Twenty-fourth edition of the N&O column / Spooks newsletter

(Date: Sun, 02 Apr 2000 19:17:53 +0200)

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Chinese numbers stations analyses [V09 & BCN]

I published an interesting discovery from Igor in N&O #20. Igor analysed traffic from Guanzhou (V09) with a surprising result. I have done the same with several other messages from Guanzhou and its CW sister BCN with the same result. So it seems that Igor's theory still stands. What it exactly means is still a guess though. The theory is that per five 4-figures groups only one group counts. A mathematical trick narrows the chance of an error down. It is however important that the message is read/sent flawless. While calculating I made the assumption that when the groups did not match a typo was made by either the sender or the dxer who jotted the numbers down. The points of similarity in the outcome of the calculations indicate that this is most probably no coincidence. Note that this theory works for the majority of the messages, not all though (see first message). Your ideas and suggestions are most welcome.

Guangzhou

nr 1 gr 33
2564 7862 9166 3542 1828 4857 7344 8881 3312 7286 1418 2688 6200 9495 2654 7334 6295 6714 2334 3128 3918 7213 4713 8626 7535 7032 5821 6225 4580 2182 1650 0725 0735
<the theory does not apply to this message>

Original message

nr 16 gr 18
1683 2497 5205 4167 9186 4435 5249 8057 7919 2938 3106 4814 7722 6694 1603 1882 2590 5408

Reorder message

1683 2497 5205 4167 9186
4435 5249 8057 7919 2938
3106 4814 7722 6694 1603
1882 2590 5408    

 

Line one 1683 2497 5205 4167 9186
Distract line two 4435 5249 8057 7919 2938
 
  7248 7248 7148 7248 7248

 

line two 4435 5249 8057 7919 2938
Distract line three 3106 4814 7722 6694 1603
 
  1321 0435 0335 1225 1335

 

Line three 3106 4814 7722 6694 1603
Distract line four 1882 2590 5408    
 
  1224 2224 2214    

 

Original message

nr 13 gr 19
0183 2164 2487 1623 4409 9502 1583 1806 0242 3828 4390 6370 6693 5039 8615 1947 3928 3241 2687

Reorder message

0183 2164 2487 1623 4409
9502 1583 1806 0242 3828
4390 6370 6693 5039 8615
1947 3928 3241 2687  

 

Line one 0183 2164 2487 1623 4409
Distract line two 9502 1583 1806 242 3828
 
  0681 0581 0681 1381 0581

 

Line two 9502 1583 1806 0242 3828
Distract line three 4390 6370 6693 5039 8615
 
  5112 5213 5113 5203 5213

 

Line three 4390 6370 6693 5039 8615
Distract line four 1947 3928 3241 2687  
 
  2443 2442 2452 2352  

 

Original message

nr ? gr 18
4894 3084 1263 7272 4329 3207 2497 0676 6685 3732 6959 5149 3328 9337 6484 4583 3773 1952

 

Reorder message

4894 3084 1263 7272 4329
3207 2497 0676 6685 3732
6959 5149 3328 9337 6484
4583 3773 1952    

 

Line one 4894 3084 1263 7272 4329
Distract line two 3207 2497 0676 6685 3732
 
  1687 1587 0587 0587 0597

 

Line two 3207 2497 0676 6685 3732
Distract line three 6959 5149 3328 9337 6484
 
  6248 7348 7348 7348 7248

 

Line three 6959 5149 3328 9337 6484
Distract line four 4583 3773 1952    
 
  2376 1376 1376    

 

BCN

Original message

nr 63 gr 19
1869 5427 6637 1562 4323 0406 5664 5274 0189 3968 3230 8498 8008 3913 6782 1579 6730 6340 1255

 

Reorder message

1869 5427 6637 1562 4323
0406 5664 5274 0189 3968
3230 8498 8008 3913 6782
1579 6730 6340 1255  

 

Line one 1869 5427 6637 1562 4323
Distract line two 0406 5664 5274 0189 3968
 
  1463 9763 1363 1373 0355

 

Line two 0406 5664 5274 0189 3968
Distract line three 3230 8498 8008 3913 6782
 
  7166 7166 7266 6276 7186

 

