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

(Date: December 2009)

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Military stations

Russian, CIS, Ukrainian military SSB & CW stations (including M32)

18.1 Russian high command broadcast channel, 5fg strategic msg to collective recipient RDL: "uu rdl rdl rdl 6478t t2795 6478t t2795 6478t t2795 k"
//4582 kHz
583.0 Russian Navy Kaliningrad: RMP
2008.0 Russian Mil: WQ6N: "WQ6N ZZF ZJY K. WQ6N R K"
2822.0 Russian Mil: MYDU ends 46-group message "... ÜFLÖV XChACh_ WEPRY 467 \ RPT AL K. MYDU C K". Then QTC for X2OV: no apparent response.
2737.0 Russian Air Force: REA4 //7018 kHz FSK.
2932.0 Russian Mil: RFFN. Morse Duplex "RFFN 188 22 16 2325 188 = 885 = 5ALGs = ar RFFN k ok sk"
3159.0 CIS Mil. KUPY net control radio check with APVO, TOFX and L2ZW
3164.0 CIS Mil. DLEK net control radio check with CBOK, QGLD and B27T
3178.0 Russian Navy: "DE RGT77 949 = =" into 5L msg
3207.0 CIS Mil. NMZX net control 5L message and confirmation of traffic with 3NTJ, B84S and 7RAR.
3211.0 CIS Mil. PX1Q radio check with net control YGNM
3217.0 CIS Mil. B9Q1 net control 5L message and confirmation of traffic with ZDMQ, P3SM and VCFD.
  CIS Mil. "PTQX de 4DOB QTC 034 70 12 2046 034 = ADÜPÜ SVÖRK ... TEALS äWPYY 985 ..."
3229.0 CIS Mil. "ABDA DE DLOO QSA"
3291.0 Russian Navy Kaliningrad. Channel marker "P" + 5FGs encrypted 50bd RTTY
3299.0 CIS Mil. "TDCO DE 3QMN QTC 658 32 2 2150 659 = = 239 = DDDDD"
  CMB6 calls 9ABR for QSA. 9ABR gives "QSA1 QSA? K. CMB9 QSA1 K".
3302.0 Russian Navy. "RIF80 DE RIW QSA3"
3312.0 CIS Mil. WQ2L, KLDH, 4ROC in contact with net control ZO7W.
  CIS Mil. "CVQF de C41W QSA3 QRK3 K. C41W de YSOV QSA2 QRK2 K".
3313.0 CIS Mil. "xxx xxx CKAS CKAS 335 FLANG 521 ; QSU1 QMM QSW"
3314.0 CIS Mil. "DE WV2A QSA1"
3318.0 CIS Mil. "PVT7 DE QGPR QTC" + 5L message
3354.0 Russian Mil. "DE P2GO P2GO QTC 8073 31 2046 807 = ZBO 017 = PPPPP"
  Russian Mil. PWYA ends 39-group message to LSSO: "YOGVO ääPEO 321 K".
LSSO responds on QSX 2839 kHz. Then sends message to SUF4:
"810 49 11 0102 810 = 809 = PPPPP WJIUV ... OEPChD ääPRY 321 K".
  Russian Mil. PXKC comms check with OKZE, NAPN, FD4F and JLYI who all respond on QSX frequency 2839 kHz. PXKC calls for MS-5 link with 9M2H:
"9M2H de PXKC ZSA ZFG ZMA QYT6 K". Then "ZUD ZMG ZSD ZIU ZZG QYT6 K".
Closes link at 1723 with "QBE QYT6".
3755.0 Russian Navy "RTS" received messages from: UGU2, RBN3, UGU4, UGU9.
3785.0 Russian Navy "UGU8" contacted UGU23, UGU25, UGU27, UGU24.
3826.0 CIS Mil. 9VA2 radio check with HBM1 and T8SG.
3886.0 CIS Mil. VALQ calling LKP3 for QTC.
4051.0 Russian Navy: RAL2 radio checks with RLM2, RKA2, RBL70 after SLB "P" of Navy HQ Kaliningrad.
4079.0 Russian Navy Kaliningrad: RMP. Fleet weather forecast and navigational warnings; "kaliningrad 160 karta".
  Strategic flash message to collective recipient REO; "xxx xxx reo reo 80245 wozyræ 4392 4149 k" ("æ" = morse . - . - = Russian letter "?"
Weather and navwarnings interrupted (?) by strategic flash message to warship(?) RBIJ; "xxx xxx rbij 3045_ glazenap 909_ 24__ k" High levels of qrm made rx difficult, RBIJ could have been RBI2.
"REO REO DE RMP RMP QTC 744 69 3T 2TT5 744 = WSEM SUDAM DEJSTW UÜQIE PRIP KALININGRAD NA 310000 DEKABRX 2009 GODA 2007 GOD36 2009 GOD 134…"
4308.0 Russian Naval Air Transport.
"RJF94 DE RCB QSA1"
"RJF94 DE RJC48 QSA?"
"RCB DE RJF94 QSA?"
4387.0 Russian Navy Kaliningrad: RMP
4395.0 Russian Navy Kaliningrad: "RKW95 DE RMP QSA"
"DE RMP O K SU1 QWH QSY 4387/4387 QSX 41T R4A MT9K"
4476.0 Russian Navy Kaliningrad. Channel marker "P" + msgs.
4582.0 Russian high command broadcast channel, 5fg strategic msg to collective recipient RDL: "uu rdl rdl rdl 6478t t2795 6478t t2795 6478t t2795 k" // 00018.1 kHz Russian primary VLF channel.
4586.0 Russian Mil. "8R7B QTC 683 27 30 1910 683 = 736 = PPPPP ÖYAWS ... KGKDW EPPWR 890 K." LDBO clone.
  Possible CIS Mil: "OQKZ OQKZ ATC 189 25 10 2240 189 = ZRG 364 = 00544547 6135 359788 38 684490 645153 70544844 454405394845 1398 18457720 0167804945585 755 2939103 1747 AR"
