,450 kHz due to S9+ "Jet"; 274/215. This schedule and the 0800z seem to be on Monday to Friday only; I have not been able to find either of these transmissions on either Saturday or Sunday, unlike the 1900z and 2100z sendings.
1924z 8,085 9,219 kHz both very weak signals, transmission in progress.
2100z 6,950 7,585 kHz both weak, 274/215.
2216z 6,960 9,090 kHz both weak, QRM on 6,960, transmission in progress.
8-Oct-02 Tuesday 1900z   8,085 kHz weak signal and became even weaker during the ten minute call - up; and just to make matters worse a very strong S06 Russian Man started up on 8,090 kHz at 1910z and caused some sideband splash QRM. 9,219 kHz the // as usual, very weak, only just readable. A change of message, now 255/131.
2100z   6,960 kHz, weak signal, // 7,585 kHz, weak with RTTY QRM, 255/131.
2113z 6,970 8110 kHz USB suppressed carrier, both weak signals, 6,970 suffering from the Hebrew language BC station 3 kHz up which is often a very strong signal in the late evening (U.K. time) these days.
9-Oct-02 Wednesday 1900z   8,085 kHz very strong, S9+ signal, // 9,219 kHz, very weak, only just readable, what a contrast, 255/131.
2100z 6,950 7,585 kHz both very weak, 255/131.
11-Oct-02 Friday 1900z 8,085 9,219 kHz both strength S9 to S9+, best reception of this schedule since the last week of September; but 9,219 much weaker when checked again at 1925z although 8,085 remained strong. 255/131.
2100z 6,950 7,585 kHz both slightly stronger than for some time, 255/133.
12-Oct-02 Saturday 1400z 18,617 19,622 kHz this is the E05 which vanishes for weeks at a time then re - appears; I always look for this schedule if I am at home on a Saturday afternoon and looking back through the log the last time I heard it seems to be in late June. Weak signal but clear copy on both frequencies, 410/129.
1900z 8,085 9,219 kHz both strong signals at first but 9,219 became weaker even during the ten - minute call - up and was down to strength S4 to S5 by 1010z. 255/131.
2100z 6,970 8,110 kHz USB suppressed carrier, weak signal on both frequencies, severe QRM on 6,970 from the BC station on 6,973, 237/199.
2112z 6,950 7,585 kHz both weak signals, transmission in progress.
13-Oct-02 Sunday 1900z 8,085 9,219 kHz both very strong signals, 255/131.
15-Oct-02 Tuesday 2100z 6,950 7,585 kHz message has changed, now 256/199.
2100z   6,970 kHz very strong signal, QRM from BC station on 6,973, // 8,110 kHz, weaker, USB suppressed carrier, 179/201.

 

[Regarding events on Saturday 19th October E05's see also CARRIERS [Blank ] section]

AnonUK's impressive general log for E05 illustrates exactly how active Cynthia has been:

E05 Logs October 2002

Day Time F 1 F 2 ID C ID C ID C ID C
Sun       27   6   13   20  
  1200 13906 15732     523 109 M M 499 174
1500 14739 16198     780 215 780 215 780 215
1800 11072 13465     N N N N N N
1900 8085 9219     274 215 255 131 256 199
2100 6950 7585     M M 255 131 256 199
Mon       28   7   14   21  
  0800 10527 13996     274 215 255 131 256 199
1200 13450 16090     N N 255 131 256 199
1900 8085 9219     274 215 255 131 256 199
2100 6950 7585     274 215 256 199 256 199
Tue       1   8   15   22  
  0800 10527 13465 274 215 255 131 256 199 285 199
1200 13450 16090 274 215 255 131 256 199 285 199
1500 14739 16198 780 215 780 215 780 215 780 215
1900 8085 9219 274 215 255 131 256 199 285 199
2100 6970 8110 579 201 513 ??? 179 201 481 200
2100 6950 7585 274 215 255 131 256 199 285 199
Wed       2   9   16   23  
  0800 10527 13996 274 215 255 131 256 199 285 199
1200 13450 16090 274 215 255 131 256 199 285 199
1600 14739 16198 N N 338 185 M M N N
1900 8085 9219 274 215 255 131 256 199 285 199
2100 6950 7585 274 215 255 131 256 199 285 199
Thu       3   10   17   24  
  0800 10527 13465 274 215 255 131 256 199 285 199
1200 13450 16090 274 215 255 131 256 199    
1600 10423 12197 M M N N N N    
1800 11072 13465 N N N N M M    
1900 8085 9219 274 215 255 131 256 199    
2100 6950 7585 274 215 255 131 256 199    
Fri       4   11   18   25  
  0800 10527 13996 274 215 255 131 256 199    
1200 13450 16090 M M 255 131 256 199    
1500 14739 16198 M M 780 215 780 215    
1900 8085 9219 274 215 255 131 256 199    
2100 6950 7585 274 215 255 131 256 199    
Sat       5   12   19   26  
  0800 10527 13996 N N N N N N    
1400 18617 19622 N N 410 139 M M    
1600 14739 16198 N N 255 131 338 185    
1900 8085 9219 274 215 255 131 256 199    
2100 6950 7585 3?? ??? 255 131 256 199    
2100 6970 8110 274 215 237 199 179 201    

M: Sked Missed N: Not Heard

 

Others as follows:

6950kHz 2100z 10/10 255 count 131] //7585
  2100z 13/10 [id 255] //7585
2110z 15/10 [ in progress]//7585
6970kHz 2110z 15/10 [in progress] //8110
  2100z 10/10 [ 255 count 131] //6950
2100z 13/10 [id 255] //6950
2110z 15/10 [in progress] //6950
8085kHz 1905z 16/10 [256] via Mark
8110kHz 2110z 15/10 [in progress] //6970   
10527kHz 0800z 02/10 [274, weak]
13906kHz 1200z 02/10 [629 count 194] //15732
13996kHz 1200z 20/10 [499 count 172]//15732 via MLF
14739kHz 1500z 04/10 [780? count 215] //16198 weak
  1530z 06/10 [in progress] //16198
15732kHz 1200z 02/10 [629 count 194] //13906
  1200z 06/10 [523 count 109 (?)] //13906
16090kHz 1200z 10/10 [255] //13450
16198kHz 1622z 05/10 [In prog ]
  1530z 06/10 [in progress] //14739
1508z 08/10  
1600z 19/10 [338 count 185]via MLF

 

As October came to an end so did E05's apparent activity as this log from AnonUK illustrates

E05 Logs October 2002
illustrating reduction in activity [AnonUK]

Day Time F1 F2 ID C
Sun       27  
  1200 13906 15732 M M
1500 14739 16198 M M
1800 11072 13465 N N
1900 8085 9219 285 199
2100 6950 7585 285 199
Mon       28  
  0800 10527 13996 285 199
1200 13450 16090 285 199
1900 8085 9219 285 199
2100 6950 7585 285 199
2200 6960   N N
Tue       29  
  0800 10527 13465 M M
1200 13450 16090 N N
1500 14739 16198 029 215
1900 8085 9219 N N
2100 6970 8110 481 200
2100 6950 7585 N N
Wed       30  
  0800 10527 13996 N N
1200 10527 13996 809 200
1600 14739 16198 N N
1900 8085 9219 N N
2100 6950 7585 N N
2200 6960 9090 748 185
Thu       31  
  0800 10527 13465 N N
1200 13450 16090 N N
1600 10423 12197 N N
1800 11072 13465 N N
1900 8085 9219 N N
2100 6950 7585 N N
2200 6960 9090 N N
Fri          
  0800 10527 13996    
1200 13450 16090    
1500 14739 16198    
1900 8085 9219    
2100 6950 7585    
Sat          
  0800 10527 13996    
1400 18617 19622    
1600 14739 16198    
1900 8085 9219    
2100 6950 7585    
2100 6970 8110    

M: Sked Missed N: Not Heard

[TnxAnonUK]

E06

August logs from Gert:

10220kHz 1850z 27/08 [null msg 254]
13910kHz 1330z 11/08 [540-938/77=45998]
  1330z 25/08 [540-987/62=55294]
15830kHz 1230z 04/08  
  1230z 18/08 [540-613/52=42637]

 

PLondon contacted us to report his observation of an early morning E06 using the original voice [reverted back to in 2001]. The signal was a good S9+ at his South London QTH on his first interception 05/09 but the transmission 06/09 was marred by a heterodyne that called for the insertion of the upper sideband at 0610z. The freq was set up on a guard receiver and it was noticed that the carrier was raised at 0515z. A steady S9 signal was maintained with tones heard at 0542z 06/09.

PoSW informs us that these August freqs remain unchanged:

13910kHz 1330z 01/09 [540]
15830kHz 1230z 01/09 [540]

 

Gert infomed us that the message details on the 15MHz sending were

AnonUK informed us that the September Saturday sendings were on these two freqs :

1230z 14740kHz
1330z 12190kHz

 

whilst freqs for the 1400 and 1500z sendings were yet to be found.

September logs:

6860kHz 2100z 07/09 [null msg 471]
8135kHz 2100z 26/09 [null msg 361]
14738kHz 0610z 05/09 [in prog , ends?91203 184 184 65 65 00000] ends 0616z.
  0600z 06/09 [260-184/65..00000] Changed to USB freq reflected change as 14740kHz.
14740kHz 1230z 07/09 [628-738/160=16045]
  1230z 14/09 [null msg 628]

 

AnonUK wrote in to inform us that October's E06 on Saturday and Sunday at 1230z and 1330z are on 13420kHz and 11090kHz; reminding us that it is only on Saturday if a null message.

6860kHz 1930z 07/10 [ID690 37groups]

 

AnonUK also sent these observations in:

13430kHz 1230z 12/10 [197 536 536 72 72]
14780kHz 1220z 12/10 [762 Null]

 

mentioning that he was unable to find any trace of the expected 1400 and 1500z transmission.[Tnx]

PoSW's read similarly and he wrote:

E06 was busy in September but activity seems to be down in October; I couldn't find either of the two schedules expected on the second Saturday in the month on 12 - October, but they may have been around somewhere!

3-Oct-02 Thursday 1833z 8,080 kHz last few seconds of "690 690 690 00000"
4-Oct-02 Friday 2136z 5,197 kHz E06 in progress, good signal with lower sideband well suppressed. Ended just before 2144z with "270 270 49 49 00000".
5-Oct-02 Saturday 1230z, 13,430 kHz "197 197 197 00000", weak signal with both sidebands. Unable to find a repeat sending an hour later on a lower frequency.
12-Oct-02 Saturday 1230z - actually started approx 15 seconds late - 13,430 kHz, calling "197", DK/GC "536 536 72 72", strong signal with both sidebands. Still unable to find a second sending at 1330z.

