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Spy Numbers / Re: HM01... REMIX!
« on: January 13, 2014, 2139 UTC »
Heck, I recently read a report of RHC using one of the HM01 frequencies at least once (apparently in error) -- that report came from either the DXLD group or the UDXF group on Yahoo, if I recall properly, but it was about a week ago or less...

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Spy Numbers / Re: Cuban HM01 9330MHz AM 0730UTC 12/30/2013
« on: January 13, 2014, 2136 UTC »
That's WBCQ-- The Planet, BTW. And in my part of the world (Eastern North America), the WBCQ signal (from Monticello ME) seems to skip over my house most of the time, so I regularly hear HM01 at 07 UT (if I'm still awake) instead of "the planet"!

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Spy Numbers / Re: HM01 11635khz Now fixed ;-)
« on: January 13, 2014, 2133 UTC »
Maybe the last sober guy there fixed it.... ;)

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Spy Numbers / Re: HM01 craziness con't on 11635khz 1800utc
« on: January 13, 2014, 2132 UTC »
See my other post on the subject -- I think it was an early New Year's celebration (especially with the new sequence for the day which turned into the sequence for the week -- except for January 4, 2014, which featured that V02 transmission I mentioned earlier)....

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Spy Numbers / Re: HM01 craziness 11530khz
« on: January 13, 2014, 2129 UTC »
It was also crazy earlier that day. Going back over my notes from 05 UT into 06 UT on the 30th, I note that HM01 didn't leave 5855 kHz until AFTER 0558 UT -- by then their transmission should have been on 11435 Khz. The second round of their transmission began, lasted for a few seconds and abruptly cut off 5855 close to 0600 UT, eventually showing up on 11435 by around 0603 UT (with a much weaker signal in my part of the Eastern USA, so the time is an approximate). Perhaps they were preparing an early New Year's celebration: after all, this was the first day of their almost impossible to believe sequence (which lasted for over a week UNCHANGED): 56792 (the first time I ever heard HM01 use a 9) // 03633 // 37674 // 18655 // 62113 // 66163. This sequence, which apparently came out of the blue (followed soon after the new year began by an apparent V02 transmission on the HM01 frequencies) was apparently their way of wishing us "spies" a Happy New Year and good DX! 

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Spy Numbers / Re: HM01 Full Message At 0506z On 1/12/14
« on: January 13, 2014, 2111 UTC »
Note that the sequence actually began with 04113, then 55246, 01065, 44788, 68736, and ended with 02104; apparently began around 0502 UT on Sunday. I noticed at least two skips on the "tape" before the data kicked in @ ~ 0511 UT. Also, no break between "segments" @ 0527 UT (since they were apparently at least one data transmission short in the first segment)-- and each segment lasted ~ 26.5 to 27 minutes (which is somewhat long for them). Also reported this to UDXF group on Yahoo! (as Shawn from Flushing NY)

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Other / Re: Unknown 100 khz BW signal 5140 khz 1:15 utc 11-28-13
« on: December 08, 2013, 2221 UTC »
Was there audio associated with your radio wave jpgs as opposed to just the video? If so, the type of audio (music, tones, single tone, etc.) may clue us in as to who was broadcasting at that time on that frequency (may have been Firedrake, numbers station, 'siren', carrier minus audio, etc.).

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Just curious: I note no frequencies listed lower than 5865 KHz on this chart. Is there a page (or two) missing from it? After all, there maybe two "missing" frequencies of WWCR (such as 3215 and 4840 KHz) which may be audible even in Australia with their 100 KW transmitters pointed at 46 degrees (3215) and 40 degrees (4840) based on skips from this side of the globe (the USA, i.e, Nashville TN). I assume that reception for the 75 and 60 meter bands as well as the lower part of the 49 meter band actually exists in Australia (or am I wrong, and they just don't look for stations down at those frequencies below 5865)????

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Shortwave Broadcast / Re: Two catches to America
« on: December 08, 2013, 2120 UTC »
Check here for the latest on Radio Exterior de Espana (in Spanish): http://www.rtve.es/radio/20131022/nuevas-frecuencias-para-america-africa/772240.shtml, which says they are on 6125 KHz at the time you were listening.... I don't know who or what to believe, but http://www.short-wave.info/?freq=6055 confirms REE at 6055.

And as for Radio Rumania International, frequency info can be had here: http://www.rri.ro/en_gb/frecvente-259 - they list slightly different frequencies than you have listed....

PS: I like this www.short-wave.info site (just found it via internet search): looks VERY INTERESTING....

