Monday, March 31, 2014

Solar Peak VHF DX Log Part 3 (32-33.5 MHz)

All intercepts made in Southern California by the author, using a WiNRADiO G33DDC SDR and a PAR EF-SWL end fed 45' wire. All frequencies kHz, all times UTC.

OM = male, YL = woman, SS = Spanish, EE=English, Disp=Dispatcher, Unid = Unidentified.

Tones are CTCSS (Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System) aka "PL."
CSQ = no tone in use (Carrier SQuelch)

Frequency ... Callsign ... Mode ... Description ... Time ... Tone

32025.0    Unid    FM    OM, weak, copied nothing    2246    CSQ?

32085.0    Unid    FM    Weak OM, looked like voice, no copy    2243

32150.0    Unid    ?    Hissy Station    2125    n/a

32180.0    Unid    FM    SS/OMs, several fast talking taxi dispatchers, wkg mobiles with 2-figure calls ("cero seis," "cinco uno," etc.). One of these guys has a very distinctive and great sounding voice. One mobile heard. Also a fast-talking SS/YL dispatcher. Not a US business channel. Suspect South America.    1955    77.0

32250.0    Unid    WFM    Military, discussing firing ranges, wide signal    2030    ?

32275.0    Unid    FM    Weak carrier, fading

32300.0    Unid    FM    Weak carriers, fuzzy OM    2053    151.4

32380.0    Unid    FM    Weak    2042    ?

32525.0    Unid    FM    Weak    2306    88.5

32550.0    Unid    ?    The Buzzy Station. It fades in slowly as band opens, very wide (~150 kHz) when loud. Shows the usual ionospheric leopard-skin pattern. Continuous, usually until band closes. Doesn't sound like anything heard on HF.    1936    n/a

33020.0    Unid    FM    Unknown transportation base station, ID sounds something like "Carly Base." OM and YL wkg "37," and "113" (both heard). OM reminding drivers of upcoming bus inspection.    2009    192.8

33026.0    Unid    ?    Weak Hissy Station    2146    n/a

33040.0    Unid    FM    YL, " Base" wkg "13" (heard, weak) regarding transportation.    2008    CSQ or 167.9

33060.0    Unid    FM    YL "Base," wkg several drivers, regarding transportation.    2129    123.0

33060.0    Unid    FM    OM, possible bus driver, having a heated argument with "Base."    2100    127.3

33080.0    Unid    FM    Distorted YL bus dispatcher. OM (mobile, good signal) tells her the road is blocked. She advises to use caution and keep 4-way flashers on. PL has a low audio level and doesn't decode.    2010    ?

33100.0    Unid    FM    OM "Base," clg "214, Alberta." Real good signal.    1946    186.2

33125.0    Unid    FM    Hissy Station, usual different length bursts    2155    n/a

33160.0    Unid    FM    SS/EE/OM taxi dispatcher. Like a lot of these, he lapses into brief English phrases on occasion.    2053    CSQ

33160.0    Unid    FM    OM, brief fade in    2108    203.5

33280.0    Unid    FM    2 OM s, southern US accent, possible public safety. "15, clear."    1910    107.2

33480.0    WNJB312    FM    Lancaster County, PA, local FD channel. OM, dispatch for "[unintelligible] Township." Later volunteer fire fighter paging tones, followed by OM announcing, "Work detail, 1600 hours, at the firehouse."    2230    CSQ

33480.0    WNFA251    FM    Tolland County, CT, mutual aid channel. YL with medical dispatch.    2109    179.9

33500.0    Unid    ?    Hissy Station    2011    n/a

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Solar Peak VHF DX Log, Part 2 (31-32 MHz)

All intercepts made in Southern California by the author, using a WiNRADiO G33DDC SDR and a PAR EF-SWL end fed 45' wire. All frequencies kHz, all times UTC.

OM = male, YL = woman, SS = Spanish, EE=English, Disp=Dispatcher, Unid = Unidentified.

Tones are CTCSS (Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System) aka "PL."