 

Since this was the second Saturday in the month I expected to find E06 schedules at 1120z + 1220z and another one at 1400z + 1500z but found nothing!

E07

Gert's August log for the English Man:

7739kHz 0510z 28/08 [null msg 701]
9042kHz 0530z 07/08 [null msg 701]
  0530z 23/08 [null msg 701]
0530z 30/08 [null msg 701]
12903kHz 2040z 28/08 [950-9184/84=40096]
13506kHz 2020z 05/08 [950-1239/56=87314]
  2020z 07/08 [null msg 950]
2020z 14/08 [null msg 950]
2020z 26/08 [950-9184/84=40096]
14911kHz 2000z 07/08 [carrier up, no audio]
  2000z 19/08 [null msg 950]
2000z 21/08 [null msg 950]

 

Thanks to Gert's prediction list we have received these observations:

6934kHz 0510z 04/09 [913 913 913 000] poor sigs
  0510z 06/09 [913 913 913 000]
8103kHz 0530z 04/09 [913 913 913 000]
  0530z 06/09 [913 913 913 000] S8 sigs
0530z 11/09 [null msg 913]
0530z 18/09 [null msg 913]
0530z 20/09 [null msg 913]
0530z 25/09 [null msg 913]
0530z 27/09 [null msg 913 note: Old Voice]
9368kHz 0550z 04/09 NRH, prev null msg
  0550z 06/09 NRH, prev null msg
10292kHz 2040z 02/09 [462 1 197 136
  2040z 30/09 [AM 462 1]
11625kHz 2020z 02/09   
13416kHz 2000z 02/09 [462 1 197 136]
  2000z 09/09 [462-167/82=68186]
2000z 11/09 [462-167/82=68186]
2000z 16/09 [null msg 462]
2000z 18/09 [462-365/31=78701
2000z 23/09 [462-632/44=34426]
2000z 25/09 [462-1311/55=94541]
2000z 30/09 [AM unreadable]

 

For October AnonUK and Gert heard [in freq order]:

6934kHz 0510z 09/10 [null msg 913]
  0510z 11/10 [913-506/135=80950]
7776kHz 2040z 02/10 [ID 637 731 126 731 126]
  2040z 07/10 [637-161/92=60955]
8103kHz 0530z 18/10 [null msg 913]
9346kHz 1803z 20/10 [283 2 dk/gc 2648 121] See report after 10657kHz
9367kHz 2020z 02/10 [ID 637 731 126 731 126]
10656kHz 2000z 02/10 [ID 637 731 126 731 126]
10657kHz 2000z 14/10 [null msg 637]
  2000z 16/10 [null msg 637]

 

And this most interesting snippet from PoSW: Noted on Sunday 20th October an E07 English Man transmission found in progress at 1742z on 10814kHz, strong signal. There are known long standing E07 schedules on Monday and Wednesdays but I don't recall finding one on a Sunday before. At 1746z the 5fs stopped but instead of ending started calling "283 283 283 2" - so a two message E07 - followed by dk/gc "522 101" x2 and more 5fs. Ended 1758z with "000 000". This must have been the second sending; the third was on 9346kHz starting at 1803z with "283 283 283 2", first dk/gc "2648 121" then proceeded as with the sending on 10814kHz. It will be interesting to see if E07 shows up on subsequent Sundays, or perhaps this was a special 'One off'. [Tnx PoSW]

Gert heard the E07 slot too, remarking, 'This might well be a new slot [or never found before] 1700z frequency not found yet. Probably 1800 / 20 / 40z next month [November].'

10814kHz 1720z 20/10 [283 2 dk/gc 522 101 ends 000 000] next sending 9346kHz at 1803z
10814kHz 1720z 27/10 [null msg 283]

 

PoSW wrote in to add:

"The new E07 English Man schedule noted on Sunday 20 - Oct also showed up on Wednesday 23 - Oct. Noted with the first sending in progress at 1713z on 12,215 kHz, then at 1720z, 6.20 PM BST on 10,814 and third sending at 1740z on 9,346. Call was "283 283 283 1", DK/GC "2648 121" x 2 which was the same as the first DK/GC of Sunday's two - message transmission. Showed up again on Sunday 27 - Oct at 1700z on 12,215 and 1720z on 10,814 with two minutes of "283 283 283 000". So it stayed on UTC and therefore appeared one hour earlier clock time on this first day of being off British Summer Time - I thought this family of stations always moved by an hour so as to appear at the same local time." [Tnx PoSW].

E10

From our E10 desk : For Sept 02 By Frequency

3.840 22:02 10 Sept YHF2              
 
4.165 23:58 10 Sept MIW G16            
4.270 23:15 06 Sept PCD G75            
4.360 23:49 03 Sept CIO2   * 22:47 06 Sept CIO2    
4.461 00:01 02 Sept FTJ G18 * 23:04 13 Sept FTJ G11 *
  23:07 19 Sept FTJ G11            
4.780 21:50 07 Sept SYN2              
4.880 00:02 02 Sept ULX G39 * 23:03 07 Sept ULX2   *
  22:42 12 Sept ULX   * 00:25 19 Sept ULX G95  
 
5.091 23:22 06 Sept JSR G130 * 22:05 08 Sept JSR G30 *
  22:39 12 Sept JSR G41 * 21:04 18 Sept JSR2    
23:02 19 Sept JSR G19 * 23:49 24 Sept JSR G81  
5.170 23:50 03 Sept VLB2   * 20:47 07 Sept VLB2   *
  23:48 24 Sept VLB2              
5.230 21:11 01 Sept KPA2   * 23:20 12 Sept KPA2   *
  23:18 17 Sept KPA2   * 22:15 27 Sept KPA2    
5.339 22:47 06 Sept CIO2   * 20.45 07 Sept CIO2   *
  00:45 14 Sept CIO2   * 23:49 15 Sept CIO2    
23:48 24 Sept CIO2              
5.435 00:02 02 Sept ART G38 * 23:03 02 Sept ART2   *
  23:04 07 Sept ART2   * 22:04 08 Sept ART2    
22:33 12 Sept ART G17 * 01:04 14 Sept ART 15   *
23:30 5 Sept ART2   * 01:04 26 Sept ART G140  
01:40 28 Sept ART G24            
5.820 23:03 02 Sept YHF G52 * 23:04 07 Sept YHF G9 *
  23:10 11 Sept YHF G73 * 23:19 12 Sept YHF G95  
23:05 17 Sept YHF G25            
 
6.210 23:40 13 Sept FDU4              
6.370 21:09 01 Sept MIW2   * 22:21 03 Sept MIW2   *
  22:18 08 Sept MIW2   * 21:44 10 Sept MIW    
23:17 12 Sept MIW2   * 23:18 17 Sept MIW2    
6.428 21:09 01 Sept ABC              
6.498 22:05 10 Sept PCD G41 * 22:34 12 Sept PCD G16 *
  23:15 17 Sept PCD G96            
6.575 22:43 24 Sept HNCS Ended 22:48   * 23:00 24 Sept HNCS x2 Calls   *
  23:08 24 Sept NCS Ended 23:13              
6.930 22:48 06 Sept VLB2   * 00:48 14 Sept VLB2   *
  23:47 15 Sept VLB2   * 23:50 18 Sept VLB2    
 
7.605 21:47 01 Sept SYN2   * 22:48 06 Sept SYN2   *
  21:50 07 Sept SYN2   * 21:49 10 Sept SYN    
23:47 12 Sept SYN2   * 00:49 14 Sept SYN2   *
22:49 18 Sept SYN2   * 23:46 24 Sept SYN2    
22:16 27 Sept SYN2              
7.811 22:47 06 Sept CIO2   * 00:45 14 Sept CIO2   *
  22:49 18 Sept CIO2              
7918 23:33 08 Sept YHF2              
 
8.025 21:11 01 Sept KPA2   * 22:20 03 Sept KPA2   *
  22:19 08 Sept KPA2   * 22:19 10 Sept KPA2    
23:17 12 Sept KPA2   * 23:18 17 Sept KPA2   *
00:20 19 Sept KPA2              
8.127 21:18 08 Sept MIW2   * 21:44 10 Sept MIW G16 *
  21:14 11 Sept MIW2   * 23:17 12 Sept MIW2    
23:18 17 Sept MIW2   * 00:20 19 Sept MIW2    
 
9.130 20:14 07 Sept EZI G65            
 
11.565 20:14 07 Sept EZI G65            
 
17.410 23:34 15 Sept EZI G116            

 

E10 General Observations

A poor first week for reception, a number of frequencies seemed to be well jammed by noise likened to steam hissing out of a pipe, mainly during the evenings. 6.498 very heavy and long term (PCD Freq) 6.428 (ABC freq) being the latest to suffer. After a constant ABC over the last two months, its nothing heard of ABC since 1st Sept , either the jamming is successful, they have stopped transmitting or have changed freq.

10 Sept. 21:49 Hrs SYN on 7.605 & 4.780 was transmitting its c/s for 3 mins when it suddenly stopped. No group message sent. (This is the first time I have heard SYN since I began in Nov 2001). Based on previous listening experience I believe the group message may have been sent and the normal "End of message End of transmission" was omitted and they finished by transmitting those last 3mins with the c/s.
23:44 hrs MIW Commenced at 21:44 hrs and is still transmitting over 2 Hours later a G16 message the full procedure observed each time on 6.370 & 8.127. At 23:58 the same G16 message from MIW was heard on 4.165
13 Sept 23:40 Hrs. Caught the last few moments of FDU4 on 6.210 just repeating c/s only. Nothing further heard since.
19th to 23rd Sept   Reception at this location very poor during the hours of listening 21:00-01:00hrs The severe noise I believe was mainly due to atmospheric conditions on many of the E10 frequencies plus some intended jamming.
24 Sept 22:43 Hrs on 6.575 HNCS. A 5min transmission c/s only. 23:00 hrs c/s twice only. 23:08 5min trans c/s only no messages.

