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E has written in with a most interesting piece. He heard from a private source ‘that the Tyrolean Music Station was apparently run by SDECE. Apparently its cover was blown by a French radio magazine called Interferences Issue 3, Autumn 1975.’ His source has no hard copy of the mag so no substantiation is available. Perhaps our French Membership can help?
PoSW sums up the Voice transmissions since the last Newsletter:
The V02 Spanish Language YL from Cuba has gone into a remarkable decline over the last week or two and I don't think her absence is down to propagation. Very few of the hitherto regular weekly transmissions have been showing up, most notably the Thursday and Saturday UK early morning schedules which always used to be strong signals in the summer months.
There was some speculation in the press a few weeks ago as to the likely turn of events in Cuba when Fidel Castro finally leaves the scene; apparantly the descendents of the gangsters who used to run the place back in the fifties and who took up residence across the water in Florida are poised to make a spectacular return as soon as old Fidel expires and return Cuba to what it once was, a massive gambling den and brothel catering for customers from the USA.
Speaking of Cuba, I didn't realise until a few weeks ago that Radio Havana broadcasts programmes in the English language on the shortwave bands; the transmissions I have heard were at 0130 UTC on 6,000 kHz - 6 megs exactly - in the 49 metre band which is 2.30 AM BST; I admit I have been in a position to hear this on two occasions only, both in the wee small hours of a Sunday morning; I suspect the transmissions are targetted at the USA where it would be evening time. On a Sunday at 0130z, or just after, following the news headlines, there is a programme for shortwave listeners and radio amateurs, the sort of thing most shortwave broadcasters used to do twenty or thirty years ago. What surprised me was a piece heard a few weeks ago on the subject of amateur two metres and seventy centimetres mobile in Cuba because I don't believe any such activity exists ; if press reports in this country are correct there are very few private cars in Cuba apart from some old American models, late 1950's Chevrolets, Lincolns, Oldsmobiles and so on and very little petrol on which to run them. There was an item on the TV news a while ago about the Cuban army having given up their trucks and other motor vehicles and replaced them with Chinese made bicycles because of the lack of petrol and diesel. Mr Castro used to obtain fuel from the Russians at a very favourable price but since Cuba still professes some kind of communist system whereas Russia has wholeheartedly taken up the "gangster capitalism" way of doing things, this no longer applies.
The G06/S06/E06 family of number stations remain much as expected with the usual schedules appearing. E06 seems to be much less active these days in comparisson with two or three years ago.
The Monday + Wednesday E07 schedule did a strange thing in June; it changed frequencies. When heard in the first week of the month the same three frequencies used in the month of June in previous years were used but when checked out around the middle of the month the frequencies had changed moving somewhat lower down the band.
Thanks for yourongoing support PoSW.
Onto the logs.
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.
Whilst in New Zealand PLondon used his Sony ICF-SW100E with 3m wire to have a listen around. The condx were poor but he did manage to pull in weak sendings of E03 and E03a. He deliberately went for the two last early morning sendings of E03a and heard both, albeit weakly.
PLondon also met a ZL and found that even using his rotating antenna results were not much better, even at night on 80m. These condx were mentioned to DoK who said the same about those in the northern hemisphere.
Before we move on many of you will note that our June logs are not as full as usual. This is because PLondon had a good time in NZ and was unable to continue with the Newsletter Construction whilst south of the equator.
Anon UK was asked to keep an eye on E06 and E07 and responded by sending his upto date charts for E06, E07, E11, G06 and V07.
This is a specialist chart for which we thank AnonUK for sharing [and supporting E2k].
Voice Skeds 2005
S06 E06 Blue E11 Gold V07 Green, E07 Violet G06 Red.
Read notes at end of table
©AnonUK & ENIGMA2000 28/06/05
The following notes apply:
E06 Tuesday 1100 and 1200 may change of frequency for same sked
E06 in italics are changes of frequency the same month
E06 1400 1500 1405 1505 are on alternate weeks
Note E07 at 2000/20/40 Changed frequencies on second week of June. ID now 319. Second Frequency Italics
E07 2000/20/40 After week one has changed frequency, is now on 13376/11103/9925
Thursday 0800 Blue Bold Italic E17Z
G06 Frequencies Thursday 1830 4519 5934 6887 Alternate weeks
G06 Friday 1930 4792 5442 5934 Alternate weeks
G06 2020, Second and Third Saturday and Sunday Each Month
May use second frequency on Third Saturday
Frequencies for May/June 2005 12210 and 10875
G06 Monday sked, first Monday each month.
Thursday 0900 Black Bold Italic S25
Thanks to AnonUK for his support of the Group.
Now onto the logs.
