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Spy Numbers / Re: XingXing guangbo diantai 1 (V13)
« on: August 03, 2020, 1309 UTC »
I heard them using 7502 in the 12-13 time period again. Heard on August 2 at 12:19 utc. I am usually not able to listen at that time so I only caught them for about 2 minutes, dx'ing on my phone waiting in line at the grocery store. I checked again this morning at 12:32 utc and did not find them.

btw, here's my logs from midnight to 04:00 utc last night:
Via Daejeon, South Korea remote


00:00-01:00  not found

01:00utc-01:20utc  15890kHz  H3E

01:30utc-01:50utc  15890kHz  H3E

02:00utc-2:21utc    9276kHz   H3E

02:30utc-02:51utc   9276kHz   H3E

03:00utc-03:02utc   9276kHz   H3E  interval signal, ID and off

03:02utc-03:21utc   7502kHz  H3E

03:30utc-03:51utc   7502kHz  H3E

I see that they are again 4-5 minutes shorter than they have been recently.
Here's the same time period 24 hours earlier:


00:00utc-00:30utc not found

found in progress at 00:53utc until 00:56 18040kHz H3E (I almost missed it entirely)

01:01-01:03  18040kHz H3E

01:03utc-01:26utc 15890kHz H3E

01:31utc-01:56utc 15890kHz H3E

02:01utc-02:25utc 9276kHz  H3E

02:31utc-02:55utc 9276kHz  H3E

03:01utc-03:25utc 7502kHz  H3E

03:31utc-03:55utc 7502kHz  H3E

Spy Numbers / Re: XingXing guangbo diantai 1 (V13)
« on: July 30, 2020, 1912 UTC »

Note the abrupt change at 1:03 from 18040kHz to 15890kHz. I've seen this happen several times when they don't broadcast at 00:00utc, the expected 15890kHz program appears on 18040kHz for a few minutes and the switches to 15890kHz.

I have seen them do this on every frequency set they use at one time or another.  It appears they sometimes forget to shift off the last time slot frequency, or they come up in the wrong frequency for the time, and then shift to the right one, mid transmission.
Perhaps HM01 and V13 are managed by the same people.🤔😂😉


Spy Numbers / Re: XingXing guangbo diantai 1 (V13)
« on: July 30, 2020, 1252 UTC »
Observations from 2020-07-30
via various South Asia remote receivers:

00:00utc-0:30utc  not found   except carrier on 18040kHz

00:31utc-00:56utc     18040kHz H3E

01:01utc-01:03utc     18040kHz H3E

01:03utc-01:26utc     15890kHz H3E  co-channel weak SOH

01:31utc-01:56utc      15890kHz H3E  co-channel weak SOH

02:00:52utc-02:25utc   9276kHz  H3E 

02:30:53utc-02:55utc   9276kHz  H3E  qrm from CNR 1 jamming SOH on 9280kHz (20Khz wide)

03:00:50-03:24:43utc   9276kHz  H3E

03:30:54utc-03:55utc   9276kHz 
All broadcast consist of Interval signal followed by ID and numbers in Chinese

Note the abrupt change at 1:03 from 18040kHz to 15890kHz. I've seen this happen several times when they don't broadcast at 00:00utc, the expected 15890kHz program appears on 18040kHz for a few minutes and the switches to 15890kHz.
I also find it interesting that while V13 is on 15890kHz at the same time as SOH that frequency is not jammed by CNR1 although every other SOH nearby, there's 4 or 5 of them, is covered by huge CNR signals. Most of them are about 20 kHz wide. (!) V13 was covered by the splatter from 9280kHz while it was on 9276kHz but only for a few minutes then the CNR signal remained but was much smaller allowing easy reception of 9276

Spy Numbers / Re: XingXing guangbo diantai 1 (V13)
« on: July 24, 2020, 2227 UTC »
22-July-2020. Observations:

11430kHz AM  00:01z-00:20z
18040kHz H3E 00:01z-00:20z carrier stays on

11430kHz AM  00:31z-00:50z
18040kHz H3E 00:31z-00:50z

15890kHz H3E 01:01z-01:20z
15890kHz H3E 01:31z-01:50z

9276kHz  H3E found in progress at 2:04z until 02:20z
9276kHz  H3E 02:30z-02:51z
9276kHz H3E 03:00z-03:21z
9276kHz H3E 03:30z-03:51z  carrier remains on past 04:20z when I tuned out.

Spy Numbers / Re: XingXing guangbo diantai 1 (V13)
« on: July 20, 2020, 1342 UTC »
20-July-2020 via Daejeon, South Korea remote:

11430kHz AM  2020-07-20 00:05z tuned in to numbers in progress until 00:20z

11430kHz AM  2020-07-20 00:31z IS ID into numbers until 00:50z

13974kHz AM  2020-07-20 01:01z IS ID into numbers until 01:20z

13974kHz AM  2020-07-20 01:31Z IS ID into numbers until 01:50z

Spy Numbers / Re: XingXing guangbo diantai 1 (V13)
« on: July 19, 2020, 0313 UTC »

11430kHz AM  2020-07-19  00:01z interval signal, ID then numbers. Gone at 00:20z recheck
18040kHz  2020-07-19  transmitter is apparently defective with carrier on and off every second or so. During interval signal the flutes can be heard each second and bits of numbers are sometimes audible (in usb, lsb and am ) also. I saw this last night too but didn't realize what it was.