 

Top 5 Heard

Special Headers/Callsign Variations

Longest/Shortest group Message

©BMDartford [28 September 2002]

E10 For Oct 02 By Frequency

2.626 23:08 30 Sept FTJ2                
 
3.840 23:06 01 Oct YHF G50 * 23:04 08 Oct YHF G85 *  
  22:03 17 Oct YHF2                
 
4.015 21:47 01 Oct VLB2   * 22:11 13 Oct VLB2   *  
  21:50 15 Oct VLB2   * 22:08 24 Oct VLB2      
4.165 23:19 30 Sept MIW2   * 22:18 01 Oct MIW2   *  
  23:20 07 Oct MIW2   * 00:18 09 Oct MIW2      
04:17 11 Oct MIW2                
4.165.5 21:49 15 Oct CIO2   * 19:47 27 Oct CIO2     **
4.270 22:40 29 Sept PCD G22 * 23:10 30 Sept PCD G54 *  
  21:03 13 Oct PCD2   * 23:11 17 Oct PCD G50    
4.360 22:21 29 Sept KPA2   * 22:17 01 Oct KPA2   *  
  23:20 07 Oct KPA2   * 04:18 11 Oct KPA2      
21:19 13 Oct KPA2   * 22:19 14 Oct KPA2      
4.461 23:07 29 Sept FTJ G11 * 23:08 30 Sept FTJ2   *  
  23:04 01 Oct FTJ G11 * 23:03 18 Oct FTJ G24    
20:35 26 Oct FTJ G125              
4.880 23:11 30 Sept JSR G33 * 22:43 16 Oct ULX G27+G33 *  
  22:04 17 Oct ULX2                
 
5.091 23:06 01 Oct JSR G91 * 23:35 08 Oct JSR G52 *  
  23:32 09 Oct JSR G52 * 21:03 13 Oct JSR2      
22:12 17 Oct JSR G40 * 22:12 18 Oct JSR G48 *  
22:05 24 Oct JSR G26+G79              
5.170 21:47 01 Oct VLB2   * 23:50 04 Oct VLB2   *  
  22:11 13 Oct VLB2   * 23:48 08 Oct VLB2      
22:17 14 Oct VLB2   * 21:50 15 Oct VLB2   *  
22:05 17 Oct VLB2   * 22:08 24 Oct VLB2      
19:43 27 Oct VLB2                
5.230 21:47 01 Oct SYN2   * 23:50 04 Oct SYN2   *  
  23:48 08 Oct SYN2   * 22:16 14 Oct SYN2      
21:50 15 Oct SYN2   * 22:05 17 Oct SYN2   *  
22:05 18 Oct SYN2   * 19:47 27 Oct SYN2      
5.339 22:21 29 Sept MIW2   * 22:18 01 Oct MIW2   *  
  23:20 07 Oct MIW2   * 00:17 09 Oct MIW2      
04:17 11 Oct MIW2   * 22:20 25 Oct MIW2      
5.339.5 21:18 13 Oct MIW2   * 22:17 14 Oct MIW2   * **
  21:21 15 Oct MIW2   * 22:48 16 Oct CIO2      
22:18 17 Oct MIW2   * 22:17 24 Oct MIW2   *  
19:18 27 Oct MIW2                
5.435 23:05 01 Oct ART2   * 23:03 04 Oct ART2   *  
  23:34 08 Oct ART2   * 23:32 09 Oct ART2      
00:03 10 Oct ART G19 * 05:04 11 Oct ART G90 *  
21:02 13 Oct ART G49 * 23:02 18 Oct ART2      
00:02 21 Oct ART G57 * 22:08 24 Oct ART2   *  
17:00 25 Oct ART G13              
5.820 23:17 30 Sept YHF G50 * 23:06 01 Oct YHF G50 *  
  22:30 03 Oct YHF2   * 23:04 08 Oct YHF G85    
23:05 18 Oct YHF G70 * 17:32 25 Oct YHF G171    
 
6.210 22:34 03 Oct FDU4                
6.270 23:04 29 Sept ULX2   * 00:04 10 Oct ULX G88+G41    
6.370 22:20 29 Sept KPA2   * 23:18 30 Sept KPA2   *  
  22:17 01 Oct KPA2   * 18:13 04 Oct KPA70B      
23:20 07 Oct KPA2   * 00:18 09 Oct KPA2   *  
04:18 11 Oct KPA2   * 21:19 13 Oct KPA2      
22:19 14 Oct KPA2   * 22:17 17 Oct KPA2   *  
22:17 18 Oct KPA2                
6.498 23:10 30 Sept PCD G54 * 22:17 01 Oct PCD G89 *  
  22:40 03 Oct PCD G24 * 23:05 08 Oct PCD G50    
22:08 10 Oct PCD G23 * 23:05 18 Oct PCD G50 *  
22:37 25 Oct PCD G9 * 23:05 26 Oct PCD G95    
6.575 22:30 10 Oct HNCZ   * 22:30 11 Oct HNCZ   *  
  23:30 11 Oct HNCS   * 23:05 17 Oct HNCS      
23:25 24 Oct HNCS                
6.912 21:49 01 Oct CIO2   * 23:50 04 Oct CIO2      
  23:48 07 Oct CIO2   * 23:48 08 Oct CIO2      
23:45 09 Oct CIO2   * 23:50 16 Oct CIO2   *  
16:53 25 Oct CIO2                
6.912.5 21:49 15 Oct CIO2   * 23:47 18 Oct CIO2   * **
  23:50 23 Oct CIO2   * 19:47 27 Oct CIO2      
6.930 21:47 01 Oct VLB2   * 23:50 04 Oct VLB2   *  
  23:49 07 Oct VLB2   * 23:48 08 Oct VLB2      
23:45 09 Oct VLB2   * 22:11 13 Oct VLB2   *  
22:17 14 Oct VLB2   * 21:50 15 Oct VLB2      
22:05 17 Oct VLB2   * 22:17 18 Oct VLB2   *  
22:08 24 Oct VLB2   * 19:43 27 Oct VLB2      
6.986 00:02 21Oct ART G57 * 00:01 24 Oct ART G57    
  22:08 24 Oct ART2                
 
7.445 23:18 30 Sept KPA2   * 22:17 01 Oct KPA2   *  
  04:18 11 Oct KPA2   * 22:19 14 Oct KPA2      
21:20 15 Oct KPA2   * 22:17 17 Oct KPA2   *  
22:19 24 Oct KPA2   * 22:21 25 Oct KPA2      
19:18 27 Oct KPA2                
7.605 22:18 29 Sept MIW2   * 23:19 30 Sept MIW2   *  
  22:18 01 Oct MIW2   * 20:57 04 Oct MIW2      
00:20 09 Oct MIW2   * 04:17 11 Oct MIW2   *  
19:18 20 Oct MIW2                
7.605.5 21:18 13 Oct MIW2   * 23:00 14 Oct MIW2   * **
  21:21 15 Oct MIW2   * 22:48 16 Oct CIO2      
22:18 17 Oct MIW2   * 22:17 18 Oct MIW2   *  
22:17 24 Oct MIW2   * 17:17 25 Oct MIW2      
7.690 21:47 01 Oct SYN2   * 23:50 04 Oct SYN2   *  
  23:49 07 Oct SYN2   * 23:48 08 Oct SYN2      
23:44 09 Oct SYN2   * 22:16 14 Oct SYN2   *  
21:50 15 Oct SYN2   * 22:05 17 Oct SYN2      
23:51 23 Oct SYN2                
7.811.5 23:47 18 Oct CIO2               **
7918 23:33 08 Oct YHF2   * 23:32 09 Oct YHF2   *  
  23:33 10 Oct YHF G97+G26 * 20:31 13 Oct YHF1      
  23:32 14 Oct YHF2   * 23:32 26 Oct YHF2      
 
8.641 23:50 16 Oct CIO2                
8.641.5 21:49 15 Oct CIO2   * 23:50 20 Oct CIO2   * **
  23:52 23 Oct CIO2   * 19:47 27 Oct CIO2      
 
9.130 21:39 29 Sept EZI G27 * 23:04 29 Sept EZI G57 *  
  23:12 08 Oct EZI G72              

 

E10 Observations / Comments (See log for date/times where excluded)

**MIW2 recently changed over frequencies and has operated on these 5.339 & 7.605 without problems since the 29 Sept. However on the 13 Oct at 21:18hrs MIW2 transmitted on 5.339.5 & 7.605.5 usb, (a slight retuning by me) After 10mins at 21:28hrs both freq's were suddenly jammed by very severe Buzz Saw noise which totally obliterated MIW2. The Buzz Saw carried on till 21:42hrs before it stopped.

14 Oct. MIW2again on 5.339.5 at 22:17hrs and at 23:00hrs on 7.605.5 again jammed by Buzz Saw Noise within a few moments of transmitting
15/18 Oct. CIO2 has now retuned .5 hz on six freq's and was also subject to the Buzz Noise, this would seem an obvious case of jamming Later at 23:50 on 16th oct, CIO2 reverted back to original freq settings of 6.912+8.641 There seems little point in the change of frequencies as there was little or no intentional jamming prior to this, and such a small adjustment would have made no gain. To the networks involved there must have been some reason?, maybe it was an network training exercise involving MIW2 & COI2, whatever the reasons the jamming was successful.
22 Oct and onwards CIO2 is now constantly jammed within 2mins of transmission on almost all of its frequencies. It also appears that at the moment the Buzz Noise starts, all C/S currently on air at the same time stop transmitting on what ever frequency being used, not just the targeted CIO2/MIW2 ??

 

Freqency Changes **

Headers & Callsign Variations

FDU4 on 6.210, KPA70B on 6.370, HNCZ on 6.575, HNCS on 6.575, YHF1 on 7.918

Longest/Shortest Group Message

YHF G171, PCD G9

Oct Top Five

MIW2, KPA2, VLB2, SYN2, CIO2

©BMDartford [27 October 2002]

E11

9448kHz 1230z 12/09 NRH.
9610kHz 1030z 12/09 NRH.

 

Various tones in background - descending scale heard on both freqs.

Gert notes that Oblique has changed its Tue/Thurs 1030 and 1230z frequencies.

Whilst the 1030z freq has yet to be found the 1230z is 7439kHz. [06/11]

10125kHz   0800z  05/09 [232/00]
  0800z 12/09 [232/00] S7 QRN
 
0800z 03/10 [232/00]
0800z 17/10 [232/00]
11116kHz 0800z 06/09 [232/00]
  0800z 13/09 [232/00]
0800z 27/09 [232/00]
0800z 18/10 [232/00] Buzz on transmission - via JoA

 

AF has found an E11 message and explains: 121/16 means 16 groups. Every groups is repeated immediately. After the whole message the message is repeated a second time without a repetition of each group.

9063kHz 1030z 01/09 USB ends 1038z [contains all repetitions]

 

... 121/16 121/16 121/16 121/16 121/16 121/16
Attention!
32173 32173 36130 36130 00405 00405 65097 65097 17243 17243
64304 64304 86869 86869 25703 25703 59540 59540 56932 56932
77777 77777 48348 48348 13663 13663 54530 54530 68760 68760
63099 63099
Attention! 32173 36130 00405 65097 17243 64304 86869 25703
59540 56932 77777 48348 13663 54530 68760 63099
Out

 

I could not find E11transmissions on following Sundays. [Tnx AF]

Finally a Wednesday transmission reported by Anon Scandinavia via 'Spooks'.