The E06 English Man does not seem to be as active as he once was. The only regular schedules around at the moment, at least for those of us who are away from a radio in the daytime Monday to Friday would seem to be the weekly Sunday 1830 + 1930 UTC and a Wednesday 2100 + 2200 UTC, perhaps first and third Wednesdays in the month. Saturday afternoons, UK time, were well known for the appearance of several E06 schedules for many years but not for the last 18 months or so. [Tnx PoSW]
Sunday 1830 + 1930 UTC
Schedule, call is always "690";-
|15-May-05||1830 UTC||10190 kHz||"690 690 690 00000".|
|1931 UTC||8180 kHz||- and 10 seconds, started over a minute late, second sending.|
|22-May-05||1830 UTC||10190 kHz||"690 690 690 00000", a strong "XJT" has appeared slightly LF, unreadable in AM mode, OK with receiver in USB mode thanks to ceramic filter with flat top and steep sides.|
|29-May-05||1830 UTC||10190 kHz||"690 690 690 00000", XJT is still there.|
|12-June-05||1830 UTC||10270 kHz||new frequencies for a new month, "690 690 690 00000".|
|1930 UTC||8130 kHz||second sending.|
|19-June-05||1830 UTC||10270 kHz||"690 690 690 00000", not much new there, then.|
|1930 UTC||8130 kHz|
Wednesday 2100 + 2200 UTC Schedule;-
|4-May-05||2100 UTC||11060 kHz||"504 504 504 00000", very strong signal, deeply modulated audio, very crisp, lower sideband suppressed. Carrier noted approx. 10 minutes earlier.|
|2200 UTC||9160 kHz||"504" again, very strong signal.|
|2100 UTC||11060 kHz||"504 504 504 00000", both very strong with excellent audio and lower sideband suppressed.|
|18-May-05||2200 UTC||9160 kHz|
|1-June-05||2100 UTC||11480 kHz||"296 296 296 00000", strong signal, lower sideband well suppressed, carrier with tone was up at 2047z.|
|15-June-05||2100 UTC||11480 kHz||"296 296 296 00000", strength S8, lower sideband well suppressed.|
|2200 UTC||9320 kHz||second sending, very strong, S9+.|
RNGB’s E06 Logs:
|28th April||1400||13415||‘160’ 235 91 99376 etc|
|2200||5422||‘193’ 00000 (fast 0s)|
|1st May||1830||10190||‘690’ 00000|
|6th||2130||5731||‘315’ 518 34 67321 etc (slow 0s)|
|14th||2200||9120||‘724’ 00000 (same ID as S6 today !!!)|
|19th||0600||14890||‘529’ 386 105 12025 etc|
|26th||0600||14890||‘529’ 143 75 57664 etc|
|1st June||2100||11480||‘296’ 00000|
|3rd||2130||5731||‘315’ 946 33 31031 etc|
|17th||2130||5731||‘315’ 946 33 31031 etc|
And others’ offerings:
SEE ALSO S06
Known E07 schedules are as always, Monday + Wednesday starting at 2000 UTC in the summer months, Sunday + Wednesday starting at 1700 UTC and Thursday starting at 2010 UTC. It has been generally observed that E07 uses the same frequencies as in the same month in previous years with the exception of the Sunday + Wednesday 1700z. However, in June the Monday + Wednesday 2000z did something strange; although heard on the expected three frequencies early in the month, as in June of previous years, when searched for in the third week of June there was no trace of any of the sendings and was later found on entirely different frequencies. The problem with low levels of audio persists, often resulting in difficult copy despite a reasonably strong carrier but every once in a while E07 will turn up with really deep, almost broadcast quality modulation but it is often a case of "one performance only", returning to low modulation on the next occasion.
Monday + Wednesday Schedule;-
|2-May-05||Monday||2020 UTC||13,872 kHz||carrier with very low audio, inaudible, presumed to be second sending of E07 schedule; frequencies in May of previous years were 15,638 + 13,872 + 12,203 kHz, call "682". Carrier went off just after 2020z so must have been a two-miute "no message".|
|4-May-05||Wednesday||2000 UTC||15,638 kHz||"682 682 682 000", strong carrier inside 19 metre BC band, low mod. but readable.|
|2020 UTC||13,872 kHz||"682 682 682 000", strong carrier, low mod.|
|23-May-05||Monday||2024 UTC||13,872 kHz||second sending in progress with "full message" format, S9 carrier but very low mod, unreadable, QRM wide-band splatter from an S9+ BC station with transmitter problem on 13,830 kHz. First sending at 2000z on 15,638 was unreadable due to low mod. and QRM from S9++ Kol Israel in Hebrew language a couple of kHz away.|
|2040 UTC||12,203 kHz||"682 682 682 1", DK/GC "532 46" x 2, strong signal, mod. reasonable, the only sending of the three which could be copied.|