Frequency ... Callsign ... Mode ... Description ... Time ... Tone

31000.0    WPCK809    FM    Preston County Board of Education, Kingwood, WV.  "Bus Garage" wkg various drivers in bad 2014 winter weather. Called "Preston County comm center," which answered "911 center." Wkg "121" and "129."    1921    151.4

31000.0    Unid    FM    YL, different agency, short cut in. "I need [another?] report" was the only thing copied. She didn't sound like a happy camper.   2012    210.7

31025.0    Unid    FM    2 stns: #1: Two EE/OMs, very distorted, likely off-frequency, copied only "son of a bitch." #2: Loud/clear SS/OM, "quiero mas," definitely on-frequency. 025 is not an FCC allocation. From previous cycles, I'd be inclined to guess South America.    2130    CSQ

31040.0    Unid    FM    YL, brief fade in, sounded like EE    2108    203.5

31060.0    Unid    FM    SS/OM fast talking taxi dispatcher, phone ringing bg    2040    91.5

31080.0    Unid    FM    OM, sounds like Russian, then weak noise like old mil PARKHILL scrambling, minus the PL tone. Later hiss, possibly open squelch noise on a repeater or remote base output, then weak voice comm, unintelligible. Repeater skip? Fishing boat?    2220    100.0

31100.0    Unid    FM    OM, southern US accent, "SF2" clg "SF4"    1900    CSQ

31125.0    Unid    ?    Hissy Station, periodic short bursts, later long xmsns    1830    n/a

31160.0    KIP300    FM    Loud YL "Dispatch," says "10-4," wkg loud OM regarding bad winter weather. Probably John Weidman & Son Oil Burner Service, Lancaster County, PA.     1929    127.3

31161.0    Unid    ?    Hissy Station, short bursts. Only freq not in the .25 spacing.    1940

31175.0    Unid    ?    Hissy Station, short bursts. Later longer transmissions.     1940    n/a

31200.0    Unid    FM    YL, pretty clear, transportation type stuff, also disorted OM    1954    77.0

31200.0    Unid    FM    2 different OMs. One was warning a company driver of ice patches. Apparent HVAC company. References to filters for outdoor and indoor units. Loud thumping QRM from "squiggles."    2038    91.5

31200.0    Unid    FM    YL, nice signal, southern US accent    1954    97.4

31240.0    Unid    FM    YL, heavy southern US accent, sounded like "Have a great race, Rusty."    2023    82.5

31240.0    Unid    FM    OM, southern US accent,    2151    123.0

31275.0    Unid    ?    Like Hissy Station, only very loud buzz. Same people?    1745    n/a

31280.0    Unid    FM    2 OMs, southern US accent, one named John. Given to long conversations. Very strong signal. Calls to "Salvador" (never heard) regarding tractors and various agricultural devices.     1850    179.9

31300.0    Unid    FM    Hissy Station, long & some very short xmsns    2204    n/a

31300.0    Unid    FM    Stn sending continuous buzz, on and off all day, fading    1908    151.4

31300.0    Unid    FM    Dasher, regular 1-sec carriers in standard NBFM; faded out    2106    151.4

31360.0    Unid    FM    OM, huge signal, sounded like some kind of company dispatch type tfc. Warning drivers about cold weather.    2018    CSQ

31360.0    Unid    FM    2 OMs, southern US accent    2003    71.9

31360.0    Unid    FM    2 OMs, southern US accent, one transmitter tx drifts up and down at key-down. Content suggests business or construction activity.    1925    173.8

31400.0    Unid    FM    Unk construction company, OMs discussing digging and such, southern US accent, great signal    1945    110.9

31440.0    Unid    FM    OM, southern US accent, discussing concrete and construction type work. Later two guys audible.    2047    CSQ

31480.0    Unid    FM    2 OM s, base & mobile, southern US accent.    2020    CSQ

31480.0    Unid    FM    Very distorted OMs, lots of noise    1852    156.7

31520.0    Unid    FM    YL, really strong southern US accent, wkg 2-3 OM s with some joking around. Possible loading dock or warehouse type operation.    2203    82.5

