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Author Topic: 4XZ 6607 CW 2123 UTC 18 FEB 2022  (Read 1170 times)

Offline Erik Mattson

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4XZ 6607 CW 2123 UTC 18 FEB 2022
« on: February 18, 2022, 2127 UTC »
2123 - 6607 is listed as 4XZ, an IDF (Israeli Defense Force) CW channel. CW Get is having trouble sorting it out due to QRN, but it's clearly five character groups.

Spy-Numbers or Utility?
« Last Edit: February 19, 2022, 2215 UTC by Erik Mattson »
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Re: 4XZ? 6607 CW 2123 UTC 18 FEB 2022
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2022, 1724 UTC »
I believe this is best classified as a utility station.
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Re: 4XZ? 6607 CW 2123 UTC 18 FEB 2022
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2022, 2214 UTC »
I believe this is best classified as a utility station.

Agreed. I suppose someone will move it eventually.
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Re: 4XZ? 6607 CW 2123 UTC 18 FEB 2022
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2022, 0957 UTC »
Hi all.

I believe this is best classified as a utility station.

Totally agree. Although 4XZ has an ENIGMA-designator it is far from being a classical numbers station. In fact it is pure utility as 4XZ is the Israeli Navy in Haifa. Yes, they send encrypted messages but the same do the USNy, the Royal Navy or the French Navy - in other modulations than CW...
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