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Offline Looking-Glass

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M89 Chinese Military March 2018 logs:
« on: March 29, 2018, 2213 UTC »
The M89 monitoring has taken some effort with a mass of frequency changes for 2018 and poor propagation hasn't helped either.  The 8, 9 and 10MHz transmissions of M89 have still yet to be logged.

There are also many new Round Slip changes for 2018 also which adds to the variety of M89 chasing.  This week I extended the wire antenna from 300 feet to 450 feet but found harmonics, spurs and birdies from the two local MW stations increased dramatically on the low bands so I reverted back to the 300 feet.

Chinese chatter can be often heard on the M89 frequencies on USB mode when the CW transmissions are not running, the majority of the chatter appears to be in Mandarin. All of the below logged with either the Yaesu FT-2000D or the Tecsun S-2000:

1723z  3.328MHz  CW  "V M8JF M8JF M8JF de RIS9 RIS9" 529 report.

1849z  4.326MHz  CW  "V QW2A QW2A QW2A de G5VD G5VD" 539 report.
1554z  4.860MHz  CW  "VVV Q2M Q2M Q2M de NYZ NYZ QSA ? K" 319 report.
1730z  4.870MHz  CW  "V M8JF M8JF M8JF de RIS9 RIS9" 559 report.
1800z  4.904MHz  CW  "V WE3S WE3S WE3S de C5FT C5FT" 419 report.
1854z  4.904MHz  CW  "V QW2A QW2A QW2A de G5VD G5VD" Round Slip change from previous logging. 529 report.

1013z  6.874MHz  CW  "V M8JF M8JF M8JF de RIS9 RIS9" 539 report.

0845z  8.157MHz  CW  "V M8JF M8JF M8JF de RIS9 RIS9" 319-419 report.

Has any other M89 chaser heard the 9 or 10MHz transmissions this season?  Please let me know as they have been elusive this way, time in GMT and frequency would be appreciated...Jack ;)
« Last Edit: March 30, 2018, 0858 UTC by Looking-Glass »
Hermitage Flat, NSW.

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Yaesu FT-2000D, ICOM IC-736 HF/50MHz, ICOM IC R75 & Tecsun S-2000 to 450 feet of wire, and a multi band vertical of dubious reliability.

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Re: M89 Chinese Military March 2018 logs:
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2018, 1736 UTC »
Hi Jack, I received logs for 10MHz transmissions for N&O:

10589  M89 CW  1058 05-03-2018 Mon V WE3V (x3) DE CF5T (x2) //5835 sending different round slip
10589  M89 CW  0856 07-03-2018 Wed V QW2A (x3) DE G5VD (x2)
10640  M89 CW  0820 10-03-2018 Sat VVV (x3) Q2M (x3) DE  NYZ  (x2) (R5) QSA ? K (R5) //6840 
10589  M89 CW  0746 13-03-3028 Tue V QW2A (x3) DE G5VD (x2) 
10589  M89 CW  0758 13-03-3028 Tue V QW2A (x3) DE G5VD (x2) //5835 sending different round slip
10250  M89 CW  0910 16-03-2018 Fri i.p. 53NU 5T7D T5D6 TU57 ... AR AR K K. = = 4T4TB 75 DP 3U77 UAK 73NTU 5U5 (Cont'd)
10589  M89 CW  0902 16-03-2018 Fri V WE3S (x3) DE CF5T (x2) //5835 sending different round slip
10589  M89 CW  1100 20-03-2018 Tue V WE3S (x3) DE CF5T (x2)

Received from a dxer who copied them via the Chinese and Korean web radios

73, Ary

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Re: M89 Chinese Military March 2018 logs:
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2018, 1806 UTC »
Great work there Ary-B, not a thing heard this way except some Chinese chatter in Mandarin on USB now and again.

Either I am out of the transmitting phase time due to propagation, or no propagation at all to that region where 10.589MHz transmits, one or the other.

Congratulations on getting the three Round Slip variants too, well done!

Appreciated...Jack. ;D
« Last Edit: March 31, 2018, 1810 UTC by Looking-Glass »
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Grid Square:  QF56dm.

Yaesu FT-2000D, ICOM IC-736 HF/50MHz, ICOM IC R75 & Tecsun S-2000 to 450 feet of wire, and a multi band vertical of dubious reliability.

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Re: M89 Chinese Military March 2018 logs:
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2018, 0508 UTC »
Early this morning I heard a new Roundslip from 4.904MHz CW...

1851z  4.904MHz  CW  "V C4TY C4TY C4TY de NHF5 NHF5"  219-319 report.

Signal was pretty poor, took around five minutes to get the entire Roundslip correct...Jack
Hermitage Flat, NSW.

Grid Square:  QF56dm.

Yaesu FT-2000D, ICOM IC-736 HF/50MHz, ICOM IC R75 & Tecsun S-2000 to 450 feet of wire, and a multi band vertical of dubious reliability.