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Offline ChrisSmolinski

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The 6914.5 Mystery Continues
« on: December 06, 2012, 1336 UTC »
I'm logging this as a pirate, since that is what I suspect it is.

My previous 6914.5 logging was a recording of an OM and YL: http://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,9029.0.html

This new one is a CW message, transmitted in MCW (an AM carrier with CW audio in the sidebands, much like Cuban Spy Numbers station M8A uses)

I believe the same message was transmitted each time. I logged it numerous (at least two dozen) times over the last 2 days. Thanks to KU4A, here is the text of the transmission at 0911z from yesterday:


e6ft de e6ex come in k

e6ex de e6ft rgr go ahead k

e6ft de e6ex currently have one vessels underway. All conditions reported as normal. k

e6ex de e6ft rgr copy all k


And here is the audio: http://www.hfunderpants.com/mypics/6914.5_0911_12052012.mp3

Does anyone else run overnight SDR recordings? If so, could you check and see if you recording any of these transmissions?
« Last Edit: December 06, 2012, 1347 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: The 6914.5 Mystery Continues
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2012, 1342 UTC »
Now that is a cool catch.  Thanks for sharing.

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Re: The 6914.5 Mystery Continues
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2012, 1448 UTC »
It seems the transmissions are slightly different. Here are two more decodes:

0939z on 6 Dec http://www.hfunderpants.com/mypics/6914.5_0939_12062012.mp3

e6fw de e60a come in k

e60a de e6fw rgr go ahead k

e6fw de e60a currently have no vessel underway. All conditions reported as normal. k

e60a de e6fw rgr copy all k



1030z on 6 Dec http://www.hfunderpants.com/mypics/6914.5_1030_12062012.mp3

e6et de e6fw come in k

e6fw de e6et rgr go ahead k

e6et de e6fw continuing on secpat route. All conditions reported as normal. Currently at 84 percent on fuel. k

e6fw de e6et rgr copy


Son of Yosemite Sam?   :)
« Last Edit: December 06, 2012, 1601 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: The 6914.5 Mystery Continues
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2012, 1639 UTC »
I'm now beginning to to wonder if this is not a pirate, due to the huge number of transmissions, and the choice of frequency.
Hence my Son of Yosemite Sam comment. Maybe another bored DoD contractor?

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Re: The 6914.5 Mystery Continues
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2012, 1906 UTC »
Yesturday (12/05) at approximately 2250 UTC on 6915 I heard F speaking in Spanish for about 30 seconds and heard mention of horse races in Kentucky. She did not sound like any professional broadcaster as her voice was monotone and flat. There was a brief series of bells and they were gone.
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Re: The 6914.5 Mystery Continues
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2012, 0850 UTC »
Yesturday (12/05) at approximately 2250 UTC on 6915 I heard F speaking in Spanish for about 30 seconds and heard mention of horse races in Kentucky. She did not sound like any professional broadcaster as her voice was monotone and flat. There was a brief series of bells and they were gone.
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Re: The 6914.5 Mystery Continues
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2013, 1741 UTC »
Any thought as to the possibility of drug running operations?  I would think more conventional comms would be used, but who knows that the source really is.... Interesting it is MCW....plain EE too?!

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Re: The 6914.5 Mystery Continues
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2013, 1811 UTC »
E6 callsigns are assigned to Nuie Is in the Pacific but who knows what you have there????
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Re: The 6914.5 Mystery Continues
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2013, 1926 UTC »
Could it be the sealift transport ships (civilian run) that are used by the navy to transport stuff? I did read and see stuff about them having to be qualified to send CW.

Incidentally, as I am typing this, an episode of NCIS is on where the man they want is the radio officer on a military sealift ship
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