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ENIGMA 2000 NEWSLETTER Sept 03

Articles, news reports and Items of interest: enigma2000-owner@yahoogroups.com Issue 18 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/enigma2000

Welcome all, once again, to Issue 18. Once again we give our customary thanks to all our contributors for their ongoing support, and the interesting/lively (and I’m informed, sometimes controversial) discussions on the group site.

This is the time of year when holidays traditionally interrupt the flow of info into E2K, not so this year – methinks many holidays were spent monitoring judging by the number of “new” finds.

Monitors regularly reported a rapid improvement in listening conditions during August and this is confirmed with our only having received 2 alerts from indicating disrupted conditions for the whole month.


Copyright – your editors take issue with a statement in the Aug 2003 edition of SWM Magazine (p 48) that the ENIGMA Control List is “not copyright”.

A group member, a gentleman of the legal profession, and regular contributor, comments :-

“although much of the information is now in the public domain it is there mainly as a long term result of the existence of the Control List, the acts of assemblage, editing, verification and presentation style of the information and its De Facto acceptance within the hobby would be recognised at law as copyright” [ this refers to UK/EU law and international formal agreements. Ed ]

“It is also my considered opinion that all other similarly originated documents published by ENIGMA 2000, for and on behalf of its members, and the hobby in general, would be similarly recognised”

(Ed’s note, since the inception of E2K we have as a matter of routine taken “advice” on all our published material, and will continue to do so for obvious reasons)
Morse Profiles List

During September it is hoped that a completely revised, re-edited, detailed description listing of the CW stations (mainly for the more proficient monitors) will be placed onto the group site.


ENIGMA Control List Issue 19

Running a little later than expected owing to some last minute additions, should also be posted during September.


SELECTED MORSE STATIONS

CW traffic jam:- GD

On Mon 25th Aug, 21.00z, 5735kHz

M10 “555” / M51 in prog and M01a “333” all decided to use the same freq, a bit of a nightmare for the recipients !!


M10e, back again, see entry,

M13b, back again, see entry

M18, back with us, see entry. (Now re-activated in the Control List)

M56 possibly heard again after some 6 years !!!, see entry


Unid1 voice IB

3 July, 06.30z, 9101kHz, suspected Chinese Mil but in LSB with YL synth voice


Unid GD

On Mon 28 Jul, 20.00z, 6805kHz Clg “238” for 4 mins, nothing other

On Wed 30 Jul, 20.00z, 6805kHz Clg “238” for 3 mins, nothing other

On Wed 6 Aug, 20.00z, 6805kHz Clg “238” for 4 mins, nothing other

On Wed 6 Aug, 20.00z 5327kHz Clg “523” for 9 mins, nothing other

GD comments that his initial impression was that this could have been an M23, however when M23 sends a 3f ID it usually lasts for 10 mins and is sent daily, this CW did not have the expected characteristic M23 sound.

( GD has offered to investigate further pending allocation of a new ID number, Ed )
M01

Still active on its regular freqs, although noticed that the CG is lower than previous, as low as 24.


M01a (end of month variant)

On Mon 25th Aug, 21.00z (in prog), 5735kHz. [Sending was so bad that even GD had great difficulty in understanding it]

Example:-

“784784784333 48 45477 783784785333 44777 44777 78 478 784333 43777 43777

784784 4333 44577 784784784 333 45198 78488478433 44198 45198 784784784 333 etc”
On Tue 26th Aug GD caught the repeat at 21.00z, 5735kHz and managed, with difficulty, to sort out the TX as being:-

784 784 784 333 43991 43991

784 784 784 333 43771 43771

040 01


040 01

784 784 784 333 43284 43284 all x 10

784 784 784 333 44341 44341 all x 11

784 784 784 333 43811 43811

784 000

even in this TX all the 784 & 333’s were sent without any spaces, and why so many uneven repeats for just two 5f gps ?



There was no further repeat on the Wednesday.

[ If these TX’s are intended as instructions for “field agents” they are either very competent CW readers, ignore the TX’s or these TX’s have no significance other than mis-information/dis-information. Ed]


M08a

Late starts becoming a habit, where it tends to omit the calls and go straight into the mssg.

On July 4th the 02.10z & 04.10z skeds were NRH

On July 6th, 10.00z 8136kHz the TX stopped at 10.02z but carrier remained up for normal sked time. However the TX restarted on 3925kHz at 10.02z !!!

On 13 July, 11.00z, 9238kHz (uncopiable, strong carrier overriding)

On 19 July, 10.00z, 9323kHz the first mssg was the same number as the first mssg on the 10.00z 3025kHz sked !!

(MS remarked he had never observed this happen previously) [ nothing found in our archives either, Ed]

On 9th Aug, 03.00z it TX’ed on 10125 // 4028 with the V2a sked on 4028kHz being blocked by M8a !! (another C’up)

On 31st Aug, 08.00z / 09.00z, 10236 / 9323kHz the sig was so bad the dits & dahs all sounded as dits.

Additional freqs heard 3025, 3244, 3926, 4027, 4478, 5763, 7975, 8010, 8136, 8186, 9060, 9112, 9153, 9238, 9323, 9328, 9330/1, 10119, 10126, 10235, 10293, 10343, 10345, 10446, 10566, 10715, 10858, 11430, 11565, 12093


M10

Are there some changes afoot here, from 5 July to 19th the 02.10z, 04.10z & 17.20z skeds have been NRH (and the 02.10z “new mssg” was not sent on 4th but a day late on 5th).

No set freqs, appears to be using many as in 2002

On July 3rd, 02.10z, 7380kHz

On July 19th, 02.10z / 04.10z, 7380 / 6780kHz “555 x 3, 041 x 3, 35, 277 x 3, 31” (R5)

On July 28th, 04.00z, 3808kHz “555” with very strong sig (S9+) into London UK, back to S5 on 29th !!!

From July 20th to 9TH Aug the 02.10z & 04.10z skeds were NRH.

On Aug 9th, 02.10z 7380kHz & 04.10z, 6780kHz “555” skeds and again on 30th Aug.


