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Author Topic: oops! not actually a spy station, 6988 USB, 0114 UTC  (Read 3356 times)

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oops! not actually a spy station, 6988 USB, 0114 UTC
« on: June 21, 2012, 0123 UTC »
I just barely caught this one as I was tuning around looking for pirates.  At first I thought it was Galei Zahal, then went... no wait, too high.  Then I heard the first few letters the station was broadcasting - one letter/number at a time, with slight intervals between - and wondered if it was a ham spelling out his handle.  Nope, not a name.  I suspect this was a spy station.  As I say, I only caught the end of it, but I can say that it was a man's voice, presumably American, broadcasting in phonetic alphabet letters and numbers, ending with 'out'.  

This'll be the first English-language numbers station catch I've ever made, if I'm right.  

Edited to add: Thanks for the correction.  Ooooops!  This was apparently an EAM, and not a spy station after all.  Sowwy. 
« Last Edit: June 21, 2012, 1613 UTC by Chanter »
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Re: possible spy station, 6988 USB, 0114 UTC
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2012, 0247 UTC »
This was not a spy numbers station.  It was most probably a discrete AF transmission, the messages sounded EAM like.  And the callsign used was E2A (Echo 2 Alpha).  If you look for recordings of EAMs on the HF-GCS you will find examples that sound like what you heard on 6988 kHz USB.

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« Last Edit: June 21, 2012, 1226 UTC by Token »
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Re: possible spy station, 6988 USB, 0114 UTC
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2012, 1612 UTC »
Oh beans!  Now I feel silly.  Thanks for the clue-in.  *facepalms* 
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Re: possible spy station, 6988 USB, 0114 UTC
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2012, 0639 UTC »
Oh beans!  Now I feel silly.  Thanks for the clue-in.  *facepalms* 


Don't feel silly. I for one learned something new from this so I am glad you mentioned it.
The law of unintended consequences has a positive side after all.  :)