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Author Topic: UNID CW on 4330  (Read 6883 times)

Offline LanceLovejoy

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UNID CW on 4330
« on: November 22, 2010, 0322 UTC »
At 03:38z: been hearing weak CW sig for more than 30min now, ,when sig strengthens I believe my Multipsk program is able to decode it with roughly 75% or better accuracy, do no think this is the 5 letter cut number groups of M8, which would usually be easy to ID. Are the frequent "=" sign indicative of any particular station?   Below is a sample, any ideas?  I defer to the spook experts!

 NN 7J BRE21022 NLHTK NR 24 T T SAVEE4X4AZ = VV DE IUE 4XZ =E=VVV E4X4XZ = TUETEE4X7 V = VVDEX4XZ EIEIV AEEEME= E IEAXZ EAV4& XZ SUXI A= VV E4ENNXXV TEEZ Z= V5DE4XZ XZ= VVVL4XIU E= /VV E4XZ=VD3TZE TSSE RTWNRE X IE=ESEDE4Z S=EVV E QGE Z EEE4VV DE BI3Z VEE7TKEEIEAEEI Z = CE E55 EEZ IVNE! = EEAVVDE BEZ4IV DE 4XZ4XZ = TVV DE Z EAXME IE EEETEZ YZ= VV TE 44NETZVV E4XZ Z EXDE4 EYZEUE IVV DE 4XXZ E VIAE XZ IUX=T TZ XZ =VVB4Z ! EDE 4EZ EX LT EEVDE4NZDA= E QZ ! =KV E 4IXZ 4WNEZEXV =&DEXM% EB EIETIINEITEST X7 U6= UXMI EUZ = = V DE YMI XTD=EI EETEM4XEEEEEEUVDIX4XZ= VVTDE XTTEQE QV EEETQ HTEZV IVX D4XI(ZTA BEVENWYA EX NEEDE 4ETQ4E= = DEZIRAVIA EEEETI 4DETA . VVDE HWEVVVZ= = VEV DE 4Z EEE4XI4NA =

Addendum: Still going strong at 04:05z, now over an hour active.
« Last Edit: November 22, 2010, 0405 UTC by LanceLovejoy »
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Re: UNID CW on 4330
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2010, 1421 UTC »
This is not a spy numbers station, although it did carry the designator M22 for a while, but rather it is station 4XZ out of Haifa ISR, run by the Israeli Navy.  Along with this being a known frequency for 4XZ (actual center freq is 4331 kHz) you can see frequent IDs in the message you have posted, although many of them are somewhat knackered.  I assume that is the result of the decoder, because when I tune to 4XZ I normally do not notice such spurious characters.

This message is encrypted, and it does send 5 letter groups.
« Last Edit: November 22, 2010, 1427 UTC by Token »
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Re: UNID CW on 4330
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2010, 0153 UTC »
Thanks for the ID Token, great info!   :)
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Re: UNID CW on 4330
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2010, 0246 UTC »
yup, it's 4XZ.  I generally tune to 4331 to see how propagation is to the middle east and usually hear VVV VVV VVV DE 4XZ 4XZ etc.  I think some of this is unencrypted weather data in some standard format. 

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Re: UNID CW on 4330
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2010, 2355 UTC »
The "=" sign is how the software decodes the morse BT ( _ . . . _ ) which is a break.  In phone, one would say "Stand by".  In CW, one sends BT.

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Re: UNID CW on 4330
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2010, 0030 UTC »
It is encrypted last time I checked in some weird code, not like a OTP or anything. Typically comes in very nicely here.
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