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Title: M89 Chinese Military CW
Post by: Looking-Glass on September 12, 2019, 0937 UTC
09 Sep  1352z  3.156MHz  "v 3JWV 3JWV 3JWV de QH4P QH4P"  539 report.
09 Sep  1335z  3.597MHz  "v 3JWV 3JWV 3JWV de QH4P QH4P"  419 report.
15 Sep  1742z  3.642MHz  "v DKG6 DKG6 DKG6 de 3A7D 3A7D"  319 report.

13 Sep  1145z  4.192MHz  "v 2B7D 2B7D 2B7D de 3GR1 3GR1"  419 report.
09 Sep  1336z  4.489MHz  "v 2B7D 2B7D 2B7D de 3GR1 3GR1"  519 report.
14 Sep  1120z  4.860MHz  "vvv Q2M Q2M Q2M de NYZ NYZ"      319 report.

13 Sep  0942z  5.691MHz  "v 2B7D 2B7D 2B7D de 3GR1 3GR1" 419 report.
12 Sep  1326z  5.801MHz   "DKG6 DKG6 DKG6 de 3A7D 3A7D" 319 report.
12 Sep  1324z  5.920MHz  "vvv Q2M Q2M Q2M de NYZ NYZ QSA ? K" 419 report.

09 Sep  1340z  6.913MHz  "v 3JWV 3JWV 3JWV de QH4P QH4P"  559 report.

12 Sep  0928z  7.397MHz  "v 3JWV 3JWV 3JWV de QH4P QH4P"  579 report.
Title: Re: M89 Chinese Military CW
Post by: Looking-Glass on November 04, 2019, 1115 UTC
04 Nov  1058z  3.156MHz  CW  "v 3JWV 3JWV 3JWV de QH4P QH4P" 529 report.
04 Nov  1100z  3.597MHz  CW  "v 3JWV 3JWV 3JWV de QH4P QH4P" 539 report.

09 Nov  1043z  5.858MHz  CW  "v 8FDH 8FDH 8FDH de 5J9K 5J9K" 319 report.

04 Nov  1125z  6.840MHz  CW  "vvv Q2M Q2M Q2M de NYZ NYZ" 529 report.
09 Nov  1005z  6.913MHz  CW  "v 3JWV 3JWV 3JWV de QH4P QH4P" 599 report.

09 Nov  0959z  7.397MHz  CW  "v 3JWV 3JWV 3JWV de QH4P QH4P" 559 report. 
Title: Re: M89 Chinese Military CW
Post by: Looking-Glass on November 09, 2019, 1620 UTC
I see somewhere that it was reported that 3.597MHz commences with a series of three "v"'s but the last three or four nights I am only hearing one:

"v 3JWV 3JWV 3JWV de QH4P QH4P" perhaps the formats changes at various times?

Can any one help with the new Roundslip for 5.858MHz?  I have the following but am sure the second part of the group is incorrect due to horrific noise this way I spent 30 mins on it:

09 Nov 1043z  3.858MHz  CW  "v 8FDH 8FDH 8FDH de 5JPK 5JPK" could be 5AJK or 5JRK, just not getting it out.

Much appreciated some clarification by any of the M89 fans about the pages... 8)
Title: Re: M89 Chinese Military CW
Post by: Ary-B on November 09, 2019, 1729 UTC
Hi,

It's V 8FDH 8FDH 8FDH DE 5J9K 5J9K

73, Ary
Title: Re: M89 Chinese Military CW
Post by: Looking-Glass on November 09, 2019, 2135 UTC
Thank you Ary, it was a tough one this way, SW crud, radar and general noise plus a 319-419 report with all the filters on the FT-1000D employed, thought I had a "9" in there earlier but dismissed it... :)
Title: Re: M89 Chinese Military CW
Post by: HB2002 on November 13, 2019, 1821 UTC
Hi,
Sorry if this is a dumb question but i just became a radio fan this week so i don't know much. But the frequency you guys are talking about is encrypted right because all i hear is weird static noise.
And i am using a free website for this http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/m.html
Tell me what you think about it or if you have any suggestions for a better one.
Thank you
~HB
Title: Re: M89 Chinese Military CW
Post by: cj468 on November 13, 2019, 1933 UTC
Greetings HB and welcome.

Numbers stations like M89 are only on the air for brief amount of time, usually only a few minutes. Unless you have an idea of the schedule for a station the chances of just tuning in at random and hearing it are small. 

