ENIGMA 2000 Newsletter - Issue 31

November 2005
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Morse station news

A representative sample of the logs received, in the format introduced in Issue 26.

Unid 1 Sept 21st 10285kHz 13.00z unid Mil “kaw kaw kaw kaw kaw kaw de pol vvvv + mssg” CW cut, ends “ar ar znn znn va va I e” per IB
Unid 2 Sept 21st 5500kHz 23.16z i/p “… bk bk bk bk qsa qsa3 k qtc 8 qrv k “plus very mixed and garbled cut 5f.

M01/2 MCW, hand

Oct 6th 5474kHz 18.00z ‘463 245/30’
Oct 8th 6261kHz 15.00z ‘463 791/30’
Oct 11th 5020kHz 20.00z ‘463 nul’
Oct 21st 5810kHz 15.15z ‘158 202/30’

M01a

No reports

M01b

Sept 8th 5736kHz 20.32z “‘302’ 732 30 etc”
Oct 14th 5443kHz 21.02z ‘271 142/33’
Oct 21st 5810kHz 15.15z “‘158’ 202 30” this will be monitored to establish if regular sked as heard at same time/freq/ID in May 04, is present.
Oct 27th 5737kHz 20.32z, ‘302’ “142 1 33 = = 72120 etc.

M03 ICW, some CW

Changes to skeds from 1 Sept

GD caught all these very surprising TXs

Oct 3rd 8196kHz 09.15z ‘284’ sked has been a null TX for years but today it sent a very long , for M03, 72 gp mssg.
Oct 3rd 6252kHz 16.30z ‘287’ sked sent its first mssg since 1996, again 72 gps but not known if same as the 09.30 TX.

GD also noted that several E11s have been sending extended mssgs in high 50’s

(I wonder if any more nulls will be activated, Ed)

Oct 11th 8544kHz CW 13.00z rare special ID 121” with 23gp mssg

Freqs
4858, 4870, 4958, 5082, 5815, 6252, 6814, 6941, 6891, 7377, 7772, 7984, 8196, 8759, 10728

M03c

Sept 14th 7377kHz 09.00z. “211/33 = =77777etc”, poor/QRM (interestingly E11b was active previous day)
Sept 20th 10728kHz 07.45z “501/34 = = 77777 etc”
Oct 7th 6849kHz 08.45z “554/36 = = 77777 etc
Oct 17th 7772kHz 09.00z “971/32 = = 77777 etc”
Oct 25th 10728kHz 07.45z “501/35 = = 77777 etc

M03e

This very rare station caught by JoA, who thought it was a possible rare M03d, with the very poor reception. GD came to the rescue with the definitive ID as he heard the R between groups and RR every 10th.

Oct 18th 5082kHz 08.15z “211/60 = = 80623 etc”
Oct 19th 5915kHz 09.45z repeat of 18th caught by GD this time

M08a ICW

In addition to the expected late starts / wrong skeds / variable freqs we have :-

Sept 16th 7519kHz 22.00z sked came on–air 17 mins late i/p, finished at normal time (nice one MS)
Sept 25th 8174kHz 10.00z i/p, stopped at 10.15z then began a V2c TX i/p on 8173kHz ?? (MS)
Sept 25th what a mess ! the 11.00z repeat of the 10.00z 3926kHz should have been on 4173kHz but the ops forgot to change freq and TX’d again on 3926kHz. (MS)
Oct 2nd 8136kHz 10.00z another mess, TWO TX’s at same time, both strong (MS)
Oct 19th 7680/8009kHz 19.00/20.00z new sked (MS)
Oct 22nd 9238/4478kHz 10.00/11.00z MS remarks on this strange freq pairing :-
  Unusual that the 11.00z secondary sked for M08a was found on 4478kHz. The primary was on 9238kHz and usually the secondary is within 1 or 2 kHz – previously secondary was heard on 8136kHz – another op error ?
Oct 31st the 22.00z / 7519 primary sked did not show up – but the 23.00z / 8009 sked did !!

