Hundred forty-seventh edition of the N&O column / Spooks newsletter

(Date: December 2009)

Voice stations | Morse stations | Various modes
Military stations | Utlility round-up
China update | M42 & X06: the story so far | Database update
2009 index | Clandestine Activity Survey | Logs
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N&O database update

A number of unids in the N&O database have been identified by Fritz and Igor. I will upload the updated database shortly.

One of the unids is this one, logged by Pile and identified by Igor.

3177.5 RTTY 50bd Sun 18-11-2001 2102 UTC unid 239/239/239/239/239 for ca 5 mins

This is in fact M42 with a format that I haven't seen before. It apparently appeared more often in that period.

The string 239/239/239 etc is part of the link id of the receiving station (2nd group of the preamble) as you can see in the following sample.

020/020/020/020/020/020/...

ROP ROP ROP QTC ROP ROP ROP QTC ROP ROP ROP QTC ROP ROP ROP QTC
464646464646464646464646464646464646464646464646464646464646464
ROP ROP ROP QTC ROP ROP ROP QTC ROP ROP ROP QTC ROP ROP ROP QTC

11100 00020 00000 08054 02509

27833 01104 63436 19719 53579 56352 44915 87962 06845 66774
08172 39128 67689 64831 43175 29567 12263 93971 41622 57472
63803 26725 86758 80800 41765 19295 50804 41638 21354 54607
11358 05577 19058 07959 29971 78276 07074 17987 73607 02775
...

Voice stations | Morse stations | Various modes
Military stations | Utlility round-up
China update | M42 & X06: the story so far | Database update
2009 index | Clandestine Activity Survey | Logs
Index | NS NL Home

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