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Spy Numbers / MOVED: P5O 3.635MHz CW???
« on: July 11, 2017, 0121 UTC »

Spy Numbers / V07 July 09 2017
« on: July 09, 2017, 1519 UTC »
V07 on July 09, 2017

13563 kHz USB, 09-07-2017 0700, 512 512 512 000
12163 kHz USB, 09-07-2017 0720, 512 512 512 000
12163 kHz USB, 09-07-2017 0724, 512 512 512 000

Note the unusual repeat on 12163 kHz at 0724z.  This was also at a significantly lower power level, so not sure what was going on there.  The 0720z TX was S9 or a little over, the 0724 was S7 and lower.

The voice has changed as of last week from what it has used for the last 5+ years.  It sounds fuller and the tempo has been sped up a bit.

Recording here, left channel is the null message sent on 12163 kHz USB, July 09, 2017, right channel is the null message sent on 12182 kHz USB, July 12, 2015.

And a spectrogram here, pointing out some changes to the voice.

There has also been a frequency change starting this month, deviating from the frequencies used in July since at least 2011.  It will be interesting to see if all of the freqs, for all months, have also changed.  Last month was on the old freq sets.

Old freq set here:

But so far this July they have used 13563 khz and 12163 kHz, instead of the XXX82 kHz freqs they used previously.


For the last couple of days I have been looking at a signal that has some of the earmarks of HAARP.

Starting about 2130 UTC on May 21 and 22, 2017, what appeared to be a dead carrier came up on 5125 kHz.  The carrier transmitted on a 3 minute cycle every 10 minutes.

On May 21 it came up at XXX7:00z and off at XXX0:00z.  I mean for example, the carrier started at 2337:00z and stayed on the air until 2340:00z.  Then it was off air until 2347:00z, and transmitted until 2350:00z.  Then on at 2357:00 and off 2400:00.  Etc, etc, 3 minutes every 10 minutes, starting on the XXX7:00 mark.  It did this from about 2130 UTC on May 21 until about 0750 UTC on May 22, or roughly 10 hours of operation.

Further, there occasionally appeared to be some very low frequency modulation on the carrier, for example at 0400:00z - 0403:00z tonight it had swept modulation on it, starting at about 15 Hz and going to about 23 Hz, or possibly half those frequencies and I was seeing the harmonics, although most of the time all I could detect was a little 120 Hz hum (which I have seen on HAARP before.

And then on May 22 at about 2130 it started up again.  Still on a 3 minute on per 10 minute cycle, but tonight it starts at XXX0:00z and ends at XXX3:00z.  I mean it starts on air at 0020:00z and goes of air at 0023:00z, then back on the air at 0030:00z and off at 0033:00z, etc, etc.

Right now (0400 UTC, May 23) the signal is still cycling.

I have seen these kinds of signals for the last few months, off and on, but never really looked at them closely until yesterday.  By the way, these signals are heard on remotes across the US and in Europe.

Why do I say this might be, maybe, to be considered, HAARP?  The signal strength and characteristics are consistent with past HAARP observations.  The bearing of arrival is consistent with past HAARP observations.  The low frequency modulation is consistent with past HAARP observations.  And finally the 120 Hz hum is consistent with past HAARP observations.  Not one of these things, by themselves, is a good indicator, but taken together I think it is worth considering HAARP as a possible source.

Chris, if we had the GPS DF thing going we could tell ;)


(edit)  Added screenshot;

The following is a screenshot of about 35 minutes of waterfall looking at signal in detail.  4 transmission cycles, every other transmission has low frequency modulation on it.

(additional edit)  Further information;

At 0600 the transmissions changed.  It was still the 3 minutes per 10 minute cycle, however now the 3 minute transmission was broken up into a 3 second on and 1 second off cycle within the 3 minutes.

Also noted that alternating 3 second cycles were stronger and weaker, and the strong ones appeared to have the VLF audio modulation on them.  This lead to a closer look yet, and I now believe that every transmission may have the VLF audio on it, however I was not initially able to detect it on the slightly weaker ones.  At a guess, HAARP was alternating X mode and O mode operations, as the power delta between the strong / less strong transmissions is about equal to the delta observed between confirmed X and O mode operations.

In past confirmed HAARP operations O mode was about 10-12 dB stronger than X mode, and that tracks with these observations.

HF Beacons / Windy 4102.74 kHz 1300 UTC May 20 2017
« on: May 20, 2017, 1323 UTC »
The newer format Windy beacon is booming this morning, 1300 UTC, May 20, 2017.  4102.74 kHz but with some sag, so I expect it will drift with either temp or battery voltage.

No wind in the High Desert this morning, no dits between the W's, it is sending:
TMP 74
B 127

Entire cycle takes about 1 min 31 seconds.

You can tell when the sun hit the sensor, temp shot up 6 degrees in under 5 minutes.


Some kind of odd digital image mode on the waterfall, 0330 UTC, 20 May, 2017.  Freq was about 6960 kHz.  Unfortunately I was not recording when it happened.


Other / HAARP testing, 0110 to 0433 UTC, 20 February 2017
« on: February 20, 2017, 1521 UTC »
For the first time in a while HAARP was active in the early morning hours (UTC) 20 February 2017.  This activity was preannounced on the HAARP web page as well as several associated Twitter and Facebook accounts.

The official HAARP Facebook account ( https://www.facebook.com/UAFHAARP/ ) was not very useful in real time, however near real time updates were happening on the Twitter account of an assistant research professor ( https://twitter.com/ctfallen ).