11116kHz 0800z 02/10 [838 oblique 00]

 

E15

We print the known schedule [as prev issue 6]:

1100z 18000kHz BEC 1700z 14000kHz FYS 2100z 4130kHz MSA
1200z 17503kHz WSP 1730z 5834kHz MSA  
1230z 11170kHz OSS 1800z 5834kHz WSP
1300z 11000kHz BEC 1900z 4130kHz PAR
1400z 14000kHz FYP 2000z 5530kHz NAS
1630z 6715kHz NAS 2030z 5530kHz BEC

E18

Reported by Gert via Group:

6545kHz 2100z 11/09 [269nr183gc20=47770] +10dB in Holland
  2100z 12/09 [269nr183gc20=47770]

 

There may be a G22 report as a result of this return. [Gert asks if Number Station Listeners are sleeping when such an interesting station is on the air? In yours truly's case sadly true - up at 0430 daily].

Both AnonUK and Gert reported October's transmission via the E2k group:

6545kHz 2100z 09/10 Call 269=184/17
  2100z 10/10 Call 269=184/17

 

Surprisingly this was also heard by 'Spooks' Chris Smolinski who posted that he had listened to the station send its 17 group message and end with 000 at 2113z. [Tnx Chris].

E23

Best frequency is usually 8188kHz. 4 weekly cycle starting on the first Monday of the Month.

Transmits Monday Wednesday and Thursday:

Week 1 0957z 6507kHz 1157z 8188kHz 1257z 5340kHz  
Week 2 0957z 7250kHz 1157z 8188kHz 1257z 5748kHz
Week 3 0757z 4832kHz 0957z 6200kHz 1157z 8188kHz 1257z 6507kHz
Week 4 0757z 5340kHz 0957z 8188kHz 1157z 7250kHz  

 

Week 4 in AM only.

AnonUK confirms that E23 is still on using these freqs and times [31/10] AF reports E23 as:

7250kHz 1155z 31/10
8188kHz 1155z 09/10
  1155z 21/10
  1155z 23/10

E25

Last reported in Issue 4 [for transmissions of 10/03/01] this station has recently been heard by Richard in Bucks [1250z14/10] and reported via Group. The next day both AnonUK and PLondon attempted to intercept any transmissions that may occur:

9450kHz 1250z 14/10 [4f/ee]
  1245z 15/10 see full message below:

 

Call was 440

Message Message
1774 63?7 2410 7049 1248
3976 4253 0817 4418 4414.

[Tnx AnonUK]

PLondon's SW100E and 6metre longwire in Central London only permitted a poor signal rendering the audio unintelligible.

9450kHz 1250z 14/10 [RN UK]
  1245z 16/10 very weak sigs - msg inaudible [both AnonUK es PLondon].
1245z 17/10 see message below:
1240z 21/10 very weak via AnonUK
1230z 22/10 [475 poss 20grp msg, ends 735 13 14 15rpt] fin 1245z, vy poor sigs
1140z 30/10 in progress [note time change after clock adjustments].

 

AnonUK managed to intercept the 1245z transmission on 17/10 that follows the historical pattern below.

AnonUK remarked the signal was, as ever, extremely weak, commenting that he cannot vouch for the accuracy of transcription.

Call 440

Message Message
1774 4311 4410 5449 7438 3978 4472 0347 4492 4417
Repeat repeat,
message repeated
End of Message
End of Transmission

Historically, the E25 format follows this example:

[Heard at 1451z to 1507z 27/12 9450kHz AM OM/EE/4F]

 

222 222 222 ???.rptd for 2mins
message 1 message 1 message 1
5431 0013 5210 7610???.QRM???.9535 4370 5210
end of message
message 2 message 2 message 2
4314 1191 1610 0841 3767 3160 6189 8396 1376 1502
0635 8076 9323 7150 1183 7675 1247 7154 1610
repeat repeat repeat
4314 1191 1610 0841 3767 3160 6189 8396 1376 1502
0635 8076 9323 7150 1183 7675 1247 7154 1610
end of message


end of transmission

It was previously heard sending messages at 1230, 1245, 1330 and 1345z. The frequency has apparently remained the same. [See also Issue 3 for details of its debut on discovery by Igor, Chita]. Most past reports of this station, including the 12/10 & 14/10 from Richard in Bucks bear out that the signal is usually weak, with some BC QRM.

Note that there is also E25A, whose messages follow this format:

[Heard Friday 19/01/01]  
  1240z Carrier, no music,  
1244z to 1249z 745 71 72 repeated, no ending.
1340z to 1355z Nothing heard.  

 

Please send all reports to Group for this station.

[Tnx es Well done Richard in Bucks, and to AnonUK for his continuing work on this station].

G04

Freqs previously reported as follows [Date: 2105z freq 2135z freq]:

Freqs previously reported as follows [Date: 2105z freq 2135z freq]:

01/00 3440 3340
02/00 3920 3820
03/00 4520 4420
04/00 5210 5310
05/00 4830 4930
06/00 5220 5320
07/00 5360 5460
08/00 5320 5420
09/00 4760 4860
10/00 4580 4680
11/00 4270 4370
12/00 4110 4210

 

September's sendings were correctly anticipated as 4760/4860kHz and we have received the following from PLondon and Gert:

4760kHz 2000z 05/09 [75203 40774?]
4860kHz 2030z 05/09 [75203 40774?]

 

Both signals were of good audio quality and signal strength exceeded S9+, almost tickling the meter at +10dB on occasion. 33 groups were sent [tnx hfd]. Next anticipated sending was 4580/4680kHz, [03/10].

4580kHz 2000z 03/10 [21286 78726]
4680kHz 2030z 03/10 [21286 78726]

 

PoSW remarks:

5-Sept-02 Saturday 2000z 4,760 kHz first Thursday in the month brings G04 German YL with the rasping 3 - note call - up; 33 x 5 figure groups tonight, the final "Ende ende" at 2016: 30z good signal and, as with a lot of these number stations, the lower sideband well suppressed.
  2030z 4,860 kHz G04 second sending, all as predicted in issue 12 of Enigma 2000 Newsletter!
3-Oct-02 Thursday 2000z 4,580 kHz first Thursday in the month G04, 33 x 5F groups - not the same ones as in September though! Strong signal, lower sideband well suppressed, slight QRM from a RTTY station a couple of kHz higher. Final "Ende ende" just after 2016z.
2030z 4,680 kHz G04, second sending.

 

AF has alerted ENIGMA 2000 to a possible G04 transmission that may occur in the morning. He quoted the frequency of 5225kHz 0900z 01/10/01, the first Wednesday of the month.

There is work to be done here and allowing for time changes should occur between 0800 and 0900z; perhaps with the usual +/- 100kHz offset and 30mins difference.

G06

The Friday night G06 has been around during the summer months, inside the 49 metre broadcast band. I had always lost track of her after April, i.e. between May and the end of August, during previous years but she showed up on Friday 28 - June on 5,933 kHz at 1930z and appeared on alternate Fridays throughout July and August. Copy was always impossible in AM mode due to severe QRM from BC stations but not too bad in USB mode.

If she follows the same pattern as previous years she will move to 5,442 kHz or thereabouts in September. The first Monday in the month G06 transmissions have been turning up throughout the summer, although not on the same frequencies as last year. There was also a G06 transmission noted on Sunday 11 - August, in progress at 2033z, on 11,595 kHz - not found on subsequent Sundays.

PoSW also sent the following account of the first/second September sending:

2-Sept-02 Monday 1900z 8,170 kHz the first Monday in the month G06 German Yl; four minutes of "Drei null acht" x 3, "Null" x 5 (308 308 308 00000) Very strong signal, carrier with tone noted 1850z and

 

a single spoken "308" a minute or so afterwards. Lower sideband well suppressed. 2000z 6,835 kHz, second sending of "308 308 308 00000".

6835kHz 2000z 02/09 [308]
8170kHz 1900z 02/09 [308]

 

Gert reported hearing the Friday night fraulein as follows:

5442kHz 1930z 13/09  
8170kHz 1900z 02/09 [Null msg 308]

 

having heard the fraulein in August 9120kHz 2000z 05/08 with a null msg for 308.

AnonUK reports G06 as:

5210kHz 2000z 07/10 [308 Null Msg]
6865kHz 1900z 07/10 [308 Null Msg]

G22

As predicted previously Gert heard:

5119kHz 2200z 19/09 [186 - nr230 gr020 = 23236]

 

See E18.

Anonymous Scandinavia reports:

4588kHz 2200z 17/10 [LSB 186, number/groups unreadable]

 

also heard by Gert of Holland whilst AF sends full text of message:

186 186 186 186 186 186 186 186 186 186 186 186 186 186 186 186
186 186 186 186 186 186 186 186 186 186
nummer 231 gruppen 21
10982 50630 11141 09456 05057 28551 28103 55032 30588 60364
19018 00476 24654 04165 45377 09485 15540 62488 16741 35268
60563
186 186 186 186 186 186 186 186 186 186
nummer 231 gruppen 21
10982 54630 11141 09456 05057 28551 28103 55032 30488 60364
19018 00476 24654 04165 45377 09485 15540 62488 16741 35268
60563
000

Excitement in the Slavic Number ID's!

E2k was alerted to a possible new station on 03/09. Since then DoKent and others have kept a close eye on these transmissions to try to determine the station ID with some accuracy.

The language used is Czech [thanks DoK] whilst the procedure matches that of M10 [thanks AnonUK].

The first sending was heard on the first Tuesday of September [03/09]; the carrier was raised at 1840z, fifteen minutes prior to sending 23 groups. The dk/gc was 714/23 and the quality AM transmission [+20dB in South London] ceased at 1905z with 'konec konec'; the carrier being removed without delay. The same message was repeated the next day but like transmissions has not yet been heard again.

AnonUK has suggested S10D, whilst DoKent, AF and others noticed that the voice used is that of our regular S17C reader.