|1-June-05||Wednesday||2000 UTC||16,284 kHz||"234 234 234 1", missed DK/GC due to weak signal and the usual low mod.|
|2020 UTC||14,389 kHz||"234 234 234 1", DK/GC "739 41" x 2, S9 signal and mod. unusually good!, much better copy than first sending.|
|2040 UTC||13,447 kHz||"234" and "739 41", third sending, reasonable mod.|
|13-June-05||Monday||no sign of E07 at 2020 UTC on 14,389 kHz, second sending, should have been up whether full message or no message format.|
|15-June-05||Wednesday||again, no sign of expected "234" schedule when first sending looked for at 2000z, 16,284 kHz; but;-|
|2004 UTC||13,376 kHz||E07 found much lower down the band with "full message" transmission, ended "000 000" after 2006z.|
|2020 UTC||11,103 kHz||looks as if this E07 schedule has changed frequencies for some reason, calling "319 319 319 1", DK/GC "8362 38" x 2, peaking strength S9, better than usual modulation.|
|2040 UTC||9,928 kHz||"319" and "8362 38" again, S9 signal with reasonable mod, heterodyne with carrier of a broadcast station on 9,925.|
|So this schedule has changed frequencies within the month of June, having been heard on the expected frequencies in the first week of the month; I don't recall this ever happening before.|
|20-June-05||Monday||2020 UTC||11,103 kHz||second sending of the changed June schedule, first sending at 2000z on 13,376 kHz was weak signal with very low mod and unreadable. "319 319 319 1", DK/GC "765 95" x 2 with reasonable mod. However, there was no sign whatsoever of the third sending at 2040z on 9,928 kHz which was heard on Wednesday 15th.|
|22-June-05||Wednesday||2000 UTC||13,376 kHz||"319 319 319 1", DK/GC "765 95" x 2, same as on Monday; but what a difference in the signal, S9+ with really good, deep modulation, like a broadcast station.|
|2020 UTC||11,103 kHz||second sending of "319" and "765 95", very strong signal with excellent mod, good reception even on an old domestic portable radio with a shortwave band using a 2 foot telescopic aerial.|
|2040 UTC||9,928 kHz||third sending, this did not appear on Monday - unless the signal was very, very weak indeed. Strong signal with excellent mod., overiding broadcast station in 31 metre band.|
Sunday + Wednesday Schedule;-
|1-May-05||Sunday||1700 UTC||13,388 kHz||"301 301 301 000", frequencies used in May last year were 14,942 + 13,472 and in the case of a "full message", 12,127 kHz.|
|1720 UTC||12,088 kHz|
|4-May-05||Wednesday||1746 UTC||10,118 kHz||third sending of "full message" format in progress, strong signal with better than usual mod. Inside the 30 metre CW band, several ham stations close to E07 the strongest being an OK callsign.|
|8-May-05||Sunday||1700 UTC||13,388 kHz||first sending, very weak signal and low mod, unreadable. Went off 1717z.|
|1720 UTC||12,088 kHz||second sending, again wek with low mod., unreadable.|
|1740 UTC||10,118 kHz||"301 301 301 1", DK/GC "840 145" (?), again, very weak signal, difficult copy.|
|22-May-05||Sunday||1700 UTC||13,388 kHz||"301 301 301 000", S9+, reasonable mod.|
|1720 UTC||12,088 kHz||second sending, weaker than the first.|
|5-June-05||Sunday||1700 UTC||13,468 kHz||first sending of new schedule for June, S8 signal but very low mod and hash QRM from nearby TV sets made it unreadable; Went off after 1711z.|
|1720 UTC||12,141 kHz||second sending, much better copy, "414 414 414 1", DK/GC "389 90" x 2.|
|1740 UTC||10,436 kHz||"414" and "389 90", reasonable mod.|
|8-June-05||Wednesday||1700 UTC||13,468 kHz||"414 414 414 1", DK/GC "389 90", same as on Sunday but much better signal, S9+ with reasonable mod.|
|15-June-05||Wednesday||1700 UTC||13,468 kHz||"414 414 414 1", DK/GC "715 82" x 2.|
|1720 UTC||12,141 kHz||Repeated “414” all reasonable signals.|
|1740 UTC||10,436 kHz|
|5-May-05||2010 UTC||13,368 kHz||"374 374 374 1", DK/GC "349 46" x 2, S9 signal, mod. better than usual for this schedule.|
|2030 UTC||12,177 kHz||weaker signal and 2050 UTC, 10,749 kHz weaker still, repeat sendings. These frequencies were also used in May last year and in 2003.|
|12-May-05||2010 UTC||13,368 kHz|
|2030 UTC||12,177 kHz|
|2050 UTC||10,749 kHz||all good signals, "374" and "349 46", same as last week.|
|19-May-05||2010 UTC||13,368 kHz||"374 374 374 000", repeated 2030 UTC, 12,177 kHz, both strong carriers but mod. somewhat low.-|
