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Air Force

Notes:

  • All voice frequencies mentioned on this page are on the upper sideband.
  • The aircraft callsigns are made of 5 digits.
  • The primary/secondary designations reflect the usage by aircraft; the ground stations usually transmit on all frequencies simultaneously.

Military Transport Aviation

Frequencies

  • 6685 - Nighttime primary
  • 8847
  • 11360 - Daytime primary
  • 18030

Ground station callsigns

  • Davlenie: 708th Regiment, Taganrog
  • Kasta: 224th Detachment, Tver
  • Klarnetist: 196th Regiment, Tver
  • Korsar: Military Transport Aviation HQ, Moscow
  • Magnetron: 566th Regiment, Seshcha
  • Polis: 117th Regiment, Orenburg
  • Proselok: 334th Regiment, Pskov

This network carries plain voice traffic between transport aircraft and the Military Transport Aviation units.

Long-Range Aviation

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Voice 5 MHz 5827 5833 5617 ? 5827
8 MHz 8131 8090 8909 8033 8131
11 MHz 11331 11223 ? ? 11331
Moscow callsign Balans Nabor Ochistka ? Balans
Saratov callsign Katolik Shpora ? ? Katolik
Morse 5 MHz Ground ? ? ? 5312 ?
Aircraft ? ? 6642 ? ?
8 MHz Ground 8112 8029 8895 8162 8112
Aircraft 8990 8170 9128 9027 8990
11 MHz Ground 11318 ? ? ? 11318

This network is associated with the Tu-95 strategic bombers and the Il-78 tankers supporting them. It is also known as the Bear net, after the NATO reporting name for the Tu-95, Bear.

The frequencies and the callsigns used depend on the season. The activity takes place mainly on the 8 MHz channels. During activity on this network, a single letter ("W" for Europe, or "G" for the Pacific) is repeatedly transmitted on one of the Morse ground frequencies around H+00, H+20, and H+40 for 2 minutes each.

REA4

REA4 is a Morse code station of the Long-Range Aviation that broadcasts airfield weather reports and "Monolith" messages.