4825.0 Russian Navy Kaliningrad: RMP
4832.0 Russian Mil: FGSE ends 26-group message: "ERVYU HChChSA WWPWY 479 K. FGSE RPT K. FGSE = VChEOW" (gives repeats).
4959.0 Russian Mil. Figure groups
4979.0 Russian Navy: RAL2 radio checks with RHQ2, RMW2 and QTC 290 to RGH2.
5124.0 Russian Mil. OKZE comm checks and opchat with 02GO and others, later "qtc 2t46 t 67 = 591 = " and setting up FSK link with unid player;
"ok ze ok qbe qyt9 k"
5206.0 Russian Navy Kaliningrad "DE RMP QSA K"
5221.0 Russian Mil: "reb94 reb94 reb94 de rir2 rir2 " "qtc 798 24 23 11-- 7 98 = aaaaa wwune detbw ....." RIR2 rarely heard on HF.
5343.0 Russian Navy: RIT "rit qsl 236 k rit r k"
5736.0 Russian war ship RGV82: "RCV(x3) de RGV82(x2) ZZU 3832/3832 k"
6330.0 Russian Naval Air Transport Moscow: RJF94 wkg RCB (Kaliningrad), RJC48 (Sevastpol), RJC38 (Murmansk)
6342.0 Russian Navy. "rdl rdl rdl 35972 786t4 35972 786t4 35972 786t4 k"
6454.0 Russian Navy: RFK80 wkg RJD97.
6386.0 CIS Mil. "xxx WEGI 63080 prokurator 8508 6418 prolet 8436 7437 k"
6423.5 Russian Navy: "DE RBC89 RPT K"
6452.0 Russian Navy "RCV DE RGV82 ZVP K RCV DE RGV82 ZVP K = OK K RCV DE RGV82 ZZD K"
6805.0 Russian Mil? "uud4 de utn7 zct ...... "rest drowning in noise.
6912.0 Russian Navy: RCV. "_ChZTG äPWIP = + RCV K. RCV de RGV82 NR 891 RPT 16 K. RCV RPT 18 IChCXK K". "rgv82 de rcv qyt 4 qcm k - de rcv qyt 4 qsx 6302/9396 k". "RGV82 DE RCV QYT4 QSX 6304 K"
7018.0 Russian Air Force: REA4. "REA4 = 02120 20069 75320 51405 11040 87600 18275 82458 4_103 13042 86427 = REA4 K. //8192 kHz.
"xxx xxx rea4 rea4 6749_ brudawa 7690 656_ k"
7523.0 Russian Mil: RMW32 wkg RMW34 and RMW36
7660.0 Russian Mil: ZPEE calling 9M5A for qtc; "= 372 41t = ddddd ....." then calling TG8U, "tg8u de zpee ... 5Lg's... zeq qsu1 gyt6 qsu6 k"
7861.0 Russian Mil: RAL2 signal checks between NCS RAL2 and players RFH2, RDU2, RHW2. "rfh2 rfh2 rfh2 de ral2 ral2 qsa? k". Only RAL2 heard, duplex ??,
NCS later closing link with the same stations like this; "rfh2 rfh2 rfh2 de ral2 ral2 qsa qsa no no no znn znn k"
7998.0 CIS Mil sending 23-group message nr 360 to unid: ... 360 = 591 = AAAAA DDDDD ÖLBOX ... KOIRE KBKBW 415 K"
8083.7 Russian Mil?? "qtsm de jdmv qrj no zaj zvd zat zaj zvd zat k"
8192.0 Russian Air Force: REA4. "REA4 = 02120 20069 75320 51405 11040 87600 18275 82458 4_103 13042 86427 = REA4 K. //7018 kHz.
8345.0 Russian war ship RHO62 clg RIT: "RIT RIT RIT DE RHO62 RHO62 QSA ? QTC K = SML FOR RMP RJD 85 ="
  Russian war ship RCIG clg RCV: "RCV DE RCIG RCIG QSA1 K"
  Russian war ships RKW95, RJH74, RJD38 clg RIT.
8810.0 Russian Air Force: REA4 //2737 kHz.
9109.2 Russian Navy: RIW "riw 939 24 23 1046 939 991 - 11111 18242 45791 60175 04869 ...23022 - rpt all riw k 0911z rcre de riw qsx 8330 1237 ii"
9110.0 Russian Navy: RIW: "RDND de RIW QYT4 SK K. RIW R K". //14556 kHz
"RKO81 de RIW QSA1 QRV K. RIW RPT PBL K" //14556 kHz.
9933.0 Russian Mil: "RBL672 DE RAL2 QSA K" and "VVV VVV RAL2 DE RBL672 QSA 3"
10443.0 Russian Air Force: REA4. "xxx xxx rea4 rea4 02258 emwgust 0532 7584 k"
10543.0 Russian Navy. "rip90 rip90 de rcv rcv qtc..." & coordinates
11000.0 Russian Navy: RIW. Hand sent 24 wpm, passing telegrams from RMP Baltic
  Fleet to warship RMDZ; "riw 524 25 25 1423 534 =sml fm rmp= 5FG's ... 25t22 = ar riw", later calling RKO81.
11155.0 Russian Navy: RIT.
11415.0 Russian Mil. K4MT asking NT9P to QSY 28831, then 27789 kHz
12464.0 Russian war ship RKB91 clg RMWZ and RIT.
  Russian war ship RMZW clg RIW: "RIW RIW RIW DE RMZW RMZW QSA? K. RIW DE RMZW QSA 3K"
13996.0 Russian Mil: SXLT wkg IZXL.
14411.0 CIS Navy "xxx REU 85768 63080 prokurator 8508 6418 prolet 8436 7437 k"
14556.0 Russian Navy: RIW //9110 kHz
"RDND de RIW QRR3 (Morse scrambler) QDW 10438/10438 K. RIW R K"
"RGZ58 de RIW QRZ? K. RIW AS1 K. RGZ58 de RIW QSO RCV K. RIW OK R K"
"RKW95 de RIW QSA2 AS5 K. RKO81 de RIW QSA1 QRV K. RIW QSL 737 K"
"RKW95 de RIW QRV K. RIW QSL 215. RIW R K"
21438.0 Russian Navy: RCV wkg RIP90.