The message read:

555 714 23 repeated.
714 06 23 pozor pozor
33006 98504 69666 69310 75967
32012 00007 48714 39646 33073
86089 13916 72431 92883 05760
20721 83298 56263 74625 92941
79218 77876 64888 pozor pozor
06 23 konec konec

[ends 1905z]
13403kHz 1855z 03/09 [714/23]
  1855z 04/09 [714/23]

 

[TnxDoKent for your translation]

PoSW writes from his July log :

2-July-02 Tuesday 1857z 14,445 kHz Something a bit different here; this was the Czech YL voice heard in the daily control S17C transmission with a single repeated 5F often noted in the early afternoon UK time. Same voice, different format; calling "Pyat pyat pyat" x 3, "Shesht dava shesht" x 3, "Shey shesht" repeated several times, "Over over" or perhaps "Pozor pozor" - anyone speak Czech? - then what must have been the DK and GC "Sedum yedena" x 2, "Shey shesht" x 2 and a message of 5Fs as doubles. Not too strong, kept sinking down into the noise - mainly TV timebase and video processing circuit hash - ended just before 1907z with "Pozor pozor", DKDK GCGC and "Konec konec".
12-July-02 Friday 1720z 14,565 kHz the S17 Czech YL turns up again, calling "Pyat pyat pyat" x 3, "Dava shesht null" x 3, "Dava sedum"; at 1725z "Dava shesht null"- I counted three times, "Dava sedum" four times, "Pozor pozor" and into 5Fs as doubles.

 

PoSW's intercepted message read:

14445kHz 1857z 02/07     14565kHz 1720z 12/07
555 x3, 626 x3, 36 rptd       555 260 27 [rptd five minutes]  
626 71 36 pozor 36 x5f gps pozor 626 626 626 626 626 626 626
  1725z            
71 36           260 -- 27 pozor 27 x5 f gps pozor  
konec konec         -- 27    
            konec konec  
[Two fig Prosign missing from intercept]              

Czech translation by DoKent.

 

12228kHz 1500z 10/09  
  1500z 11/09 repeat of 10/09 message

 

Now read on:

S10D or S17C?. The definitive article. Includes mention of M08a and M10 too!

DofKent

Dobreden! At the request of PLondon via a telephone call, my attention was drawn to a loud carrier on 13403kHz. The following was logged:

Tuesday 03/09/02 13403kHz S4/5 [AM transmission]
1855z 555 714 23 [pyet pyet pyet sedm jedena ctyri dve tri]
  714 06 23 [sedm jedena ctyri nula sest dve tri]
  pozor 'text' 23x 5f gps  
  pozor 06 23  
     
1905z konec [end]
 
Wednedsday 04/09/02 13403kHz
    Repetition of Tuesday transmission.

 

The announcer on these transmissions was the Czech YL normally found on S17C. To me, quite distinctive because of the rolling of the letter 'R' in Pozor [Pozorrrrr]!

Tuesday 10/09/02 12226kHz.  
  Change of frequency and time
  [AM transmission]
1506z In progress.  
  5f gps  
  Pozor 22 21 870 51 34  
  Pozor 'text'  
  34x 5f gps  
  pozor 51 34  
1516z Konec  
 
Wednesday 11/09/02 12226kHz [AM transmission]
1442z Carrier on  
1444z Tones, 15sec - pause 5sec - 5sec tone.  
1500z 555 173 21 870 34 [repeated for 5 mins]
  173 22 21 pozor 'text' pozor 22 21  
  870 51 34 pozor 'text' pozor 51 34  
1516z Konec  

 

The above is the full version repetition of Tuesday's transmission.

Because of the excellent signal, the mechanical sounding 'clunk' usually heard on S17C before the figure 3 was easily heard.

Tuesday 24/09/02 12226kHz
  again the Czech YL in AM mode:
1508z in progress.  
  Text 5f gps pozor 65 37  
1517z konec.  
     
 
Wednesday 25/09/02 12226kHz AM
1438z carrier on  
1440z 3sec tone  
1500 to 1517z complete repetition of Tuesday's transmission [per previous week].
 
Wednesday 25/09/02 8112kHz [AM transmission]
  A new frequency
2046z 4x 1sec tones  
2100z 555 867 22 792 37 [repeated 5 mins]
2105z to 2117z Another repeat of the Tuesday/Wednesday transmission.
 
Thursday 26/09/02 7745kHz AM
  Another change of time and frequency
1820z 555 474 40 [repeated 5mins as usual]
1825z 474 91 40
pozor 'text'
40x 5f gps pozor 91 40
 
  konec  

 

This was the last AM transmission heard by me, maybe due to concentrating on the CW. The frequencies used so far and logged by me, now on CW. The next log entry is the same day Thursday 26/09/02, same frequency but later and on CW:

Thursday 26/09/02 7745kHz CW
1950z 555 522 40 [repeated 5mins as usual]
1955z 522 82 40 = 'text' 37x 5f gps = 23 37  
2002z 000  
 
Saturday 28/09/02 7745kHz CW  
1643z in progress  
  5f gps = 11 39  
  049 23 37 = 'text' 37x 5f gps = 23 37  
  435 64 41 = 'text' 41x 5f gps = 64 41  
1659z 000  
 
Saturday 28/09/02 7745kHz CW
  [Same freq, different time and message]
1955z 555 334 40 [repeated]
  334 40 = 'text' = 40x 5f gps = 82 40  
2002z 000  

 

Could this be the same 40 gp message sent to 552 on Thursday?

Sunday 29/09/02 No logs, treated myself to a day off watch!

Monday 30/09/02 7745kHz CW
1613z Carrier on
1625z Rapid tones
1630z There followed a transmission with the code so corrupt it defied description.
 
Tuesday 01/10/02 7745kHz CW
  A repeat of the previous days corrupt transmission [1630z30/09]. With the aid of two recordings I managed to sort out about 90%; enough to confirm the repetition.

 

[More about this later].

Wednesday 02/10/02 7745kHz CW
1610z Carrier on  
1630z 555 571 25 275 39 049 37 435 41 [repeated 5mins as usual]
  Normal preambles and messages sent.  
1655z 000  
 
Saturday 05/10/02 7745kHz CW
1630z 555 571 19 275 24 049 32 435 38 [repeated 5mins as usual]
    As with previous transmissions 4 messages with appropriate preambles, same ID's as Wednesday's.
     
Sunday 06/10/02 7745kHz CW
1629z Rapid tones  
1630z to 1655z   Repetition of Saturday's 1630z05/10
Monday 07/10/02  
    Repetition of Saturday/Sunday
 
Tuesday 08/10/02 12228kHz
    M10 1500z from AnonUK
 
Tuesday 08/10/02 7745kHz CW
1950z 555 174 40 [repeated 5mins as usual]
1955z 174 15 40 = 'text' 40x 5f gps = 15 40  
2002z 000  
 
Wednesday 09/10/02 12226kHz CW
1200z 555 171 19 144 29 [repeated 5mins as usual]
1205z 171 34 19 = 'text' 19x 5f gps = 34 19  
  144 31 29 = 'text' 29x 5f gps = 31 29  
1215z 000  
 
Wednesday 09/10/02 12226kHz
1442z Carrier on [AM]
1447z Tones  
1500z 555 829 20 242 17 [repeated 5mins as usual]
  Czech YL sending two messages [hurray back again]!
1513z konec  
 
1618z 12226kHz [Don't know about this one]
1623z 6-note musical tones [Checking all current frequencies] - confirmed X06
     
1630z 7745kHz Carrier on
 
1635z Another corrupt transmission on MCW.
1650z    
1742z Carrier on 7745kHz AM
 
1804z 12sec tone  
1820z 555 600 39 [repeated 5mins as usual]
  39x 5 gp message  
1832z konec  
 
Thursday 10/10/02 7745kHz AM
1807z Tones  
1820z 555 600 39 [repeated 5mins as usual]
  Repeat of Wednesday transmission.  
1832z konec  
1950z Carrier on 7745kHz CW  
1955z 555 823 40 [repeated 5mins as usual]
  823 15 40 = 'text' 15 40  
2002z 000  

 

It is now Friday 11/10/02 and at the time of writing there is no transmission being heard on either 7745 or 12226/8kHz.

Prior to starting this exercise I had no previous experience of these groups except S17C, S10E and M10E, these being religiously followed since my start with ENIGMA 2000 some 22 months ago. Much of what I am going to say will be well known by others but I hope that what I do say will provoke much discussion.

In breaking down the transmissions let us say the first symbols 555 indicate the recipients of that group should listen further.

The second set of figures are the ID of the recipient indicating a message to them.

The following two figures indicate the number of groups.

In the actual preamble to the message we have the ID followed by two figures indicating instructions followed by the two figure group count.

The group count is the number of groups contained within the separatives i.e. = [long break BT -?-] or pozor.

The suffix figures are the prosigns for instructions and group count.

The word 'pozor' is used as a separative; in common usage it can mean attention, caution or warning. In extreme cases, danger. [Look at the road signs in that country - Czech or Slovakia].

Since the beginning of this exercise there has been considerable debate as to the classifications regarding S17C, M10 and S10D. Suffice it to say, I believe that S17C is fully examined and documented and cannot be confused with M10 and S10D

The transmission format of S17C is different although it does observe the first 5 minutes of repeats. One possibility is that S17C is a control broadcast and that the one 5 figure group can have a different meaning to each of the recipients.

S17C could be 'Central Control' like the hub of a wheel. The many spokes could each be different groups of recipients, many of whom have received an ENIGMA designation already.

It will be noticed that I did not use ENIGMA designations on the stated intercepts. I believe the designation is flawed in that it does not immediately indicate country of origin where known.

Grouping under the Slavic language can also give rise to misunderstanding. For example the difference between Czech and Slovak, although slight, can easily be learned as we are only dealing with pronunciation of figures.

Looking at the stated intercepts it can be seen that in many cases the carrier is switched on at least 20mins before transmission proper and during this time tones may be sent in such a way as to obviously mean something to the recipients.

The commencement of the procedural preamble is repeated for 5mins although not in all cases. There appears to be two types of transmissions, firstly the multi message format and secondly the single message format.

The multi message corresponds to the Control List in that the speed of sending increases with each of the messages. Although preamble prefix and suffix figures are sent at a slow speed the single message is at one speed with again the prefix and suffix sent slower.

In order to maintain the integrity of the transmission format it will be seen that I do not show repeats of individual groups etc. I believe the reasons for this is obvious.

We can now look at the two types of transmission. The first designated M10, but what of the second however? Is it the same or is it a different spoke on the wheel? Bear in mind that 3 figure ID's have been used in both cases.

I started by saying that I wanted to provoke discussion; let me carry this a little further. If you look at intercept reports in Number and Oddities and the ENIGMA 2000 newsletter it will be seen that the vast majority of reports are very basic. I will now give an example of what a few extra words can do.

Previously I have mentioned the two very corrupt transmissions on Monday 30/09 and Tuesday 01/10.

With the aid of my recordings I was able to prove that these were the same as the other multi message format transmissions shown here and which we are told are M10.