31520.0    Unid    FM    OM, southern US accent, some kind of work regarding ditches in a field.    2141    118.8

31560.0    Unid    FM    2 OMs, weak, possible false PL decode of other people    2217    114.8

31560.0    Unid    FM    2 OMs, southern US accent., long exchange, distorted. Discussing work and some kind of hole in something behind something else.    2205    192.8

31600.0    Unid    FM    Two guys with southern US accents. Sounds like Texas. One is a truck driver, obviously chewing the rag on long hauls for companionship. He tells various stories that would make good TV scripts.    2039    136.5

31600.0    Unid    FM    Stn using turkey calls, doesn't sound like our trucker friend.    1902    ?

31600.0    Unid    Unk    Approximate center fq of "reverse squiggle," upward moving xmsn in ~10 sec periods. Demodulates (if chased around well enough) as noise + Spanish "freeband" type of voice, with echo box. Always the same guy. Likely spur or intermod. Appeared on several days.    1950

31640.0    Unid    FM    OM, strong southern US accent, wkg cement trucks on construction job. Fades in and out.    1738    118.8

31640.0    Unid    FM    YL: unintelligible, brief fade-in    1916    146.2

31680.0    Unid    FM    OM, not much heard    2121    114.8

31680.0    Unid    FM    Carrier, distorted audio    2009    156.7

31700.0    Unid    FM    Weak    2138    CSQ

31754.0    Unid    N0N    SuperDuperSquiggle, started here at 2031, drops very slowly in frequency, occasional gaps or squiggly places, ended 8 minutes later on 31353. Recurs at regular intervals with similar characteristics. Likely industrial RF device.    2031    n/a

31760.0    Unid    FM    2 stns, OM mentioned "Texas," southern US accent. Not very intelligible.    2040    85.4

31760.0    Unid    FM    Weak OM    2220    88.5?

31760.0    Unid    FM    Weak YL    2041    141.3

31760.0    WXY630    FM    Probably Hobet Surface Coal Mine Operations, WV. Base stn & mobiles with 600-Hz beep on un-key. Sometimes the base sends short beeps when weak mobiles are active. Traffic sounds right.    2007    146.2

31850.0    Unid    FM    Hissy Station, stronger than usual    1950    n/a

31880.0    Unid    FM    SS/OM    2131    94.8

31880.0    Unid    FM    2 OMs, southern US accent    2019    94.8

31880.0    Unid    FM    2 OMs, southern US accent, one stopping for a sub    2118    107.2

31880.0    Unid    FM    OM, noisy signal, short xmsns, fading    2048    114.8

31880.0    Unk    FM    2 OM s, southern US accents, at work, weak    1858    127.3

31880.0    Unid    FM    OM using turkey calls, loud, mentioned "the plant"    1905    210.7

31900.0    Unid    ?    Hissy Station, several transmitters that seem to be wkg each other, each slightly off-frequency    2123    n/a

31920.0    Unid    FM    2 Oms, concerning highway aid in "Beckman Subdivision"    2205    141.3

31950.0    Unid    FM    Hissy Station, narrower than others    1945    n/a

31960.0    Unid    FM    SS/EE/OM, dispatcher, says numbers in EE but words in SS    2128    82.5

31960.0    Unid    FM    2 OM s, southern US accent    2012    107.2

31975.0    Unid    WFM    Brief WBFM transmissions, missed. Probably military.    1800    CSQ

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Solar Peak VHF DX Log, Part 1 (30-31 MHz)

All intercepts made in Southern California by the author, using a WiNRADiO G33DDC SDR and a PAR EF-SWL end fed 45' wire.  All frequencies kHz, all times UTC.

OM = male, YL = woman, SS = Spanish, EE=English, Unid = station didn't identify.
Tones are CTCSS (Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System), aka "PL," in Hz.