Freqs
3025, 3926, 4027, 4173, 4478, 6854, 6933, 7518, 7526, 7680, 7862, 7975, 8009, 8135, 8186, 9112, 9153, 9238, 9323, 9331, 10126, 10236, 10344, 10446, 10858, 11432, 11565, 12093

M10 ICW/MCW, some CW

Nominal freq varies up to +-2K

Changes to skeds from 1 Sept, Tracker Chart 15 refers while this issues Chart 21 will confirm / update logged changes. (Also applies to S10d / S17c)

Sept 8th 4485kHz 03.30z repeat of 6th with a correction/addition of dk/gc (nice catch Plondon)
Sept 15th 4485//6758kHz 03.30z. expected repeat of 13th but within seconds of ending a series of rapid tones heralded another sending, 03.40z, possibly a repeat of the 2/4 Wed sked – never logged on Thur before. At 12.00z this TX is repeated – again expected on Wed & thurs, so the 03.40z TX could well be a regular sked. (PLondon)

Freqs
3522//4485, 3522//4782, 3522//5301, 4030//6758, 4485//5945 , 4485//6758, 4835, 5028, 5078//7745 MCW & ICW, 5078//8190, 5301//8190, 5475, 5917//9165, 5946//9165, 5945//9368 , 5945//10125 , 5946//9369, 7475//9985, 7745//9165, 7746//11416, 8143//12226, 8175, 8190, 11416, 12227, 14377, 14445, 14563//15897, 14565

M11 [formerly M10e]

This catch by HFD

Oct 21st 5019kHz 09.10z i/p

M12 ICW, some MCW/CW

One of the most active morse stations, strong in UK, with clear key clicks. Some skeds will move to UTC+1 at end of Oct. It appears that the Tue 18.00z sked may be defunct.

Being logged sending “long” mssgs, over 200 gps, reported by multiple monitors

Following GDs comments on strange behaviour in last issue this time RNGB has picked up on further unusual loggings with the “4284 140 67808” mssg during 27th Sept. This mssg has been sent, with all repeats by /to 124, 317,462, 492. On 30th Sept there was a repeat performance with “4920 142 71265”

Sept 6th 8084kHz 18.09z i/p. repeats 6856 / 5788, 18.20 / 18.40z with a ‘462’sked, so it does run on Tuesdays, this confirmed by the TXs of Tue 13th.
Sept 14th 12218kHz 19.00z with mssg,211 211 211 1” “1374 191” Posw states “first time I’ve heard this Wed / Sat sked with full mssg, repeats 10118 / 9118, 19.20 / 19.40z confirmed
Sept 17th 12218 / 13484kHz 19.00z Two TXs at same time, 211 & 464

Freqs
4497, 5097, 5423, 5153, 5731, 5753, 5788, 5932, 6782, 6856, 7472, 7513, 7542, 7657, 7849, 7938, 8056, 8084, 8153, 8164, 8173, 9042, 9069, 9118, 9142, 9164, 9272, 9352, 9378, 9438, 9964, 10101, 10118, 10343, 10467, 10473, 10569, 11075, 11084, 11438, 11449, 11627, 12104, 12133, 12218, 13456, 13484, 14372,

 M12 Morse

The M12 CW station is as busy as ever and there have been some longer than average messages, i.e. with group counts of greater than, say, 200 which can probably defined as "longer than average".

1-Sept-05 Thursday 1807 UTC 10,343 kHz M12 CW with key clicks in progress, ended "000 000" just after 1810z.
  1820 UTC 9,164 kHz "815 815 815 1", DK/GC "4679 141" x 2, S8 with key clicks.
1840 UTC 7,849 kHz "815" and "4679 141" again, S9 with key clicks.
 
2-Sept-05 Friday 1800 UTC 8,084 kHz "462 462 462 1", this schedule continues, DK/GC "9672 140" x 2. Repeats, as ever, 1820z, 6,856 and 1840z 5,788. All three sendings S9 with key clicks.
 
3-Sept-05 Saturday 1900 UTC 12,218 kHz "211 211 211 000", S9+.
1920 UTC 10,118 kHz "211 211 211 000", also S9+, second sending inside 30 metre amateur band.
 
