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Author Topic: Unknown Numbers Station, need help with an ID - Possible spoof  (Read 4807 times)

Offline RW Observer

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Hello all, a friend of mine from INSMA recorded this odd numbers station broadcast. Hopefully we could either get an ID on this station or regard it as a spoof. Regardless it transmitted several times today on 14340 kHz.

Below are several recordings.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHT2-u1O05w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COQK1XRMWmA

https://soundcloud.com/user391037721/unknown-numbers-station-14340

As said before, hopefully we can ID this station or regard it as a spoof.

Thank you all!
Florida, always listening via my Tecsun PL-660 receiver. QSL to rwobserver@gmail.com

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Re: Unknown Numbers Station, need help with an ID - Possible spoof
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2014, 2158 UTC »
Hi, that's an interesting one. Could indeed be a fake. It sounds like they composed a message from recorded EAM letters and words. But then again it could be a real one as well. At what times were the transmissions?

73, Ary

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Re: Unknown Numbers Station, need help with an ID - Possible spoof
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2014, 2302 UTC »
The letters and numbers are synthesized, possibly using two different voices.  Notice the pronunciation of "declination", typical text to speech issue.  The same station was heard on 10 MHz also.

My guess is a fake, and a poor one at that, at least the format could be more consistent.  Also notice that all frequencies seen so far have been inside ham bands (both 30 and 20 meters).  Although now that I posted that I bet we see some a bit outside the bands.

Of course I thought the same thing about EV01 when we first saw it, so maybe not.

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Re: Unknown Numbers Station, need help with an ID - Possible spoof
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2014, 2306 UTC »
Hi, that's an interesting one. Could indeed be a fake. It sounds like they composed a message from recorded EAM letters and words. But then again it could be a real one as well. At what times were the transmissions?

73, Ary

The transmissions on 14340 were at 1515z 1545z and at 1600z.

There was another transmission on 10115 at 2300z.
Florida, always listening via my Tecsun PL-660 receiver. QSL to rwobserver@gmail.com

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Re: Unknown Numbers Station, need help with an ID - Possible spoof
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2014, 2329 UTC »
This station transmitted again at 2320z on 10115 kHz. I managed to record the message.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3o1Jh6jGSMY

We can't jump to conclusions here, but we'll definitely keep an eye on it.
Florida, always listening via my Tecsun PL-660 receiver. QSL to rwobserver@gmail.com

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Re: Unknown Numbers Station, need help with an ID - Possible spoof
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2014, 0629 UTC »
yep, EV01 was my first thought but that one sounded more organised / more like a real one 

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Re: Unknown Numbers Station, need help with an ID - Possible spoof
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2014, 1518 UTC »
she was on 14340 khz today at 1515. I only heard "end of transmission goodbye"

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Re: Unknown Numbers Station, need help with an ID - Possible spoof
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2014, 1728 UTC »
Has any one had any luck lately? I have not heard a thing here on the east cost yet.

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Re: Unknown Numbers Station, need help with an ID - Possible spoof
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2014, 2200 UTC »
Alas, I heard the end of the 1515 transmission on the 9th but nothing at 1545 and 1600 and I didn't have time to tune in yesterday or today

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Re: Unknown Numbers Station, need help with an ID - Possible spoof
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2014, 1534 UTC »
Nothing at 1515 on 12/01

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Re: Unknown Numbers Station, need help with an ID - Possible spoof
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2014, 1727 UTC »
I heard several of these transmissions on the 15'th & regarded it as a fake. As Token said, the ham band thing makes me think it was just someone messing around.
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Re: Unknown Numbers Station, need help with an ID - Possible spoof
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2014, 1946 UTC »
fake ,since more and more hams and their friends are joking around on the twente SDR.. and it works :)
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Re: Unknown Numbers Station, need help with an ID - Possible spoof
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2014, 1748 UTC »
They need to standardize on a frequency for the spoofs, so we know where to listen :-)
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