Seventy-second edition of the N&O column / Spooks newsletter

(Date: Mon, 03 May 2004 22:40:41 +0200)

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Morse stations

M08a

We learn from Chriss Acuff that M08a has changed its frequencies for its 1200 and 1300 UTC skeds. "It has changed them back to the old sked" Chris said.

1200 UTC: Monday: 9330
  Tuesday: 10858
  Wednesday: 9330
  Thursday: 10858
  Friday: 9330
  Saturday: 10858
 
1300 UTC: Monday: 10566
  Tuesday: 12093
  Wednesday: 10566
  Thursday: 12093
  Friday: 10566
  Saturday: 12093

 

See also Newsletter 76.

M18

Still active on 4073 kHz.

See also Newsletter 73.

M21

Russian Air Defense on:

4071.5 kHz id 8
5198 kHz id 0
5772 kHz id 0 = 14346820709628
= 24346901100824
= 14347826592528
5873 kHz id 0 = 992259??0?????
6323 kHz id 0 = 992348??0?????
4391 kHz id 0 time strings
6321.5 kHz id 0 time strings

- M21 variants

8503092742936
8504092748236
336
850436
8505092747936
....
1929600
1929602
...

(logs by Fritz and Takashi)

See also Newsletter 73.

M22

Frequencies with regular transmissions: 2680, 2800, 4241, 4331, 5159, 6379, 8103, 10046, 12984 kHz.

Additional frequencies 5024 kHz (18-21 April)
  13511 kHz (since 15 April)
  18329 kHz (15-23 April)

 

See also Newsletter 73.

M40

V CQ 113.266 on 5590 kHz at 1400 UTC on 12 April.

info: Takashi

See also Newsletter 76.

M51

5901.5kHz 29.3 1500 UTC  
5373//5279.5kHz 31.3 1546 UTC = nr 64 m 31 17:47:06 2004 = 5LGx100
4471//7982kHz 1.4 1830 UTC  
4896.5kHz 6.4 1453 UTC = nr 23 a 06 16:53:26 2004 = 5LGx100
4896kHz 7.4 1555 UTC = nr 73 a 07 17:55:03 2004 = 5LGx100
5885.5kHz 8.4 1930 UTC  
4498.5//4895kHz 14.4 1535 UTC  
5318kHz 15.4 1535 UTC  
5096kHz 19.4 1812 UTC = nr 10 a 19 20:11:58 2004 = 5LGx100
4495kHz 20.4 1815 UTC  
4484//5476.5kHz 21.4 1820 UTC  
4758kHz 22.4 1825 UTC  

 

(info: Fritz)

See also Newsletter 73.

M62

3485//1732 kHz QR2U QR2U QR2U = KP6F KP6F KP6F +

 

M62 has been logged on 4396//1732 kHz since December 1999. Changed to 3485//1732 kHz in December 2002 until March 2004. I haven't heard the station on 1732 kHz in April but it is still active on 3485 kHz.

See also Newsletter 73.

M82

Takashi logged M82 at 1400 UTC on 4700 kHz. This frequency seems to be used throughout the day as Igor heard the following on 4699 kHz at 2230 UTC, 12 April:

vvv jvg jvg jvg de bml bml bml qsa3 qsa? qtc 521 (R2)
qtc nr 521 36 7 t413 t73t 593 613 =
13651 34914 7t2t1 72923 25696 721t7 t9926
abv
qtc nr 521 36 7 t413 t73t 593 613 =
13651 34914 7t2t1 72923 25696 721t7 t9926
sk sk
See also Newsletter 73.

M87

Two M87 intercepts, submitted by Igor.

651 651 651 651 651 651 651 651 651 651 000
651 651 651 651 651 651 651 651 651 651 000
651 651 651 651 651 651 651 000
651 651 651 651 651 000
792 792 792 792 792 792 792 792 792 792 792 792 792 792 792 000
792 792 792 792 792 792 792 792 000
792 792 792 792 792 792 000
See also Newsletter 78.

M89

See also Newsletter 73.

M91

4820//3996 kHz 26-3/28-3 0700-1730 UTC  
2362//2852 kHz 26-3/28-3 1730-0700 UTC  
4820//3996 kHz 29-3/30-3 0600-1730 UTC (last heard)
2362//2852 kHz 29-3/30-3 1730-0600 UTC (last heard)

 

M91 has been logged first time in May 1999 and then again in March 2003 on the same frequencies. (info: Fritz)

M93

This is a new station first reported by our friends at Monteria. The station's signal is mostly good in the eastern part if the USA. The signal comes from the south, says our correspondent. Cuba seems to be most likely location. But who is operating this station? Looking at the quality of the transmission, Cuba itself seems to be unlikely.

The station seems to have a daily schedule on 14377 at 2100 UTC. The speed is 15 wpm CW, probably machine keyed as it is very solid.

The messages are 5FGs. Each time it comes on the air, it goes right into traffic. Transmissions start with the letter "V" for 45 seconds, then 4x "M6". No preamble, no cut numbers or barred characters. Always addressed to "M6", at least we assume that M6 is the addressee. It sends no repeat groups; the transmissions end abruptly after the last group with // +.

VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV
M6 M6 M6 M6

02954 35029 27279 67464 57864 15391 04827 54623 35229 92513
20143 15756 42621 35254 44487 80904 10966 33450 79574 98086
33550 73492 08294 49036 12587 19002 77918 76010 61003 021
6100 63145 57885 06138 43961 15847 38332 57292 68579 88330
96040 15875 51610 34691 01193 68204 73565 34275 79196 67656
23092 59354 81144 15454 57326 00425 65991 93218 43985 67418
87994 43959 13360 51515 60645 77419 39565 24983 31 49 87862
72726 90182 53018 33182 07769 72930 10008 65424 14440 59670
73511 91082 72615 44433 22126 51207 91256 11807 68514 30582
74570 45197 87763 57715 04051 42414 02157 53647 96046 81781
35698 25498 02154 98745 36587 36954 25847 48756 25847 79847
23658 58475 03695 34587 02541 69587 34897 98745 65479 21452
11115 36985 48598 59847 62313 75412 85479 92587 05874 36589
01114 19874 24789 36984 45621 56984 62314 78954 82136 94568
12354 26513 32541 45699 55694 65894 78955 82265 93254 05642
/ / +
See also Newsletter 74.

MX

The "D" beacon has been activated after a period of silence. It was active on a number of frequencies as were most of the other beacons.

D 5153.7, 7038.7, 8494.7, 10871.7, 13527.7, 16331.7
P 5153.8, 7038.8, 8494.8
S 4557.9, 5153.9, 7038.9, 8494.9, 10871.9, 13527.9, 16331.9, 20047.9
C 5154, 7039, 8495, 10872, 16332
F 10872.2, 13528.2
K 7039.3, 8495.3, 10872.3, 13528.3
M 7039.4, 8495.4, 10872.4, 13528.4, 16331.4

 

Channel markers:

P 3291, 3699.5, 3837,
R 4325.8, 4828, 5465.8
L 3336.2, 4091.5, 6672.4, 8183 kHz; the latter two are harmonics.

 

Note that 3336.2 is often off frequency. Traffic heard on "L":

See also Newsletter 73.

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