M10e back again (GD)

Not heard since 15 Jan 03 appeared again on Tue 19 Aug 07.00z, 7381kHz with very short mssgs, hand sent

Clg 111 x 3, 18153 x 3, 07 x 3, 72862 x 3, 06 x 3

Also possibly found on Wednesdays, 11.00z, 7845kHz, with longer mssgs in MCW. (GD investigating)


M12

On 18 July, 20.20z ,12229kHz, “219” sked


M13

On 6 July, 19.00z & 20.00z, 12494kHz , “261” sked.

On 10 July, 20.00z, 12745kHz, “714” sked.

On 19 & 20 July, 04.30z, 5878kHz, “411” sked, both poor copy.

On 20 July,20.14z in prog, 12494kHz. (probably “261” sked)

On 3 Aug, 04.30z, 5622kHz “411” & 19.00z, 11444kHz “261” both reported as very poor sigs by MS with 20.00z sked NRH


M13b

Last reported March 2002, (appears 21.00z summertime/22.00z wintertime). nice catch JP.

On 13 July, 21.00z, 4638kHz, Clg 175 274 21.

(JP remarks “should have been 273 ?)

[maybe this was its 2nd mssg, so 274 could be correct. Ed/GD]
M13d

6 July, 02.30z sked nil heard.

NRH up to 30rd Aug
M18

After a very long absence on 26th Aug 21.20z, 4503kHz. Reported with an online “heads up” by Ary Boender

This station now re-activated in the ENIGMA Control List as from issue 19, to be published during September 2003.
M23 ICW per GD

On July3rd, 09.00z, 7800kHz, sent the string “TNNAIAIAINIIA” (has been known to send a series of I’s before a mssg)

On July 4th/ 6th 04.00z, 7630kHz, Clg 555 (R10)

On July 5th, 05.00z, 10520kHz, Clg 555 (R10) and 04.30z on 6th

On July 9th, 16.00 & 16.30z, 19950kHz Clg 555 (a high freq for this station)
On 7 July, 09.57z, 7800kHz. A very strange TX caught by GD

Sent letter S every 10 seconds for 8 minutes

Sent letter D every 10 seconds for 8 minutes

Then mix of both letters for 3 minutes, no message or other info sent

On July 11th, 09.28z, 7800kHz sending letters A D E I N O S T in random order

On 19 July, 04.30z, 10520kHz, Clg 555 (R10)


M39

No fixed freqs or skeds known

No reports
M40

On 23 July, 02.00z, 6680kHz. Clg “vvv cq 466, 437 hr hr 49 49”


M51

On 22 July, 06.58z, 3805kHz (very low freq), noted that the keying was “slurred” at times causing letters to merge.


M56 ( a very remarkable catch by GD, 90% certainty of ID)

This is the first E2K logging of M56 (possibly a Special Forces station) ,certainly none have been reported in the “numbers press” since Aug 1997.

On Thu 31 July, 17.55z, 5280kHz, long zeros.

Clg 87 87 01 01 52273 52273 000 1800 = 87 87 00 00 88888 01620 01620.

At 18.00z M01 then came up on same freq, no more heard from M56

(I wonder if the above was in fact the complete TX as reports from the mid 90’s also indicated very short TX’s. Ed)


M83

On 7 July, 06.55z, 5200kHz

On 11 July, 06.53z, 5228kHz (a slow Auto TX)
M87 MCW & CW cut (all per IB)

On 8 July, 03.30z, 16420kHz, hand MCW

… 154 x 6, 000 000

154 x 11, 000 000

154 x 22, 000 000

154 x 7, 000 000

(Unusual TX in that every set of 3f groups ends with “000 000” rather than just the expected final group, Ed)

On 14 July, 00.01z, 7940kHz, CW.

… 684 x 11, 000

684 x 20, 000

684 x 11, 000 000
Thanks to AB, BM, DoK GD, JP, LP, ML, MoK, MS, PoL, RNGB, Anon2 UK, Anon1 EU.
SELECTED VOICE STATIONS

Before we move onto the logs here is an interesting explanatory piece from JerseyAnon on the tones we hear prior to transmissions:


Tones on transmission.
Prior to the start of transmission it is not uncommon to hear the odd, or a series of tones. The polytones are no stranger as 1200Hz tones of short, medium, long or very long duration are heard at various times whilst the carrier is up prior to the message proper being sent.

Other Number Stations using Single Sideband also regularly send tones prior to transmission, the sendings usually being of good quality unless propagation takes a hand in the unwanted ionospheric effects to the sent signal.

Inter-modulation Distortion [IMD] is a problem with modulated transmission and a two-tone test is carried out using two non-harmonically related audio tones. The result of this test should be a correctly set up signal of good purity. Similarly a single tone test can be used to measure unwanted sideband and carrier suppression of SSB signals.

The quality of what is sent and received is obviously influenced by a properly conducted test and transmitter adjustment but there is another, less obvious, benefit.

Looking at the keying of any particular M10 transmission on a spectrum analyser one recognises the waveforms [the AF envelopes] as against those sent by a different transmission, say M13.

Each transmitter can quite easily have an unwanted signature, allowing it to be distinguished from any apparatus used for sending the same message. If the same message is being sent from a slightly different location [ships would be a good example] then a properly set up transmitter at each location would not aid the identification or direction finding from anyone with an interest to do so. So are these tones we hear random? Probably not! [Tnx JerseyAnon]


In addition to the exciting revelations by JerseyAnon we were also contacted by MB who sent us some thoughts on judging propagation and the state of the HF spectrum. [A very useful article given the state of propagation lately].

This, MB says, is what he uses:


Kiel Beacon 10144.0kHz [Sunspot Number, Magnetic Field, Flux, Boulder A index]

Transmission path variable but genrally pretty good.
Haifa 4XZ [M22] 8103.0kHz [Continuous Call Sign on Loop, does not carry traffic all the time].

Useful as a monitor on propagation to Israel.
Nicosia Cyprus 5BA42 8737.0kHz [ID on Voice Loop, "Radio Telephone Maritime Service"].