|26-May-05||"374 374 374 000" again.|
|2-June-05||2010 UTC||13,511 kHz||"113 113 113 1", DK/GC "174 74" x 2, S9+ with fair modulation.|
|2030 UTC||12,115 kHz||repeats of "113" and "174 74", both good signals with reasonable mod. Same frequencies were used for this schedule in June of 2003 and 2004.|
|2050 UTC||11,132 kHz|
|9-June-05||2010 UTC||13,511 kHz||"113 113 113 1", DK/GC "174 74" x 2, same as last week,|
|2030 UTC||12,115 kHz||Repeated "113 113 113 1" with strong signals with reasonable mod|
|2050 UTC||11,132 kHz|
|23-June-05||2010 UTC||13,511 kHz||"113 113 113 000", very low mod., difficult to hear.|
|2030 UTC||12,115 kHz||second sending was just a plain carrier; we are used to low levels of modulation from E07 but there was no audio at all!|
RNGB’s logs for E07:
|5th May||2010||13368||‘374’ 349 46 53017 etc|
|23rd||2020||13872||‘682’ 46 groups|
|2nd June||2010||13511||‘113’ 174 74 12160 etc|
|19th||1700||13468||‘414’ 715 82 73736 etc|
|12088kHz||1720z||22/05||[301 000]||mndbs & HFD|
|2010z||26/05||[374 000]||IW & HFD|
|15638kHz||2000z||11/05||[682:0]||Very faint signal HFD|
Now onto the E10 Desk, ably managed by Bob:
From the pen of Bob we bring observations and analysis from our E10 desk:
|2/5||2316||10352 + 12223||KPA2|
|2/5||2345||6930 + 4360||SYN2||*|
|2/5||2345||6370 + 4015||VLB2||*|
|3/5||2347||5230 + 6912||CIO2|
|4/5||2045||5170 + 6370||VLB2|
|5/5||2116||10352 + 12223||KPA2|
|23/5||1830||9130 + 11565||EZI||G66 GUYBC|
|23/5||1900||5820 + 7918||YHF||G73|
|23/5||1915||10352 + 12223 + 13555||KPA2|
|23/5||2147||6912||CIOADF893Z645ZB||Ended 2152hrs just caught the last few calls|
|24/5||2130||6912||CIO2||Ext call ended 2152hrs|
|24/5||2130||6930||SYN2||Ext call ended 2152hrs|
|24/5||2130||6370||VLB2||Ext call ended 2152hrs|
|25/5||2145||7445 + 6930||SYN2|
|26/5||2120||6912||CIO2||Ext call ended 2151hrs|
|26/5||2130||4880 + 6270||ULX2|
|26/5||2133||6840 + 9130||EZI||G49 ?NLJH|
|27/5||2030||5435 + 6986||ART||G81 AWYEC|
|27/5||2216||13555 + 12223||KPA2|
|28/5||2245||6930 + 7445||SYN2|
|28/5||2245||4015 + 5170 + 6370||VLB2|
|28/5||2245||5230 + 6912||CIO2|
|30/5||2302||4880||ULX G74 KICIC||Repeat of 3/5|
|30/5||2316||3557||KPA2||weak severe noise|
KPA2 is now being heard on freq;s 10.352 and 12.223 (see above log) both new to me, though g0rgv (Richard) heard the same at 2016hrs on the 2/5/05 also. *SYN2 & VLB2 both swapped their lower band freq's at 2345 hrs but maintained 6930 & 6370 respectivly. MIW2 has reopened on freq 5339, and CIO2 on 5230.
A slightly different format from SYN2 on the 3/5. Commencing at 2343hrs one call, 2343 hrs +, two calls, 2344hrs two calls, 2344hrs +, two calls, then at 2348hrs as normal ending at 2351hrs. I also noted that VLB2 & CIO2 did not commence till 2347hrs
7/5 to 21/5 Visiting Family & Friends in Hong Kong, hence the gap in the log
A number of reports coming in confirming CIO ADF893Z645ZB being heard at some stage during its long transmission on freq's 4165 * 5230 * 6912 during the 23/5. Also CIO 98356 heard on the 22/5 on 6912 at 1957hrs. And a new freq for KPA2 on 13.555
23/5 YHF1 Heard at 2000hrs on 9202 5mins transmission no message, and on the 30/5, ULX1 on 4880 at 1900hrs no message.
Thanks to Ary Boender, Mike (West Sussex), g0rgv, Ian Wraith & Simon Parton. for their logs.
Also noted for the 31/5 at 2330z on 4461, E10 calling ART2, this then changed to VLB2 for 3-5 calls, then to FTJ for some minutes, followed by a 114 grp msg ( Thanks Fred? for your log)
E10 Desk for June 05
|1/6||2256||7605||KPA18||ended at 0030hrs 2/6|
|2/6||0001||6270||ULX||G74 KICIC||Repeat of 30/5|
|2/6||1745||7745 + 6930||SYN2|
|2/6||2134||6930 + 7445||SYN2||ended 2151hrs|
|5/6||2000||6840 + 9130 + 11565||EZI2|
|6/6||2144||6930 + 7445||SYN81||Still ongoing at 0100hrs 7/6|
|6/6||2144||6912||CIO65T1||Still ongoing at 0100hrs 7/6|
|6/6||2144||6370 + 5170||VLB103||Still ongoing at 0100hrs 7/6|
|9/6||2301||4880 + 6270||ULX2|
|11/6||2100||11565 + 9130||EZI2|
|16/6||0115||3640 + 5339||MIW2|
|16/6||2245||5230 + 6912||CIO2|
|17/6||2000||6840 + 9130||EZI2|
|23/6||2015||4780 + 7605||KPA2|
|23/6||2145||6370||VLB2||Back on freq|
|24/6||2200||6498||PCD||G8 TQQWD||Repeat of 10/6|
|25/6||2015||7605||KPA2||Ended at 2121hrs|
VLB2 has been for what ever the reason, transmitting off freq ie 6369.7 AM/USB at 2145hrs during the last night or two.