Frequency ... Callsign ... Mode ... Description ... Time ... Tone

30000.0 ... Unid ... ? ... The Hissy Station. Transmits a very clean and purposeful signal about 20 kHz wide, with little evenly spaced bright wavy lines inside a wide hiss. Appears all over low VHF. Channel spacing seems to be 25 kHz. Usually short ARQ type exchanges, but occasionally long bursts sounding more like the mil-spec stuff on HF. ... 2256 ... n/a

30175.0 ... Unid ... ? ... Hissy Station ... 1858 ... n/a

30450.0 ... Victor Bravo ... FM ... US Army, Ft. Hood Range Control, TX. Victor Bravo making radio checks with many ranges: Clear Creek Rifle Bravo, Hand Grenade/ Claymore, Trapnell Machine Gun, Clear Creek Machine Gun Alpha, PK [Pilot Knob] Grenade Launcher, PK Rifle Zero. "This concludes the 1400 hours radio transmissions, all ranges [unintelligible] Victor Bravo Range Control out."  ... 2000 ... 151.4

30450.0 ... Unid ... FM ... Brief fade in, unintelligible, different PL than before. Likely US military. ... 2111 ... 210.7

30580.0 ... Unid ... FM ... OM with US southern accent ... 1725 ... 91.5

30600.0 ... Unid ... FM ... OM, "10-4" ... 1904 ... 107.2

30620.0 ... WPSD819 ... FM ... Millennium Taxi Service, Chattanooga (Hamilton County), TN. Several YLs wkg mobiles. Mobiles often heard. Distinctive phone rings in background. Best skip signal at this QTH, always first in and last out. Bet they didn't know they have a skywave antenna.  ... 2145 ... 210.7

30620.0 ... Unid ... FM ... 2 OMs, not the taxi co, sounds more like a cement or construction company. "Base" wkg "217." Discussing cement. Nice clean signal.  ... 2006 ... 94.8

30640.0 ... Unid ... FM ... OM, "Jerry, where you at?" S. acc. ... 1824 ... 114.8

30640.0 ... Unid ... FM ... EE/OM/YL ... 1927 ... 146.2 

30660.0 ... Unid ... FM ... SS/OM with dispatches for "Once" ("11" in SS), mentioned something that sounded like "Rockaway." ... 2156 ... 77.0

30680.0 ... Unid ... FM ... SS/OM, dispatches ... 2159 ... 100.0

30700.0 ... Unid ... FM ... YL "Base to Norman," several calls. Another guy is named George. ... 1916 ... 118.8

30713.0 ... Unid ... CWFM ... Ctr fq of farty noise, similar to sounders heard on HF ... 0023 ... n/a

30720.0 ... WQPU857 ... FM ... Van Pool Transportation, LLC, xmtr in Sudbury, MA.  Possible rptr or multiple base stns. Definitely a wide area network. Firm has several of these in MA. ID from traffic & FCC data. ... 2045 ... 151.4

30720.0 ... Unid ... FM ... Distorted OM & YL, wkg weaker stn, strong southern US accent. ... 1851 ... 192.8

30740.0 ... Unid ... FM ... SS/OM dispatches, phone ringing in bg ... 2142 ... 107.2.

30740.0 ... Unid ... FM ... Different SS/OM, also phone ringing in bg, with PL. QRMing each other, hard to copy either. ... 2142 ... 179.9

30760.0 ... Unid ... FM ... OM & YL, good sig, coordinating some kind of loading work. Both loud. ... 1905 ... 74.4 ... 64.7

30800.0 ... Unid ... FM ... YL dispatcher, mostly SS except occasional lapses into EE and ??: "Anybody else?" "Montgomery and Sullivan," "77449." Fast talking. ... 1859 ... 88.5

30800.0 ... Unid ... FM ... Weak OM, locksmith company, discussing a safe. Probably IN. ... 1801 ... 91.5

30800.0 ... Unid ... FM ... OM, nothing else known ... 1910 ... 123.0

30800.0 ... Unid ... FM ... OM, then YL with heavy southern US acccent ... 1859 ... 151.4

30920.0 ... Unid ... ? ... Ctr. Fq of steady multi-tone buzz with ionospheric fading, possibly PSK, maybe The Buzzy Station (see 32.55). ... 2045 ... n/a

30920.0 ... Unid ... FM ... OM, one good loud xmsn and gone. Then Hissy Station on 30925. ... 1903 ... 162.2

30920.0 ... Unid ... ? ... Hissy Station ... 1904 ... n/a

(to be cont'd)

Friday, March 28, 2014

Speed Test on VOA Radiogram for March 29-30

From Kim Andrew Elliott:

Hello friends,

This weekend, 29-30 March 2014, will be program 52 of VOA Radiogram. This means that VOA Radiogram has survived one year of shortwave broadcasting.

