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Offline Looking-Glass

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8.439MHz USB unident??
« on: April 21, 2017, 0708 UTC »
Have been picking up what appears to be Greek language, on 8.439MHz USB very brief voice transmissions, always starts with "Kompanyia....".  

Have noted both male and female voices.  The frequency is very active whilst the path to EU is in during my night and into early morning.

Possibly Greek military?  Maybe Cyprus? Maybe something to do with illegal immigrants arriving by sea to Greece?

Google has provided me with 8.439MHz being used by the Dutch navy but the voices I am hearing are not Dutch.

Any help appreciated. ??? ::)
« Last Edit: April 21, 2017, 0712 UTC by Looking-Glass »
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Re: 8.439MHz USB unident??
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2017, 2240 UTC »
These mystery stations have been active every night/morning my time on 8.439MHz USB.  Seem to think they are Greek, any one with thoughts on this? 

Not continuous so you may have to sit there on 8.439MHz for a few minutes but you will be rewarded!

Must be heard in other parts of the globe beside Australia. ::)
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Re: 8.439MHz USB unident??
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2017, 0752 UTC »
Checked it out from like 0740-0750 UTC but nothing coming in for me.  On 8436 USB, though, I get a faint signal but seems to be Spanish speaking.  Probably unrelated to what you're hearing.

I'll try to remember to check 0700 tomorrow.  Maybe I missed it.
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Re: 8.439MHz USB unident??
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2017, 0916 UTC »
They have disappeared, the last three nights/mornings there has been nothing on 8.439MHz USB, listened for 30 minutes last night and not a word uttered, thanks for looking...
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Re: 8.439MHz USB unident??
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2017, 2212 UTC »
Nothing again, sat on the frequency for about 40 minutes and zero, mystery unsolved, out of Europe, pointing at Greek language.  Maybe a secret military operation, people smuggling, drug smuggling, border control amongst many other possibilities... ::)
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Re: 8.439MHz USB unident??
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2017, 1929 UTC »
Looks like Russian UNID traffic has been monitored on this frequency as well:

http://www.udxf.nl/uc5.html
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Re: 8.439MHz USB unident??
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2017, 2205 UTC »
R4002 & RST111:  Our mystery stations back on this morning my time from 2040z through to 2145z with only one operator heard, seems to be a base station, he was getting no replies, very brief calls every 10 minutes.  

Propagation was open to Europe with SVO Greece and TAH Turkey markers very strong a few Kilohertz down.

I managed to grab some words from his calls:  JohnTay, Sworlka, Pornio and all transmissions seem to end with "Apreeya".

Hope the above helps...

Update, also on this morning Sunday:  Lot of urgent calling with the call ending "preeyo preeyo?" Two stations heard but signals not all that good.
« Last Edit: May 13, 2017, 2239 UTC by Looking-Glass »
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Re: 8.439MHz USB unident??
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2017, 0246 UTC »
Looks like Russian UNID traffic has been monitored on this frequency as well:

http://www.udxf.nl/uc5.html

Here on the record the ships of the Pacific Fleet of the Russian Navy.
8439 kHz, 2014-08-22, 1156 UTC
8439 kHz, 2014-08-22. 1636 UTC


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Re: 8.439MHz USB unident??
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2018, 1616 UTC »
Active from 1610z 17 Sept 2018 8439kHz USB in Russian
Most times & frequencies posted are only an approximation.
Due to the insubstantiality of any “control list” its best avoided and never used.
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Re: 8.439MHz USB unident??
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2018, 1753 UTC »
It halps to listen for some common words or phrases when trying to id a lang. In the Russian case, their phonetics are often first names, Anna, Boris. Ivan, Nicoli, where we use Alpha, Bravo, India, November in the same instance, so that can help id the lang. Ukrainian sounds like Russian to me so I'd not know any difference, and the same for the rest of the slavic nations, save for mebbe Hungary, Lithuania, and Romania. I've listened to Foni Tis Elladas enough to usually know when I'm hearing Greek. On Japanese and Chinese, I think Japanese is multisyllabic while Chinese is monosyllabic otherwise I'd not know what I was listening to, the rest of the Asian langs I simply pile into the other than Japanese or Chinese group. It's nice to have a section for translations and identifications here at hfunderpants is it not? Hell, there are people in my own country who grew up only a few miles away from here I can hardly understand - I'm looking at you, northern Kentucky!

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Re: 8.439MHz USB unident??
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2018, 1806 UTC »
RR OM, really appreciate your great mil postings

Tfc sounded very similar to the udxf.nl recording of the Russian Pacific Fleet net as per that frequency
« Last Edit: September 17, 2018, 1808 UTC by sat_dxer »
Most times & frequencies posted are only an approximation.
Due to the insubstantiality of any “control list” its best avoided and never used.
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Re: 8.439MHz USB unident??
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2018, 0408 UTC »
If you have freqs for their med forces, now would be a good time to tune in, someone shot down a Russian IL20 elint plane some 30 miles from the Syrian coast.