Referring to N&O53, September 2002, an intercept by Ben Mesander on 4056kHz M08a Sunday 0305z states 'distorted CW'. On request Ben kindly elaborated on that statement, he suggested a transmitter fault.

Is it mere coincidence that this transmission was only a few hours before my intercepts? A few extra words allowed a linkage between M08a and M10 - same transmitter, same Control, different spokes on the wheel? In this instance M08a is a confirmed 'Cuban' transmission and cannot be linked to M10; however it does illustrate the need to report fully in more detail.

Since the beginning of this exercise various reports have appeared, S17C on 5301kHz and so on. I don't really think I need to comment on the initial Cuba theory. Only when my new DF equipment is fully operational will we sort the finer details out.

At this point I would like to thank the following for their thoughts, comments and input where applicable: AF, AnonUK, BM, MS and PLondon.

In closing, consider this. If the daytime GMT [z or UTC] transmissions are for local Europe wide time zones, where are the recipients of the night-time transmissions while we are asleep?

Dobronoc & Sbohem ©DofKent

[See requests section].

[Due to increased activity and later developments there will be a follow up in NL14. This will cover DoKent's travels in the Czech regions and the few related matters that he can reveal]

Onto the logs:

S04

Reported by AnonUK as:

3868kHz 2145z 08/10

 

S06

Gert heard the Russian Man in August as follows:

5815kHz 2000z 24/08 [dk/gc 896/201 Start up missed 2010z]
7917kHz 1900z 06/08 [null msg 353]
  1900z 20/08 [null msg 353]
8080kHz 1950z 13/08 [null msg 254]
11490kHz 2115z 12/08  

 

AnonUK informs us that the 1600z 2nd and 4th Saturday sendings have occurred on 7610kHz whilst Gert sent in that the 1st and 3rd Tuesday sendings at 1900z are on 5772kHz.

Gert reported hearing S06 on 3rd Tuesday in September :

5782kHz 1900z 17/09 [null msg 353]

and the 1st Wednesday in October:

13420kHz 0700z 02/10 [null msg 729]

 

AnonUK sends:

7610kHz 1600z 12/10 [398 Null]

 

PoSW's log for S06:

8-Oct-02 Tuesday 1910z 8,090 kHz S06 Russian Man with a very strong signal noted because it caused QRM to E05 on 8,085 kHz. Calling "Dva syem noll" (270) and turned out to be one of those two message transmissions with a very short first message; first DK/GC "Deviet adean tri" (913) x 2, "Dva" (2) x 2. First 5Fs were "Adean adean adean adean adean" (11111) x 2, "Noll noll noll tri dva" (00032) x 2, followed by DKDK GCGC and call "270" for a minute or so, then second DK/GC "Pyat cheteria vosyem" (548) x 2, "Tri shesht" (36) x 2 and second 5Fs message. Ended 1922z with "548 548 36 36" and 5 x "Noll". Lower sideband suppressed - but not as well suppressed as the usual S06.
9-Oct-02 Wednesday 1910z 8,090 kHz a repeat of yesterday's S06 - almost! Calling "270" but did NOT send the very short 2 x 5F message heard yesterday but instead went straight into DK/GC "548 548 36 36"; and much weaker than yesterday, only just readable - such a massive reduction in signal strength in the space of 24 hours is difficult to understand.
12-Oct-02 Saturday 1600z 7,607 kHz S06 with "Tri deviet vosyem" x 3, "Noll" x 5 (398 398 398 00000). Very strong signal, lower sideband suppressed; exactly the same transmission, same time, same frequency, same content noted on 28-September'
        [ 28-Sept-02, Saturday, 1602z, 7,607 kHz, S06 Russian Man calling "Tri deviet vosyem" x 3, "Noll" x 5, (398 398 398 00000). Strong signal, lower sideband well suppressed, stopped 1604z]. Started approx. 15 seconds late according to my MSF Rugby controlled clock, as did an E06 transmission earlier today - worth mentioning because this family of stations usually start up within a second of or two of the hour, half hour or whatever.
    1700z 12,715 kHz also started 15 seconds after the hour - 12,175 kHz, S06 Russian Man, "Syem dva cheteria" x 3, "Noll" x 5 (724 724 724 00000). Good signal, lower sideband well suppressed, carrier with tone noted 1643z. Must be the second Saturday in the month S06 schedule, should turn up again on the fourth Saturday, i.e. 26-Oct. No sign of a repeat sending on a lower frequency an hour later.

 

Others:

5680kHz 1800z 03/09 [624 624 624 00000] AF [Note on distress freq in aeronautical].
5772kHz 1900z 03/09 [null msg 353]
5782kHz 1900Z 17/09 [null msg 353]
6810kHz 2000z 23/10 gd reception via Laurent, France
11150kHz 1734z 03/09   

 

Finally AnonUK writes:

Around this time of the year there has been an S06 on at 0808z on 9842kHz, has been on for last 2 years. This morning [29/10] I found the first transmission of that at 0800z on 7321kHz. Call was 481 Null Message. All of these S06s seem to send null messages all the time.

S06C

4030kHz 1800z 09/09 [11203] AnonUK
5090kHz 1740z 03/09 [USB 11203] AF

 

S10D

Prior to DoKent's splendid analysis we received these suggestions concerning the S10D or S17C identification problem:

Chris Smolinski,US, Spooks, heard:

6945kHz 0152z 01/10

 

Like reported by Ben Mesander. However AF supplied this interesting comparison:

8190kHz 1250z 01/10 [AF, Eastern Germany]

 

555 555 555 313 313 313 05
555 555 555 313 313 313 05
555 555 555 313 313 313 05
555 555 555 313 313 313 05
555 555 555 313 313 313 05
555 555 555 313 313 313 05
555 555 555 313 313 313 05
555 555 555 313 313 313 05
555 555 555 313 313 313 05
555 555 555 313 313 313 05
555 555 555 313 313 313 05
555 555 555 313 313 313 05
555 555 555 313 313 313 05
313 313 313 42 42 05 05
pozor pozor
11038 11038 11038 11038 11038 11038 11038 11038 11038 11038
pozor pozor
42 42 05 05
konec konec

We could interpret this as:

We have "05" groups of 5 digits here. Each group is repeated immediately. That makes 10 groups.

In our case these 5 groups are all the same however.

6945kHz 0150z 01/10 [ChrisSmol, Ben (USA)]

 

.................13 013 40
555 555 555 013 013 013 40
555 555 555 013 013 013 40
555 555 555 013 013 013 40
013 013 013 65 65 40 40
pozor pozor
02175 02175 19182 19182 59734 59734 91209 91209 98334 98334
24170 24170 16843 16843 98698 98698 30619 30619 24865 24865
48987 48987 55932 55932 09162 09162 85011 85011 57870 57870
08077 08077 73604 73604 48497 48497 15128 15128 71865 71865
95251 95251 08139 08139 85832 85832 42718 42718 58060 58060
98194 98194 57821 57821 04769 04769 80681 80681 53454 53454
75989 75989 33559 33559 21794 21794 05046 05046 46321 46321
41462 41462 43056 43056 83295 83295 15653 15653 88224 88224
pozor pozor
65 65 40 40
konec konec

Here we have "40" groups of 5 digits. Each group is repeated immediately.

So both transmissions have the same format!

The voice of the second transmission was identical to "our" usual daily 1250z transmission.

[Tnx AF] ©AF, Eastern Germany.

On perusal and discussion it appears that this station is S10D. Note: For S17C the call is always 313 313 313 05, the DK always 42 and the GC always 05, also the middle figure of the group is always zero.

Onto the S10D logs:

PoSW heard S10D as:

10-Sept-02 Tuesday 2102z 8,112 kHz Czech YL, noted causing QRM when checking out the 2100z E05 USB on 8,110 kHz; calling something like "Pyat pyat pyat" x 3, "Yedena sedum shay" x 3, "Dva yedena", Vosum sedum noll" x 3, "Shay cheteri". At 2105 "Yedena sedum shey" x 3, "Dva dva" x 2, "Dva yedena" x 2, "Pozor pozor" and into 5Fs as doubles. Difficult copy with the RX in AM mode, what with Cynthia quacking away 2 kHz lower and a strong "Jet" on a close frequency.

 

[message reads:

555 173 21 870 34 rptd 5mins
173 22 21 pozor then txt of 5f grps] Translation by DoKent who stated, "Had PoSW continued the message would have continued: 870 2f with g/c 34 pozor, followed by txt of 5f grps."  

 

Gert reports

8112kHz 2100z 24/09

 

With a further reports via Spooks:

6945kHz 0150z 02/10 [USB very weak] ID tentative
  0150z 16/10 [USB in prog]

 

AnonUK heard S10D as:

12227kHz 1500z 08/10 A very strong signal

 

PoSW:

12228kHz 1500z 10/09  
  1500z 11/09 repeat of 10/09 message
 
12229kHz 1500z 22/10 same msg repeated on 5301kHz 2100z 22/10.
      [Note M10 heard 7745kHz 1950z 22/10]

 

PoSW sent the following observations in:

5301kHz 2100z 22/10  
  2114z 23/10  
6945kHz 1741z 21/10 //10582kHz

 

[Both of these frequencies have been used by M10 CW earlier this year]

8175kHz 1521z 19/10  
  1520z 26/10 [dk.same as gc]

 

DoKent has noted that 5301kHz is being used by both S10D and S17C and PoSW links 5301, 6945, 8112 and 10582kHz with M10]

S10E

Expected on 23/09 this station did not show. The Morse station M10E was likewise shy.

S11 Kreska

The S11kreska variant has come to notice again, this time from AF who has sent the complete message:

For S11kreska I got the spelling of the numbers from a Polish friend. I made a bitmap in order to save the special Polish letters [Go to Group Files section]. I would strongly recommend a new enigma designator. This s11 variant is easy to differentiate from the Russian S11a. Cherta and Kreska sound very different. If numbers are spoken the "4" is *completely* different from the Russian variant. Nulls are spoken as "zero" in the Polish version in opposite to "null" in the Russian version.

121-15 (S11kreska) means 15 groups of 5 numbers, Every groups is repeated immediately. After the whole message the message is repeated a second time without a repetition of each group.

11107kHz 1200z 01/09 USB ends 1208z [contains all repetitions]

 

...1-15 121-15 121-15 121-15 121-15 121-15 121-15 121-15 121-15 121-15
121-15 121-15 121-15 121-15 121-15 121-15 121-15
Uwaga!
95979 95979 54091 54091 18859 18859 08540 08540 53276 53276
63207 63207 34814 34814 83455 83455 75543 75543 58745 58745
44099 44099 89188 89188 25271 25271 27148 27148 37416 37416
Uwaga!
95979 54091 18859 08540 54276 63207 34814 83455 75543 58745
44099 89188 25271 27148 37416
Koniec!

