Fifty-third edition of the N&O column / Spooks newsletter

(Date: Thu, 03 Oct 2002 23:06:36 +0200)

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E03

Lincolnshire Poacher's idents

First half of September

UTC Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun UTC
1200 28115 28115 28115 28115 28115 28115 28115 1200
1300 46797 46797 46797 46797 46797 46797 46797 1300
1400 01842 45506 34739 52365 28115 48146 00308 1400
1500 00308 01842 45506 34739 52365 28115 68356 1500
1600 68356 00308 01842 45506 34739 52365 48146 1600
1700 48146 68356 00308 01842 45506 34739 28115 1700
1800 28115 48146 68356 00308 01842 45506 52365 1800
1900 52365 46797 48146 46797 00308 01842 46797 1900
2000 46797 28115 46797 68356 46797 00308 34739 2000
2100 34739 52365 28115 48146 68356 46797 45506 2100
2200 45506 34739 52365 28115 48146 68356 01842 2200

 

Second half of the month:

UTC Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun UTC
1200 88832 88832 88832 88832 88832 88832 88832 1200
1300 42229 42229 42229 42229 42229 42229 42229 1300
1400 34550 79888 20915 16451 88832 62690 05351 1400
1500 05351 34550 79888 20915 16451 88832 88687 1500
1600 88687 05351 34550 79888 20915 16451 62690 1600
1700 62690 88687 05351 34550 79888 20915 88832 1700
1800 88832 62690 88687 05351 34550 79888 16451 1800
1900 16451 42229 62690 42229 05351 34550 42229 1900
2000 42229 88832 42229 88687 42229 05351 20915 2000
2100 20915 16451 88832 62690 88687 42229 79888 2100
2200 79888 20915 16451 88832 62690 88687 34550 2200

 

[source: Al Kruse]

See also Newsletter 55.

E04

I noticed a slight difference in Cherry Ripe's schedule:

1000 UTC 20474//23461 kHz  
1100 UTC 18864//23461 kHz  
1200 UTC 18864//23461 kHz  
1300 UTC 18864//23461 kHz (was 21866)
2200 UTC 18864//24644 kHz  
2300 UTC 18864//21866 kHz  
0000 UTC 18864//21866 kHz  
0100 UTC 19884//21866 kHz  
See also Newsletter 56.

E05

The Counting Station was VERY active in September. Check the N&O website for the latest schedules. http://home.luna.nl/~ary Look on "what's new / news flash"

Idents noted: 143, 221, 228, 246, 271, 311, 317, 325, 333, 368, 385, 397, 432, 517, 780, 907. 221, 228 and 246 were the top scorers this month.

See also Newsletter 57.

E10

Only a few oddities noticed at the time of writing:

"FDU M" on 6 September, 2214 UTC on 4418 kHz.

26 September was a busy day for our friends:

  1. 2000 UTC "CIO 30" on 4360//5339//7812 kHz
  2. 2130 changed to "CIO 10"
  3. 2345 switched to "CIO 97Z6"
  4. 2000 "VLB 30" on 4015//5170//6930 kHz
  5. 0000 (27-9) switched to "VLB 10"
See also Newsletter 54.

E18

E18 was heard by Gert on 11 September at 2100 UTC on 6545 kHz LSB:
"269 - nr 183 gc 20 = 47770"

I haven't seen any other reports.

G04

Not often reported these days, but it is still active. Heard by Paul, Captain Davros and AF on 5 September at 2000 UTC on 4760 kHz and 2030 UTC on 4860 kHz.

See also Newsletter 55.

G22

Miss Edna Sednitzer, a.k.a. G22 is another station that was more active in the past than it is now. Heard by Gert on 19 September at 2200 UTC on 5119 kHz.

See also Newsletter 69.

V13

I haven't heard New Star / Star Star for a while myself, but Asian monitors have logged the station on 8300, 9725, 9870, 11430, 13750, 15260 and 15388 kHz.

See also Newsletter 56.

V21

Just before WUN's deadline, Al checks in with a "Cuban Babbler" log. Al snagged his first daytime Babbler transmission on Monday 23-9 at 1235 UTC on 6529 kHz USB. Other times to try for this odd station are between 2200 and 2400 UTC. 6529 kHz seems to be the most popular freq.

See also Newsletter 67.

Chinese robot

Robert Fei reports that the Chinese Robot girl uses the following frequencies: 4480, 5700, 6840, 6860, 7090, 7770, 8025, 9290, 9340 kHz.

Russian male

S06 or S07? reported on 7010 kHz "978", no time and date given ("last month") and on 10898 kHz at 0100 UTC on 8 August "569". No further details.

New station ?

Tom enters the hall of fame with his discovery of a Russian(?) station that appeared on 6945 kHz at 0150 UTC on various nights in September. Reports and recordings are most welcome!

Here is Tom's story:

"I was tuning across the pirate band last night and I heard a strong carrier on 6945 around 0151z. All of a sudden this female robot voice came on reading off blocks of numbers. It wasn't V2 because it was not Spanish, I couldn't identify the language.
Format was sort of like this
  1. 1 group of 3 numbers repeated 3 times
  2. 1 group of 3 numbers repeated 4 times
  3. 1 group of 2 numbers repeated 1 time
After this was repeated again and again, the "message" begun. Not sure if my format is correct but I have absolutely no clue what this was. I came across it by accident. I believe I heard something like "konec konec konec" repeated after the message.
And here's a weird thing....... after the message ended there was a long carrier for about an hour that remained. On 6944 there must of been a band opening because there was some sort of Spanish broadcast station fading in and with it came V2, it faded back out quickly and it was gone."

At the time of writing there is still a discussion going on who this is. Is it S17c, or S10d, or...? Maybe more news next month.

Russian military

On 16 September at ca 2100 UTC, I heard a Russian military station on 7838 kHz for more than an hour reading coded messages. In between the messages the female operators were chatting with each other.

I sent Igor a sample and asked him if he could translate it for me.

BTW, the sound sample (7838.zip) can be downloaded from the N&O website. This is the translation of the recording:

"... U X*SBS PIEBO J~MUN ODMUP YT*YF JSQXQ = NCWIT ONBCA"
U Uliana
X Znak (accent letter)
Y Ery (accent letter)
* Yakov (accent letter Ya)
~ Yuri (accent letter Yu)
S Semen
P Pavel
I Igo
B Boris
O Ol'ga
M Maria
N Nicolay
Q Schuka
C Tsaplya
W Vera
T Tatiana
D Dmitriy
J Kratkiy / or Ivan Kratkiy / (accent letter)
F Fedor
= Razdel (means 'bt' in cw)

WBNY - Voice of the Rodent Revolution

The last message that was heard from the Voice of the Rodent Revolution is from 31-8 or 1-9 on 6950 kHz, after that the station hasn't been heard. Busted or just it's period of silence?

The message was a grim one and for a number of people this was more than a bad joke. The transmission included as usual the song Peter Cottontail and this time the announcer wasn't Commander Bunny but Melvin Mouse, Commander of the FRN destruction forces of the Rodent Revolution. As you may know, the website of the Free Radio Network was down for a while and Melvin states that they had destroyed the FRN and read out a new message. The message was repeated three times.

21 14 14 9 23 15 12
17 17 1 20 18 19 9
4 8 5 8 17 8 4
18 5 14 20 18 8

Special instructions
(2x)

2 12 19 34 dot 5710
2 14 13 83 dot 4824

Which translates as:

WOODY PARR MUST DIE
HERE IS HOUSE
LAT 34.5710 LON 83.4824
See also Newsletter 73.

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