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Spy Numbers / MC03 on 5139 kHz LSB, January, 2019
« on: January 13, 2019, 1729 UTC »
Chinese military station MC03 has been active this month on 5139 kHz, LSB mode.

The transmitter is using a keyed audio tone in LSB mode, instead of ICW (keyed unmodulated carrier).  You can tell by the audio harmonics of the 500 Hz tone used.

Video of the signal here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiQUa8_E8JA

T!

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Spy Numbers / V24 logs, January 2019
« on: January 01, 2019, 0317 UTC »
All, the last couple of months we have had multiple V24 logging threads, and they got a bit scattered with multiple freqs / days / times in each thread.  It might be a bit better if everyone posted their January, 2019, V24 logs in one thread.   Possibly this one thread ;)

If this works out it should result in all V24 Jan 2019 logs in one easy to find place.

Here is my latest V24 schedule.  Keep in mind several of these freqs have been skipped in the last couple of months, but every time I take them off the sched they come back for a month or two.



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Utility / MOVED: UNID CW at 4870 KHZ
« on: December 31, 2018, 1800 UTC »

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HF Mystery Signals / MOVED: UNID CW at 4870 KHZ
« on: December 31, 2018, 1752 UTC »

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Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6925 USB 0125 UTC 01 December 2018
« on: December 01, 2018, 0149 UTC »
UNID station, 6925 kHz USB, started about 0125 UTC, December 01, 2018.  Music sounded like a comedy bit, maybe Weird AL, not sure, conditions not great.  Into some other music, maybe electronica or something.  Off with an SSTV image.  The SSTV image was not great copy here, but gfood enough to tell it was an image of my listening desk.  Thanks for the image shout out, whoever you were.

Off 0140z.

T!

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Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6930 USB 0018 UTC 26 November 2018
« on: November 26, 2018, 0024 UTC »
UNID station on 6930 kHz, USB mode, 0018 UTC, 26 November, 2018.

Single song, Love Me or Leave Me, Billie Holiday.  Decent, but not strong, signal into the Mojave Desert of California.

Single song and appears to be gone.

T!

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The last V24 transmission, that I know of, was on November 9, 2018, 1500 UTC, on 6215 kHz.  That transmission was normal.  To the best of my knowledge, from that day to today (November 22, 2018) V24 has missed every historically scheduled transmission.  Further, during that time I have monitored every past used V24 frequency from before 1100 UTC to past 1700 UTC, every day (as I have for many years, minus a handful of days in the past 10 years), all with no results.

Either V24 has not transmitted since Nov 9, or they are using an entirely new set of frequencies, or have shifted to a different time set.  V24 has occupied roughly the same times of transmission, between 1100 and 1700 UTC, for at least 15 years.

A real possibility is that V24 has been inactive but will eventually return to the air.  This has happened several times in the past, missing every transmission for a week or more.  At one point V24 was off air for several months, only to return as before.

Time will tell if this is temporary or not, however since there are only one or two more scheduled transmissions this month, and V24 has already missed the companion transmissions to both of those, it is quite likely that the next time we might hear V24 will be on Dec 1, on 6310 kHz, at 1530 UTC.

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Spy Numbers / V07, schedule change November, 2018
« on: November 04, 2018, 0125 UTC »
In keeping with last months frequency change of V07, this month has also shifted frequencies.

15946 kHz, 04-11-2018, 0100z, V07, USB
14846 kHz, 04-11-2018, 0120z, V07, USB

984  984  984  000

Since it was a null message there was no 0140z transmission, but a good bet for the freq at 0140z, when used, is either 13486 kHz or 12486 kHz, my bet is on 13846 kHz.  I guess we will find out later this month.

(edit)  Most recent schedule from my site:


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Spy Numbers / The last known transmissions of both V30 and M97
« on: October 07, 2018, 2222 UTC »
I recently uploaded a few new videos to my YouTube channel.  Two of them are the last known transmissions of Vietnamese V30 and M97.  These stations made their last known transmissions on May 6, 2016.  It is possible they are actually still active, but on frequencies and times that are unreported, however these are the last known activities of the stations.

M97 here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fH5B80Z-vmc

V30 here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzVGRK09CDQ

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Spy Numbers / V07, apparent schedule changes starting October, 2018
« on: October 07, 2018, 1216 UTC »
V07 underwent significant schedule changes from July 2017 to July 2018, but after that time appeared to be stable for a few months.  In October, 2018, it again changed frequencies.  While the time of transmission remained the same, all three frequencies, and the associated callup, were brand new.  Only time will tell if this is a one-time thing or if it is an indicator of more changes to come.

15925 kHz, 07-10-2018, 0100z, V07, USB
14725 kHz, 07-10-2018, 0120z, V07, USB
13425 kHz, 07-10-2018, 0140z, V07, USB

974 974 974 1 6621 51
94643 14348 18101 24324 72543 18250 37407 25823 16576 32639
47123 03844 79082 73575 68010 74390 94567 27207 34803 03527
52089 53963 38411 48842 40039 77378 79395 73175 53327 26653
45293 26739 76792 79788 38069 57323 18070 78647 86641 24433
49244 29739 55316 73469 41832 15765 87431 97215 06997 85714
27318 000 000

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HF Mystery Signals / MOVED: UNID 8993 KHZ
« on: July 17, 2018, 0224 UTC »

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HF Mystery Signals / MOVED: 6666.66 KHZ UNID CW
« on: July 02, 2018, 0022 UTC »

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HF Mystery Signals / Merging all 1 PPS pip / pulse / tick logs
« on: June 23, 2018, 1311 UTC »
All,

On page 1 of this forum there are 14 different posts about the same signal on different frequencies.  In an attempt to clean things up, and so other things don't get lost between, I am going to move all the 1 PPS pip posts to this thread.

It would be nice if we could keep posts related to these signals in a single thread (or maybe two of them, one for reports and one for speculation / theorization), makes it easier to find information.

Keep in mind this is not the same as some other Pip/ditter posts, such as the multi frequency Pips Network.  This is a thread for the 1 pulse per second, 16 msec per pulse, pips that sound something like a time station.

T!

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