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

(Date: Wed 1 May 2002 22:54:44 +0200)

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Morse stations

Two new ENIGMA designators this month: M13d and M87.

M87

M87 is described as:
Tue/Thu,9254kHz,22.00z,erratic hand,long zero,10 min TX
529 x n 000 (r3), last gp 529 x n 000 000

Note, on latest TX (28Mar) n= 5/19/9

See also Newsletter 49.

M13d

A new M13 variant was first noticed on 2 March and has now ENIGMA designator M13d.

Mark logged the station recently on 5876 kHz at 0239 UTC with: 303x12 BT 264 86 BT (into 5f tfc) 000

CR gives a description in the ENIGMA newsletter: "First noted during March 02, probable start at 02.30z, very slow (5 gps min), very long messages up to 2+hrs. The freq is poor in Europe owing to strong BC stations. Stays on one freq (5876kHz) unlike other M13's. Msg No (264) indicates that it's been around for a long time!! Another interesting item is that groups 1 & 2 are repeated as last 2 groups of message. Heard as part TX's on:- Mar 2nd, 3rd, 24th, with complete TX on April 4th."

Format:
"303 x 12, BT, 264, 86, BT, 86 x 5f gps, ending BT 000" (sent as ttt)

See also Newsletter 49 for more about M13 and M13d.

M23

Ralph and Mark logged a number of M23 transmissions.

6733 kHz 0400 UTC 555  
7960 kHz 0200 UTC 310  
10220 kHz 0330 UTC 000  
12220 kHz 0430 UTC 310  
16940 kHz 1430 UTC 310 //17460 kHz
17460 kHz 1430 UTC 310 //16940 kHz

 

See also Newsletter 50.

M82

A sample from Igor, logged on 3442 kHz at 1135 UTC, 26/4.

abv qtc nr 6t1 41 43 t426 2t3t 62t 419 =
91t27 7t656 57t27 35273 54873 25739 23766 27748 5t882 27132 r
t9431 95566 73566 77789 t25t2 466t9 34979 99733 99169 94434 r
97421 52995 t3323 8164t t5734 4t195 6t714 84391 5647t t92t2 r
28176 7223t 58198 687t2 6783t 35287 68775 73569 64751 81231 r
5563t 49298 9715t sk sk
See also Newsletter 69.

MX - Channel markers & cluster beacons

Beacon and channel marker activity was logged on a number of frequencies this month:

3291.0 P Kaliningrad
3344.9 L St. Petersburg
3658.0 V Khiva
3699.5 P Kaliningrad
3837.0 P Kaliningrad
5154.0 M Magadan
5465.0 R Izhevsk
7038.6 D Odessa
7038.9 S Arkhangelsk
7039.0 C Moscow
7039.0 K Petropavlovsk Kamchatskiy
7039.2 F Vladivostok
8494.9 S Arkhangelsk
8495.0 C Moscow
8495.2 F Vladivostok
10871.6 D Odessa
10871.9 S Arkhangelsk
10872.0 C Moscow
10872.0 M Magadan
13527.9 S Arkhangelsk
13528.0 C Moscow
13528.2 F Vladivostok
16332.0 C Moscow
16932.0 P Kaliningrad

 

Last month I mentioned Trond's log of a voice message on "R". The message has been translated and it says :

"Ya - Plavets-41.
Reskript: 22, 80, 39, 90.
Reskript: 22, 80, 39, 90.
Moskovskoye vremia - nol' chasov.
Priyom
".

Translation:

"I am Plavets-41 [=Swimmer-41].
Rescript: 22, 80, 39, 90.
Rescript: 22, 80, 39, 90.
Moscow time - 0 hours.
Reception
" [=Over].

Thanks to "D", Rimantas, Dmitri and Igor for the translation. Callsign "Plavets 41" has been used for over 3 years in a dozen messages. The sound file is on the N&O website if you are interested.

See also Newsletter 49.

Unid "761"

Heard by Igor on 6750 kHz (1402 UTC, 10-04-2002) and 6760 kHz (1405 UTC, 31-03-2002). The station uses the following format:

761 761 761 333 333 (repeated)

= = 076 076 51 51 = =
66dna 4n7d3 tdn65 47t4d 7ttt3 4347a n3a43 75a6t 5t4aa nuu6t
d5dut 34tu4 54d6a 7d645 65tdd 565td nudan 3an6u d4tnd 744dt
6uta3 635u4 u3du6 65544 63u5d n4n5u 3a544 ua4ad 53dtd 5ut64
5a5td 33u45 35ua3 dd664 dn555 nda5n dd3dn 7663t 3un43 udt5d
da55a a3n46 457nu 7dda4 n3ttd 7d57t 64aa7 u347t 44nnt udan4
7aad7

= = 000 t t t

Unid "987"

Another one from Igor: 18643 kHz, 0130 UTC, 30-3-2002

987 987 987 987 987 987 000
987 987 987 987 987 987 987 987 000
987 987 987 987 987 987 987 987 987 987 987 000
987 987 987 987 987 987 987 987 000
987 987 987 987 987 987 987 987 000
987 987 987 987 987 000
987 987 987 987 987 987 987 987 987 987 987 987 987 000
987 987 987 987 987 987 000
987 987 987 987 987 987 000 000

Chinese military stations

See also Newsletter 49.

Russian military stations

18.1 and 21.1 kHz RDL - Russian military HQ Moscow. Messages logged by Trond in Norway.

rdl rdl
11111 71241 572t4 42897 42897 574t3 83567 4334t 22549 t1315 154t5
854t3 8t447 6t326 7968t 22449 74564 52594 68965 t17t1 113t7 53742
77866 11717 58812 75644 99762 36152 54692 1415t t155t 37222 29tt8
8tt31 22678 59t1t 89t71 14836 t276t 97t86 44715 77341 33283 5tt83
14t5t 47368 98467 79tt5 91112 1t344 t5261 61376 14836 759t6 589t8
263t8 59253 67335 2642t t3495 59164 27151 49t67 t6812 37671 228t5
77598 15697 2t813 21571 16t7t k

rdl rdl 99585 29878 k

xxx xxx rdl rdl 83183 39419 kor("ch")ewalka 7977 1524 k

xxx xxx rdl rdl 92644 57791 gonorinh 2278 3197 k

u u u xxx xxx rdl rdl 58748 41828 baletki 0927 8689 k

xxx xxx rdl rdl 59427 50542 mirolþbie 6124 8035 k

rdl rdl rdl 28750 90646 k

uuu uuu rdl rdl 06021 85336 k

Other Russian nets as logged by John and various others:

7074 kHz MW3D DE 2SLC
10410 kHz LT9J traffic to BRPT
13004 kHz 7WKL traffic to T3QO, FNE5 who answered on 13844 kHz.
13852 kHz WPAK working with: GH1Y, A57C, E6OK, SDI1, SPG6 interrupted by strategic flash message: XXX XXX WLHN 36055 88401 DARUN 9041 1483
13852 kHz SZBG working with: WPSN, 7OM9, ZPML, TWWL, VHP3, Q8WM, Y9NZ, HFBN, ZCAP
13852 kHz ALLM working with: 9BLI, 4ASZ, NEH9, 2YMU, HALS, CDVZ, I1NP, TYIQ, IRWU, 5HCD

 


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