A quick breakdown of the HAARP transmissions for early morning, 20 February, 2017, as received at my location:

~0110 to 0200 UTC, active on 4440 kHz with CW.

0207 to 0236 UTC, active on 3350 kHz.  Burst sent every 30 seconds.  Burst length is 4 seconds and consist of 15 short pulses at 5 pulses / second followed by one, one second long pulse.  HAARP system was apparently in X mode during this time.

0239 to 0259 UTC, active on 2800 kHz.  Same signal as 0207 to 0236 on 3350, 15 short pulses and one long pulse in a 4 second long burst sent every 30 seconds.  Still apparently in X mode.

0300 to 0342 UTC, Using both 2800 and 3300 kHz at the same time in Luxembourg Transmission tests.  This series involved different audio being sent in AM mode, sometimes tones, beeps, and music.  This was a 9 minute and 30 second cycle repeated every 10 minutes, so there were 4 complete cycles during this time period, one starting 0300, the next 0312, next 0322, and the last starting at 0332 UTC

0343 to 0433 UTC, Sequencing 2800, 2820, and 2840 kHz, CW on each, Artificial Aurora test.  Transmissions 90 seconds long on each freq, off air for 30 seconds, and then to the next in the cycle.  Sequence was 2800 kHz in X mode, 2800 kHz in O mode, 2820 kHz in O mode, 2840 kHz in O mode, then back to start of sequence.

Keep in mind that when I use CW above I do not mean Morse code, rather I mean CW as defined by RF types not in communications, CW is Continuous Wave, and simply means an unmodulated carrier.


North American Shortwave Pirate / UNID 7615 AM 0230 UTC 14 Feb 2017
« on: February 14, 2017, 0235 UTC »
UNID station 7615 kHz AM, 0230 UTC, 14 February, 2017.  The same programming as the station formerly known as YHWH.


Spy Numbers / MOVED: 4724USB up to 23.25UTC 30 Jan 2017
« on: January 31, 2017, 1304 UTC »

North American Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6935 USB 0132 UTC 30 Jan 2017
« on: January 30, 2017, 0146 UTC »
So far unided station on 6935 USB  Not very strong, and a bit of QSB, but when it fades up it sounds like nice and wide audio, I would say 3.8 kHz or wider.

Appears to be off at 0146 UTC.


HF Beacons / MOVED: L6YC beacon...
« on: January 30, 2017, 0132 UTC »

HF Mystery Signals / MOVED: ON8A
« on: January 27, 2017, 2208 UTC »

HF Beacons / 21 January, 2017, spin around some beacons
« on: January 22, 2017, 0536 UTC »
I had to be up early for work today, so I thought I would start the day before I left checking some beacons.  And then when work canceled it turned into how many beacons can I hear in a day?  First tune was 1220z, last one I counted was 2250z, so a bit over 10 hours from first to last.

Listed in frequency ascending order, not time of reception.

2008.41 kHz, 1222z, unnamed beacon (active for several years now, but not sure if it has ever been reported here), cycles on and off, when on one 0.19 sec dit every 2.89 sec, or about 21 per minute.  This is NOT the same as the beacon on the "active" list, or if it is the same beacon the cycle changed a couple of years ago, that one had a .86 sec long dash.

2016.7 kHz, 1245z, unnamed beacon (active for several years now, but not sure if it has ever been reported here), cycles on and off, when on about 0.15 sec dit about every 0.88 sec, or about 68 per second.  Was very weak this morning and never caught more than one or two dits at a time, in the past was more clear.

2097.3 kHz, 1224z, A Beacon

4070.33 kHz, 1228z, ZN Beacon

4070.38 kHz, 1240z, GT Beacon

4095.76 kHz, 1556z, Viking

4096.06 kHz, 1804z, I think unnamed beacon, about a 6.8 second long dash about every 10.5 seconds, very pronounced chirp on the leading edge of the dash.

4096.37 kHz, 1233z, Haystack

4174.8 kHz, 1254z, Z beacon

5824.5 kHz, 1815z, unnamed beacon, this is one of several unnamed beacons that have been active for several years in the 5824 area, but only heard this one today, not sure if it has ever been reported here.  Dit about 0.19 second long sent about every 3.75 second, or about 16 per second.

6626.5 kHz, 1811z, possibly Rainy beacon, but timing was slightly off so not 100% sure it was not the unnanmed beacon near the same frequency.

6626.58 kHz, 1811z, Rocky Beacon

6700.4 kHz, 1815z, Hexy2K beacon

7000.74 kHz, 1821z, Stumpy beacon.  This beacon varies the time between dits over time, not sure if it is temperature related or something else.  Today, and at this time, it was a 0.125 sec long dit every 16.1 seconds, but I have seen much longer and much shorter times between dits.

7998.74 kHz, 2250z, Shorty beacon

That was all the unlicensed beacons heard for today, also heard a lot of Russian single letter beacons, but if I post them that will be a separate post.


Spy Numbers / New V24 prediction chart, first quarter of 2017
« on: January 16, 2017, 1656 UTC »
It looks like V24 underwent some pretty significant schedule changes 1 January, 2017.  Below is a best guess of the new schedule, but keep in mind it takes a couple months to confirm changes, and we are only half way through the first month of the new schedule, so this probably is not 100%.

Of note they appear to have killed the 6215 khz frequency again, or they have moved it to a new sched near the end of the month, and so not seen so far.

Version 16.0, V24 schedule, first quarter, 2017:

And as always, the latest schedule (V16.0 at the moment, but will change as new scheds are made) on my web site can be found at:


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