Useful as a monitor of propagation to this area.
Note: Quite often 4XZ and 5BA42 will not be heard together. [It seems the propagation path is not quite the same for each transmission].
The VOLMET transmissions [all USB] are a useful indicator of propagation conditions as they provide a round the clock transmission:
Gander/New York VOLMET: 3485kHz, 6604kHz, 10051kHz, 13270kHz

Gander and New York each have 30 min time slots in 1 hour. [New York is now back on air having been off for several months].
Shannon VOLMET: 3413kHz, 5505kHz, 8957kHz 13264kHz

On occasions propagation has been so poor that it has been impossible to receive a satisfactory signal on any of these frequencies.
RAF VOLMET: 5450kHz, 11253kHz,

This is an interesting station to listen to. Although the time schedule remains the same the Met Stations change depending on where the military action is taking place in the world. There is, however, a sort of fixed core of Met sites with one in every broadcast.
Jammers

Commercial jammers are used to jam Commercial Broadcasts with Chinese Bubble and Musical jammers being a nuisance.

Examples can be found as:
Chinese Jammers: 9805kHz, 9955kHz, 11945kHz, 13625kHz, 13670kHz, 13820kHz, 15110kHz,
Iranian Jammers: 9530kHz [bubble]
Buzzer jammer: 11430kHz, [possibly Russian].

[TnxMB, Stirling stuff].


Non Number Station items of interest;-

American Forces Radio in single sideband still noted from time to time on 13,855 KHz, does not seem to be on every day. Also noted on 7,507 KHz, early mornings only UK time with a slight time delay relative to 13,855.


Amateur station in 15 metre band;- noted on Sunday 13-July at 1404z , 21,285 KHz;- callsign DJ3FK/ Aeronautical Mobile, location given as over northern Libya; unusual if genuine. Very strong signal, went QRT shortly afterwards much to the annoyance of the many stations waiting to work him. [Tnx PoSW]
A different view of numbers from CD:

"UK band Spunkle has released a set of songs called "Music for DXing" that are inspired by the hunt for signals. There's some XP inspired tunes as well as some more challenging pieces, and they nearly all feature the flotsam of the airwaves. The "artist" figured that fellow listeners might want to hear

them, and is interested in how "listenable" the collection is, given that some dxers don't seem to mind listening to the assorted fizzes of HF!" Download this fine album [E2k has a file copy and it is excellent] from: http://1104.ca/dav
Now onto the logs:
E03/E03a

Apart from the regulations concerning the reception of wireless stations within Great Britain, advice on reporting intelligence matters also exists in the form of DA notices.

Whoever the messages, from E03/E03a, are aimed at ENIGMA 2000 has no wish to 'advertise' the existence of these stations to those who may not support the best interests of Great Britain, or its representatives abroad. Although we are unable to stop discussion of E03/E03a, ENIGMA 2000 will remain aloof from any such discussion and will not be including reports or analysis on E03/E03a.
ENIGMA 2000 thanks those who have recently posted logs of E03/E03a [E04] activity via group.
E05

There have been no reports concerning E05 messages but this was received from AnonUK hinting at some 'E05' activities:

6970kHz 2100z 20/07 [Carrier only]

8110kHz 2100z 20/07 [Carrier only]


Recently PoSW wrote for August, "No sign of any activity at all from the American Accent E05, last heard at the end of May; but on Saturday 12-July at 0706z there were strong carriers modulated by audio tone - measured as 1,022 Hz - on two known E05 frequencies, 8,110 and 9,090 KHz. Nothing has been heard since so perhaps someone was having a last nostalgic play with a couple of the transmitters before the scrap dealers moved in!" [Tnx PoSW]
E06

The E06 English Man seems to have deserted the one time regular Saturday 1230z + 1330z schedule - I couldn't find it at all in August although the second and fourth Saturday in the month 1220z + 1320z schedule turned up as expected. [Tnx PoSW].


5460kHz 2008z 10/07 AF and E

5735kHz 2130z 18/07 [315 217 48 23346] AF

9080kHz 1915z 16/07 [null msg 627] Gert

2200z 16/07 [null msg 792] Gert

9120kHz 2100z 08/07 [null msg 471] Gert

9130kHz 2100z 22/07 [null msg 471] Gert

11130kHz 2100z 16/07 [792 00000] RNGB

12185kHz 2100z 12/07 [490 Null Msg] Jochen

12200kHz 1500z 12/07 [null msg 736] Gert

1500z 26/07 [736 495 126 35243] AF, hfd & selco

13910kHz 1330z 17/08 [540 163 29 08367..] USB via Selco

14510kHz 1400z 26/07 [736] selco

14747kHz 1330z 12/07 [369 718 55 60492] AF

1330z 19/07 [369 471 35 93770] AF

15813kHz 1220z 09/08 [Null761] AnonUK

16105kHz 1230z 12/07 [369-718/55=60492] Gert

17430kHz1320z 09/08[Null761]AnonUK
E07

7739kHz 0510z 01/08 [701] HFD

0510z 08/08 [701] RNGB

0510z 22/08 [701 000] PLondon

8251kHz 0510z 02/07 [246:0] hfd

0510z 09/07 [246:0] hfd

0510z 16/07 [246:1-4818/111=69375] Gert

9042kHz 0530z 06/08 [701 000] RNGB

0530z 08/08 [701 000] RNGB

0530z 22/08 [701 000] PLondon

9476kHz 0530z 16/07 [246:1-4818/111=69375] Gert

10353kHz 2052z 03/07 [573-143/68=38582] Gert.

2050z 31/07 [573 759 63 83289 55273] RNGB

10361kHz 0550z 16/07 [246:1-4818/111=69375] Gert

11059kHz 1740z 13/08 [810 234 -38grps] RNGB

11137kHz 2030z 07/08 [233 759 63 84289 55273] RNGB

12177kHz 1720z 13/08 [810 234 -38grps] RNGB

12203kHz 2040z 07/07 [682-358/27=71997] Gert and AF, RN GB

2040z 09/07 [682-358/27=71997] Gert, AF and Jochen

12226kHz 2010z 07/08 [233 759 63 84289 55273] RNGB

13506kHz 2020z 04/08 [950 423 30 51741 63205] RNGB

2020z 06/08 [950:0] HFD

2020z 18/08 [950 000] RNGB

13511kHz 1700z 09/07 [506 000]