*Entries for 1/6 0714hrs & 0730hrs from g0rgv. ( thanks Richard)
Sent in by RNGB covering a period during my absence in May for which many thanks.
|13/5||1815||10352 + 12223 + 13555||‘KPA2’|
|22/5||2039||6912||‘CIO98356'||Confirming other reports|
|23/5||2044||6912||‘CIOADF893Z645ZB’||Confirming other reports|
©BMLongfield E10 Desk 27/06/05
RNGB’s E10 logs:
|6th June||2145||4360||SYN 81||also // with 6930|
|2145||5230||CIO 65T1||also // with 4165 & 6912 kHz|
|2145||5170||VLB 103||also // with 4015 & 6370|
Jochen announced via Group that a special one off ‘121’ message had been heard by a member of the German Branch of ENIGMA 2000.
The email reads:
|6282 kHz||1930z||10/05/05 Tue|
|1935/1938||txt(every Gr x 2)|
|1938/1939||txt(but presumable not in ful)|
Well done Frank !
|0800z||20/05||[232/00]||AF & PLondon|
|0800z||27/05||[232/00]||AF & mndbs|
|0800z||17/06||[232/00]||JoA & AF weak|
|0830z||24/05||[182/00]||AF, mndbs & JoA|
|0830z||14/06||[182/00]||JoA & AF weak|
|1100z||17/06||[508/00]||JoA S3 QRN|
|1230z||13/05||[312/00]||mndbs||[see also E25 file re QRM ]|
|1230z||24/05||[312/00]||MoK & mndbs|
|1230z||21/06||[312/00]||JoA weak QRM - noise|
|1030z||03/06||[312/00]||JoA S1 QRM|
|9901kHz||1100z||01/06||[186/00]||Changed from M03 to E11: From AnonUK||[tnx AnonUK]|
|9950kHz||1300z||07/06||[183/00]||JoA S1 QRN QRM -noise|
|10125kHz||1200z||27/05||[187/00]||JoA & HFD|
|8544kHz||0830z||17/05||[184/38 77777 etc]||AF and Mndbs|
|Mikes reception of the word ‘Attention R2 was subject of a short discussion. Mike sent a file and spectrogram to PLondon who gathered what it was and why it was corrupt. The best way to make a determination is with some evidence!|
|8544kHz||0830z||07/06||[184/33 A 77777(R4) 49807 49807 fin 25740 25740 77777(R4); A 77777 77777 49807 17989 fin 71042 25740 77777 77777 OUT! 0841z]||PLondon, JoA and RNGB|
|Hand written message is PLondon’s original notes ‘taken at the time.’ In this first part of the message we see each group repeated [that includes 77777 stutter grp], next, each grp sent singly, perhaps as checksum?
Revised Frequency schedule devised by Manolis Petrakis
And the phonetics used in station idents:
|I||–||ITALY (INDIA)||J||–||JOHN||K||–||KING (KILO)||L||–||LOUIS / LEWIS|
|Q||–||QUEEN||R||–||ROBERT (RITA / ROMEO)||S||–||SUSAN|
|X||–||XRAY||Y||–||YOUNG||Z||–||ZEBRA (ZERO / ZULU)|
|09/05/05||11.05-6z||18000kHz||E15||V.weak/noisy/QRN, clg BEC, only heard within the stated minute although monitored 10.50 - 11.15z|
|18000kHz||1002z||23/05||[BEC QRU rptd at 1010-1015z]||MoK|
AnonUK shares his E23 Chart to assist with the identification of the correct frequency. The frequencies stated are proved active by him :
|Week 1||Week2||Week 3||Week 4|
Week 2 was M04 Not heard since September 2000
Since December 2004 skeds have become erratic, and may not stick to correct weeks. Some voice transmissions have been heard in week 2
Week 1 Usually starts on the first Monday of the Month, but there have been variations to this.
Times are not rigid, has been known to start as early as Hour + 52
|8188kHz||1155z||05/05||repeat of msg sent 02/05|
Best frequency is usually 8188kHz. 3 weekly cycle starting on the first Monday of the Month. [See E23 entry in NL24].
|1152z||16/05||AF very weak|
Frequency used so far: 9450 kHz, AM modulation.
ID 835 with arabic heard again!
- MoK reported us he heard the following:
E25 up today, may 6th ’05, signal absolutely horrendous, could only read in LSB once the music stopped but
music was readable in AM.
12.37z YL Arabic singer i/p
12.47z start 422, 442, 242, 222 (some/all or combination) ??
12.51z m m m **** 1490 2610 4694 7507 4590 *333 5727 4*90
12.52:46 eom eotx.
- Mike also heard E25 on may 13th ’05
Well thats a first! tuned in to 9450 for the E25 broadcast and got bad QRM from E11 on 9448!
Never expected a spy to block out a spy :-)
E25 did indeed come up on 9450 at 12:28, male calling what sounded like 909 27
But it was very faint, it was a AM signal but the best reception came from LSB until E11 started up.
The LSB signal was higher pitched than the USB one, the AM was there but difficult to copy.
- At 11.42 on mon may 23rd ’05 E25a made it’s appearance calling “785 76”. Tnx X.
- And another E25a heard by MoK, he writes:
E25 popped its' head above the parapat.
23/05/05, 12.03z, 9450kHz, E25 i/p only caught ending of 270 42.
weak noisy, wonder what time this one started ?
- Regular listener X reports:
On june 2nd ’05 E25a came up with a control message at 11.42z calling “785 79 80” for about 3 minutes.
