Friday, October 16, 2015

Weird Shortwave Transmissions On Formerly Dormant CIA Bands and Callsigns

Unprecedented activity.

Heads up in case something is getting ready to transpire. Keep your eyes open for "surprises" in near future, this may be part of the early coordination. Checking the DEFCON WARNINGS IIRC broadcast chats last night I was lurking on a stream where one guy said he'd heard some of these stations go active the day before 9-11 in New York.

1 comment:

Phelps said...

I listened for a while.

COLLAPSE and FUSEBOX sent EAMs. (Emergency Action Messages, like in the movie Crimson Tide.) COLLAPSE was apparently last heard of on 9/11/2001, and FUSEBOX has been silent since sending out a flurry of messages as the USSR fell.

There's lots of SKYKING messages going around, but those are as likely to be training messages as operational. I also heard some messages going by on a callsign known to be the 26th Air Defense in Oregon, so it isn't all Syria stuff.

This stuff is all happening on the HFGCS, a known USAF system. There's 15 HUGE transmitters worldwide. This is the shortwave part of the network, which mainly services the bombers. Subs have a VLF system that they listen to for EAMs, and some stuff probably goes via satellite now (but that's a lot harder to listen to, especially if they have steerable beams. If you aren't within a mile or two of the target, you just can't pick it up.)

Apparently the thing to really look for is the unusual signs (which are probably related to Russian provocation either in Syria or Alaska) and for a lot of 2x or higher SKYKING messages. The SKYKING messages go, "SKYKING SKYKING DO NOT ANSWER" and the number of times they say that tells you the priority. 1x is training messages, 2x is low-priority or training, 3x is high priority real orders, and 4x means head for your vault, because Slim Pickens is grabbing his cowboy hat from the safe. (The best info I can find indicates that SKYKING is almost certainly for sending pre-arranged orders to bombers.)