6-Sept-05 Tuesday 1809 UTC 8,084 kHz looks as if the "462" sked also runs on Tuesdays, ended with "000 000" after 1810z.
  1820 UTC 6,856 kHz "462 462 462 1", DK/GC "6358 142" x 2, S9 with key clicks.
1840 UTC 5,788 kHz "462" and "6358 142" again, S9 with key clicks, no sign of the strong "XJT" often noted close to this frequency.
 
7-Sept-05 Wednesday 1900 UTC 12,218 kHz same schedule as logged on Saturday - "211 211 211 000".
  1920 UTC 10,118 kHz
 
11-Sept-05 Sunday 0700 UTC 9,964 kHz "194 194 194 000", strength S7, probably the second sending of a schedule.
 
13-Sept-05 Tuesday 1804 UTC 8,084 kHz first sending of "462" schedule in progress, strong signal with key clicks.
  1820 UTC 6,856 kHz "462 462 462 1", DK/GC "9703 141", strong with key clicks.
1840 UTC 5,788 kHz "462" third sending, S9 with key clicks, over-riding the "XJT" which has returned.
 
14-Sept-05 Wednesday 1900 UTC 12,218 kHz "211 211 211 1", DK/GC "1374 191" x 2, Wenesday + Saturday schedule, first time heard with "full message" transmission. Repeated 1920z, 10,118 kHz and third sending 1940z, 9,118 kHz all strong signals.
 
17-Sept-05 Saturday 1900 UTC 12,218 kHz "211 211 211 000", both S9+.
  1920 UTC 10,118 kHz
1901 UTC 13,484 kHz another 1900z M12, call-up in progress with "464 464 464 1", DK/GC "249 83" x 2, strength S7.
1920 UTC 11,627 kHz "464" and "249 83", second sending inside 25 metre band, strong enough to over-ride broadcast stations.
1940 UTC 10,473 kHz "464" and "249 83" for the third time, massive S9+ signal.
 
18-Sept-05 Sunday 0640 UTC 8,164 kHz "194 194 194 000".
  0700 UTC 9,964 kHz
1704 UTC 11,438 kHz M12 CW in progress, very strong signal with key clicks, ended "000 000" just after 1710 UTC.
1720 UTC 10,569 kHz "938 938 938 1", DK/GC "2134 143" x 2, signal varied between weak and S9+, strong "XJT" close to frequency.
1740 UTC 9,352 kHz "938" and "2134 143" again, S9+ signal inside 31 metre band, close to broadcaster, Kol Israel from Jerusalem with News in English.
1940 UTC 11,449 kHz "912 912 912 1", DK/GC "2054 313", a long message here, did not finish until a few seconds before 2000z, weak signal for an M12.
 
20-Sept-05 Tuesday 0640 UTC 8,164 kHz same schedule as on Sundays, "194 194 194 000".
  0700 UTC 9,964 kHz
 
21-Sept-05 Wednesday 1900 UTC 12,218 kHz Wednesday + Saturday schedule, "211 211 211 000".
  1920 UTC 10,118 kHz
1940 UTC 11,449 kHz "912 912 912 1", DK/GC "2054 313" x 2, also heard on Sunday with same long message. Must have started early, call-up was in progress when tuned in just before 1940z. Weak signal and transmission developed a fault; suddenly vanished 1954z, started call-up routine again, went off again, came back again with call-up, sent DK and GC so probably started 5F message from the beginning and did not finish until 2015 UTC.
2021 UTC 10,101 kHz "912" and "2054 313", second sending, close to RTTY/FSK station, the Hamburg Meteo radio teletype with weather info, one of the few stations of this kind still on the air.
2045 UTC 9,042 kHz third sending of "912" and "2054 313", strong signal.
 
24-Sept-05 Saturday 1900 UTC 12,218 kHz "218 218 218 1", DK/GC "843 225" x 2, another long message, repeated 1920z, 10,118 kHz and 1940 UTC, 9,118 kHz, all strong signals.
  1920 UTC 11,627 kHz "464 464 464 000", second sending, S9+.
 
