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Offline IQ_imbalance

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Russian HF
« on: March 04, 2022, 1450 UTC »
From the Scan-DC mailing list; no idea of how valid these are.

3920.00        USB      Working stations in rear bases or Russia
4029.50        USB      Tactical in-country, jammed with screaming
woman and "Rooster" jammer loops
4090.50        CW      Endless 5L groups in Cyrillic, unknown origin
4128.50        CW      Endless 5L groups in Cyrillic, unknown origin
4220.00        USB      Duplex for mobiles wkg control on 5125 kHz
4380.00        USB      “Basis”  Kaliningrad ATC
4395.00        CW      Endless 5L groups in Cyrillic, unknown origin
4397.00        USB      Tactical artillery coordinates etc, jammed by
“Rooster”
4421.00        USB      Unknown air use
4610.00        USB      Tactical artillery coordinates etc
4625.00        USB      S28 - (The Buzzer) - no MONOLITH heard, but
continuous jamming and pirate radio stations being weird. Ukraine
national anthem. Waterfall pictures. Screaming pig jammer.
4649.50        USB      Possible Tank Commanders main active channel,
possible Artillery, bearings/grid numbers in Russian, very busy but
now seems dead
4651.00        CW      Russian Navy Maritime Patrol/ ASW a/c ground control
4913.00        CW      Endless 5L groups in Cyrillic, unknown origin
5050.00        USB      Jamming
5125.00        USB      Suspected Russian mil command channel, mostly
hearing jamming - the pig loop, Ukraine patriotic music, loop of
Russian voice "Go back to Russia."
5130.00        USB      Reported Ukraine MOD use, unverified
5293.00        CW      RMP-Russian Navy Baltic Fleet HQ, broadcast
messages for Baltic Fleet collective REO in Cyrillic, “KARTA,” loud at
1843
5331.00        USB      Russian military comms, Rooster jamming
5784.00        USB      Korsar, Air Force transport control, primary
ground channel
6460.70        CW      RMP, like 5293
6552.00        CW      Russian Navy MPA/ASW air. Duplex w/6752
6752.00        CW      Russian Navy MPA/ ASW ground. Dx w/6552

7050.00        LSB      "40 Meter Radio War," stations jamming each
other, similar activity on 7055 and other frequencies
7933.00        USB      Very active Russian mil in Kyiv area, heavy
pig jammer and similar, now seems dead
8112.00        CW      Russian Air Force - Ground control for bombers
and tankers. A/c on 8990
8131.00        USB      Russian Air Force - Bombers and tankers.
Katolik wkg Balans, Russian Air Force Moscow
8821.00        CW      Russian Navy, "S" marker and aircraft duplex
with ground on 8830
8830.00        CW      Russian Navy ground, aircraft transmit 8821
8990.00        CW      Russian Air Force ground, aircraft transmit 8112
9741.00        ISB      Very busy command channel, Russian military
with coordinates, LSB and USB duplex
10021.00      CW      Russian Navy Maritime Patrol/ ASW a/c ground control
18030.00      USB      Korsar: Russian Military Transport Aviation HQ,
Moscow
LOG/NE-SW unterminated BOG/DJ-130/800Mhz Yagi
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Re: Russian HF
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2022, 1542 UTC »
Thanks, IQ_imbalance.

Love this in particular:
4625.00        USB      S28 - (The Buzzer) - no MONOLITH heard, but
continuous jamming and pirate radio stations being weird. Ukraine
national anthem. Waterfall pictures. Screaming pig jammer.

Gotta love those weirdos  ;D
« Last Edit: March 04, 2022, 1632 UTC by Erik Mattson »
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Re: Russian HF
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2022, 1711 UTC »
Indeed!  There's a youtube channel that continually monitors UVB-76, and you can sometimes catch the 'weirdos' in action :)

Even on the days when i can pick up the buzzer at my location i haven't been able to catch any of the related fun :(

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUgzv-8_EMc
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Re: Russian HF
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2022, 2334 UTC »
Indeed!  There's a youtube channel that continually monitors UVB-76, and you can sometimes catch the 'weirdos' in action :)

Even on the days when i can pick up the buzzer at my location i haven't been able to catch any of the related fun :(
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUgzv-8_EMc

Listening in as I type @ pubic libary... lookin fwd to printing this post with all those possible frequ.'s.   ( :o well, not really)
If I ever become insomniacal this might be just the cure...just heard male voice, sounded Russian   :o
"BaBa Booee, etc. etc..." however you spell it...!
« Last Edit: March 05, 2022, 2340 UTC by UncleJohn »

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Re: Russian HF
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2022, 2103 UTC »
For what it is worth, I have not heard any tactical-sounding voice (SSB) comms in several days. Perhaps I am listening in the wrong places at the wrong times so I'm putting this out to ask if I am the only person.

I have heard the usual ham radio "battle" on 7050/7055 LSB and of course people playing music over The Buzzer on 4625 KHz. That's not what I am referring to.

Completely uninformed speculation on my part (so take it with a certain amount of skepticism): 1) the widespread publication of the frequencies the Russians were using along with 2) the jamming of those frequencies combined with 3) the on the ground status of their military campaign (the location of their forces, that they are laying siege to certain cities, etc.) has led them to largely or completely quit HF SSB. They may very well be using encrypted data and CW a lot more now; I have no idea. Also, in some cases, perhaps shifting to VHF/UHF (and local repeaters they have brought in?) and/or satellite comms makes more sense?

If they are coordinating the shelling of a city, VHF/UHF might be more appropriate.
If they have hundreds of trucks bottled up in a single 60 Km-long convoy north of Kiev (which, by the way, is simply ludicrous from the standpoint of good military logistics procedures), do they need to run a net in HF SSB to coordinate that convoy? Maybe or maybe not.

I don't know if this has been discussed elsewhere. If so, please send some links.
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