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Utility / 10430 BFSK
« on: January 11, 2020, 1941 UTC »
10430cf BFSK 75Bd 850 Shift 1938Z 11JAN19
Presumed KG84 or other crypto in use as acf is 0, just bouncing the smeter

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Shortwave Broadcast / 15000 AM 1920Z 28DEC19 WWV
« on: December 28, 2019, 1922 UTC »
15000 AM 1920Z 28DEC19 WWV
Time signal by om in English with WWVH yl clearly in background
S3/5 and rig's a fraction of a cycle off

:D

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Shortwave Broadcast / 15140 1914Z 28DEC19 Radio Habana CubaArabic
« on: December 28, 2019, 1918 UTC »
15140 1914Z 28DEC19
Radio Habana Cuba   
Programmed Arabic at this time but def not arabic, more like Portuguese or slavic by om.
S6 steady in the clear.

4
Shortwave Broadcast / 15580 1910Z 28DEC19 Voice of America
« on: December 28, 2019, 1914 UTC »
15580 1910Z 28DEC19
Voice of America 1
Om in English with pop tracks
S0 to fadeouts on clear channel.

5
Shortwave Broadcast / 15610 AM 1907Z 28DEC19EWTN (WEWN) English
« on: December 28, 2019, 1911 UTC »
15610 AM 1907Z 28DEC19   
EWTN (WEWN)
Om & yl in English chat, S0 to complete fadeouts and persistent codar cochannel bs.

6
Shortwave Broadcast / 15685 AM BBC
« on: December 28, 2019, 1907 UTC »
15685 AM 1902Z 28DEC19
BBC   
2 om in Hausa covering lively presumed futbol/soccer match
GOOAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

whatever happened to vuvuzelas?

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Shortwave Broadcast / 15730 Voice of America
« on: December 28, 2019, 1902 UTC »
15730 AM 1900Z 28DEC19   
Voice of America   
Om in French nx w mention of several arabic names, s0 in the clear.

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Shortwave Broadcast / 13670 Africa Pathways Radio
« on: December 28, 2019, 1859 UTC »
13670 1850Z 28DEC19 AM
World Christian Broadcast African Pathways Radio
Male/female duo covering "don't worry be happy" to sign off at 1900Z. S4 or so in the clear.

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Software / CW Decoder Apps
« on: December 15, 2019, 2339 UTC »
After doping some testing of cw decoders have come to the conclusion that the best freely available I have used so far is;
CW Decoder
https://download.cnet.com/CW-Decoder/3000-18511_4-75325058.html
v3.58 apparently

http://www.hotamateurprograms.com/downloads.htm
a v3.80 version here

Once installed, set your preferred sound card as input and set the afc to auto, and starting freq to the same cw offset (bfo) as your rig, in my case 600Hz.
I prefer the waterfall display to the line display, easier to adjust the dsp gain and see the overall effects of any filtering.

Compared to the other cw decoders tested on live ota hand sent cw; K500 and Sorcerer tied for last place, Centurion wasn't too shabby, and WCODE was only beat out by CW Decoder. Nice such a great app is free.

Other decoders under test, stand by.


10
ISS 143.625 FM 12DEC19

Weird carrier w/ doppler, musta been right overhead.

Space station: Russian segment VHF-1 channel for communication with Moscow, also used to relay Mission Control to the Shuttle during docking.
https://www.zarya.info/Tracking/ISS/FrequenciesISS.php

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Thank you to Tysonpower (aka Manuel DO5TY) for submitting information about how he's managed to convert a cheap 14.33 USB audio control dial into a VFO tuning knob for use in SDR programs like SDR-Console V3. He writes:
https://www.rtl-sdr.com/reprogramming-a-e15-usb-audio-dial-to-work-as-an-sdr-vfo-knob/

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WEFAX and SSTV / VMC J3C 2000Z 04DEC19
« on: December 04, 2019, 2008 UTC »
Coming in at noise floor, will post image when done.



https://vk6ysf.com/HF_Marine_FAX_Freq.htm

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Shortwave Broadcast / WWV 15000 AM 2041Z 02DEC19
« on: December 02, 2019, 2043 UTC »
S3 to 9+ in the clear, there is hope for propagation after all.