1700z 23/07 [506 000] RNGB

13526kHz 2010z 17/07 [573:0] RNGB

2010z 24/07 [573:0] hfd

2010z 31/07 [573 759 63 83289 55273] RNGB

13872kHz 2020z 02/07 [682:0] AF & hfd

2020z 07/07 [682:1-358/27=71997] AF ,hfd RNGB

2020z 09/07 [682-358/27=71997] RNGB

2020z 14/07 [null msg 682] Gert

2020z 21/07 weak, AF

2020z 23/07 [682-257/42=29661] Gert

2020z 28/07 [null msg 682] Gert

13833kHz 1700z 13/08 [810 234 -38grps] RNGB

14911kHz 2000z 04/08 [950 423 30 51741 63205] RNGB

2000z 06/08 [950 000]

2000z 11/08 [950 000] RNGB

15638kHz 2000z 07/07 [682:1-358/27=71997] hfd

15640kHz 2000z 02/07 BLOCKED BY KOL ISRAEL. hfd
E10

From our E10 desk :

E10 July 03
3.150

00:30 8/7 PCD G95 ISTWT



3.840

01:00 26/7 YHF G58 AFVHY


4.015

22:45 1/7 VLB2 * 23:45 27/7 VLB2



4.165

23:15 13/7 KPA2 (Freq Change) * 22:15 29/7 KPA2



4.270

00:01 21/7 PCD2 * 23:30 24/7 PCD G23 QGHZG



4.360

23:15 1/7 MIW2 (Freq Change) * 22:15 29/7 MIW2



4.461

21:00 4/7 FTJ G34 * 00:01 25/7 FTJ G119 LIDFW * 00:01 26/7 FTJ G119 LIDFW

00:07 26/7 MIW2 (Two calls only)

4.648

23:15 3/7 KPA2 (Freq Change) * 22:15 29/7 KPA2



4.780

20:15 2/7 SYN2 (Extended transmission Ended 23:15 hrs) * 23:45 27/7 SYN2



4.880

00:01 4/7 ULX G16 UFSTA + G24 WMCOL * 22:00 8/7 ULX2 * 22:00 29/7 ULX G37 MZIRI


5.091

21:00 4/7 JSR2 * 22:00 8/7 JSR G30 HPHOJ * 22:00 29/7 JSR G39 RRFNH



5.170

20:15 2/7 VLB2 ( Extended transmission Ended 23:15hrs) * 23:45 27/7 VLB2



5.230

22:45 1/7 CIO2 * 23:45 27/7 CIO2



5.339

22:15 1/7 KPA2 * 22:15 29/7 KPA2



5.435

22:00 2/7 ART2

00:01 5/7 ART G160 LQXAB

00:30 5/7 ART G18 ABUAQ

00:01 11/7 ART G160 LQXAB

00:01 15/7 ART G160 LQXAB

23:30 15/7 ART G51 BKCMJ

00:01 16/7 ART G160 LQXAB

00:30 25/7 ART G16 DZEMP

21:00 27/7 ART G61 LSQRD

22:00 29/7 ART2

5.820

22:00 6/7 YHF2 * 20:30 27/7 YHF G95 HCTEW


6.210 N/H

6.270

00:01 4/7 ULX G16 UFSTA + G24 WMCOL

00:01 5/7 ULX G16 UFSTA + G24 WMCOL

00:01 16/7 ULX G109 QGKOB

00:01 25/7 ULX G69 HALZJ

6.370 N/H

6.575

23:30 15/7 HNC-S (Ended at 23:40hrs) * 23:19 20/7 HNC-S (Ended at 23:23hrs)



6.840

23:00 4/7 EZI G65

23:00 16/7 EZI G65 JQRRX

23:00 18/7 EZI G65 JQRRX



6.912

22:45 1/7 SYN2 * 20:15 2/7 SYN2 (Extended Transmission ended 23:15hrs)

00:15 25/7 MIW2 (Freq Change) * 00:45 25/7 SYN2 * 23:45 27/7 SYN2

6.930

23:15 1/7 MIW2 * 21:15 19/7 MIW2 (Extended Transmission ended 22:21hrs) * 22:15 29/7 MIW2



6.986 N/H
7.445

19:15 13/7 KPA2



7.540

20:00 17/7 JSR G105 OXAAC



7.605

23:15 1/7 MIW2 (Freq Change) * 21:15 19/7 MIW2 (Extended Transmission ended 22:21hrs)

00:10 26/7 MIW2 (Four calls only) then 00:17 to 00:22 hrs normal 5mins call * 22:15 29/7 MIW2

7.690

22:30 1/7 VLB2 (Freq Change) * 23:45 27/7 VLB2



7.760

19:30 13/7 ULX G69 KYTUB (Started group mess at 19:40 (Extended opening call)



7.811

22:45 1/7 CIO2 * 23:45 27/7 CIO2



7.918

20:30 27/7 YHF G95 HCTEW


8.025

23:45 1/7 SYN2 (Freq Change) * 23:45 27/7 SYN2



8.127

20:15 2/7 CIO2 ( Extended Transmission ended 23:15hrs) (Freq Change) * 23:45 27/7 CIO2



8.805 N/H
9.130

23:30 3/7 EZI G63 UALNO

23:30 4/7 EZI G63 UALNO

19:01 7/7 EZI2

00:30 8/7 EZI G86 ZVPLB

23:00 10/7 EZI G65 JQRRX

23:30 10/7 EZI G63 UALNO

23:30 15/7 EZI G63 UALNO

23:00 16/7 EZI G65 JQRRX

23:00 18/7 EZI G65 JQRRX

23:30 18/7 EZI G63 UALNO

22:30 22/7 EZI G15 GAURN

23:00 22/7 EZI G65 JQRRX

23:30 22/7 EZI G63 UALNO

23:30 23/7 EZI G63 UALNO

23:30 24/7 EZI G63 UALNO

21:00 25/7 EZI G65 JQRRX

23:30 25/7 EZI G63 UALNO

21:02 27/7 EZI G65 JQRRX

23:30 27/7 EZI G46 ERLRD

21:00 28/7 EZI G65 JQRRX

23:31 28/7 EZI G63 UALNO



9.202

23:30 20/7 YHF2


10.648

23:30 16/7 YHF2


11.565

23:30 1/7 EZI G63 UALNO

23:30 3/7 EZI G63 UALNO

23:30 4/7 EZI G63 UALNO

18:30 14/7 EZI G86 ZVPLB

20:30 14/7 EZI2

19:30 17/7 EZI G75 OALQV

23:00 18/7 EZI G65 JQRRX


14.530 N/H
17.410

16:30 25/7 EZI2 * 10:00 28/7 EZI G38 ALDDA


19.715

16:30 25/7 EZI2 * 15:02 29/7 EZI G83 QKGDI


*Bold Lettering denotes Repeated Message
E10 Log Comments

The noise factor has certainly gone up since last month and reception has been poor. I'v had difficulty picking up the stns on various frequencies as you can see by the log.