One of the best resources for numbers stations is Priyom (www.priyom.org). It will give you information about the format the various stations use - morse, voice, digital etc. There is a standard classification for the naming of stations, the M in M89 indicates it is a morse (cw) station.

Priyom contains a schedule of broadcast by the numbers  stations - well an expected / anticipated schedule since they are 'secret squirrel' organisations running them and they don't exactly publish schedules. Of course they don't always broadcast on schedule but some stations are more regularly than others, even if they broadcast 'null' messages when no real messages are sent.

There is a useful 'Next Station' feature on the Priyom home page. It also lists a 'target area' which may help you identify those you are more likely to hear ... or select an SDR in that region to increase the chances.

Most of the stations I have picked up in the UK are Russian (M12, M01b, XPB, E07) or Polish (E11, F03a). I guess U.Twente SDR would also be good for them.  I think I had M89 once but wasn't 100% sure.

Good hunting.


Title: Re: M89 Chinese Military CW
Post by: HB2002 on November 14, 2019, 1052 UTC
Thank you for your kind reply cj.
Thanks to you I have used priyom and already found multiple number stations that are very easy to find, as well as it schedule. I am very grateful for your suggestion and clarification. But one thing what do those numbers mean or the morse code?
Title: Re: M89 Chinese Military CW
Post by: HB2002 on November 14, 2019, 1158 UTC
The encryption/decryption key does anyone have it? Or is it still a mystery? 
Title: Re: M89 Chinese Military CW
Post by: Ary-B on November 14, 2019, 1311 UTC
Actually, M89 and M95 are Chinese military stations and 24/7 on the air on many frequencies. See the numbers stations logs database for freqs http://numbersoddities.nl/ndb-2019.zip

Further info about M89 and M85 http://numbersoddities.nl/Chinese-military-nets.pdf

and no, the key is unknown :-)

For M89 and M95 you can better use web sdrs in the Far East or Western USA instead of Twente.

73, Ary
Title: Re: M89 Chinese Military CW
Post by: HB2002 on November 14, 2019, 1317 UTC
Thank you brother.
Title: Re: M89 Chinese Military CW
Post by: Looking-Glass on November 16, 2019, 1719 UTC
1705z  3.156MHz  CW  "v 3JWV 3JWV 3JWV de QH4P QH4P" 529 report.
1706z  3.597MHz  CW  "v 3JWV 3JWV 3JWV de QH4P QH4P" 549 report.

Note: Only one "v" in the preamble noted.
Title: Re: M89 Chinese Military CW
Post by: Looking-Glass on January 04, 2020, 1549 UTC
05th Jan 2020  3.238MHz  CW  1455z  "v M8JF M8JF M8JF de RIS9 RIS9"  569 report.
Title: Re: M89 Chinese Military CW
Post by: Looking-Glass on January 11, 2020, 0924 UTC
Saturday 11th January 2020:

0910z  5.858MHz  CW  "v 8FDH 8FDH 8FDH de 5J9K 5J9K" 559 report.
1510z  3.842MHz  CW  "v 8FDH 8FDH 8FDH de 5J9K 5J9K" 539 report.
1651z  3.238MHz  CW  "v M8JF M8JF M8JF de RIS9 RIS9" 569 report.
Title: Re: M89 Chinese Military CW
Post by: Looking-Glass on January 12, 2020, 0842 UTC
Sunday 12th January 2020:

1615z  3.238MHz  CW  "v M8JF M8JF M8JF de RIS9 RIS9" 539 report.
1635z  3.842MHz  CW  "v 8FDH 8FDH 8FDH de 5J9K 5J9K" 419 report.

0940z  5.858MHz  CW  "v 8FDH 8FDH 8FDH de 5J9K 5J9K" 569 report.

0839z  6.874MHz  CW  "v M8JF M8JF M8JF de RIS9 RIS9" 579 report.

Title: Re: M89 Chinese Military CW
Post by: Looking-Glass on January 13, 2020, 1945 UTC
Monday 13th January 2020:

2030z  3.238MHz  CW  "v M8JF M8JF M8JF de RIS9 RIS9"  529 report.
2032z  3.842MHz  CW  "v 8FDH 8FDH 8FDH de 5J9K 5J9K" 539 report.

2035z  4.131MHz  CW  "v JKDJ JKDJ JKdK de SLBC SLBC" 319 report.
Title: Re: M89 Chinese Military CW
Post by: Looking-Glass on January 14, 2020, 0844 UTC
Tuesday 14th January 2020:

0832z  6.874MHz  CW  "v M8JF M8JF M8JF de RIS9 RIS9" 559 report.

