Hundred twenty-first edition of the N&O column / Spooks newsletter

(Date: September 2007)

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E03

Alpha compiled the monthly Lincolnshire Poacher idents. Thanks OM!

September 2007 - phase 1:

UTC Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun UTC
1200 26434 26434 26434 26434 26434 26434 26434 1200
1300 89290 89290 89290 89290 89290 89290 89290 1300
1400 82956 02710 52510 20781 26434 67476 33071 1400
1500 33071 82956 02710 52510 20781 26434 41369 1500
1600 41369 33071 82956 02710 52510 20781 67476 1600
1700 67476 41369 33071 82956 02710 52510 26434 1700
1800 26434 67476 41369 33071 82956 02710 20781 1800
1900 20781 89290 67476 89290 33071 82956 89290 1900
2000 89290 26434 89290 41369 89290 33071 52510 2000
2100 52510 20781 26434 67476 41369 89290 02710 2100
2200 02710 52510 20781 26434 67476 41369 82956 2200

Changes:

September 2007 - phase 2:

UTC Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun UTC
1200 93543 93543 93543 93543 93543 93543 93543 1200
1300 12611 12611 12611 12611 12611 12611 12611 1300
1400 20858 32194 46509 16069 93543 23195 84020 1400
1500 84020 20858 32194 46509 16069 93543 58571 1500
1600 58571 84020 20858 32194 46509 16069 23195 1600
1700 23195 58571 84020 20858 32194 46509 93543 1700
1800 93543 23195 58571 84020 20858 32194 16069 1800
1900 16069 12611 23195 12611 84020 20858 12611 1900
2000 12611 93543 12611 58571 12611 84020 46509 2000
2100 46509 16069 93543 23195 58571 12611 32194 2100
2200 32194 46509 16069 93543 23195 58571 20858 2200

Changes:

See also Newsletter 122.

E03a (E04)

Cherry Ripe has been changing it schedules. We don't have the complete picture yet. The following times and frequencies has been confirmed by dxers from Japan and Australia.

UTC Frequencies Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat  
0000 14730 18865   - x x x x x -
0100 18864 21866 - x x x x x -
0500 16525 18465 - x x x x x -
0600 18465 22645 - x x x x x -
0700 20610 ? - - - - - x - Heard only once.
1000 20474 23461 - x x x x x -  
1100 18864 23461 - x x x x x -
1200 18864 23461 - x x x x x -
1300 18864 21866 23461 - x x x x x -
2200 18465 24644   x x x x x - -
2300 18864 21866 x x x x x - -

Alpha submitted the transcript of the 1300 UTC transmission on 10-9 at parallel frequencies 18864, 21866 and 23461 kHz. Please, read downwards (31957, 63295, etc.)

31957 99435 56445 16025 52101 49566 47775 46904 54286 34176
63295 33175 58865 51393 35430 58120 60958 90897 02413 64084
14690 38020 39503 16313 64830 40649 42345 93735 13613 55445
26440 75071 33985 94887 00146 27407 66203 59823 86586 97250
31465 32026 65510 14912 54894 93227 17204 27696 49727 84606
84971 61290 74851 94248 14617 81424 37125 22821 94052 75352
30440 17740 43381 30231 55758 03161 72977 26909 11994 87851
42164 37611 76767 67994 04535 34875 40441 03097 40099 54976
67370 29460 34641 66669 38119 68659 35742 28130 59843 27043
66872 37403 63085 13824 58640 76836 42337 91072 69592 69719
45254 37935 19456 77938 66392 59936 42275 57391 49961 26142
15279 79184 69826 11762 30932 91788 88090 58696 55975 14683
38603 07501 39286 49006 58393 06484 82602 60053 09382 29970
91280 07020 22110 01096 76901 31049 48914 25839 31036 69052
34286 49923 06226 15091 28191 77937 37089 70956 65093 46786
39902 02246 34494 06807 89505 22512 46956 48695 86018 15542
37441 46856 06571 45524 33686 13266 48838 33137 61176 45115
54048 80557 31757 85006 02720 98074 82194 94416 43953 99582
95893 13724 05242 08690 60966 27362 42107 99104 77903 57091
52125 82701 14711 49878 42004 88627 78946 74457 75131 29749
See also Newsletter 122.

E06

Mike sent us the following E06 sample. Heard on 6925 kHz, 1800 UTC, 05-9.

410 410 410 789 36
21292 79188 87400 47422 93903 41139 91123 33445 48868 79155
91999 65914 22254 54320 74127 33750 75832 36298 64905 44328
73409 53768 30947 21812 66247 90267 01053 40742 54756 61386
95912 93311 18632 34238 69237 13779
789 36

410 410 410 897 25
99677 23379 21651 95158 15077 09689 48509 49651 06797 55881
73985 32335 10298 91679 83787 32171 47513 87363 07413 62157
85945 68020 83160 53120 51381
897 25
00000

See also Newsletter 122.

E10

S&D reports "HNCF" on the Enigma 2000 list. He copied it on 25-9 at 2236 UTC on 4115 and 6575 kHz. Also heard on 30-9 at 2130 (HNC) and 2141 (HNCF) on the same frequencies.

Mr Dxer reports FDY4 on 6210 kHz at 1151 UTC on 29-9. I guess that this should have been FDU4.

See also Newsletter 122.

