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More to follow

Song: "There's no stopping us now"

03:08z now quiet ...

03:09 Going again ...

6925.00 dead nuts on ...

03:12z "WEAK Radio" ID

03:16z "WEAK Radio" ID

467
6925 LSB Music & voice; male OP , I seem to be able to tune it better in LSB at this moment, though audible in AM/USB also.


Can barely make it out here ... could not really make out anything exc something is there; can't really tell ATTM if there is a carrier present or not.

Been 'copying' since 00:45z

00:58z / 7:58 PM CDT Sig strength picking up a little ...

01:18z / 8:18 PM CDT Sig strength picked up markedly ...

01:24z / 8:24 PM CDT Gone ...



468
So, you think you've never been "monitored" ???
Without disclosing any 'trade secrets' I don't quite know how to answer that ...

a) If I'm honest, I disclose things that certain 'employment agreements' I've signed probably prohibit

b) or I could come up with a really good 'cock and bull' story that would satisfy more so than the actual 'trvth' could.

Okay ... I can say that I have had a chance in the past to look at the listings of incoming and outgoing telco 'trunks' (T1's/DS1's T3's/DS3's etc) to the switch and, none of them were 'routed'/provisioned from the switch to say, NSA headquarters in Ft. Meade for starters ...

I may still have the 'CAD' that specified those too, as part of a cutover to an Ericsson RBS 882/884 based system ...


469
Later on, it is widely believed, the allied Echelon capabilities - by now mostly being provided by the US, with useful access being supplied by Britain and other nations - became able to monitor huge numbers of calls automatically, with chosen key words or phrases flagging up a given conversation ...


I have always wondered, where is all this intel-screening, speaker-independent language/phrase inspecting taking place?

The gear isn't located in the local telco 'switch' building ... nor are there 'backhaul trunks' from the telco to where-ever it is the NSA has camp (and their super-computers) set up ... so, not all calls it seems are 'monitored'. Same is true of cellular; nowhere in the MTSO would one find govt-installed 'filtering' gear looking at conversations, nor were there digital 'trunks' (DS1, DS3 DSXXX) back to Langley or anywhere else (bear in mind the switch and all telco-connected gear requires provisioning of all incomng and outgoing trunks and circuits, and this is the province of the telco switch engineer) ...

So, no smoke - no fire?

470
WooHoo!  List update!  I've been needing to re-verify my list for a while; there are lots of memory slots that I've never heard anything on, and I wasn't sure if they were active or not.  My list was originally compiled based on the list on the HF Underground Wiki page, with some changes and revisions over time, based on reports here in the forums.

The master list is great ...

I still have a few questions about a handful of them, between the list on the wiki page and this master list, above:
  • TMP - 4079 KHz - Temperature beacon.  I haven't heard it myself, but I think others have.  Not on the master list, but assume an active beacon?


- Copied 4079.65 at couple of different times this morning (after a doughnut run the 2nd time):

1028z / 5:27 AM CDT
1130z / 6:30 AM CDT

For me it was weak enough I could not copy the CW though (it seems to transmit an awful lot of CW!) ...

Also,

- Copied 4096.60 "T" CW beacon.

1036z / 5:36 AM CDT


471
A very, very faint bit of program material was coming through ... maybe Europe?

Will have to try listening to 6925 earlier in the mornings ...

472
WooHoo!  List update!  I've been needing to re-verify my list for a while; there are lots of memory slots that I've never heard anything on, and I wasn't sure if they were active or not.  My list was originally compiled based on the list on the HF Underground Wiki page, with some changes and revisions over time, based on reports here in the forums.

The master list is great, and I have all of them on my listening checklist, but they still only make up part of what I have on paper and in my radio's memory slots. I still have a few questions about a handful of them, between the list on the wiki page and this master list, above:

  • W... - 4102.3 KHz - I've heard recent reports of reception from "Windy", so I assume it's still active, though not on the master list


If any of the above are known to be off the air, please let me know, so I can update my own list and not spend so much time hunting around for signals that aren't there.  Besides:  if some of these "known good" frequencies are no longer being used, then they might be good places for people to put up new beacons in order to fill some gaps.  I mean someone might not want to plant one too close to a frequency that was already occupied, but if they knew that a particular spot on the dial wasn't being used........

This would appear to be 'Windy' / Morse "W" with dits in between I copied this morning on 4102.4 kHz ...


473
Since this has been bumped to the top I should point out that the Desert T beacon on 12888.8 is no more.  It moved almost 6 months ago to 4102.8.

10:27z 5:27 AM CDT -

 I copied something around 4102.4 khz or so ... dit ... dit ... dit  ... dit dah dah ("W") ... dit ... dit ... dit ...

Local (< 100 mi) Thunderstorm w/lightning to my SE limits continuous clean 'copy'.

Update: Been copying now for +20 mins: definitely transmitting "W" between a series of dits on 4102.4 kHz.

PS. This was copied using a narrow, 250 Hz CW filter and it still wasn't 'armchair' copy!

Update2:
11:12z 6:12 AM CDT -

Still copyable in SSB mode even, but those shorts dits don't give one much to grab onto and listen to!


474

 5:15 AM CDT 10:21z report

OK (3449.80 kHz) and KX (4097.56 kHz)  both very strong this morning ...

475
I had Radio Ronin Shortwave, playing Inna Godda Da Vida, and wrapping up with a greeting to our men and women in uniform.  \

Unfortunately, I didn't get times or recording of it.

It's a shame I missed all of the important logging stuff; it was a great signal here - maybe S9 or so into upstate South Carolina.

I updated the title given your info, Seamus.

476
Lost in the noise here. Lots of static tonight.
Off on/about 02:03z 9:03 PM

Kinda sounded like he was winding it up just prior ...

477
Iron Butterfly?
May be ... I've got so much lightning static it punctuates every other syllable ...

478
more to follow

I have a really ragged copy, although signal is peaking S6 -

- a lot of flutter on the station's signal
- a lot of lightning crashes exceed S6

Doh - signal is AM !


Carrier zero-beats at +590 Hz above 6950 kHz

Still going at 01:42z 8:42 PM CDT
Still going at 01:55z 8:55 PM CDT

Some organ music is coming through ... sounds like a horror show ...

Was still going at 02:01z 9:01 PM CDT

Off on/about 02:03z 9:03 PM

Update: Added Radio Ronin Shortwave per Seamus post.

479
Okay - the station in there is 190 Hz high ... had to cheat and use narrow CW filter to find where the weak carrier was located.

There may be a 2nd station as well and as propagation moves around one or the other gets stronger.

Guitar coming through good right now at 9:53 PM / 2:53z

480
Sounds like a DSB signal, audible on both LSB/USB, shifting/drifting between 6925-6925.5.  Preacher-style religious/political rant.  S5-S7 over S3-S5 static crashes.

Yeah, I could faintly hear the carrier ... used it to find the zero-beat b/c listening to the program content sure wasn't getting the job done!

Now showing +370 high on Icom 756 Series radio ...

Now here comes some music!

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