I'm entering the xxx2 strings only once at the beginning and end of the month as I hear them, unless there is a change of schedule/Stn etc during the month.
I tuned in on the 2/7 at 20:15hrs and found VLB2, COI2 & SYN2 still transmitting, outside the normal time span of H+45 to H+50 this may have started at 1945hrs and continued till 23:15 hrs when all stopped. No group messages sent.

Note that CIO2/SYN2/VLB2/MIW2/KPA2 have all made freq changes at the start and during the month.


EZI Continues to transmit repeat messages, as does ART & ULX.

The most repeated messages from EZI heard during my survey in the three month period May to July were as follows:- G63 UALNO 30 times (Still being transmitted)

G83 NDNYP 12 times

G73 MQKIF 9 times

G65 JQRRX 9 times (Still being transmitted)

G81 VZZXG 8 times


HNC-S was twice heard breifly on the 15 & 20th of July again no group messages.
26 July. MIW2 must have been on the "Jeruselem Jollop" making two calls on 4.461at 00:07 hrs just as FTJ had commenced a G119 message on that same freq. MIW2 then came up on an expected freq of 7.605 at 00:10 four calls only, then up again at 00:17hrs with the normal call of 5mins till 00:22hrs
E10 Desk Aug 03
3.640

20:45 3/8 CIO2 (Freq Change) <> 00:45 27/8 CIO2



3.840

23:00 7/8 YHF G58 NAIMC * 23:00 13/8 YHF G26 XTFKT (Freq 3.839.8) * 23:00 18/8 YHF G26 XTFKT


4.015

23:45 31/7 SYN2 (Freq Change) * 00:45 01/8 SYN2 & VLB2 ( Transmitting at same time and freq)

22:45 1/8 VLB2 * 00:45 3/8 SYN2 * 20:45 3/8 VLB2 <> 00:45 27/8 VLB2

4.165

00:15 01/8 KPA2 <> 01:15 27/8 KPA2



4.270

23:30 11/8 PCD G105 SBKHS * 22:30 25/8 PCD2 * 01:00 27/8 PCD G93 ESCIR



4.360

00:15 01/8 MIW2 <> 01:15 27/8 MIW2



4.461

22:30 2/8 FTJ G10 EKVWI * 00:01 12/8 FTJ G171 IHRNF * 23:00 17/8 FTJ G51 BTBAE

20:30 21/8 FTJ G12 IMBXW * 00:01 23/8 FTJ G34 NHZJZ * 00:01 26/8 FTJ G34 NHZJZ

23:00 27/8 FTJ G108 FKBFD



4.648

00:15 01/8 KPA2 <> 01:15 27/8 KPA2



4.780

00:45 01/8 SYN2 <> 00:45 27/8 SYN2



4.880

23:00 20/8 ULX G95 MIUNB * 22:30 25/8 ULX2


5.091

22:30 1/8 JSR G20 MAVRP * 23:30 11/8 JSR G92 OAAIU * 22:30 13/8 JSR G20 MAVRP

21:30 14/8 JSR2 * 23:02 15/8 JSR & ART (At same time and freq) * 22:00 18/8 JSR G100 YZJYW

22:00 19/8 JSR G100 YZJYW * 20:00 21/8 JSR2



5.170

00:45 01/8 VLB2 <> 00:45 27/8 VLB2



5.230

00:45 01/8 CIO2 <> 00:45 27/8 CIO2



5.339

00:15 01/8 KPA2 * 23:15 25/8 MIW2 (Freq Change) * 00:15 27/8 KPA2



5.435

23:30 3/8 ART G95 MHPCH * 00:04 4/8 ART G19 KETRO * 22:00 7/8 ART2 * 23:00 7/8 ART G76 LRNTK

23:00 13/8 ART G95 OGNXK * 23:30 18/8 ART G?+ G48 QZETX ( No repeat)

20:00 20/8 EZI opening call then at 20:04 ART2 * 00:01 22/8 ART G19 KETRO * 01:00 27/8 ART2



5.820

22:00 4/8 YHF2 <> 22:30 25/8 YHF2


6.370

19:45 20/8 CIO2 (Freq Change)



6.498

22:01 1/8 PCD G22 UJPJF * 23:30 6/8 PCD G23 QGH?G * 23:30 11/8 PCD G105 SBKHS


6.840

23:00 3/8 EZI G76 VIKCL * 22:30 7/8 EZI G55 ZOGCQ * 23:00 18/8 EZI G77 AESFH



6.912

00:45 01/8 SYN2 * 23:38 8/8 SYN2 (Extended call ended at ?, see log comments) <> 00:45 27/8 SYN2



6.930

00:15 01/8 MIW2 * 23:15 3/8 MIW2 ( extended call ended 23:27hrs ) <> 01:15 27/8 MIW2 * 22:45 27/8 CIO2

23:15 27/8 MIW2

6.986

00:05 01/8 ART G19 KETRO (Freq 6.985.8) * 20:00 3/8 ART2 * 00:04 4/8 ART G19 KETRO (Freq 6.985.8)


7.605

00:15 01/8 MIW2 <> 01:15 27/8 MIW2



7.690

00:45 01/8 VLB2 <> 00:45 27/8 VLB2



7.811

00:45 01/8 CIO2 <> 00:45 27/8 CIO2



7.918
8.025

23:45 31/7 VLB2 (Freq Change) * 22:45 1/8 SYN2 * 22:45 2/8 VLB2 * 20:45 3/8 SYN2 <> 00:45 27/8 SYN2