E11

Another one from Mike: E11b at 11486 kHz, 0715 UTC, 11-9

381/32
77777 77777 73399 77230 03183 13254 89835 00759 73184 64019
57651 12755 85715 33847 38140 97259 13118 57287 47293 90812
02381 02008 19841 80008 83626 18198 41488 75911 53797 62397
77777 77777 out

and E11 at 12397 kHz, 0840 UTC, 15-9

197/75
40231 10218 70650 63152 14613 29164 54596 59438 84339 60662
73387 12163 45624 15541 79216 63923 97898 57310 24739 11784
42960 07064 64888 52572 36300 09304 49630 88040 02142 31098
08087 79876 84908 11007 47667 08995 48571 93946 66944 03241
40190 94732 16083 38401 69127 84126 91863 87030 75459 82037
30718 56021 48941 39753 84548 91516 08592 55026 91453 46494
68588 66408 34653 83127 03574 67235 16976 93341 10793 07059
87440 59464 56633 25745 43942 out

ANON from Stavanger sent me the following transcript. Heard on 6252 kHz at 1631 UTC on 23-9.

287/75
Attention 940 64 + message (75 5FGs)
48209 71633 93135 28148 58353 71541 73508 73508 01769 24885
65796 72348 06101 12535 63828 31360 61334 49296 04599 70003
06122 16129 63592 14787 18149 01817 51787 72245 90674 99181
01026 84515 89213 15432 08519 02570 81374 99374 22323 19894
88798 42074 32521 67880 82409 11913 19647 12675 36054 88848
17198 27948 77482 89149 98800 17575 98494 68584 10939 75915
65224 66259 42264 44842 39987 61180 57478 98964 51696 80668
51861 79089 27515 41191 29974

Note :

See also Newsletter 122.

G11

G11 has been reactivated and was heard on

6940 kHz 0745 UTC 12-9
7984 kHz 1045 UTC 14-9
6940 kHz 0730 UTC 19-9
7984 kHz 1103 UTC 21-9
6940 kHz 0730 UTC 26-9

It sends its call for 5 minutes, then ACHTUNG followed by 5-figure groups. Each group is repeated. Then ACHTUNG and a repeat of the message. This time no repeated groups. The transmissions ends with ENDE.

This is the message that was sent on 19 and 26-9.

509 72
50635 43852 27955 98714 52215 47877 97243 34104 41220 12745
59647 71494 07895 34276 85571 82556 35042 77097 88931 59309
10183 32709 07966 07400 90225 55420 21182 68173 63777 79016
65295 80220 07545 28449 09900 95908 74277 03851 76311 70118
65867 69086 12150 56401 99788 23569 10726 46922 24200 05383
89031 88306 42221 10133 92342 67531 31166 06519 92847 43202
04655 46238 25122 29741 87215 26760 38286 17050 44217 95125
00000 00000

See also Newsletter 122.

S11a

I copied S11a on 7377 kHz at 0900 UTC and on 7984 kHz at 1030 and 1230 UTC this month.

I received a question about the pronunciation of the figures. They sound a bit strange, that's true :-) Here is the list:

/ Cherta  
1 Adinka   2 Dvoyka   3 Troyka   4 Chetyorka   5 Petyorka
6 Shest 7 Syem 8 Vosyem 9 Dyvyet 0 Noll
See also Newsletter 127.

V02a

Several V02a reports arrived via UDXF and Spooks. Thanks for submitting them, gentlemen!

The first one is from Mark who writes

"6855 - 2135 - 2145, 9/20/07. I tripped across this frequency by an accidental tuning "error" while sitting down at the dials. When I first tuned in, and was finding a writing implement and log book, I noticed there was a 10 group of 5# sets which had a repeating number in each set - I believe it started 55550 and the set ended 14444. Each set had 2 or 3 repeated numbers - the only one I remember is the initial group, 88820 somewhere in the middle, and I copied down the last set. Senorita returned to her usual random numbers in the following sets with no more unusual sets or groups. Off with "finale, finale, finale" at 2145. The carrier dropped within a few seconds. Unfortunately my computer was booting, so I couldn't record that group, and I made the unwarranted assumption that there would be normal traffic, so I had neither pen nor paper handy. It also took me several sets to figure out that there were repeating numbers in all the sets. It would seem extremely unlikely that a group of that nature would be random."

Hugh sent a note about an unusual V02a content that he has heard on 21-9:

"17436.0 V2a. VERY loud (for this time of day) AM carrier up at 1655. S5-9. Noise on the frequency was S0. The carrier was lightly modulated by a gurgly intermittent pulsed crosstalk type of sound, like baseband audio peaks leaking through. Vaguely audible yl and mx. Radio Havana Cuba?

At 1656 "old" voice up with the 11111111..... string as sent in the text files - a long string of "uno." After null text, says "22222 22222." This whole thing repeats at 1658.

Still in progress when abruptly cut for today's sked right at 1700. Atencion callup 23607 36184 72752. At 1702, messages begin in normal V2a format, done at 1741, carrier drops at 1744."

The the final one, submitted by Tom on 22-9:

"At 1549, AM carrier on & off with V2 voice repeating "tres" while carrier went on & off. At 1600, V2a with Atencion 37861 58888 56558 callup & into 5F msgs. At about 1625 the V2a audio dropped out & some white noise on freq. Muted broadcast audio came on, then later came up full strength & into music. The station was Radio Rebelde on 5025."

See also Newsletter 124.

V07

V07 is also still around. It appeared on

13381 kHz at 0610 UTC on 13-9 with "372 372 372 000"
14781 kHz at 0620 UTC on 13-9 with the same message

V21

The Cuban Babbler sings again on his usual frequency 6529 kHz. Heard on 17-9 at 1304 UTC.

See also Newsletter 123.

V26

The location of this station is still unknown. Somewhere in the Far East, that's for sure. Heard on 13029 kHz and 16666 kHz LSB at 0618 UTC by Sferix in Taiwan.


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