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

(Date: Sat, 05 Jan 2002 22:21:20 +0100)

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FAPSI [X06/M42]

X06, the "Mazielka" selcall system of M42 was logged by Captain Davros on 11 Dec. on 7524 kHz at 2100 UTC, and on 5781 kHz at 2148 UTC.

Only a few M42 transmissions were reported in November and December. Here are the transcripts of two transmissions.

M42, 13470 kHz, 1430 UTC, 26 November 2001

11177 80061 71007 26702 00939

MZSZZ HMCZE RKNAF ZIFMT EWEFG FZIKK JGJRV HWEDV XXHXV HTMFP

JXKNR MNTPS PFCTN DOELK JUBZF JHHEN RONNX ARTYF LPVLD ECYIB
XJEQW PXVOQ ZQJIE BADRE PFQTY JWZHG ONHDK MZLJI MCKRL HVFEY
HSJJK BORTG ALKBQ LOOQT GVRUB FGRDB HYKDZ VBIDV PHNJE HDVTZ
OBBAU KHAEY PVWSR CNCDO EWXNW LACSC DOCFY TUDSW JWPZX RMIWP
IOVLE FWMUT JPZOA DDLJI OAASD HJNFA CONYE PFSOU JYRGQ YJPHA
DQECS HVMRR UTPXL YSJIQ LQWRY TUUXA PXMQC XBEPQ DRZZH GQKWN
UODCH GMTAG RDJVG HJFFH HKFJJ ECPMY DXYEZ HRQGH SAGVJ BWTAB
SIEXZ IXBRW YULMF RAWPI LNUHJ CWICL FXNSQ YVTKI VGRSJ ZMTIL
XZGGY UEOPO

Unid link, 1512 UTC, 26 November 2001

A very long message with lots of hick-ups. The transmission stopped after 'ASM ASM' and continued after several minutes with the rest of the message. Short operator chat at the end.

1st try: KKEXI PZIKQ TFUKI AJFMX EETUC VUGPS CJKCX LRUIU ICHQU KQVCM
JLWZF XLJBA DBYWZ YMNDT TQGHYHGFDBL YEXJI EOMIM BXRXH VMQSL
2nd try: JLWZF XLJBA DBYWZ YMNDT TQGHYHGFDBL YEXJI EOMIM BXRXXKK
3rd try: GSYKZ XMVSZ ZXLZF GELQF OWFTP VQVRZ VQLQG FLCHB OJXMK WBJSP
KKEXI PZIKQ TFUKI AJFMX EETUC VUGPS CJKCX LRUIU ICHQU KQVCM
JLWZF XLJBA DBYWZ YMNDT TQGHYHGFDBL YEXJI OMIM BXR=

ASM ASM

 

... and the final one:

BXRXH VMIXA
VLGEG GUZJG XXHXE CLHIP CUGJN XOVCH TPRWI TKEKE EVMEX VZJOM
HEUKF RUACL YGNOP DJKPO BINSQ UCKYZ YYLZX VGRZF IFHYY TXXER
AZSOQ GKZNP HWVTV XUPWE PDSDS HQGIA JLCRB IQRQV DVIZZ IFBLD
SMUFX VWRJJ DTXJR NVZYQ TKPGD ENCGP OIEUZ HEVRM XSQEP FMBYE
SOJWJ VRCWM CMOSQ AQOIK JVDDB YKBNG IIYJR FPXQG KUWCD HFPMR
<clip>
YXOPT PGIFH OJRCK WRCRQ QHRIP QFCEU OBJLF RNQSS DJWDX DOJAO
WHRSN OOGVI JTFAF JABTR NIWSW UYJAY LPUEW WVYPH BIRLA LAQVX
LPXVH GDZDF WWYHK KVWVH EBCTB LRJJZ XPGCD CJUCQ PQYEN KYRWB
VMBWN UPIWI RIKML TBEIA CVPLU UOQNU UEROR


QRU QSL 5 4 7/
QSA QSJ?
CFM SK SK
CFM CFM SK SK
See also Newsletter 45.

Slot machine [XSL]

A number Slot Machine logs from Japan:

The Slot Machine was heard on a variety of frequencies, not all at the same time. Still no clues as to origin of station. Based upon the propagation it could be Japan, ROK, DPRK, or even China.

Frequencies: 3058, 3075, 4231, 4291, 5643, 6417, 6445, 6500, 6693, 6768, 8588, 8704 kHz.

See also Newsletter 48.

XPH

Expected schedules for January. Note that the 2110/30/50 schedule may carry M12 instead of XPH.

0700 11462   2100 06924   2110 07447
0720 13362   2120 05784   2130 05735
0740 14362   2140 04627   2150 04557

 

See also Newsletter 45.

Squeaky wheel

The "Squeaky Wheel" channel marker was very loud during the first weeks of December. Still no messages heard from this station. Frequency: 3828 kHz. Best heard during the European evening/night.

"Squeaky Wheel" was given XSW as Enigma identifier. More on it in Newsletter 47.

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