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Author Topic: Russian numbers 6917 USB 15 July 2015 0449 UTC  (Read 4563 times)

Offline Zoidberg

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Russian numbers 6917 USB 15 July 2015 0449 UTC
« on: July 16, 2015, 0346 UTC »
(Copying log from Utility forum, since it may be more appropriate here.  Thanks to Oliver and Chris for helping to verify this.)

Unidentified male voice communication, counting in Russian, on 6917 kHz USB, 0449 UTC, 15 July 2015.  Repeated phrases, one word sounded similar to "Shatili" (Georgia?), which Oliver corrected as the number 4 or "chyetyrye" in Russian.  Recorded via web SDR based in University of Twente, NL.

I don't often chase numbers stations and just happened to notice this on the waterfall while monitoring the 6700-7000 kHz zone via the Twente, NL web SDR, which also features a quick and easy way to record catches.

Approx. 90 second off-air recording.
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Re: Russian numbers 6917 USB 15 July 2015 0449 UTC
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2015, 0732 UTC »
Same heard again 7/16/2015, 0531z-0535z on 6917 USB, via Twente, NL web SDR.  Poorer signal, comparable to poor conditions in US last night in and around 40-43m band.
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Snoopy: Sony ICF-2010
Roger: Magnavox D2935
(Off-air recordings.)

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Re: Russian numbers 6917 USB 15 July 2015 0449 UTC
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2015, 0945 UTC »
I'm pretty sure those are Russian numbers, although if he did say some thing about Georgia right now I wouldn't be supprised. 6917 sticks out for some reason as a familiar frequency. I'll have to look through my logs. The interesting part to me is that it's not a recorded voice. It sounds like a love broadcast to me. I'm just speculating here but I wonder if it's training or something related to  Ukraine. I read an article saying that Ukraine was worried about a new three pronged attack from the Russians (possibly meaning the rebels) and also new violence in West Ukraine. Who knows. Pretty cool though. Maybe also related to the TU-95 crash in the Far East, I think they are still looking for the crew.

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Re: Russian numbers 6917 USB 15 July 2015 0449 UTC
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2015, 1622 UTC »
Hello. My English is a bit poor, but I'll try :) I listened to this recording. A man counts from one to ten with strong Asian (Kazakh, Tadzhik) or Caucasian accent. For example, as the author noticed, the speaker says "Shatili", not "Chetyri", like most of Russian-speaking people, and it may confuse listeners.
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Re: Russian numbers 6917 USB 15 July 2015 0449 UTC
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2015, 0108 UTC »
Thanks, Rypp.
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Al: Palstar R30C & various antennae
Snoopy: Sony ICF-2010
Roger: Magnavox D2935
(Off-air recordings.)

 

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