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Report #069 01/03/09

MYSTERY STATION  (See Reports #067 & #068)
Coverage of this activity continues to be a real challenge. To date 11 frequencies have been recovered since late October and the same frequency is never used two days in a row. Thus trying to forecast what the frequency will be the next day is not yet possible. Perhaps as more frequencies are recovered, the Frequency ROTA plan will be apparent. The same operational practice seems to be the case with schedules commencing at different times. Some old logging items showed an intercept of an identical transmission in April of 2003. There was also a possible like item in 1989. This is evidently a longtime active operation. A huge thanks to Ed and Jim Vital who are providing very helpful coverage assistance with monitoring this Mystery Target.

RECENT LOGGINGS (Frequencies in kHz)
13133 at 1402Z. Cut numbers traffic. 1-0 equals ANDUWRIGMT. This is the system used by the Cubans.
13987 at various times. Russian callsigns RMZW and RMXV working each other. Signals were very good so I wonder if these two ships were part of the group which recently visited Cuba.
14465.9 at 1544Z. RTTY call tape DDH47 DDH9 DH8 plus list of frequencies 147.3, 11039, and 14467.3 followed by RYs.
14664 at 1703Z. Sounds like FSK Morse. 5F groups with zero cut as T. Carrier off at 1706Z
14828.1/14827 (drifting) at 1610Z. Two stations working very weak, peanut whistle sounding transmitters. Faded out.
17440 at 1736Z. Spanish female with 5F groups, very strong signal. Down with Final Final Final at 1742Z.

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