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Perhaps contacting the editor might help -- use the link here: http://www.classaxe.com/dx/ndb/rna/help

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FM Free Radio / Re: 87.9 MHz UNID May 8, 2013 1253z Minneapolis, MN
« on: December 08, 2013, 2046 UTC »
Could it have been audio from a TV channel 6 some place? In NYC, we have a low power "TV" station that broadcasts at 87.7[5] MHz (WNYZ TV- LP -- see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WNYZ-LP). For example, "On many FM radios, the audio for analog channel 6 can be picked-up by turning the tuner dial below the lower FM band edge, at 87.75." Note from this chart (all frequencies in MHz) :
Channel      Lower edge      Video carrier      ATSC pilot      Audio carrier      Upper edge

6                82                83.25              82.31                87.75                  88

Since the upper edge is 88 MHz, maybe your transmission was some channel 6 audio carrier run slightly amok? Didn't mention lyrics, but was it THAT racy???? (Nowadays, a lot of stuff may slip past would be censors....)

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Could they be running lower power than 100 or 250 KW (due to the nature of the transmissions)? Just curious....

Anyhow, to today's news:  Monitoring 5855 at 05 UT today 12/8/2013-- no sign of 'Cuban Lady', so I waited for 07 UT -- and there she was....

The new Cuban numbers sequence is (in this order): 56801 // 22574 // 15441 // 50182 // 08444 // 51835. Note that for some reason, the last number in the sequence was moved to the first position (sort of) and changed to 56801. The other five numbers were unchanged from 12/06/13 transmission but moved one position up in the sequence (no signal found on 12/07/13, thus no report). I have no idea if that's a clue to deciphering the transmissions or not, but for all of you who are into those things -- happy deciphering!!!!

Another thought: since 25 =32, could the data transmission be running on a 32 bit file or a 32 bit operating system (as opposed to Windows 7, which can run on a 64 bit system or files)? Continuing my ramble, "A 32-bit file format is a binary file format for which each elementary information is defined on 32 bits (or 4 Bytes). An example of such a format is the Enhanced Metafile Format." -- from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/32-bit. Since these metafile formats date from the 1990s (and the voice machines are apparently as old if not older), can 32 bit computers represent the "state of the art" Cuban technology at work???? If so, my wild idea may mean that we might have to look at these number sequences as pixels of a picture which can be viewed by a Microsoft "Graphics Device Interface" as used in Windows XP-- see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphics_Device_Interface (but only 6 pixels at a time, since each number represents ONE pixel).

In this regard, perhaps China's call for continuing support for Windows XP (see http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/120313-windows-xp-china-276547.html?hpg1=bn) may ALSO be a proxy for stating that Cuba needs Windows XP to continue in order to presumably continue their HM01 (at least the "M"[orse]  part of their data) transmissions (without actually saying it, since HM01 is an UNOFFICIAL station, after all, Cuba can't just ADMIT TO IT -- can they?????)....

Finally, have the Cubans ever used the number 9 ('nueve' in Spanish) in their transmissions? Or does it sound too close to 'nuevo' (the word NEW) which might lead to confusion upon hearing from far away (since the use of 'new' could be thought of as the spy equivalent of an 'audible' -- in other words, DISREGARD the prior stuff and use ONLY what follows -- which may not be their intent)?

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Spy Numbers / Re: HM01 (?) 11633 KHz AM copied ~0830
« on: December 08, 2013, 1942 UTC »
And if you don't have a digital readout you have to rely on what others have posted to actually BE the frequency (as I do)....

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Spy Numbers / Re: HM01 on 11530 8/25/13 with weird echo
« on: December 06, 2013, 2358 UTC »
I heard something like that early today (midnight 12/6/2013 on 5855, especially). The "echo" was as if two voice machines (or tape loops?), using the same sequence of numbers, etc., were transmitting at about a 20 -30 second difference for a few minutes; then the audio signal went off @ 0510 UT (1210 AM Eastern Time)-- carrier apparently still on. I came back @ 0530 UT with no echo or further problem (except that the station cut off at 0558 UT in the middle of a sequence!) , BUT the 07 UT transmission at 9330 began with a similar 'echo' which ended without incident around 0710 UT. Could this be that the Cuban transmissions are normally sent out on TWO frequencies with a slight delay during the  05 UT and 07 UT broadcasts (however, BOTH transmissions went out on ONE frequency instead today, thus causing this "echo")????

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Spy Numbers / Re: HM01 11635 KHZ 2100 UTC 09/23/2013 low audio
« on: December 06, 2013, 2347 UTC »
I've noticed that for ALL the transmissions of the Cuban Lady (I have regularly monitored them at 5855 at 05 UT and 9330 at 07 UT, so I can speak a bit about those frequencies). It is possible that the machine that generates the voice is weak -- and is so especially on the number 3 --AKA "tres" (after all, they are apparently 30+ years old -- see the videos of Peter Staal for more on those machines which were apparently produced in the former East Germany: http://www.youtube.com/user/PeterStaal01?feature=watch)....

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