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Re: CIS Navy on HF
« Reply #30 on: January 10, 2020, 1908 UTC »
The catch has been mighty slim last few days trawling for soviet signals. Wonder what that old gorby is up to.

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Re: CIS Navy on HF
« Reply #31 on: January 10, 2020, 2145 UTC »
Iíve noticed the decreased traffic too. I wonder if theyíve moved to less-well-known frequencies because of the current situation?
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Re: CIS Navy on HF
« Reply #32 on: January 11, 2020, 1652 UTC »
Might be, they had a black sea exercise not too long ago that may have kept them busy as President Putin was there overseeing everything.

We might rationally expect to see daily traffic from the Shakter as it's a "research" vessel, but perhaps not from the Bubnov as the Boob (heh) will often be on ops with the fleet - aka the reason she exists, in such cases she likely sails under hf emcom (emission control aka radio silence) as far as sending wx reports we've been copying of late.
In general, when you hear QTC in the traffic it means there's a message to pass. usually wx/sea state related.
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Re: CIS Navy on HF
« Reply #33 on: January 11, 2020, 1802 UTC »
This guy has some detailed posts on the Russian Navy & decoding some of the weather reports (ones using the FM-13 format).

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Re: CIS Navy on HF
« Reply #34 on: January 11, 2020, 1824 UTC »
Thanks Boriken.

His article on using SDR Consoleís analyzer for use on russian navy frequencies was especially interesting.
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Re: CIS Navy on HF
« Reply #35 on: January 11, 2020, 1845 UTC »
This guy has some detailed posts on the Russian Navy & decoding some of the weather reports (ones using the FM-13 format).



https://planesandstuff.wordpress.com

He's one of my elmers on all things rooskii.
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Re: CIS Navy on HF
« Reply #36 on: January 11, 2020, 1851 UTC »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyMea4DbglU&feature=emb_title
black sea drills


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpvq3hmCKCs
background music for above black sea vid, gorby approved
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Re: CIS Navy on HF
« Reply #37 on: January 12, 2020, 1343 UTC »
Now that the storms have passed, I plan to leave the 9k on 12464 until 1800z.  ( Unless the NY transatlantic op with the nails reappears ;) ).
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Re: CIS Navy on HF
« Reply #38 on: January 12, 2020, 2315 UTC »
Was in the other room and had forgotten to switch the rig to 8MHz @ 1800 when a burst of about 30wpm morse started on 12464 @ 2222Z, long after the usual switch to night primary on 8mHz. It had a very bad auroral zone flutter to it, making it very hard to read. Lasted about 10 mins and that was it, Moscow time was 0122.

Earlier today saw why there'd been no traffic noted on 12464 the last days or so, it was tuned to 12364.

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Re: CIS Navy on HF
« Reply #39 on: January 12, 2020, 2353 UTC »
12464 30wpm or faster cw 2348Z 12JAN19
in the noise but much more stable than the last tx
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Re: CIS Navy on HF
« Reply #40 on: January 24, 2020, 2111 UTC »
Nil heard on the usual haunts lately, so will be trying for RIT's radio prognoz bcast on 7422, 1000/2200Z daily.
Prognoz, indicating prognosis or forecast, is the Russian navy's determination of what the ionosphere will support as far as HF comms are concerned. The tx is somewhat cryptic as there is dissent on how to read the bcast but it's likely date/time and channel designators rather than an encoded frequency list, but like said, dissent rules the day.
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Re: CIS Navy on HF
« Reply #41 on: January 24, 2020, 2115 UTC »
i havenít heard anything either Josh, so Iíll be interested to know what you find. 
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Re: CIS Navy on HF
« Reply #42 on: January 24, 2020, 2123 UTC »
i havenít heard anything rither Josh, so Iíll be interested to know what you find.

Lol I was hoping you'd catch this post before 2200 and tune in!
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Re: CIS Navy on HF
« Reply #43 on: January 24, 2020, 2124 UTC »
Thank you, however Iím about to leave babysit my granddaughter so iíll miss this pass.
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Re: CIS Navy on HF
« Reply #44 on: January 24, 2020, 2128 UTC »
Ah well, always next time.

Also for unattended monitoring been looking into these gizmos;
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Morse-Code-Reader-CW-Decoder-Morse-Code-Translator-Ham-Radio-Essential/372858119170?hash=item56d0136402:g:Gu0AAOSwPkhd4KL7
cheap and if given decent sending they do a fair job, and don't have to leave a pc on to just decode cw.
Have to find the vid where the guy found out what control does what as apparently they have some controls that aren't detailed.

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