0836z  5.858MHz  CW  "v 8FDH 8FDH 8FDH de 5J9K 5J9K" 319 report.

0956z  4.870MHz  CW  "v M8JF M8JF M8JF de RIS9 RIS9" 569 report.

1337z  3.842MHz  CW  "v 8FDH 8FDH 8FDH de 5J9K 5J9K" 419 report.
0959z  3.238MHz  CW  "v M8JF M8JF M8JF de RIS9 RIS9" 319 report.
Title: Re: M89 Chinese Military CW
Post by: Looking-Glass on January 15, 2020, 1056 UTC
Wednesday 15th January 2020:

1045z  3.238MHz  CW  "v M8JF M8JF M8JF de RIS9 RIS9" 539 report.
1815z  3.842MHz  CW  "v 8FDH 8FDH 8FDH de 5J9K 5J9K" 519 report.

1817z  4.860MHz  CW  "vvv Q2M Q2M Q2M de NYZ NYZ" 529 report.
1047z  4.870MHz  CW  "v M8JF M8JF M8JF de RIS9 RIS9" 579 report.

1050z  5.858MHz  CW  "v 8FDH 8FDH 8FDH de 5J9K 5J9K" 569 report.

1053z  6.874MHz  CW  "v M8Jf M8JF M8JF de RIS9 RIS9" 599 report.
Title: Re: M89 Chinese Military CW
Post by: Looking-Glass on January 17, 2020, 0922 UTC
Friday 17th January 2020:

1500z  3.842MHz  CW  "v 8FDH 8FDH 8FDH de 5J9K 5J9K" 529 report.
1506z  3.238MHz  CW  "v M8JF M8JF M8JF de RIS9 RIS9" 529 report.

0912z  4.870MHz  CW  "v M8JF M8JF M8JF de RIS9 RIS9" 319 report.

0910z  5.858MHz  CW  "v 8FDH 8FDH 8FDH de 5J9K 5J9K" 419 report.

0905z  6.874MHz  CW  "v M8JF M8JF M8JF de RIS9 RIS9" 579 report.
1025z  6.840MHz  CW  "vvv Q2M Q2M Q2M de NYZ NYZ" 539 report.

1022z  8.360MHz  CW  "vvv Q2M Q2M Q2M de NYZ NYZ" 519 report.
1024z  8.290MHz  CW  "vvv Q2M Q2M Q2M de NYZ NYZ" 419 report.

1020z  10.640MHz  CW  "vvv Q2M Q2M Q2M de NYZ NYZ" 419 report.
Title: Re: M89 Chinese Military CW
Post by: Looking-Glass on January 24, 2020, 0940 UTC
Friday 24th January 2020:

1104z  3.238MHz  CW  "v M8JF M8JF M8JF de RIS9 RIS9" 569 report.
1106z  3.842MHz  CW  "v 8FDH 8FDH 8FDH de 5J9K 5J9K" 539 report.

0934z  4.870MHz  CW  "v M8JF M8JF M8JF de RIS9 RIS9" 419 report.

0928z  5.858MHz  CW  "v 8FDH 8FDH 8FDH de 5J9K 5J9K" 559 report.

0902z  6.874MHz  CW  "v M8JF M8JF M8JF de RIS9 RIS9" 599 report.
Title: Re: M89 Chinese Military CW
Post by: Looking-Glass on March 10, 2020, 1050 UTC
Tuesday 10th March 2020:

1600z  3.842MHz  CW  "v 3D1U 3D1U 3D1U de G25H G25H" 419 report.

1030z  4.870MHz  CW  "v M8JF M8JF M8JF de RIS9 RIS9"  579 report.

1033z  5.858MHz  CW  "v 8FDH 8FDH 8FDH de 5J9K 5J9K" 539 report.

1038z  7.653MHz  CW  "v 8RVF 8RVF 8RVF de CV4K CV4K" 519 report.
Title: Re: M89 Chinese Military CW
Post by: Looking-Glass on March 12, 2020, 0815 UTC
Thursday 12th March 2020:

1555z  3.238MHz  CW  "v M8JF M8JF M8JF de RIS9 RIS9" 319 report.
1557z  3.842MHz  CW  "v 3DJU 3DJU 3DJU de G25H G25H" 419 report. (new round slip)

1050z  4.870MHz  CW  "v M8JF M8JF M8JF de RIS9 RIS9" 589 report.

1048z  5.858MHz  CW  "v 3DJU 3DJU 3DJU de G25H G25H" 539 report. (new round slip) 

0805z  6.874MHz  CW  "v M8JF M8JF M8JF de RIS9 RIS9" 419 report.

