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MW Loggings / 1080 KHz IRAN 750 KW Mahshahr transmitter
« on: November 04, 2018, 0036 UTC »
I tuned in around 0:20z and they're still sounding nice and clear! 750 KW is a lot...I pick up IRAN on SW a lot they're only bout 6,500 miles away from me...I don't recall ever hearing them on MW tho.

Arabic language broadcast

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Longwave Loggings / Re: Take Off to the Great White North
« on: October 27, 2018, 1155 UTC »
There is no LW broadcasting in the U.S.  Pretty much limited to Europe and Africa.

Okay! SO...what's with these Michigan NDBs? Oh...NDBs is not "broadcasting"?

Yeah I'd sure like to hear Radio Polska 225 KHz but I'm dreaming! So, LW is popular in Europe + Africa bcuz of its "ground propagation"? Since there are so many different countries and languages  right next to each other?

What about real "satellite" radios? ...is all that European LW broadcasting available via satellite radio?

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Longwave Loggings / Re: Take Off to the Great White North
« on: October 27, 2018, 1150 UTC »
Fall season conditions continue to improve with less QRN.

Yeah I should say so! I haven't listened in a few months...right now atm I hear NDBs all over the place! woot!

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Longwave Loggings / Re: Michigan NDB logs
« on: October 27, 2018, 1133 UTC »
2018-07-06  1558  344.0  ES    Escanaba, MI, USA  446 Km

Nice! My mother lives there. I'll have to listen for it

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Longwave Loggings / Re: Fall 2018 NDB logs
« on: October 27, 2018, 1123 UTC »
Duluth right now 379 KHz 'DL'

Seeme like good conditions for LW lately?


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Longwave Loggings / Re: Take Off to the Great White North
« on: October 27, 2018, 1116 UTC »
11:45z WEBEQUIE 355 KHZ 'YWP'

11:50z INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN
353 KHz 'IN'

Also I'm copying good ol' DULUTH, MN...379 KHz 'DL'.

Btw I'm actually geographically closer to WINNIPEG than I am to DETROIT! like 15 miles closer

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Longwave Loggings / Re: Michigan NDB logs
« on: October 27, 2018, 1111 UTC »
Oh cool I don't listen TOO much to the NDBs...but they help me learn Morse. And I didn't realize MI has so many...I guess with all the Canadian NDBs I just didn't think about it! Thanx for the log!

Incidentally, I'm hearing DULUTH beacon DL on 379 KHz right now...(obviously not Michigan!)

What is the 'AA' beacon I just heard on 364 KHz? 11:23z ...it seems to have stopped now. Am i just not copying it? Or is this like an American Airlines thing...?

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Shortwave Broadcast / •CFRX• Toronto 1 KW power
« on: October 23, 2018, 2348 UTC »
Being in the middle of Lake Superior on a big hill such as I am; it's not infrequent that I copy •CFRX• from Toronto...1010 KHz on commercial AM dial.

But tonight it's absolutely clear and good copy. Yeah I don't even have EXT antenna so I'd  imagine any of you in the Great Lakes region may be able to copy :-) .

I like Canada. We all like Canada here in Michigan.

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The call signs are more than likely different bases or aircraft using a rotating schedule of callsigns (I recall they used the names of different bands, heard PINK FLOYD, etc.) as callsigns - then FRESHMAN and LINEBACKER.  There are definite themes to the pool of callsigns that they rotate through. 

The reference to Wing Attack Plan R (and Dr. Strangelove in general) is actually somewhat accurate.  The use of authentication is a major plot point in that film - and in Crimson Tide too! (remember the CRM-114 discriminator - ignored all radio traffic except traffic that had the correct three letter coded prefix - that happened to be O P E [precious bodily fluids, purity of essence etc.]?) - the use of authentication is extremely important with "in the clear" networks such as HF-GCS...it wouldn't be too difficult to create imitation traffic on that network but without the correct authentication codes it would be obvious to all concerned that that traffic was fake (spoofing attempt). 

As mentioned, it is highly likely that a large amount of traffic heard on 4724 USB, 6712 USB, 6739 USB, 8992 USB, 11175 USB, 13200 USB and 15016 USB is likely "filler" traffic - since the EAMs use the One Time Pad method encryption the only possible way to glean information from listening to them is through traffic analysis...which can be mitigated by simply having huge amounts of "dummy" traffic mixed in with the actual messages. 

Haha man I had a roommate for 5 yrs. ..he was my parents' age and he was a retired attorney. Man he LOVED Dr. Strangelove..."our precious bodily fluids, Mandrake!"

I didn't really get too into that film but no offense I'm not hostile to it!

But EAMs are "one-time pad" encryptions? You think they change their "pad" every day, or week, or what?

I just figured it was a different method of encryption. Anyhow...I've been back listening to em more again lately.

You think there's actual significance to  a 33-character msg or 36-character msg...cuz I'm counting usually like 30 characters (including callsign) and I've never heard them specify until recently, but NOT for the 30-character ones; so, it caught my attention. You think they're more/less significant? Or for different purpose? I defer to your judgement!

Yeah like I always say...the best way to manage this kinda s**t...is to constantly send dummy msgs. Yup. I also think if I was in charge we'd alternate the language of voiced numbers stations. Since you only gotta know how to count to 10.