25-Sept-05 Sunday 0640 UTC 8,164 kHz "194 194 194 000".
  1700 UTC 11,438 kHz "938 938 938 1", DK/GC "2396 141", very strong signal, was noted in progress last Sunday, S9+ with key clicks.
1720 UTC 10,569 kHz repeats of "938" and "2396 141", both strong signals with key clicks.
1740 UTC 9,352 kHz
1940 UTC 11,449 kHz "912 912 912 1", DK/GC "724 315" x 2, another of those long messages, ended a few seconds before 2000z. Sunday + Wednesday schedule.
2005 UTC 10,101 kHz the Hamburg RTTY station weaker than on Wednesday, and 2030 UTC, 9,042 kHz, repeats.
 
26-Sept-05 Monday 1900 UTC 13,484 kHz "464 464 464 000", also runs on Saturdays, repeated 1920 UTC, 11,627 kHz.
 
30-Sept-05 Friday 1900 UTC 11,084 kHz don't know how I managed to miss this one on previous Fridays in the month, "493 493 493 1", DK/GC "808 243" x 2, another long message, ended just before 1918z.
  1940 UTC 8,153 kHz "493" and "808 243" again, must be the first and third sendings here; I couldn't find a transmission at 1920z which would have been the second, perhaps inside the 31 metre BC band.
 
1-Oct-05 Saturday 1901 UTC 9,142 kHz just caught the last few seconds of "159 159 159 000", strong signal.
  1920 UTC 7,542 kHz "159 159 159 000", S9+, second sending.
 
2-Oct-05 Sunday 0641 UTC 7,938 kHz again last few seconds, "941 941 941 000".
  0700 UTC 9,438 kHz "941 941 941 000", swamped by broadcaster "Radio Slovakia International" with a massive signal warming up the ionosphere in English language on 9,440 kHz. This schedule ran in October last year; third frequency in event of a full message should be 11,138 kHz. Probably also runs on Tuesdays.
1940 UTC 9,272 kHz "273 273 273 1", DK/GC "483 297" x 2, strong signal.
2000 UTC 7,473 kHz "273" again, difficult copy thanks to strong BC stations.
 
4-Oct-05 Tuesday 1902 UTC 9,069 kHz just caught the DK/GC at the end of the call-up, "147 231" x 2, another one of those long messages.
  1940 UTC 5,731 kHz "931 931 931 1", DK/GC "147 231" x 2 so a repeat of the transmission heard earlier, S9+ signal.
 
5-Oct-05 Wednesday 1900 UTC 9,142 kHz "159 159 159 1" - was logged on Saturday with a "no mesage" transmission - DK/GC "320 167" x 2, S9+ signal.
  1920 UTC 7,542 kHz "159" and "320 167" again, S9+ over-riding BC stations.
1940 UTC 5,942 kHz "159" and "320 167" for the third time, again inside a broadcast band but at S9+ strong enough to over-ride everything.
 
6-Oct-05 Thursday 2101 UTC 9,183 kHz last few seconds of "183 183 183 000", S9+.
 
7-Oct-05 Friday 1800 UTC 8,084 kHz "462 462 462 1", DK/GC "9302 141" x 2, usual repeats 1820z 6,856 kHz and 1840 UTC, 5,788 kHz, all strong signals with key clicks.
  1900 UTC 9,069 kHz "931 931 931 1", DK/GC "147 231" x 2, was also heard on Tuesday with the same message.
1928 UTC 7,513 kHz a search for the second sending found M12 in progress inside the 41 metre BC band underneath an S9++ digital DRM transmission, the same several kHz wide entity which flattened an E07 on 7,519 kHz in September.
1940 UTC 5,731 kHz "931" and "147 231", third sending.
 
9-Oct-05 Sunday 0700 UTC 9,438 kHz "941 941 941 000"., severe BC QRM.
  1800 UTC 8,084 kHz "462 462 462 1", DK/GC "8356 140" x 2, this schedule running on Sundays in October.
 