VOA Radiogram has been successful because of its audience: tuning in, decoding, experimenting, and sending in reports.

We will mark one year of VOA Radiogram with a "battle of the 100-word-per-minute modes." The same VOA News story will be transmitted using four modes that have a speed of more-or-less 100 words per minute.

Here is the lineup for VOA Radiogram, program 52, 29-30 March 2014:

1:51  MFSK32: Program preview
3:28  PSKR125 (110 wpm): VOA News re Ethiopia
7:42  MT63-1000L (100 wpm): Same VOA New story
12:34  Thor25x4 (100 wpm): Same VOA News story
17:58  MFSK32 (120 wpm): Same VOA News story, with image
23:55  MFSK32: US international broadcasting FY2015 budget
25:58  MFSK32: Closing announcements, with image

Each mode will be preceded by 5 seconds of silence, followed by the RSID, 5 more seconds of silence, and the RSID again.

Please send reception reports to

VOA Radiogram transmission schedule
(all days and times UTC)
Sat 0930-1000 5745 kHz
Sat 1600-1630 17860 kHz
Sun 0230-0300 5745 kHz
Sun 1930-2000 15670 kHz
All via the Edward R. Murrow transmitting station in North Carolina.
(Many shortwave broadcast frequencies will change on 30 March with the beginning of the A14 season, but the VOA Radiogram frequencies stay the same, for the time being.)

The Mighty KBC, via Germany, will again transmit a minute of MFSK64 Saturday at about 1230 UTC on 6095 kHz and Sunday at about 0130 UTC on 7375 kHz. (KBC's change from 7375 to 9925 planned for this weekend has been postponed until May.) STF Radio International will also have a minute of digital modes during the same hour (simultaneous MFSK32 streams at 1500 and 2100 Hz).

Amateur radio digital nets: As KD9XB, I usually check in to the New York NBEMS net Saturdays at 1400 UTC (10 am EDT) on 7036 kHz and the Pennsylvania NBEMS net Sundays at 1500 UTC (11 am EDT) on 7072.5 kHz. I occasionally also check in to the USeast NBEMS net Wednesdays at 2300 UTC (7 pm EDT) on 7036 kHz. All these nets are USB and start with Olivia 8-500, then change to another mode such as MFSK32 or MT63-1000L for messages.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Canberra Control Heard on 15962 kHz USB in MH370 Search

Listeners Gier Stokkeland (Norway) and Dallas McKenzie (NZ) have monitored Canberra Control, Australia, working Chinese and Australian military aircraft involved in the vast search for the missing Malaysia Airlines B777.

Traffic passed includes weather information and flight following data.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Another All-MFSK32 (set and forget) VOA Radiogram for March 22-23

From Kim Andrew Elliott:

Hello friends,

Last weekend’s all-MFSK32 “set it and forget it” broadcast of VOA Radiogram worked well for most listeners, so we will do another one this weekend. This time, however, the program includes six MFSK32 images.

Here is the lineup for VOA Radiogram, program 51, 22-23 March 2014 (all in MFSK32 centered on 1500 Hz):

 1:33  Program preview
 2:33  Russia Internet, with image
 7:36  Greenland ice sheet, with image
13:45  Power from ocean waves, with image
19:26  Winter's slow retreat, with 2 images
25:30  Closing announcements and VOA Radiogram logo

Please send reception reports to .

VOA Radiogram transmission schedule
(all days and times UTC):
Sat 0930-1000 5745 kHz
Sat 1600-1630 17860 kHz
Sun 0230-0300 5745 kHz
Sun 1930-2000 15670 kHz
All via the Edward R. Murrow transmitting station in North Carolina.

The Mighty KBC (transmitter in Germany) will broadcast a minute of MFSK64 Saturday at about 1230 UTC on 6095 kHz, and Sunday at about 0130 UTC (Saturday 9:30 pm EDT) on 7375 kHz. Reception reports to Eric: .