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Utility / Russian Strategic Forces/NDCC CSTO HF Structures
« on: December 01, 2019, 0200 UTC »
Russian National Defence Control Center (NDCC)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Defense_Management_Center

Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collective_Security_Treaty_Organization

interesting csto tidbit;
"In May 2007 the CSTO secretary-general Nikolai Bordyuzha suggested Iran could join the CSTO saying, "The CSTO is an open organization. If Iran applies in accordance with our charter, we will consider the application." If Iran joined it would be the first state outside the former Soviet Union to become a member of the organization."
Russia already has a mutual defense treaty with Iran, and my guess is Iran already has nukes of their own.






NDCC and CSTO make their desires known on HF via T600 and CW links to their respective subordinate commands, and you can copy their traffic if you wish.

All stas F1B T600 50/200 in // unless noted.

0018.1 w/75Hz shift
3548
4445
5438
6328
6342
7657
8505 w/250 Hz shift
8696



00021.1 NDCC F1A fsk morse/75 // 8130
03363.0 NDCC F1B T600 50/200 // 21.1 kHz.
03861.0 NDCC F1B T600 50/200 // 18.1 kHz.
05438.0 NDCC F1B T600 50/200 // 18.1 kHz.
07416.0 NDCC F1B T600 50/200 // 18.1 kHz.
08129.0 CSTO F1B RUS-ARQ 1000 Hz shift
08130.0 NDCC F1B T600 50/200 // 21.1 kHz.
08508.0 CSTO F1B 50/250
08696.0 NDCC F1B T600 50/200
09058.0 CSTO F1B 50/200
10164.0 NDCC F1B T600 50/200 // 21.1 kHz.
13422.0 CSTO F1B 75/250
16112.0 NDCC A1A RAA (callsign)

   Simulcast T600
  1.  10712, 11088, 15778, 16808, 20536, 22413
  2.  5890,  9224, 11524, 14581, 16207, 19688,
      19936
  3.  14192, 16234
  4.  RDL** cw/T600 //with 18.1   
       3363,  3861,  4043,  4446, 4582,  4602,  5268,   
       5438, 6342,  6962,  7657,  7816,  8488,  8508,
       9346, 10452, 10535, 11468, 12098, 12631,
      12741, 13032, 14411, 14664, 15768, 15871,
      16912, 17460, 18764, 19210, 20096, 22864
  5.  RDL cw/T600 // with 21.1
       8130, 10164
  6.  3196,  5846
  7.  5178,  8436


Russian Strategic Forces (General Staff) Callsigns:
1QRF   
2V8I   
F2ET   
G5CX     
MDVB
N1DX
WEGI*
WLHN
XB2M   


Station RGT77 transmits alert messages in CW, in particular with callsign WEGI, and is simultaneously transmitted on other networks such as:

Network 1
14108 kHz/13868 kHz in Summer
NECOS (Net Control Station) use 2 callsigns, likely a network for Russian Army and Russian Navy working outstations with comms checks and QTCs : MMMMM  in Duplex
- uses a new set of callsigns on 1, 11 and 21 of every month)
- outstations on  13096 kHz and same transmission for Net on 13868 kHz, a duplex net

Network 2
13396 kHz in Summer
NECOS use 2 callsigns, likely a network for Russian Army and Russian Navy working outstations with QSO and QTCs in Duplex
- new set of callsigns on 1, 11 and 21 of every month)
- outstations on  12227 kHz

Network 3
12593 kHz in Summer
NECOS use 2 callsigns, likely a network for Russian Army and Russian Navy working outstations with comms checks and QTCs in Duplex
- new set of callsigns on 1, 11 and 21 of every month)
- outstations on  11596 kHz

Alert messages heard
12593,0 WEGI  M32 0743z CW XXX WEGI 42948 67672 MONTER 7138 1577 K
simultaneous transmission on 3 networks :
14108/13868
13396
12593 SUMMER