AF could not find S11kreska transmissions on following Sundays.

S11A

Gert heard Cherta in August on:

4783kHz 0500z 22/08 [null msg 972]

 

and in September and October:

4016kHz 2100z 04/09 [null msg 971]
  2100z 18/09 [null msg 971]
  2100z 16/10 [null msg 729]

 

and asks of September "Is this the first/third Wednesday of the month slot?" Gert was unable to hear the 0500z Thursday sending though.

S17C

Those of us in Great Britain were troubled by the unwanted occupation of the 6758kHz frequency by a tty station and monitoring this station was virtually impossible from our shores. Taking advice from e2k, [!] the frequency conveniently changed on 01/09. DoKent notified E2k, per telephone, asking for a message to be posted via group. [well done DoKent].

8190kHz 1250z 01/09 [92034]
  1250z 02/09 [79035 or 92034] wk sigs

 

DoKent has always maintained that there was a parallel freq for the 8190kHz sending and on 6th October AF notified the group that this was so and RN UK also reported parallel sending on 14/10:

5301kHz 1250z 06/10 [65021] ends 1257z
  1250z 14/10  
8190kHz 1250z 01/10  
  1250z 06/10 [65021] ends 1257z
  1250z 14/10  

 

Regarding the 5301kHz freq, we hear from PoSW of an evening sending:

9 October Wednesday 2114z 5,301 kHz Czech YL just ending when tuned in with "Pozor pozor", "Dva dva" x 2, "Yedena sedum" x 2 and "Konets konets". Carrier stayed on until 2118z. 5,301 kHz was used by M10 CW last winter.

 

[DoKent has noted that 5301kHz is being used by both S17C and S10D].

From AF: As of 2nd November S17C sends on 9165kHz

S21

4454kHz 1842z 05/09 [454 346 37 43394 ... 000] LSB
4854kHz 1842z 03/09 [454 346 37 43394 ...]AF
  1842z 10/09 LSB

 

A lot of coverage of V02 and V02a this time, thanks to all the contributors, especially BenUS.

During this time slot Ana Belen Montes, the Cuban spy who held office in DIA was sentenced.

Read more in News Section.

V02

7472kHz 0609z 12/09 [AM in prog] down at 0610z
7862kHz 1100z 08/09 [A 962 08]
  1100z 06/10 [+20dB carrier, unintelligible-bad audio (overmod, clipping)]
  1100z 20/10 [AM ID 962 08]
8097kHz 0500z 05/09 [523/07 07/52. Down 0500z] See V02a entry.
8253kHz 1006z 11/09 [in progress; QRT 1012z]
8676kHz 0210z 02/10 [AM A 616/05 Horrible audio]
8749kHz 0400z 13/10 [AM A 979/05]
8909kHz 0606z 08/10 [AM In prog; ID based on diff voice than V2a]
  0600z 15/10 [AM in prog; ???/?? 03/52]
8975kHz 1000z 12/09 [AM A 728/05 05/34 ]
  1000z 10/10 [AM ???/?? 05/53]
9230kHz 0800z 06/10 [A 697/04]
  0800z 13/10 [AM A 697/02]
  1000z 14/10 [AM A 728/05]
10875kHz 0500z 27/09 [A 923/08 08/83] new sched?

 

Reception of V02 and V02a has been very difficult in Great Britain and Europe as PoSW's October log illustrates:

3-Oct-02 Thursday 0538z 8,097 kHz usual Thursday V02 but much weaker than usual - only just detectable; many signals on the short wave bands down in strength in recent days - some kind of ionospheric disturbance fouling things up!
12-Oct-02 Saturday 0608z 8,097 kHz V02 in progress, signal strength S7 with deep QSB.
    0722z 9,153 kHz transmission in progress, weak signal with utility QRM.
13-Oct-02 Sunday 0726z 5,483 kHz surprised to find V02 on such a low frequency; ended just after 0735z with 3 x "Finale". [Tnx PoSW].

 

V02A

A High frequency V02a was heard by 'E' of Great Britain 13381kHz [0611z 05/09] and another, 20130kHz 1118z 05/10. Spooks Chris Smolinski found another on 10/09. He wisely checked to see if the 13436kHz was a harmonic but correctly heard the message initial opening of 'Attencion 71071 60462 87052' which was repeated at 0200z 12215kHz, both on 10/09.

3292kHz 0200z 10/09 [AM Heavy QRN; barely audible]
  0400z 10/09 [AM A 46531 16311 60743]
  0203z 08/10 [AM in prog]
  0418z 08/10 [AM In prog]
3389kHz 0100z 10/09 [AM]
4017kHz 0316z 10/09 [AM in prog; M8a loud in background]
  0300z 08/10 [AM A 21451 11183 45863]
  0300z 14/10 [AM A 21454 84312 31173 - unusual ID ending in 4]
4028kHz 0300z 28/09 [AM (in progress - missed callup - YL/SS]
  0500z 11/10 [AM A 45601 91642 60201 Repeat of 0400z 4479]
4329kHz 0400z 11/09 [AM A 43532 87653 64302]
4479kHz 0300z 02/10 [AM A 25942 20643 16172]
  0400z 11/10 [AM A 45601 91642 60201]
  0306z 16/10  
  0400z 18/10 [AM A 75891 91643 30205 - unusual ID ending in 5] M8a mixing in bg
4507kHz 1100z 12/10 [AM A 45602 10393 70432]
  0306z 09/10 [AM in prog]
5762kHz 0400z 07/09 [A 37563 46141 19402] QRM from KAIJ]
  0200z 28/09 [AM (in progress - missed callup - YL/SS)]
  0400z 28/09 [AM (in progress - missed callup - YL/SS)]
  0400z 12/10 [AM screeching carrier; A 30202 11623 33121]
5800kHz 0308z 09/09 [AM late w/o callups]
5883kHz 0500z 07/09 [A 37563 46141 19402] repeat of 0400/5762 sked
  0500z 21/09  
  0518z 29/09 [AM In prog]
  0500z 05/10 [AM in progress - transmission garbled]
  0500z 12/10 [AM A 30202 11623 33121] repeat of 0400z 5762kHz
6758kHz 0400z 09/09 [AM A 10432 60742 36181]repeat of 6855kHz/0300z sked
6768kHz 0100z 20/09  
  0435z 23/09  
  0100z 19/10 [AM A 13252 93033 60632 ]
6778kHz 0107z 10/09 [AM In prog; very faint]
6796kHz 0506z 12/09 [AM Late start. A 48721 14211 58792]
6826kHz 0900z 14/10 [AM A 11684 96774 35464 - Unusual: all id's end in 4] also heard by RN
6855kHz 0307z 09/09 [AM late w/o callups.A _____ 60742 36181]
7555kHz 0300z 22/09  
  0300z 28/09 [AM Weak, odd noise interference]
  0300z 29/09 [AM ID 17422 65803 95432 (YL/SS) (rpt of 0200z on 7887m)]
  0300z 06/10 [AM too faint to copy ids]
  0300z 20/10 [AM ID 53771 11176 00752 Note the "6" in second message number]
  0300z 27/10 [AM ID 53772 39443 00753]
7583kHz 1000z 02/09  
  1003z 14/10 [AM fast cinco]
7887kHz 0200z 29/09 [AM A 17422 65802 96432]
  0200z 06/10 [A 69852 31323 96433]
8010kHz 0600z 09/10 [AM in prog at 0600]
  0600z 18/10 [AM A 31176 38911 88591 - id ending in 6] rpt 9063 0700z
8097kHz 0500z 05/09 [523/07 07/52. Down 0500z; up as V02a 0505 A 79652]
8097kHz 0500z 05/09 [ID 79652 95142 37561]
  0606z 05/09  
  0600z 07/09 carrier up at 0550z; PLondon  
  0606z 12/09 [AM In prog]
  0618z 26/09 [23143] via 'E'
  0600z 29/09 [AM A 98291 32313 26462]
  0600z 12/10 [AM A 31171 88162 81491]
8010kHz 0610z 18/09 [Tape trouble, speeding up] noted by 'E'
  0603z 12/10 [AM A 99803 26031 82673]
  0600z 30/10 [AM A 88054 46474 47692]
9063kHz 0706z 11/09  
9153kHz 0700z 07/09 [60741 95783 24512] PLondon
  0700z 12/09 [AM A 07012 28203 65101]
  0700z 03/10 [AM Excellent signal strength, rotten audio]
  0700z 12/10 [AM A 31172 88162 81481; repeat of 0600 8097kHz except first id last Id digit incremented]
9230kHz 0806z 29/09 from 'E'
9323kHz 0406z 12/09 [AM In prog; loud M8a mixing in background]
9331kHz 0600z 14/10 [AM A 38232 30203 53313; M8a mixing ,rpt of 0500z 14/10 10446]
10446kHz 0310z 09/09 [AM late w/o callups; M8a in bg; A _____ _____ 17072
  0500z 09/09 [AM A 60451 58791 09861; M8a mixing in bg
  0303z 02/10  
  0300z 07/10 [AM Just ending distorted hum S7]
  0300z 09/10 [AM A 69853 11171 54431]
  0500z 14/10 [AM A 38232 30203 53313; M8a mixing in bg]
  0300z 16/10 [AM A 94141 11174 86891]
11566kHz 0300z 11/10 [A 32921 54432 11173] rpt of 0200z 12215kHz
12180kHz 0213z 02/10  
  0206z 09/10 [AM faint; in prog]
12215kHz 0201z 10/09 [AM In prog; A 71071 60462 87052; repeat of 0100/13436
  0200z 08/10 [AM A 96662 69983 97103]
  0200z 11/10 [A 32921 54432 11173]
13381kHz 0611z 05/09 via 'E', Different Voice to that usually heard.
13436kHz 0100z 10/09 [AM Attencion 71071 60462 87052 ? hard to make out, carrier up before 0040z. Not a harmonic] Csmolinski
       
  0106z 08/10 [AM faint; in prog]
20130kHz 1118z 05/10 High freq from 'E'

 

V07

Gert writes: V07 for Tuesday 3rd September 0600z 13381kHz with msg for 372. The 0620 and 0640z freqs are most probably 14781 and 16281kHz. Gert was spot-on with his prediction.