Amateur radio digital nets: As KD9XB, I usually check into the New York NBEMS net Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Eastern (1400Z) on 7036 kHz, and the Pennsylvania NBEMS net Sunday at 11:00 a.m. Eastern (1500Z) on 7072.5 kHz. Each is USB, starting with Olivia 8-500 centered on 1500 Hz, then changing to MFSK32 or other mode for messages.

I have just about finished responding to VOA Radiogram reception reports from the weekend of 8-9 March, and will now start on reports from 15-16 March (program 50). Eventually, I will catch up!

I hope to hear from you this weekend.


Kim Andrew Elliott
Producer and Presenter
VOA Radiogram
Twitter: @voaradiogram

Friday, March 07, 2014

Intresting Participatory Experimental VOA Radiogram for March 8-9

From Kim Andrew Elliott:

Hello friends,

On VOA Radiogram, program 49, 8-9 March 2014, the experiment will involve the audio frequency of a received MFSK32 transmission.

We hope that simple, receive-only applications (apps) are developed to decode MFSK32 on PCs and mobile devices. One requirement of MFSK is that the receiver and software be tuned to the precise frequency.

VOA Radiogram is typically transmitted on an audio frequency of 1500 Hz. The audio frequency as received tends to be a few Hz above or below 1500 Hz.

Would an MFSK32 app require an RxID to ensure that the received audio frequency is exactly correct? Or is there enough tolerance in MFSK32 that an RxID is not necessary?

VOA Radiogram, program 49, will begin with MFSK32 on a center audio frequency of 1600 Hz, with an RSID.

Just before 4:51 into the program, I will ask VOA Radiogram listeners to turn the RxID off and manually tune to an audio frequency of 1500 Hz.

Please let us know if you are able to decode the subsequent VOA News story without the assistance of the RxID.

During that VOA News story, you can turn the RxID back on.

For unattended reception, turn RxID off and set the audio frequency to 1500 Hz. You should decode everything after 4:51 into the show.

Here is the lineup for VOA Radiogram, program 49, 8-9 March 2014, all in MFSK32:

   1:37  1600 Hz: Program preview
 3:14  1600 Hz: Introduction to MFSK32 experiment
 4:51  1500 Hz: Cyber attacks on mobile devices, with image
10:33  1500 Hz: Ukraine telecommunications under attack
17:44  1500 Hz: Request for comments about shortwave, with image
20:11  1500 Hz: BBG FY 2015 budget request, with Flmsg* table
27:00  1500 Hz: Closing announcements

*Use Flmsg with Fldigi, both available from

Please send reception reports to

Winter SWL Fest

See you at the Winter SWL Fest, 14-15 March 2014, near Philadelphia. I'll be there to demonstrate to decoding of text and images on VOA Radiogram. Attend one or both days. Registration at the door is welcome. Information at

The Mighty KBC

The Mighty KBC, with studios in the Netherlands and transmitters in Germany, will transmit a minute of MFSK64 Saturday at about 1230 UTC on 6095 kHz, and Sunday at about 0130 UTC (8:30 pm EST) on 7475 kHz. Eric enjoys receiving reception reports at

The Saturday 0930 UTC broadcast

Now that this broadcast has been heard and successfully decoded in New Zealand, I will keep the 5745 kHz frequency for a few more weeks. Please ask your friends in the Asia Pacific region to try to receive the broadcast. Reception is also good all the way to the North America west coast. Try unattended reception while you sleep.

Daylight Savings Time in North America

On Sunday, 9 March, we in North America will move our clocks ahead one hour for "daylight savings time." For VOA Radiogram, this means that the broadcast Sunday at 1930-2000 UTC, on 15670 kHz, will now be at 3:30 pm EDT, 2:30 pm CDT, 1:30 pm MDT, and 12:30 pm PDT.

Personally, I would prefer that North America remain on "standard" time throughout the year. With year-round "standard" time, darkness, and a corresponding reduction in temperatures from the highs we have been experiencing in recent summers, would occur one hour earlier.   

Last weekend's Olivia experiment.