Heck I'd use different languages for EAMs and coded word-msgs. Yup. Inundate the air with poppycock. Clearly a sound logical tactic :-)

But above all we must protect our bodily fluids!! ;-)
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9/25/2018
(18:33z) 8992U

U7THBO stand by
U7THBO stand by
U7THBO stand by

MESSAGE OF 36 CHARACTERS FOLLOWS:

U7THBO
H6VPVMFGJMS3GNWDAPVSZNTI73HOQS

I SAY AGAIN... (rpt msg)

THIS IS TRAM SIX (←?). OUT!
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9/25/2018
(18:43z) 8992U

VDXVVI stand by
VDXVVI stand by
VDXVVI stand by

MESSAGE FOLLOWS:

VDXVVI
KJIMSLBCOQEXFGHQGKKXJNT4

I SAY AGAIN... (rpt msg)

THIS IS TRAM SIX(←?). OUT!

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Heck yeah Keweenaw Peninsula copy very clear.
 
But right now atm, (2:13z) this is weird music and it's trippin me out just a little bit! ;D

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Utility / EAMs I heard this evening
« on: September 16, 2018, 2202 UTC »
These guys started out on 1175U and then I copied mostly 8992U. There's been much activity this eve...I copied all these msgs by hand and I took note of the time. I present them in chronological order. I'm sure these guys are still going. GOODRICH is "standing by for traffic"

(20:15z)
ALL STATIONS THIS IS REAFFIRM STAND BY.

WRIFIV STAND BY
WRIFIV STAND BY
WRIFIV STAND BY MESSAGE FOLLOWS

MESSSAGE OF 33 CHARACTERS FOLLOWS:

WRIFIVR
TMWNKUQROTLQVNEJ52EEIFMP2

I SAY AGAIN... (rpt msg)

THIS CONCLUDES MESSAGE OF 33 CHARACTERS.

REAFFIRM. OUT!
-----------------------------
(20:30z)
SU2IOV STAND BY
SU2IOV STAND BY
SU2IOV STAND BY MESSAGE FOLLOWS:

SU2IOV XXWPJZP7IELCZLP6JX7R5P6

I SAY AGAIN... (rpt msg)

THIS IS REAFFIRM. OUT!
-------------------------------
(20:41z)
SUNYFU STAND BY
SUNYFU STAND BY
SUNYFU STAND BY MESSAGE FOLLOWS:

SUNYFU
EPJQUIIJGQLZA2E6

DISREGARD THIS TRANSMISSION.

THIS IS GOODRICH. OUT!
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(20:51z) 8992U

SUXT27 STAND BY
SUXT27 STAND BY
SUXT27 STAND BY MESSAGE FOLLOWS:

SUXT27
7CGUPJSCQCIVYBQF5RWVTPILY

I SAY AGAIN (rpt msg)

DISREGARD THIS TRANSMISSION.  GOODRICH OUT!
--------------------------
(20:58z)

SUPOFK STAND BY
SUPOFK STAND BY
SUPOFK STAND BY MESSAGE FOLLOWS:

SUPOFK
GXX3SWNTZXL7B62RPPMD2GVW

I SAY AGAIN... (rpt msg)

THIS IS GOODRICH. OUT!
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(21:31z)

SUJVJ (←??)  STAND BY
SUJVJ (←??)  STAND BY
SUJVJ  (←??) STAND BY MESSAGE FOLLOWS:

SUJVJ (←←?)
U6ODISORO24S7UERCC7RGBCUV

DISREGARD THIS TRANSMISSION. THIS IS GOODRICH. OUT!
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 (21:37z)

SUYD7Q STAND BY
SUYD7Q STAND BY
SUYD7Q STAND BY MESSAGE FOLLOWS:

SUYD7Q
TJDJRGDBBV4WJFAZNDXMALU

I SAY AGAIN... (rpt msg)

THIS IS GOODRICH. OUT!

woot woot! Surprisingly good copy today

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Utility / EAM transmission 14:21 "correction"?
« on: August 03, 2018, 1435 UTC »
just happened to catch this I missed the very beginning I only caught the msg:

F5HWE6WKWCKQYZ

"correction: item 12 QY7"
"correction: item 4 QUX"

QUX5FAUZUPCYCOFRP7

"I say again"

F5HWE6WKWCKQY2X5FAUZAPCYCOFPR7

"This is Resurgent. Out!"

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what's the deal with the "correction"? "QY7/QUX"...you think those are callsigns/recipient/sender?

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Shortwave Broadcast / Re: CRI
« on: June 21, 2018, 0147 UTC »
sort of funny right now cuz I'm copying 9570 KHz waaay better than 9580 KHz even tho they are transmitting the same content. Propagation...is...a funny thing.

Haha I set bandwidth WIDE and I can hear 9580 KHz lagging just a bit behind

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Utility / 11015 USB
« on: June 20, 2018, 2328 UTC »
right now @ 23:12z I'm hearing CW. And it's too fast for me to translate but from 23:00z to 23:07z, they were beeping the letters 'V' and 'U' over and over. I wrote it down, mostly was 'V' and now and then I caught a 'U' in there.

I was going to just report that, but at 23:13z they started beeping diff characters...I caught 4VUV4VU

Then they started beeping what sounds like actual msg...

so what's the deal w this? I'm just learning Morse right now so...u guys can check this out and report back to me! 8)

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Utility / Re: USAF Test Counts & EAM at 8992 kHz
« on: June 19, 2018, 0253 UTC »
I suspect that'd be DYNOTRON or DYNATRON.

Yeah, fair enough. Since I don't think it's a word

Hahaha

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