Nothing else heard that day. No musical intro or ending.
- A very long message of 19 groups was heard by X on fri june 3rd ’05, starting at 11.58z. Note that the third and last groups are identical.
No musical introduction or music at the end.
8057 9291 3810 6129 7980 7907 0272 0582 0107 2903
1705 5757 8944 8898 7417 0545 6313 2472 3810
--- repeat of message ---
End of message / End of transmission.
Again a nice catch by X on thursday june 9th, 2005, at 12.00 UTC.
No musical intro
3344 0331 8180 3813 0474 1580 4800 3064 6851 3936 0176 8180
--- rpt of msg ---
End of message / End of transmission
On june 13th 2005 Monday Mike heard the following
11:28 9450 E25 Not clear Could hear the voice but unable to read.
12:01 9450 E25a 277 In progress.
I noted that to best hear this station you need to be in wide AM.
Tom Heard a very interesting one via a web receiver, a female voice (or at least a different one)
A late log, heard E25 around 1235 UTC on the 11th of June with a YL announcer this time, I do not have any further details because I was struggling with a recording program and didn't take any notes. I find it a good log because of the YL announcer, usually its an OM.
Very nice Tom. This is the third voice know with this station.
A couple of days later Tom heard the same different voice:
Yet another intercept of E25 from web-based radio in Skurup SE on the 13th of June. This one I heard around 1203 UTC in progress, he was calling 277 and then read off a few 4 fig groups and then repeated.
Signal was very fady, I think this is the 3rd announcer I have heard so far.. he was shouting numbers in an excited manner.
X heard the new voice also, but now one day later on june 14th 2005 calling “270 25 26 277 27” over and over. Interestingly, this message was repeated one day later – the 15th – but now with the normal voice.
Yet another E25 log by Tom on the 14th of June. This time he caught E25a coming on at 1230 to 1234 UTC. OM announcer reading off a "control" message 909 28 29 for a few minutes then immediate signoff, signal was fady again but still copiable.
Both Tom and X intercepted E25 at it's 1140 sign on, good copy! June 16th 2005, thursday.
Boomed over WYFR. The man was calling 780 several times.
Message Message Message
9451 0741 2510 7676 1856 6635 5417 1973 4966 4809 5119 5492 6262 4510
Repeat Repeat Repeat
END OF MESSAGE
785 81 82 83 84 repeated several times
END OF TRANSMISSION! 1154 UTC
Tom had a very nice catch on thursday june 23 on an internetreceiver.
He tuned into E25 which started up at 1117 UTC. This time it came on with the Arabic music intro.
The live announcer came on calling "835" for a few minutes, then in English he says "message" 3 times. Then the 4 digit groups were all in Arabic I believe! Rather than English which is the norm.
Maybe E25 is not just English?
You are right Tom, this arabic man was heard earlier on tuesday february 8 2005 id 835, the same id. So it seems thare is one id which sends the message in arabic – id 835 - , all others are in english.
And a last one from Mike and ML, june 30 2005, thursday.
June 30th, 11.45z, 9450kHz, clg "722 27 22 29" ended 11.49:45
sig very weak, noisy, readable only with difficulty and content established from whole TX.
Tnx E25 desk!
See AnonUK’s Chart shewn previously
Known schedules remain as ever, first Monday in the month 1900 + 2000 UTC, always with call "308" and the alternate Thursday 1830 UTC followed by a repeat of the message but with a different call at 1930 UTC on the following day. Searches to find possible transmissions on Saturdays and Sundays in the mid to late evenings UK time, observed in previous years, have proved fruitless in recent months.[Tnx PoSW]
|2-May-05||1900 UTC||10,850 kHz||"308 308 308 00000", strength S7, lower sideband suppressed.|
|2000 UTC||8,170 kHz||second sending, both transmissions not actually found until approx. one minute past the hour, no idling carriers found while tuning around before the expected start-up time. Not the same frequencies as used in May last year - and 2003 - which were 11,485 and 9,115 kHz.|
|6-June-05||1900 UTC||11,120 kHz||no problem in finding this, carrier with tone was warming up the frequency at 1845z, "308 308 308 00000", strength S7.|
|2000 UTC||9,240 kHz||second sending, very strong, S9+.|
Thursday 1830 UTC Schedule;-
|12-May-05||6,887 kHz||same as in May last year, calling "842", DK/GC "759 759 36 36", strong signal, lower sideband well suppressed. Well clear of any QRM, unlike in the past few months when this Thursday G06 has been inside the 49 metre BC band resulting in difficult copy.|
|26-May-05||6,887 kHz||started approx. 35 seconds late, "842" and "759 759 36 36", same as when last heard on 12-May.|
|9-June-05||6,887 kHz||again started late, about 20 seconds after the half -hour, call "842", DK/GC "324 324 33 33", good signal, lower sideband well suppressed.|
|23-June-05||6,887 kHz||started about 20 seconds late yet again, someone's clock is running slow, "842" and "324 324 33 33" as on 9-June, peaking S9, lower sideband well suppressed..|
Friday 1930 UTC Schedule;-
|13-May-05||5,933 kHz||call "218", DK/GC, as always, the same as heard on the previous evening's 1830z transmission, "759 759 36 36". Inside the 49 metre band, similar frequency used by the Thursday 1830z transmission during the springtime months. Close to a very strong broadcast station on 5,930 kHz, unreadable when received in AM mode, much clearer with the receiver in USB and G06 carrier tuned for zero-beat|
|27-May-05||5,933 kHz||must have started early, had started when tuned in just before the half hour, DK/GC came at 1933z. "218" and "759 759 36 36", the usual interference problems.|
|10-June-05||5,933 kHz||"218" and "324 324 33 33", + QRM.|
|24-June-05||5,943 kHz||10 kHz higher than usual, severe QRM from a BC station on 5,945 kHz and the usual trick of copying G06 in USB mode didn't work because the source of interference is on the HF side and within the passband of the receiver's filter. Could just make out the call "Zwo eins acht" but that was about it.|
Schedules for this station do exist:
First Monday of each month 
[Repeated Tuesday if message]
[Friday Freqs are 4792, 5442 or 5934kHz and occur alternate weeks].
