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Report #070 02/01/09

MYSTERY STATION  (See Reports #067, #068 & #069)
As of 31 January 13 frequencies have been recovered with 7 pairs noted in simulcast operation. The pairs are not always the same two frequencies. The time span for these transmissions is roughly 1200-1830 UTZ. Schedules have been observed Monday-Saturday. Although Sundays have been checked frequently I have not heard this station on that day. The ENIGMA designation for this activity was M51.

While looking through some old material dating back to when I wrote for Monitoring Times, I ran across this item, which always gave me a chuckle. At 1331 UTC on 13959.5 kHz, USB/CW signals. This is a new twist for calling a station. After tuning the transmitter, the operator came on the air in USB and whistled the Cavalry Bugle Call - the one played at ball games when the tune is played and the crowd yells "Charge!" Every few minutes the operator would whistle that tune continuing this practice for about 40 minutes. He then shifted to CW and began sending V's followed by CLP5 CLP5 CLP5 DE CLP1 QSV K. I stated that I wondered if that was an authorized Cuban Foreign Ministry commo procedure.

RWM in CW on 14996 kHz. This is the Moscow time station.
Piccolo transmission on 14657 kHz at 1308 UTC. Also noted on same frequency on another day at 1304 UTC.
On 14651 kHz at 1300 UTC 6 tones sent over and over for more than 10 minutes. Possible Russian Intelligence 6-note selcal.

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