0807z  8.157MHz  CW  "v M8JF M8JF M8JF de RIS9 RIS9" 319 report.
Title: Re: M89 Chinese Military CW
Post by: Looking-Glass on March 13, 2020, 1334 UTC
Friday 13th March 2020:

1322z  3.238MHz  CW  "v M8JF M8JF M8JF de RIS9 RIS9" 319 report.
1320z  3.842MHz  CW  "v 3DJU 3DJU 3DJU de G25H G25H" 539 report.

1324z  4.870MHz  CW  "v M8JF M8JF M8JF de RIS9 RIS9" 579 report.

1324z  6.840MHz  CW  "vvv Q2M Q2M Q2M de NYZ NYZ" 519 report.
0917z  6.874MHz  CW  "v M8JF M8JF M8JF de RIS9 RIS9" 589 report.

0918z  7.653MHz  CW  "v 8VRF 8VRF 8VRF de CV4K CV4K" 419 report.

0915z  8.157MHz  CW  "v M8JF M8JF M8JF de RIS9 RIS9" 549 report.
Title: Re: M89 Chinese Military CW
Post by: 207X1 on April 22, 2020, 0531 UTC
I just found this website and I'm glad that I did. I'm a former USAF morse intercept operator, and some of the CW frequencies I have come across here are very, very familiar.
Title: Re: M89 Chinese Military CW
Post by: Looking-Glass on May 09, 2020, 0930 UTC
Saturday 09th May 2020:

0920z  8.157MHz  CW  "v M8JF M8JF M8JF de RIS9 RIS9" 319 report.

0922z  6.874MHz  CW  "v M8JF M8JF M8JF de RIS9 RIS9" 319 report.

1040z  5.691MHz  CW  "v HFL2 HFL2 HFL2 de M6NY M6NY" 419 report.

1043z  4.870MHz  CW  "v M8JF M8JF M8JF de RIS9 RIS9" 519 report.
1100z  4.489MHz  CW  "v HFL2 HFL2 HFL2 de M6NY M6NY" 319 report.
Title: Re: M89 Chinese Military CW
Post by: Looking-Glass on May 23, 2020, 1130 UTC
Saturday 23rd May 2020:

1115z  4.860MHz  CW  "vvv Q2M Q2M Q2M de NYZ NYZ" 519 report.
1117z  4.870MHz  CW  "v M8JF M8JF M8JF de RIS9 RIS9" 569 report.

1117z  5.691MHz  CW  "v HFL2 HFL2  HFL2 de M6NY M6NY" 539 report.

1113z  6.874MHz  CW  "v M8JF M8JF M8JF de RIS9 RIS9" 559 report.

1114z  8.157MHz  CW  "v M8JF M8JF M8JF de RIS9 RSI9" 529 report.

1158z  3.238MHz  CW  "v M8JF M8JF M8JF de RIS9 RIS9" 319 report.

 
Title: Re: M89 Chinese Military CW
Post by: Jason on May 26, 2020, 0832 UTC
Any idea in guesstimation on where these CCP agents are, within N.America ?
Title: Re: M89 Chinese Military CW
Post by: glimmer twin on May 28, 2020, 1414 UTC
via Kaneheohe ,HI kiwi
13:54z   4.870MHz   CW   "v M8JF M8JF M8JF de RIS9 RIS9"  549 report

14:30  extremely weak CW can be seen in the waterfall at 3.828MHz but barely audible and I'm hopeless at CW but I can hear a "V" when it fades up occasionally.
Title: Re: M89 Chinese Military CW
Post by: glimmer twin on May 28, 2020, 1428 UTC
Any idea in guesstimation on where these CCP agents are, within N.America ?

M89 is a Chinese military net not a "spy numbers" station. Its thought to be the Second Artillery Corps of the Peoples Liberation Army Air Force ( PLAAF). As such they aren't attempting to contact agents overseas. Here's a link to some excellent background information from  Ary Boender / Utility DXers Forum - UDXF.

http://numbersoddities.nl/Chinese-military-nets.pdf
Title: Re: "M89" Chinese Military CW
Post by: sat_dxer on May 28, 2020, 1543 UTC
From the UDXF “paper” cited above
In the “Chapter 3  Monitoring stations”
The text is taken whole or in edited part from pages 358-359 of this book:
The Armed Forces: Instrument of Peace, Strength, Development and Prosperity
By Joseph Babatunde Fagoyinbo

Yet on the sources page it is never referenced...