It was an interesting experiment. Olivia 64-2000 worked just about everywhere, including Japan. Olivia 32-2000 was almost as good. There were a few more errors with Olivia 16-2000, and several errors with the faster but less robust Olivia 8-1000.

I will begin responding to your reports Friday.


Kim Andrew Elliott
Producer and Presenter
VOA Radiogram

VOA Radiogram transmission schedule
(all days and times UTC):
Sat 0930-1000 5745 kHz
Sat 1600-1630 17860 kHz
Sun 0230-0300 5745 kHz
Sun 1930-2000 15670 kHz
All via the Edward R. Murrow transmitting station in North Carolina.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Russian & Other Military Logs for March 4-5

From MDMonitor, Maryland, USA:

6685.0 ... 1932Z   Klarnetist w/76764 (IL-76MD) reporting departure from PRIRODNIJ (Russian AB, Butulirovka) at 2225 MSK 1 hr into flt and next is Buntar (Russian AB Orenburg). (2014/03/04)

6685.0 ... 1954Z   Proselok w/78809 (IL-76MD)--Acft is weak then fades out while passing flt info. (2014/03/04)

6685.0 ... 1607Z   Korsar w/76769 (IL-76MD) reporting departure from Dozhdevik (Russian AB, Pushkin) at 1955 MSK and ETA landing at Pskov 2030 MSK. At 1637Z   advises Polis that landed at Pskov at 2035 MSK w/fuel 20 tons. (2014/03/05)

6685.0 ... 1635Z   Polis comms checks w/76776 (IL-76MD) (2014/03/05)

6685.0 ... 1658Z   Korsar w/76713 (IL-76MD) reporting departure from (missed) at 2010 MSK w/fuel 40 tons. Next is Taganrog. (2014/03/05)

6690.0 ... 1546Z   Stn 66 w/Magic 56 (E3TF, NAEWandCF, Geilenkirchen GE) requesting that someone meet the acft when they land at 1900 Local. (2014/03/05)

11205.0 ... 1506Z   TASCOMM w/Ascot ?5?719 w/wx for LTCG (Trabzon Turkey) and EQBH (unid) (2014/03/05)

11205.0 ... 1518Z   Ascot 6666 calling TASCOMM. TASCOMM replies but no contact w/Ascot 6666 (2014/03/05)

11354.0 ... 1412Z   Priboj w/52753 (Russian Navy AN-26) reporting landing at Eisk at 1410 UTC w/fuel 3000 kgs. At 1612Z   52753 reports departure from Eisk at 1600Z   w/fuel 4800 kgs and alt 5500 mtrs. Next is ?Blasov?. (2014/03/04)

11354.0 ... 1417Z   Priboj w/75082 (Russian Navy IL-18/IL-20) reporting departure from Pushkin at 1415 UTC w/15000 kgs & ETA Severomorsk-3 is 1635 UTC. (2014/03/04)

11354.0 ... 1317Z   Priboj w/88630 (unid, Russian Navy) reporting depture from Eisk at 1310 UTC w/fuel 6500 kgs and alt 8500 mtrs. ETA landing at Ostrov 1540 UTC. At 1418Z   88630 reports passing ?Malo Skoratsovo? at 1413Z   alt 8500 mtrs. (2014/03/05)

11354.0 ... 1324Z   Priboj & Novator in comms checks w/75082 (Russian Navy IL-18/20). At 1502Z   Priboj w/75082 reporting departure from Pushkin at 1500 UTC w/fuel 14500 kgs. ETA landing at Severomorsk-3 is 1730 UTC. (2014/03/05)

11354.0 ... 1419Z   Toulouse Technique w/1703 (O/M French) selcal check DJ-DM. Acft is either A-330-300 FWWCB AIB25CB or A320 F-WWIF AIB01IF(Thanks to Andy for the possible idents) (2014/03/05)

11360.0 ... 1310Z   Korsar w/76613 (IL-76MD) reporting departure from Kvartet (Russian AB Taganrog). (2014/03/04)

11360.0 ... 1326Z   Proselok w/86870 (IL-76MD) reporting departure from (missed) at 1709 MSK w/fuel 35 tons. Next is Shaykovka. (2014/03/04)