Line three 3230 8498 8008 3913 6782
Distract line four 1579 6730 6340 1255  
 
  1651 1742 1762 2658  

 

Original message

nr 60 gr 17
8467 3785 4621 3308 6285 9786 4064 5949 4627 5504 6541 1829 2704 1482 2369 7951 2239

Reorder message

8467 3785 4621 3308 6285
9786 4064 5949 4627 5504
6541 1829 2704 1482 2369
7951 2239      

 

Line one 8467 3785 4621 3308 6285
Distract line two 9786 4064 5949 4627 5504
 
  8681 9721 7651 8681 781

 

Line two 9786 4064 5949 4627 5504
Distract line three 6541 1829 2704 1482 2369
 
  3245 2235 3245 3145 3135

 

Line three 6541 1829 2704 1482 2369
Distract line four 7951 2239      
 
  8590 9590      
See also Newsletter 32.

 

E17 ?

Al found an unid morse station on 16018 kHz on 14 March at 1505 UTC.

The transmission was in progress. The callup was '547'. The 5FG message ended at 1521 UTC with '829 829 143 143 TTTTT'. This looks like E17 to me, Al.

Erratum in Newsletter 25.
See also Newsletter 32.

E18 / G22

E18 was on 6545 kHz on Wednesday and Thursday 8 and 9 March at 2100. Message number 149 with 76 groups. It usually comes on with a test call 10 minutes before start time. On Thursday it was on at 2140 with a test, the same voice but in German, eins vier acht 148, so it seems that G22 must still be about. <interesting observation; thanks OM!>

See also Newsletter 26 for more about E18 and Newsletter 45 for more about G22.

Israeli intelligence [E10]

Takashi in Japan reported a HNC transmission on 6575 kHz. Various monitors logged E10's rare ZWL transmissions several times lately. It seems that it has a regular schedule at the moment. A connection with the pope's visit to Israel perhaps? ZWL has appeared very infrequently since at least 1993.

Logs:

16-03-2000 2007 UTC 7000 kHz
16-03-2000 0010 UTC 5000 kHz
17-03-2000 0020 UTC 7000 kHz
18-03-2000 0001 UTC 7000//8000 kHz

 

Another unusual transmission was reported on 16 February at 2030 UTC on 6270 kHz. It was a similar transmission as on 15 January at 0000 UTC also on 6270 kHz. The E10 transmission mixed with another signal which sounded like a tape being played fast forward. The strange sound disappeared when E10 switched off. Could this be an interference from E10's own site or some kind of jamming device? To be honest, I don't think that it is a jammer, as a jammer usually stays on the air for a minute or so after the target station is switched off. Clues anyone?

See also Newsletter 25.

Three note oddity [G04]

Time for Hans-Friedrich. Take the floor HF!

05.03.00 2105Z 4.520 kHz same frequencies as in 03/99!
  2135Z 4.420 kHz  

 

Message :

23603 30143 10767 63241 62623 03610 17828 57188 11685 60612 70406 11138 40745 30406 14025 30382 15674 06075 01640 43050 26822 70486 28508 12026 00744 77186
= 26 groups

Sorted:

00744 01640 03610 06075 10767 11138 11685 12026 14025 15674 17828 23603 26822 28508 30143 30382 30406 40745 43050 57188 60612 62623 63241 70406 70486 77186

Remarks : Next time with summer schedule 2005/2035Z!

History :

 

Summer 2005 2035
Winter 2105 2135

 

04/99 5310 5210
05/99 5570 5470
06/99 5720 5620
07/99 5680 5580
08/99 5730 5630
09/99 5320 5220
10/99 5320 5220
11/99 3910 3810
12/99 3360 3260
01/00 3440 3340
02/00 3920 3820
03/00 4520 4420

 

See also Newsletter 25.

Oddities

Lots of interesting notes reached me this month. Here is another one. Recently some of the groups that rent airtime from larger broadcasters started to use coded messages. Maybe we should pay more attention to these guys, huh?

On 19-2 WWCR aired a program around 0100 UTC (possibly 'American Sovereign') that ran a message "John has a long moustache." Also in February, an unid program on WGTG 6890 ran a short segment of 5FG number groups around 0210 UTC.


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