Saturday [2nd and 3rd Sats each month]:
|12210kHz||2020z1||14/05||[178 00000 (fast 0s]||RNGB|
|5190kHz||2000z||06/03||[308 295 143 97219]||AF|
|6887kHz||1835z||12/05||[in progress]||HFD - THURSDAY|
|2200z||19/05||[nummer 262 gruppen 20]||Gert|
|6749kHz||2200z||05/05||[186 262 30 06270 etc]||RNGB|
|7317kHz||2330z||16/06|| weak||AF & RNGB|
|7327kHz||2200z||02/06||[‘186’ 263 20 00182 etc (very poor audio quality)]||RNGB|
The Senorita from Havana has become somewhat unreliable in recent weeks; most of the long-standing transmissions heard in the UK early morning can no longer be counted on to appear every week as used to be the case.
|4-May-05||Wednesday||0600 UTC||8 010 kHz||V02 starting up with "Atencion, 52682 411125 47507", good signal, peaking S9. Nothing heard on 9,331 kHz, the other 0600z Wednesday V02 noted in the past although there was a very weak plain carrier.|
|5-May-05||Thursday||0541 UTC||8 097 kHz||transmission in progress with a good signal, ended after 0550z with 3 x "Finale". Heard in progress again at 0607z.|
|6-May-05||Friday||0536 UTC||9 153 kHz||transmission in progress, strength S6 with background buzz.|
|12-May-05||Thursday||0537 UTC||8 097 kHz||transmission in progress, QRM from what appeared to be a broadcast station on a very close frequency although well away from the usual BC bands.|
|0600 UTC||8 097 kHz||starting up again with "Atencion, 45232 69078 68044". Stronger than earlier, over-riding the QRM.|
|14-May-05||Saturday||0600 UTC||8 097 kHz||was in 5F message mode when tuned in approx. 0558z but exactly on the hour paused and started up with "Atencion, 83132 23293 84963, and that BC station is still there, as on Thursday.|
|No sign of a transmission at 0700z on 9,153 kHz; usually heard on A Saturday with the same call-up as the 0600z.|
|18-May-05||Wednesday||0600 UTC||9 331 kHz||starting up with "Atencion, 68092 54983 08913". S5 with background buzz.|
|0600 UTC||8 010 kHz||there was a plain un-modulated carrier on this frequency when checked on the hour and at 0604z, but was in 5F voice mode when checked again at 0610z|
|19-May-05||Thursday||0539 UTC||8 097 kHz||transmission in progress, still with BC station on close frequency.|
|21-May-05||Saturday||0607 UTC||8 097 kHz||carrier only when checked at 0607z, and still nothing at 0700z on 9,153 kHz, not heard for several weeks now.|
|25-May-05||Wednesday||0614 UTC||8 010 kHz||transmission in progress, peaking S9, must have started late, was carrier only when checked just after 0600z. Nothing heard on the other Wednesday 0600z frequency, 9,331 kHz.|
|27-May-05||Friday||0540 UTC||9 153 kHz||transmission in progress, weak signal, ended before 0544z with 3 x "Finale".|
|0605 UTC||8 010 kHz||transmission in progress, S8, heterodyne from the steady carrier of the FSK/RTTY station which sits close to this frequency; had been FSK-ing a few minutes earlier, then went to un-shifted carrier and QRT 0606z.|
|0606 UTC||9 323 kHz||transmission in progress, weak, noisy signal, in some kind of suppressed carrier mode, readable only as LSB or USB.|
|28-May-05||Saturday||0605 UTC||8 097 kHz||as last Saturday, unmodulated carrier only.|
|2-June-05||Thursday||0536 UTC||8 097 kHz||transmission in progress, good signal peaking S9|
|4-June-05||Saturday||0700 UTC||9 153 kHz||first time this has appeared for a while, although I forgot to listen last Saturday, starting up with "Atencion, 35631 20303 01662. S7 with utility QRM.|
|8-June-05||Wednesday||both of the 0600 UTC schedules showed up this morning;-|
|9 331 kHz||"Atencion, 92912 85772 66422", weak signal, speech slightly distorted. And;-|
|8 010 kHz||"Atencion, 03721 01663 05492", peaking S9, much stronger than the transmission on 9,331. No sign of the FSK/RTTY QRM.|
|0716 UTC||9 063 kHz||transmission in progress, shortly after being tuned in paused, repeated call "01663" - also heard on 8,010 transmission earlier - and continued with 5Fs.|