8.127

00:45 01/8 CIO2


9.130

00:30 01/8 EZI G88 UWDNE * 21:00 1/8 EZI G76 VIKCL * 20:00 3/8 EZI G86 WHEUI

23:30 3/8 EZI G63 UALNO * 00:30 5/8 EZI G88 UWDNE * 23:30 6/8 EZI G63 UALNO

23:30 8/8 EZI G63 UALNO * 00:30 9/8 EZI G88 UWDNE * 00:30 10/8 EZI G88 UWDNE

23:30 11/8 EZI2 * 23:30 13/8 EZI G18 MESOP * 23:00 14/8 EZI G77 AESFH

23:30 17/8 EZI G18 G18 MESOP * 19:30 18/8 EZI G90 YWELQ * 02:15 20/8 MIW2

02:30 20/8 EZI G80 UOYWO * 20:00 21/8 EZI G93 ZOFRC * 22:30 25/8 EZI G28 ULKEE

23:00 27/8 EZI G90 PVCFL



11.565

20:00 25/8 EZI G97 RMWBS



17.410

14:30 5/8 EZI2


Bold Lettering denotes Repeated Message <> Denotes From-To. No change to schedule

E10 Log Comments

I'm entering the xxx2 strings only once at the beginning and at the end of the month as I hear them, unless there is a change of schedule/Stn etc on that freq during the month. All freq's are in USB.

01 Aug. It had to happen, SYN2 & VLB2 have been swopping freq's for a while now, and on freq 4.015 at 00:45hrs both stns were transmitting at the same time. (Jeruselem Jollop strikes again )

8 Aug. Tuned into SYN2 transmitting at 23:38hrs (outside its normal schedule) on 6.912 ,8.025 & 4.780, it may have commenced at 23:30 hrs but is normally heard at H+45 to H+50hrs. No group message given. This procedure is not rare and seems to occure with a number of xxx2 strings at various times. It is still transmitting at 01:00hrs as I close down.

15 Aug. You may have noticed that over the last month or so a majority of c/s have been late in opening the transmission at the expected times, 3/4 mins late in a some of cases. At one stage I did think my computer clock was playing up but constant checks proved it not to be the reason. However today the all the transmissions I have heard, have started and ended right on time. One of the main culprits had been EZI whom I have been monitoring. Other minor changes noted has been the up/down tuning of the frequency for the odd transmission by certain c/s ie ART, YHF & EZI this month

At 23:00 hrs ART & JSR were transmitting at the same time on 5.091 very confusing lasted approx 4 mins before ending.

20 Aug. At 02:15hrs MIW2 was heard for its 5mins transmission on 9.130 a freq normally associated with EZI, may be a one off call, has not been heard since.
Many thanks to RN GB for the following

2626 2300z 24/7 FTJ

3150 1830z 1/8 PCD * 2030z 18/8 PCD2

3640 2045z 18/8 CIO2

4015 2245z 24/7 VLB2 * 2045z 18/8 VLB2

4270 1900z 1/8 PCD1 * 2030z 18/8 PCD2

4461 2300z 24/7 FTJ * 1930z 1/8 FTJ * 2030z 18/8 FTJ

4463 1900z 1/8 FTJ2

4560 2300z 24/7 YHF2 * 2130z 9/8 YHF2

4648 2115z 18/8 KPA2

4780 2045z 18/8 SYN2

4880 2300z 24/7 ULX * 1830z 1/8 ULX G75 * 1900z 1/8 ULX2

5091 2000z 31/7 JSR2 * 1830z 1/8 JSR 1900z * 1/8 JSR2 1930z * 1/8 JSR G106

5170 1845z 1/8 VLB2 * 2045z 18/8 VLB2

5230 1845z 1/8 CIO2 * 2045z 18/8 CIO2

5339 2115z 21/7 KPA2 * 1815z 1/8 KPA2

5435 1900z 1/8 ULX2 * 2030z 18/8 ART

5820 1900z 1/8 YHF

6270 1830z 1/8 ULX * 2030z 18/8 ULX

6370 1815z 1/8 KPA2

6498 2100z 19/8 PCD

6912 2045z 31/7 SYN2 * 1845z 1/8 SYN2 * 0515z 8/8 SYN2

6930 2015z 17/7 MIW2 * 2215z 24/7 MIW2 * 0515z 8/8 MIW2

7322 1930z 1/8 FTJ

7358 2100z 7/7 FTJ * 2100z 19/8 FTJ

7540 1900z 22/7 JSR * 2030z 18/8 JSR2

7605 2023z 17/7 MIW2 * 1845z 1/8 CIO2 * 0515z 8/8 MIW2

7690 2045z 10/7 VLB2 * 2045z 31/7 VLB2 * 1845z 1/8 VLB2 * 1745z 13/8 VLB2

7760 1830z 1/8 ULX * 1830z 1/8 ULX

7811 1945z 7/8 CIO2 * 1745z 13/8 CIO2

7918 1930z 1/8 YHF

8025 1845z 1/8 SYN2 * 1945z 7/8 SYN2 * 0513z 8/8 SYN2

7811 1745z 7/7 CIO2 * 2045z 10/7 CIO2 * 1745z 31/7 CIO2

7918 1930z 31/7 YHF

8025 1745z 7/7 SYN2 * 1745z 31/7 SYN2

8127 1800z 7/7 CIO2 * 2045z 17/7 CIO2 * 2045z 31/7 CIO2

9130 1830z 1/8 EZI

9202 1830z 17/7 YHF2 * 1830z 1/8 YHF2

10648 2030z 22/7 YHF2 * 1830z 1/8 YHF2

11565 1830z 1/8 EZI

14530 0700z 10/7 YHF * 2030z 22/7 YHF2 * 0700z 25/7 YHF2 * 2030z 7/8 YHF

17410 1230z 5/8 EZI2

© BMDartford August 2003

Tnx Bob – excellent stuff.