PLondon sent in the following:

13381kHz 0600z 05/09 [372 372 372 1 000 000 at 0618z] +30dB/9
  0600z 12/09 [372 000]
  0600z 17/09 [372 372 372 1 000 000] 0604z 15 groups
  0600z 24/09 [372 000]
  0600z 26/09 [372 000] Male Voice
14781kHz 0620z 05/09 [372 372 372 1 000 000 at 0618z] 40dB/9
  0620z 12/09 [372 000]
  0620z 17/09 [372 372 372 1 000 000] 0624z 15 groups
  0620z 24/09 [372 000]
  0620z 26/09 [372 000] Male Voice
16281kHz 0640z 05/09 [372 372 372 1 000 000 at 0618z] +20dB/9 tty QRM jams signal.
  0640z 12/09 [NRH]
  0640z 17/09 [372 372 372 1 000 000] 0644z 15 groups

 

PLondon noticed that the transmission of 0600z26/09 had a different Male Voice rather that the dulcet tones of the Spanish Sénorita. [See Control List 16].

Gert found the 0620z frequency in use for October as:

15821kHz 0620z 29/10 [582 000 000]

 

Whilst he has not heard the first or last sending he suggests the freqs used for October was as follows:

0600z 13521 0620z 15821 0640z 16421 or 17421kHz.

[Well done Gert!]

V08

The V08 Arabic YL turned up on 7-September, the first Saturday in the month, at 1800z on 6,645 kHz, or perhaps 6,645 point something; I only have frequency readout to 1kHz and carrier zero beat seemed to be slightly HF of 6,645. The carrier was up at 1746z then audio tone until after 1759z; plain carrier until Eastern music just after 1800z - for a few seconds only - then the YL voice which stopped at 1806z, followed by approx. 25 seconds of music then plain carrier until QRT just after 1808z. Transmission somewhat shorter than usual. However, there was no sign of V08 on the first Saturday in October, the 5th, at 1800z on 6,645 or anywhere close; this is only about the second time this year that V08 has not appeared on the first Saturday in the month. [PoSW].

[6645kHz 1804z 05/10 also monitored by 'E']

 

V13

V13 New Star Radio ! Star Star really.

The following appeared in the August Issue of Communication journal of the British DX Club:

"The name of numbers station in Taiwan broadcasting to Mainland China is not New Star Broadcasting Station but Star Star Radio Station. Toru Yamashita sent an e-mail to this station and received a following reply from them on 22nd April: Dear Mr Toru, Thanks for your e-mail dated 15th April. It is great to know you are interested in our program. We are "Star Star Radio station" and our current subject is issues of APEC between Taiwan and Mainland China. If you have any information of it, please do not hesitate to contact us. Also, we would to know more details about you before we offer further proposal to you. We are very appreciated it we could send your resume to us. Looking forward to hearing from you. Best Wishes, Star Star". Toru Yamashita/Japan via CRW.

What is APEC ? [Probably obvious but not to me,C]. Tnx C

8300kHz 1423z 02/09  
  1500z 08/10 [USB flute interval; YL/CC 4fgx2]
  1513z 10/10 via 'E'
  1400z 12/10 [USB very clear]

 

XP

[Will change to 07nn and 21nnz NOVEMBER].

Upto 29/08 the 2040z sending of the first schedule had yet to be heard. If the intentions of an intended sending were disclosed by the Thursday morning 'out of schedule' null message sending on the 0600z sched highlighted in Issue 12 it wasn't monitored by PLondon who patiently waited on 10600kHz. [Of course it could have been elsewhere]. For August 10736kHz was the elusive 3rd freq of the first schedule's evening transmission, notified by JoA.

August's freqs per JoA, PLondon and AnonUK

0600z 10601kHz 02/08 06/08 09/08 13/08 16/08 20/08 23/08 27/08 30/08
0620z 12201kHz 02/08 06/08 09/08 13/08 16/08 20/08 23/08 27/08 30/08
0640z 13501kHz NRH 06/08 09/08 NRH 16/08 20/08 23/08 27/08 NRH

ID625

 

2000z 13953kHz 01/08 06/08 08/08 13/08 15/08 20/08 22/08 27/08 29/08
2020z 12176kHz 01/08 06/08 08/08 13/08 15/08 20/08 22/08 27/08 29/08
2040z 10736kHz NRH NRH NRH NRH NRH NRH NRH NRH 29/08

ID917

 

Other schedules:

2010z 14984kHz - 06/08 09/08 13/08 16/08 20/08 23/08 27/08 30/08
2030z 13849kHz 02/08 06/08 09/08 13/08 16/08 20/08 23/08 27/08 30/08
2050z 12151kHz 02/08 06/08 09/08 13/08 16/08 20/08 23/08 27/08 30/08

ID981

 

For September XP's first schedule radically changed from that heard for the last few months. The 2040z sending for Tuesdays and Thursdays were heard straightaway. Why? JoA noted the double NRH for 2020 and 2040z 24/09. To his knowledge this has not occurred before.

If anyone can offer explanation, please do.

Freqs and reports courtesy of JoA:

0600z 11204kHz 03/09 06/09 10/09 13/09 17/09 20/09 24/09 27/09  
0620z 12504kHz 03/09 06/09 10/09 13/09 17/09 20/09 24/09 27/09  
0640z 13904kHz 03/09 06/09 NRH 13/09 17/09 20/09 24/09 27/09  

ID259

 

2000z 12081kHz 03/09 05/09 10/09 12/09 17/09 19/09 24/09 26/09  
2020z 10716kHz 03/09 05/09 10/09 12/09 17/09 19/09 NRH 26/09  
2040z 9364kHz 03/09 05/09 10/09 NRH NRH NRH NRH NRH  

ID073

 

Other schedules:

2010z 13938kHz 03/09 06/09 10/09 13/09 17/09 20/09 24/09 27/09  
2030z 12228kHz 03/09 06/09 10/09 13/09 17/09 20/09 24/09 27/09  
2050z 10876kHz 03/09 06/09 10/09 NRH 17/09 20/09 24/09 27/09  

ID928

JoA remarks that the signals he received 27/09 were poor for the 2030z and 2050z sendings.

October's freqs via JoA, PLondon

0600z 11204kHz 01/10 NRH 08/10 11/10 15/10 18/10 22/10 25/10 -
0620z 12504kHz 01/10 NRH 08/10 11/10 15/10 18/10 22/10 25/10 29/10
0640z 13904kHz 01/10 NRH 08/10 11/10 15/10 18/10 22/10 25/10 -

ID259

October morning frequencies were the same as that used in the previous month. On Friday 4th Oct, the second sending, no transmission was heard nor on 08/10 despite the searching of frequencies between 10 and 14MHz. We later received notification from AF that he heard the 08/10 sending via the expected frequency. It was possible that the changeable HF conditions caused by solar activity were responsible for the poor reception. The sendings observed on 11/10 started weakly at 0600z after the carrier raised at 0552z and followed by tones around 0558z. The 0620z was much stronger, preceded by a brief raising of the carrier at 0608z which came back in earnest at 0612z. As usual a number of 1200Hz tones were heard. 0640z was a fairly strong offering, no tones observed in London, JoA heard 3 tones at 0632z however. dk5260/gc95. Slight QSB noted.

29/10 0620z sending heard by Gert in Holland; missed in GB due to clock change, monitors in transit.

2000z 9203kHz - 03/10 08/10 10/10 15/10 17/10 22/10 24/10 29/10
2020z 7930kHz 01/10 03/10 08/10 10/10 15/10 17/10 22/10 24/10 29/10
2040z 67nnkHz - NRH NRH NRH NRH NRH NRH NRH NRH

ID297

The 08/10 2000z observation saw the 9203kHz sending settling at a respectable +40dB, a far cry from the earlier 0600z experience. Prior to the carrier raising at 1952z E10 could be heard passing a message in AM but was obliterated by the strong XP carrier, After the initial raising a series of 1200Hz tones were heard;
4 at 1953z7 at 1956z, 2 and 2 at 1957z.. dk/gc 1170/97

Interestingly the 2000z sending of the ID and null character on 17/10 appeared to have transmitter/antenna problems. The carrier dropped suddenly, on more than one occasion, leading to interruptions in the sending and background noise was heard as the LED on the wireless front panel extinguished to indicate lack of signal. This happened again on the 22/10 2000z sending, with distinct breaks in the sending as the carrier went down. 2020z sending was uneventful. Carrier drop was a problem to the 2000z on 24/10 too. The carrier dropped within the first cycle of ident/no message character and stayed down for sometime. The carrier struggled up and and the null message id/character cycle was sent for the full 2 mins, ending at 2004z. Like other recent events the 2020z sending was unaffected. 'Right Boris, all weekend leave cancelled for a repair schedule on that final stage!!' Perhaps it's a question of neutralisation!

Other schedules:

2010z 11599kHz - 04/10 08/10 11/10 15/10 18/10 22/10 25/10 29/10
2030z 10214kHz 01/10 04/10 08/10 11/10 15/10 18/10 22/10 25/10 29/10
2050z 9043kHz - NRH 08/10 11/10 NRH NRH 22/10 25/10 29/10

ID520

XPH

Problems were encountered locating the XPH frequencies for August, due mainly to the fact that the first freq is inhabited by a BC station that effectively masked the short transmission from our inquisitive ears.

August's freqs per PLondon, JoA and AnonUK

1830z 15632kHz - 06/08 10/08 13/08 17/08 20/08 24/08 27/08 31/08
1850z 14350kHz - 06/08 10/08 13/08 17/08 20/08 24/08 27/08 31/08
1910z 12223kHz - 06/08 10/08 NRH NRH 20/08 24/08 NRH NRH

ID632

First attempts to locate the September sendings proved futile but we have built up our knowledge on subsequent sendings subsequently:

1830z 13370kHz 07/09 10/09 13/09 17/09 21/09 24/09 28/09
1850z 11633kHz NRH NRH 13/09 17/09 21/09 24/09 28/09
1910z nn1nnkHz NRH NRH 13/09 17/09 NRH NRH NRH

ID361

E2k received a phone call from JoA to inform us the second freq 11633kHz for the 1850z sending on 13/09. It was apparent that there was also a third sending as the transmissions was a full one.

Strangely, there were two messages sent in one transmission. The first had the dk/gc 2367/43 whilst the second, separated from the first by the repetitive 361 x3 and control characters, was 6148/62.

AnonUK stated that he thought this was rather peculiar and would have expected the dk to remain the same. [What if the recipient is different or the 'security' level is higher]?

For 17/09 1850z sending the frequency varied by + 3kHz. The 3k3The 'two message' transmission did not occur 17/09. Dk/gc was 3602/89. As ever the transmission ended 00 00.

No frequencies or observations have as yet been made of XPH since the freq has changed in October and at the time of writing remains 'Nil Required Heard'.


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