|9-June-05||Thursday||0538 UTC||8 097 kHz||in progress with S9 signal and good audio.|
|10-June-05||Friday||0536 UTC||9 153 kHz||transmission in progress, strength S6 to S7 with background noise.|
|0600 UTC||9 323 kHz||"Atencion, 92913 85773 66423" now here's a funny thing;- each of these calls is one figure up on the three calls heard on the 8-June 0600z 9,331 kHz transmission, see above. Had the same background noise as heard on 9,153 kHz earlier.|
|11-June-05||Saturday||no sign of V02 when the usual Saturday frequencies were checked at around 0620z, 8,097 kHz or 0700z, 9,153 kHz.|
|15-June-05||Wednesday||no sign of either of the usual Wednesday 0600z schedules, i.e. 8,010 and 9,331 kHz.|
|16-June-05||Thursday||and no sign of the Senorita from Havana on 8,097 kHz when checked at 0542z and again just after 0600z.|
|17-June-05||Friday||0538 UTC||9,153 kHz||transmission in progress, weak signal with buzz.|
|18-June-05||Saturday||no sign of 0600z 8,097 kHz schedule, or the 0700z 9,153 kHz.|
|22-June-05||Wednesday||0607 UTC||9,331 kHz||sounded distorted in AM mode, transmitted with greatly reduced level of carrier, sounded better in LSB or USB, background buzz. Nothing heard on the other Wednesday 0600z frequency, 8,010 kHz.|
|23-June-05||Thursday||no sign of V02 on 8,097 kHz when checked at around 0540z or again after 0600z|
|24-June-05||Friday||nothing heard on 9,153 kHz at 0540z, was heard last Friday, or after 0600z on 8,010 or 9,323 kHz although the latter frequency was host to a weakish carrier with background buzz typical of V02.|
|25-June-05||Saturday||and again, no sign of V02 at 0500z on 8,097 kHz or at 0600z on 9,153 kHz.|
|4028kHz||0300z||04/06||[A21881 14533 62522]||MS US|
|4480kHz||0340z||11/05||[in progress – heard whilst searching for 0340z M10 – very strong]||PLondon|
|8136kHz||0900z||29/05||[A45321 63961 799.1 (YL/SS - transmission was garbled)]||MS US|
V02c schedule from MS:
|6797kHz||2200z||08/06||[A888 16x2 A252 166x1 A888 16x2 (R3) 44621 62561 . . . . (YL/SS)]||MS US|
|2200z||10/06||[A346 72x5 (R3) 73511 91082 . . . . (YL/SS)||MS US|
|2200z||15/06||(In late, missed callup) (YL/SS)||MS US|
|6855kHz||2100z||13/06||[A888 16x2 A252 166x1 A888 16x2 (R3) 44621 62561 . . . . (YL/SS)]||MS US|
|2100z||15/06||[A888 16x2 A252 166x1 A888 16x2 (R3) 44621 62561 . . . . (YL/SS)]||MS US|
|7482kHz||0900z||08/06||[A888 16x2 A252 166x1 A888 16x2 (R3) 44621 62561 . . . . (YL/SS)]||MS US|
|7681kHz||1000z||30/05||[(In progress, missed callup YL/SS)]||MS US|
|7862kHz||1000z||08/06||[A888 16x2 A252 166x1 A888 16x2 (R3) 44621 62561 . . . . (YL/SS)]||MS US|
|7887kHz||2000z||19/05||[A346 72 (R3) 73511 91082 . . . . (YL/SS)]||MSUS|
|2000z||20/05||[A346 72 (R3) 73511 91082 . . . . (YL/SS)]||MSUS|
|2000z||10/06||[(Missed callup) YL/SS]||MS US|
|2000z||13/06||[A888 16x2 A252 166x1 A888 16x2 (R3) 44621 62561 . . . . (YL/SS)]||MS US|
|7975kHz||1000z||28/05||[A346 72x5 (R3) 73511 91082 . . . . (YL/SS)]||MS US|
|1000z||29/05||[(In progress, missed callup. YL/SS)}||MS US|
|1000z||12/06||[A888 16x2 A252 166x1 A888 16x2 44621 62561 . . . . (YL/SS)]||MS US|
See AnonUK’s Chart shewn previously
Only report this time, from RNGB:
In message 4573 dated 05/03 Ben Mesander wrote,
"For a while, V13 seemed to have timeshifted into slots where it was not possible to hear it at my QTH. It seems to have resumed at least some skeds that are possible to pick up in the western US. Check around 1100utc-1500utc on:
- 8300.0 kHz
- 9275.0 kHz
- 9725.0 kHz
- 11430.0 kHz
- 11433.0 kHz
- 13570.0 kHz
- 13650.0 kHz
- 13750.0 kHz
- 15388.0 kHz
Note that some of the above freqs are in error, but since it's been so many years since I monitored this station I can't remember the ones that are "real"."
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