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Author Topic: V02a on 5883 kHz, 12 Sep 2011  (Read 2465 times)

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V02a on 5883 kHz, 12 Sep 2011
« on: September 16, 2011, 0543 UTC »
12 Sep 2011, 5883 kHz, Spanish numbers station.  Eton E5, located in San Francisco.  Given the frequency and the day, it looks like it would've been around 0700 UTC.

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Re: V02a on 5883 kHz, 12 Sep 2011
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2011, 1524 UTC »
I have a question about V02a on 5883 khz.  It seems to be a nightly transmission.  Can anyone tell me what time it starts either in Eastern Time or UTC, I am setting up a timer-recorder and want to catch the beginning section "Attencion!"
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Re: V02a on 5883 kHz, 12 Sep 2011
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2011, 1609 UTC »
V2 always starts at the top of the hour. Of course, as this is Cuba, and they're using 1950s Soviet era clocks. "top of the hour" could easily be a few minutes either way, so start your recording early. Plus, you'll get the chance to hear all sorts of screwups as Pedro fumbles around to get things going.

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Re: V02a on 5883 kHz, 12 Sep 2011
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2011, 2259 UTC »
Okay, I have my radio on 5883 khz and recorder set for 0658 UTC.  I'm a rookie spy and if I miss the transmission Ed and Arnie will be pissed!  Now where did I put that one-time-pad?
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Re: V02a on 5883 kHz, 12 Sep 2011
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2011, 2059 UTC »
As a general rule, all things HF and radio are UTC.  This means UTC time and UTC date.  In fact all of my radio related PCs are on UTC, none on local time.

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