- Notes

Fritz:

RAL2 with its stations RLM2, RKA2, RBL70, RHQ2, RMW2, RGH2, RHW2, RAI2, RDU2, RIB2, RLO2, RBL62, RKY2 and RBY45 always has been assigned to the CIS Navy. It might be operated by the RUS Navy in Kaliningrad. Channel marker "P" preceded the transmission on 4051 kHz. Sessions are closed with "ZNN ZNN sk sk" by the NCS; radio checks after day/night frequency change, at least 14 stations involved, if one c/s used per station. Pool of frequencies: 14975, 13975, 10425, 7861, 6989, 5797, 4979 and 4051. First heard 1997. Exchanging few messages and xxx messages, other mode is MS-5 12ch. PSK Voice Encryption.

Trond:

I have been monitoring the two "P" beacons at 3167 (A1A morse) and 3291 (FSK morse), I have a strong feeling that only 3167 is located within the Kaliningrad oblast, 3291 is most likely located in or near St. Petersburg. Any ideas regarding this ??

RAL2 is a very interesting station. I know the meaning of the individual prosigns used between NCS RAL2 and the other players of the net, but could someone please explain why they always ends the link with "qsa no no (no) znn znn k" = "no signal" and "all clear of traffic" ??? At this end I have not heard the other players, only RAL2, - if this is a duplex net(?), any idea of the remote stations frequency use ??? Or are these stations fixed installations and reply by land line to NCS RAL2 ?? Is it really "Navy" and related to Baltic Fleet as some suggest? RLO addressed at times by RAL2 is also observed addressed by Russian High Command on the Russian strategic VLF frequencies.

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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