11430kHz AM  2020-07-19  00:31z interval signal ID and numbers until 00:51z
18040kHz   2020-07-19  00:31z continued defective transmitter. recording below


13974kHz AM  2020-07-19  01:01z IS  ID  and numbers until 01:21z
15890kHz H3E 2020-07-19  01:01z IS  ID  and numbers co-channel SOH until 01:21z

13974kHz AM  2020-07-19  01:32z IS  ID  and numbers until 01:43z
15890kHz H3E 2020-07-19  01:31z IS  ID  and numbers until 01:43z

not found at 02:00-3:00 or 3:00-4:00

Spy Numbers / Re: XingXing guangbo diantai 1 (V13)
« on: July 18, 2020, 2202 UTC »
18-July-2020 V13 observations
via various East Asian remotes

13974 kHz AM  01:02utc
15890 kHz H3E 01:01utc 
Both frequencies start with interval signal flutes but drop carriers after ID but before numbers begin.

13974 kHz AM  01:32utc
15890 kHz H3E 01:31utc  Both frequencies--interval signal then ID and off at 01:33utc

9276 kHz  unmodulated carrier   I tuned in at 02:05 and promptly fell asleep so I have no idea how long they were on with no modulation.

I checked for them during the 00:00-01:00 time but they weren't on any of the "scheduled" frequencies.

Correction: I now know that V13 was on 18040kHz from just before 00:00 until at least 01:00 18-July-2020 with the malfunction that I describe below

Shortwave Broadcast / Re: More LRA36 tests
« on: July 18, 2020, 2152 UTC »
I heard them with an excellent signal via Brasilia remote. They started before 17:00, as early as 16:00. and they were off when I rechecked at 18:50. Also wasn't in USB but in CUSB . I thought the whole point was to test if USB works better than CUSB. Whatever they did the signal in Brasilia was pretty good.

Heard via Daejeon , South Korea remote thanks to tip from Ron Howard in CA and XYZ in Japan

They run a 4 hour program loop starting from 00:00utc with English at xx:37 during 1-5-9-13-17 and 21 hours utc. Program is called "Touch! Global Headlines" and is from EBS-FM (https://home.ebs.co.kr/morning/main). It consists of English followed by a Korean translations.

recorded 7-17-20 starting at 17:29utc. English starts at about 5:00. Recording is in Synch-USB to avoid strong CW on 4888kHz


Again, thanks to Ron Howard and XYZ
btw, English is noted in most recent EiBi update but at different, mostly incorrect (as far as I can tell) times.

Intuned at 23:09 to Creedence "Have you ever seen the rain?" Barely audible on N3JLY remote. 23:11 possible ID followed by music.

Shortwave Broadcast / Radio Algerienne in English
« on: July 16, 2020, 1841 UTC »
Heard via Twente
13820kHz  at 18:31 utc with malfunctioning transmitter via Issoudun, FR
They do an occasional 5-15 minute English segment several times a week this hour only. Today it was 5 minutes long "Destination Algeria"
There is one transmitter at Issoudun that does a weird beepy, chirpy thing. It seems to ba a luck of the draw deal as to where the funky tx will turn up.


Spy Numbers / Re: XingXing guangbo diantai 1 (V13)
« on: July 14, 2020, 2026 UTC »
I'm not sure why I said that 7502 is parallel with 9276, I've never seen that happen, my bad. I've spent lots of time monitoring them lately but mostly during the 00:00-04:00 time period. I've seen everything you describe, in other words no pattern that you can count on.  I usually find number stations pretty dull but find myself compelled to follow this one.
Thanks for your always helpful insights.

Shortwave Broadcast / Re: Unid 6255 AM 1719 utc 13 Jul 2020
« on: July 13, 2020, 2018 UTC »
Echo of Hope/Voice of Hope. S. Korean clandestine
Aoki lists them from 8:00 ut to 4:00 ut on 6255

Spy Numbers / Re: V2 on 11.635 LOUD
« on: July 12, 2020, 2244 UTC »
That would be HM01

Shortwave Broadcast / More LRA36 tests
« on: July 12, 2020, 2152 UTC »
They will be "testing" on the next 2 Saturdays July 18 and July 25. They will be on the usual frequency of 15475.98 kHz in USB from 17:00-23:00 UTC. Yesterday test was supposed to be in USB but it was in the usual carrier+USB mode.

Adrian Korol, RAE, Buenos Aires Argentina via Horacio Nigro Geolkiewsky via WOR

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