E11
A message was sent on 15/07 and intercepted by AnonUK. Another was sent 19/08 and intercepted by AF, more follows after the logs.
AF sent in an exhaustive Ell log for August. It was comprehensive enough to confirm these transmissions:
Tuesday

0830z 8544kHz [182 or 184] and 6814kHz

1030z 9610kHz [312]

1230z 9448kHz [312]

1330z 9950kHz [313]
Thursday

0800z 10125kHz [232]


Friday

0800z 11116kHz [232]

1030z 9610kHz [312]

1230z 9448kHz [183]


Mixed logs:

6814kHz 0830z 15/07 [ Message sent! 184/34] From AnonUK

8544kHz 0830z 12/08 [182/00] RN GB

9448kHz 1230z 01/07 Tues [null msg 312] Gert

1230z 08/07 [312/00] RN GB

1230z 15/07 Tues [null msg 312] Gert

1230z 22/07 Tues [null msg 312] AF

1230z 25/07 Tues [null msg 312] Weak AF

1230z 29/07 Tues [null msg 312] AF

1230z 05/08 [312/00] RN GB

1230z 19/08 [312/00]

9610kHz 1030z 04/07 [312/00] AF

1030z 08/07 [312/00] RN GB

1030z 15/07 [312/00] AF

1030z 18/07 [312/00] Good sigs, AF

1030z 22/07 [312/00] AF

1030z 25/07 [312/00] AF

9950kHz 1300z 08/07 [183/00] RN GB

1300z 22/07 [183/00] AF

1300z 05/08 [183/00] RN GB

1300z 19/08 [183/00]

10125kHz 0800z 10/07 [null msg 232] AF & Gert

0800z 17/07 [null msg 232] Gert

0800z 24/07 [null msg 232] Gert, RNGB

0800z 14/08 [null msg 232] RNGB

11116khz 0800z 11/07 [232/00] AF & JoA

0800z 08/08 [232/00] Patrice

0800z 15/08 [232/00] JoA & RNGB


AF has looked into the E11 message of 19/08 and notes the usage of "77777" [Remarkable repeats].
8544kHz 0830z - 0841z 19/08/2003
184/33 184/33 184/33 184/33 (5 Minutes)

Attention

77777 77777 77777 77777 29009 29009 36883 36883 52648 52648

38682 38682 55976 55976 58568 58568 79619 79619 87632 87632

78145 78145 91169 91169 24735 24735 90467 90467 12104 12104

27363 27363 75093 75093 76206 76206 45599 45599 94136 94136

81903 81903 57317 57317 98075 98075 49233 49233 11525 11505

28563 28563 33657 33657 39820 39820 07426 07426 21026 21026

50013 50013 77777 77777 77777 77777

Attention

77777 77777 29009 36883 52648 38682 55976 58568 79619 87632

78145 91169 24735 90467 12104 27363 75093 76206 45599 94136

81903 57317 98075 49233 11505 28563 33657 39820 07426 21026

50013 77777 77777

Out
That means in in the 33 groups we have 4 times 77777! Could that mean anything special? For 'randomness' that seems to be to often.

I compared this message with the only other E11 message I logged so far:

9063kHz 1030 - 1038z 01/09/2002
121/16 121/16 121/16 121/16 121/16 121/16

attention

32173 32173 36130 36130 00405 00405 65097 65097 17243 17243

64304 64304 86869 86869 25703 25703 59540 59540 56932 56932

77777 77777 48348 48348 13663 13663 54530 54530 68760 68760

63099 63099

attention

32173 36130 00405 65097 17243 64304 86869 25703 59540 56932

77777 48348 13663 54530 68760 63099

out
This 16 groups have also 1 times "77777".

So in 49 groups that should look random we have 5 times 77777, thats about 10% of the numbers!

[Thanks AF]


E15

We print the known schedule [as prev issue 6]:


1100z 18000kHz BEC 1700z 14000kHz FYS 2100z 4130kHz MSA

1200z 17503kHz WSP 1730z 5834kHz MSA

1230z 11170kHz OSS 1800z 5834kHz WSP

1300z 11000kHz BEC 1900z 4130kHz PAR

1400z 14000kHz FYP 2000z 5530kHz NAS

1630z 6715kHz NAS 2030z 5530kHz BEC


E17

From Gert we receive this interesting log

6325kHz 2008z 04/08 [274 - 631/50] First groups were distorted, ended 00000
E17Z

Heard by RN GB:

7635kHz 0710z 24/07 [274 115 30 24852 03473 etc, ending 115 30 00000] RNGB remarks 'she does not speak with an English accent'.

Another heard by Gert:

6325kHz 2008z 04/08 [274-631/50 first grps distorted].
E18
E23

Best frequency is usually 8188kHz. 4 weekly cycle starting on the first Monday of the Month.


Transmits Monday Wednesday and Thursday:

Week 1 0957z 6507kHz 1157z 8188kHz 1257z 5340kHz

Week 2 0957z 7250kHz 1157z 8188kHz 1257z 5748kHz

Week 3 0757z 4832kHz 0957z 6200kHz 1157z 8188kHz 1257z 6507kHz

Week 4 0757z 5340kHz 0957z 8188kHz 1157z 7250kHz

Week 4 in AM only.

8188kHz 1155z 06/08 AF

1155z 21/08 AF

0956z 25/08 [5f very weak] PatPrivFrance.

E25

From Manolis we received an interesting account of his discovery of E25 which reads:

I tuned my radio on 9448kHz USB around 12.29z but a strong carrier was nearby. (9450kHz) A man was reading something like "nine, (?), zero, five, thirty-one" until 12.33z. He had an Arab accent, and the signal strength was like of a BC station! (5-7 out of 7 signal strength indicator bars of my Sangean ATS-909 & 7m longwire.)

Today (Friday 22/8) I got back from my vacation, and I wanted to see if the culprit was still there. At 12.27z I tuned on 9450kHz, but I didn't find anything. I searched the frequencies nearby and I stumbled at a carrier on 9202kHz. At 12.30z started calling "EZI1" until 12.31z. What a surprise! Back on 9448kHz USB, E11 calling "312/00". I kept on searching, and at 12.48z on 9450kHz, I heard Arab music! At 12.53z a man was saying (live) "two-zero, two-one, two-two, two-three, (longer gap), two-two-seven" continuously. He stopped at 12.57z (carrier down)!

Excellent work Manolis - thanks for sharing!
9450kHz 1229z12/08

1248z 22/08 [heralded by 'Arab' music, carrier down after figs at 1257z


Manolis' finding prompted those of us in Western Europe [includes GB and NI!] to tune our receivers to 9450kHz; without success it might be added.