11360.0 ... 1357Z   Proselok w/acft 89 reporting 2 hrs into flt at alt 2700 mtrs w/50 tons fuel. Proselok relays info to Klarnetist. (2014/03/04)

11360.0 ... 1432Z   Proselok w/76553 (IL-76MD) reporting departure from (missed) at 1825 MSK next is Anapa. (2014/03/04)

11360.0 ... 1435Z   Proselok w/78803 (IL-76MD) reporting landing at Rechnoj (Russian AB Shaykovka) at 1833 MSK. (2014/03/04)

11360.0 ... 1252Z   Proselok w/78809 (IL-76MD--not heard) reporting departure from Ukrainka at 1640 MSK at alt 2700 mtrs w/fuel 40 tons. Next is Khevichi (Thanks to Alex Shmel for location) (2014/03/05)

11360.0 ... 1257Z   Proselok w/76794 (IL-76MD--not heard) reporting departure from unk location (possibly Ukrainka) at 1630 MSK, alt 2700 mtrs, fuel 40 tons. Next is Khevichi (2014/03/05)

11360.0 ... 1456Z   Korsar w/78831 (IL-76MD--not heard) advising that his flt info has been relayed to Klarnetist. (2014/03/05)

11360.0 ... 1529Z   Korsar w/7674?2? (IL-76MD-not heard) reporting departure from Pushkin w/fuel 30 tons and ETA landing at Pskov 2005 MSK (2014/03/05)

Monday, March 03, 2014

More Russia Info

Air Transport:

6685  USB  Night primary
8847  USB  Day secondary
11630 USB Day primary

Naval Air Transport uses these call signs:

RJF94  Central Sector Station, Moscow (PRIBOJ)
RJC38  Northern Sector Station, Murmansk (NOVATOR)
RJC48  Southern Sector Station, Sevastopol (NORKA)
RCH84 Eastern Sector Station, Vladivostok (MONOLOG)
RCB ... Western Sector Station (KRAKET), Kaliningrad

7696  CW Alternate frequency
8816  CW Primary
11354 USB Voice primary

Naval Air Transport aircraft use IDs of 5 figures. These correspond to the aircraft's 
registration number. Many of these have been heard in the Ukraine area.

Some more calls used by Navy:

RCV                Black Sea Fleet, Sevastopol, Ukraine (RKZ, RKS, RJV, RIP90, RBE86, RGX)
RIR2                Navy, Polyarny
RIT                  Northern Fleet, Severomorsk (works group calls RLO, RKZ, RKS)
RIW                Navy Headquarters, Moscow (also group calls RJE56, RAA)
RJC62             RJD69             ISKATELX     Baltiysk Naval base 54.646N 19.919E
RJE56             PROGRESS    NCS station Moscow, has contact with many Navy stations
RJF95             ?
RJH25             KAKTUS        43N x 74.5E
RJH57             Same as RIT
RJV                 Collective: all Black Sea ships (used by RCV)
RHP99            Vessel Gorizont
RJS                  Pacific Fleet, Vladivostok
RKN                Caspian Flotilla, Astrakhan
RMP                Baltic Fleet, Kaliningrad (REO, RMU, RKZ)
RWM              Moscow

Russian voice phonetics:
А -- Anna/ Anton
Б -- Boris
В -- Vasily
Г -- Gregory
Д -- Dmitri
Е -- Yelena
Ё -- ёлка
Ж -- Zhenya
З -- Zinaida
И -- Ivan
Й -- Ivan kratkiy
К -- Konstantin/ Kilowatt
Л -- Leonid
М -- Mikhail
Н -- Nikolai
О -- Olga
П -- Pavel
Р -- Roman
С -- Semyon
Т -- Tatyana
У -- Ulyana
Ф -- Fyodor
Х -- Khariton
Ц -- tsaplya
Ч -- chelovek
Ш -- Shura
Щ -- shchuka
Ъ -- tvyordiy znak
Ы -- ery
Ь -- myagkiy znak
Э -- echo
Ю -- Yury
Я -- Yakov