11-Oct-05 Tuesday 0640 UTC 7,938 kHz "941 941 941 000", also runs on Sundays.
  0700 UTC 9,438 kHz  
1827 UTC 6,856 kHz must be second sending of "462" schedule in progress, also logged on Friday and Sunday in October. Strong signal with key clicks.
1840 UTC 5,788 kHz "462 462 462 1", DK/GC "2305 141" x 2, very strong signal with key clicks.
1900 UTC 9,069 kHz "931 931 931 1", DK/GC "710 177" x 2, S9 signal, Tuesday + Friday schedule.
1920 UTC 7,513 kHz "931" second sending, just detectable under very strong DRM broadcaster.
1940 UTC 5,731 kHz "931" and "710 177", third sending.
 
16-Oct-05 Sunday 0700 UTC 9,438 kHz "941 941 941 000", severe BC QRM, must have started early, was running when tuned in approx 10s before the hour.
  1700 UTC 11,438 kHz "938 938 938 1", DK/GC "4438 140" x 2, very strong signal with key clicks which could be heard while listening to the 1700z E07 on 11,454 kHz.
1720 UTC 10,569 kHz "938" and "4438 140" x 2, third sending 1740 UTC, 9,352 kHz, S9+ over-riding BC station. This schedule also ran in September.
1800 UTC 8,084 kHz "462 462 462 1", DK/GC same as heard on "938" schedule earlier, "4438 140" x 2. Repeated 1820 UTC, 6,856 kHz and 1840 UTC, 5,788 kHz

END

M13 ICW/CW, rare MCW

Has now aquired a distinct “chirp” to its TXs, rather annoying really as some are quite severe.

Sept 8th 6637kHz 22.30z New Sept freq
Sept 20th 8312kHz 21.56z i/p reported as being somewhat faster than usual
Sept 23rd 6882kHz 17.05z in MCW ‘448’ =252 22 =
Oct 5th 7978kHz 21.45z ‘757’ =278 22 =.
Oct 19th 6358kHz 22.41z i/p, poss ‘474’ sked (MS), based on 22.30z ‘474’ sked hrd Oct 10th.
Oct 25th 5907kHz 21.45z “757=278 22 = 36698 etc” New Sept freq

MS commented on Oct 28th :-

By checking past logs it is readily apparent that the Cubans haven’t had much to say since last Wednesday. Some of the message numbers are being repeated for the seventh time.

This is not the norm, as three times is the usual. It is a rare thing but does occasionally happen, earlier this year they recycled some messages nine times – a record. Cuban traffic was scarce to nil last Sat / Sun” but now appears to be back to normal”.

[informed opinion cites hurricane Wilma for the disruption]

Freqs
3657, 3721, 4222, 4363, 4451, 4913, 5173, 5413, 5907, 6358, 6724, 6883, 6887, 6922, 6933, 6975, 7427, 7636, 7964, 7966, 8243, 8312, 8455, 8497, 8567, 8844, 8947, 9177, 9264, 9328, 9342, 9943, 9975, 10283, 10286, 10625, 10788, 11230, 11424, 11517, 11524

M13a

Possible logging from MS, sig too weak for good copy, and hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico

Oct 24th 6887kHz 20.00z

M13d

Oct 2nd 5876kHz 02.30z 767 (R5) BT 299 – fades out

M14 MCW

Sept 13th 8120kHz 07.00z “362” null
Sept 29th 12195kHz 08.00z “742” null

M23 ICW

Possible

Oct 26th 6940kHz 07.58z i/p ending 08.02z

M24 ICW, MCW, MCW CC

Sept 29th 11420kHz 19.00z ‘286’ “940 940 258 258 = =”

M45

Sept 20th 4555//4955kHz 18.02z 555 999 3029360 etc. Confirms expected change.
Oct 6th 4555kHz 18.02z 555 246/32 = 21450 etc.

Freqs
4555, 4955, 5745, 6959, 9251

M55 hand, sloppy

No reports

Thanks to :-
AB, AF, C, FN, GD, Gert, HFD, IB, JB, JoA, ML, MoK, MS, PLondon, PoSW, RNGB, Anon2 EU, Anon.


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