12593,0 WEGI M32 0738z CW XXX WEGI 28482 KERGELEN 9054 4392 K
simultaneous transmission on 3 networks : 14108/13868
13396
12593 SUMMER

12593,0 WEGI M32 1316z CW XXX WEGI 71045 WERES 2130 0088
simultaneous transmission on 3 networks : 14108/13868
13396
12593 SUMMER

13396,0 WEGI M32 0738z CW XXX WEGI 28482 KERGELEN 9054 4392 K
simultaneous transmission on 3 networks : 14108/13868
13396
12593 SUMMER

13868,0 WEGI M32 0738z CW XXX WEGI 28482 KERGELEN 9054 4392 K
simultaneous transmission on 3 networks : 14108/13868
13396
12593 SUMMER

13868,0 WEGI M32 1316z CW XXX WEGI 71045 WERES 2130 0088
simultaneous transmission on 3 networks : 14108/13868
13396
12593 SUMMER

14108,0 WEGI M32 0738z CW XXX WEGI 28482 KERGELEN 9054 4392 K
simultaneous transmission on 3 networks : 14108/13868
13396
12593 SUMMER


7817,0 RGT77  M32 0757z CW XXX WEGI 36869 UROKONIWH 5060 7831 K
simultaneous transmission on other 3 networks :
14108/13868
13396
12593

7817,0 RGT77  M32 0803z CW XXX WEGI 28687 SWANOSIP 9995 5153 K
simultaneous transmission on other 3 networks 14108/13868
13396
12593

7817,0 RGT77  Russian Army 0734z CW XXX WEGI 63326 PAUKOKREP 2219 5366 K
simultaneous transmission on other frequencies from RGT77 : 7827 and other networks :
14108/13886
13396
12593

16223,0 RGT77  M32 1532z CW XXX WEGI 34059 ITOGOPAPA 0448 3695 K
simultaneous transmission on other frequencies from RGT77 : 15807 7827 7817 and other networks 
10987/10962
13396
12593
7674

16223,0 RGT77  M32 1537z CW XXX WEGI 87633 53931 BOSOBAL 6182 9609 K
simultaneous transmission on other frequencies from RGT77 : 15807 7827 7817 and other networks
10987/10962
13396
12593
7674

16223,0 RGT77  M32 0801z CW XXX WEGI 81948 SLEVENIE 0767 4299 K
simultaneous transmission on 4 other networks on the frequencies
14108/13868
13396
12593
5437

14552,0 RGT77  M32 0911z CW XXX WEGI 34484 94789 29069 MORENNYJ 6791 5134 K //16223 
simultaneous transmission on 4 other network frequencies
14108/13868
13396
12593
5437
and other frequencies from RGT77 : 7617 7627 - 8109

*WEGI may be a general callsign for all strategic forces/commands, or a proword indicating this needs your immediate attention, however XXX and MNL in CW are also indicative of FLASH Priority traffic

**RDL is presumed to be the callsign for all Russian Strategic Nuclear Forces and uses a specific T600 synchronization sequence preamble on all RDL "frequencies", all other links employ a differing preamble of the two known preambles so far

T600 Decoder for those who don't have a few thousand $ to throw on spookware;
http://www.signalshed.com/rivet/index.html
(you can get the preambles and so on but don't expect to see anything but encrypted groups otherwise)

Mention has been made of NDCC/CSTO/RDL communications via the Parus satellite system, specifically a store and forward and mesh topology, making this system an inviting target to monitor;
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parus_(satellite)

Two things come to my mind that might be counted on with the Russians at the onset of conflict;
1st would likely be radio silence across the spectrum
2nd would likely be callsign/frequency changes across the spectrum, that is, going by the Russian radio operational art of WW2; and Russian Forces HF operations today are very, almost uncannily, similar to how they operated on HF in WW2.


All info courtesy udxf logs and personal observation

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Utility / 04224.7 S4285
« on: November 23, 2019, 2324 UTC »
04224.7 USB S4285 300L Encrypted.
IDR/IGJ Rome/Augusta in ITA5 CARBs and Inskip UK on nearby freqs with S4285.

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