UVB-76 January 2009

Radio Station UVB-76

Frequency

4625.0 kHz

Radio center

# 143

Military unit

# 44684

Transmitter operator

1st Communications Hub of the General Staff of Army

Agency

Staff of the Moscow military district, Kosmodamyanskaya Str. 24, Moscow

Station location

Lozhki, 56°04'58” N/37°05'22” E (56.08 N/37.08 E); 40 km N/W of Moscow

Emission mode

A3E (full crrier two sideband AM)

Transmitter type

Molniya-2M (PKM-15); Molniya-3 (PKM-20) (Photo); backup transmitter: Viaz-M2

Power (A3E)

Main Tx ≈10 kW, backup Tx ≈2.5 kW

Antenna

Horizontal dipole VGDSh (Photo); h ≈ 20 m

Schedule

07:50-07:00 UTC (Summer 06:50-06:00 UTC);

07:00-07:50 (Su 06:00-06:50 UTC) – maintenance of the main transmitter

Content

Channel marker (Audio), voice messages (Audio), data (radio modem AT-3004D, 1440 bps) (Audio) Format of the voice messages: “UVB-76, UVB-76. 62691 Izafet 3693 8270” and similar

Purpose

Transmission of orders to the military units and recruitment centers of the Moscow military district. Russian equivalent of the U. S. EAM's

Similar Russian military networks

5448.0 kHz (day), 3756.0 kHz (night) – North-Caucasus military district, Rostov/Don: channel marker “pip”, voice messages

4325.9//5465.9 kHz – Privolzhsko-Uralsky military district, Yekaterinburg: callsign “Plavets-41”, channel marker “R”, voice messages

5473.0 (day); 3828.0 (night) – Leningradsky military district, Saint Petersburg: callsign “Riabina”, channel marker “squeaky wheel”, voice messages


Map

Photo – antenna field

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