It was encouraging that Manolis used the Sound Sample posted in the Files section to identify what he had heard. AnonUK emailed to say thet whilst he was unable to hear an entire message he did hear some evidence of E25 activity due to peculiaritries noticed just above the noise level on Sat 30/08 1245z.


G04

Nil Reports


G06

Gert writes in to inform us that for G06 on the first Monday of the month, 1900 and 2000z uses last years frequencies:

1900z 2000z

jan 5084 8060

feb 6915 5360

mar 8035 6785

apr 9220 7680

may 11485 9115

june 12195 10310

july 11425 9240

aug ? 9120

sept 8170 6835

oct ? 5210

nov 5415 4585

dec 5190 3845

Frequencies may vary +/- 20 kHz from last years freqs.


PoSW wrote, " The G06 German YL has been turning up at the expected times; the Friday 1930z transmission is still inside the 49 metre BC band which makes for difficult copy. If this one follows the same pattern as previous years it should move to somewhere in the region of 5,442 kHz in September which is well away from the broadcasters. It will be interesting to see if the Thursday 1830z schedule can be found in September."
First Monday in the Month Schedule

7-July-03, 1900z, 11,435 kHz, "Drei null acht" x 3, "Null" x 3 (308 308 308 00000). Good signal, lower sideband well suppressed. Carrier was up at 1836z on 11,425 kHz - which was the frequency used in July last year, moved to 11,435 at 1851z.

2000z, 9,265 kHz, repeat of "308 308 308 00000", strong signal, frequency for the second sending in July last year was 9,240 kHz



4-Aug-03, 1900z, 11,075 kHz, "308 308 308 00000", as in July; I missed this one in August last year so I had no starting point in the search; there was a strong carrier a few hundred Hz LF of G06 which caused a strong beat note and made copy difficult.

2000z, 9,120 kHz, repeat sending of "308 308 308 00000".


Thursday 1830z Schedule (Rule of thumb; if G06 shows up at 1830z on a Thursday the same message will be heard on the following day at 1930z on a lower frequency!)

12-June-03, 6,887 kHz, calling "Acht vier zwo" (842), DK/GC "Drei funef seben" (357) x 2, "drei funef" (35) x 2. Signal strength S7, lower sideband well suppressed. This schedule last heard on 22-May.

26-June-03, 6,887 kHz, same call, DK and GC as when last heard two weeks ago, "842" and "357 357 35 35".

10-July-03, 6,887 kHz, calling "Acht vier zwo" (842), DK/GC "Sechs funef seben" (657) x 2, "Drei neun" (39) x 2. Signal strength S9, lower sideband well suppressed.

24-July-03, 6,887 kHz, same as when last heard on 10-July, "842" and "657 657 39 39".

14-Aug-03, 6,887 kHz, call as always "842", DK/GC "Drei funef sechs" (356) x 2, "Vier zwo" (42) x 2.
Friday 1930z Schedule

13-June-03, 5,943 kHz, inside 49 metre BC band, severe QRM from broadcast station, last heard on 23-May on 5,933 kHz, a slightly clearer frequency. Call "Zwo eins acht" (218), DK/GC as last night's 1830z G06, "357 357 35 35".

27-June-03, 5,933 kHz, slightly better copy than when heard 10 KHz higher on 13-June, but still can only really be copied when using the RX in USB mode with the carrier tuned for zero beat. Call "218", DK/GC as last nights 1830z sending "357 357 35 35". Carrier was up when checked just after 1900z with numbers 1 to 9 in German spoken for several minutes after 1914z.

25-July-03, 5,943 kHz, "218" and "657 657 39 39", extremely difficult copy due to QRM from BC station.

15-Aug-03, 5,943 kHz, call is still "218", DK/GC same as last nights 1830z transmission, "356 356 42 42", usual severe QRM.
Sunday 2020z Schedule

22-June-03, 13,380 kHz, was also noted last Sunday, 15-June, and today's transmission had the same call, DK and GC, "Neun vier drei" (943) and "Eins zwo acht" (128) x 2, "Vier seben" (47) x 2. Signal strength up to S9, rapid QSB, lower sideband well suppressed. Not heard on the following Sunday, 29-June.

13-July-03, 13,380 kHz, still around in July; G06 on a Sunday used to be a rare event, just a few times per year! Call is still "943", DK/GC "Zwo funef sechs" (256) x 2, "Seben eins" (71) x 2. Strong signal, lower sideband well suppressed.

20-July-03, 13,380 kHz, same as on 13-July, "943" and "256 256 71 71"

10-Aug-03, 11,435 kHz and possibly started later than 2020z; having found no sign of G06 warming up on 13,380 kHz a suspicious carrier was noted on 11,435 at approx. 2015z; 2020z came and went and there was no sign of any kind of transmission but when checked again at 2030z the G06 German YL was heard in progress.

17-Aug-03, back to 13,380 kHz and 2020z, as in June and July; call still "943", DK/GC "Funef eins seben" (517) x 2, "Drei zwo" (32) x 2. Signal weak for a G06, S5 to S6 at best, lower sideband suppressed
Other observations:
6887kHz 1830z 14/07 [842-657/39=01290 hfd

9120kHz 2000z 04/08 [308 00000] rn gb

9265kHz 2000z 07/07 ['308' 00000] af, hfd and rngb

11075kHz 1900z 04/08 [308:0] hfd

11435kHz 1900z 07/07 ['308' 00000] af, hfd and rngb

2025z 09/08 [943 517 32 05955] RNGB

2027z 10/08 [943] RN GB

13880kHz 2020z 13/07 [ID943, with a msg: 256/71] Jochen and hfd

2020z 19/07 [943-256/71=82822] Gert

2020z 20/07 [943-256/71=82822] AF


G22

6683kHz 2200z 03/07 [186 - Nr240 gr21=64406 poor audio] Initially discovered by Gert, also heard by CS in US.

2330z 03/07 [186 - Nr240 gr21=64406] AF

2200z 17/07 [186-240/21=64406] Gert


SLAVIC STATIONS

Before we move onto the Slavic Staion logs DoK on the Slavic Desk writes:

The past two months have been an eventful period for M10, S10D and S17C with changes commencing on Saturday 5th July.

As a result there has been more activity on the higher frequencies and new frequencies appeared from the end of July into August.






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