25 November 2014

Fuerzas Armadas Espanolas - ALE (tentative)


yesterday 24th November, starting from 1148z to 1230z, I heard on 10515.0 KHz/USB the following MIL-STD 188-141A ALE messages; it was the very first time I heard these ALE selcall/identities:

[1148][TO ][BCZMIV6NORTE   ][TIS][BCZMII6NORTE   ]
[1152][TO ][RT1NORTE       ][TIS][BCZMII6NORTE   ] rptd 1158,1200
[1204][TO ][BCZMI64NORTE   ][TWS][BCZMIV6NORTE   ] rptd 1206
[1209][TO ][SECTRANNORTE   ][TIS][BCZMIV6NORTE   ]
[1211][TO ][BRILATNORTE    ][TIS][BCZMIV6NORTE   ]

Handshakes are followed by MIL-STD 188-110A data interchange at various modes such as 50bps/L, 115bps/L, 150bps/L and 2400bps voice.

I had no idea who they are,  as far as I know no one heard the following IDs before my reception (I browsed logs from UDXF and from other monitor sites):

BCZMII6NORTE
BCZMIV6NORTE
RT1NORTE
BCZMI64NORTE
SECTRANNORTE
BRILATNORTE
   
Given that "norte" is the Spanish word for "north", it is probable that I heard assets from the Spanish Army (FF.AA. Fuerzas Armada Espanolas). I posted a message on the UDXF list and Ary and Kristian, respectively, confirmed my idea:

The Spanish military do have a Brigada de Infantería Ligera Aerotransportable “Galicia” VII (BRILAT) and also a Compañía de Esquiadores Escaladores BCZM II/66, so it could be a Spanish mil net (Ary reported)

the BCZMI64 is El Batallón de Cazadores de Montaña (BCZM) “Pirineos” I/64
http://www.ejercito.mde.es/noticias/2014/11/3813_Evaluacion_GTMAD.html
there are some news that the Brigade will be sent to Mali, after Afghanistan-Mission.
(if I understand it correct)
https://www.google.de/search?q=brilat+site:.es&sourceid=opera&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&channel=suggest&gws_rd=ssl#q=brilat+site:.es&tbm=nws
 
SECTRAN could be Secretaría de Transportes or Transmisiones  (Kristian) reported)

I added that SECTRAN could also stand for Secretaria Fuerza de Transición y Estabilización
http://www.defensa.gob.es/glosario/T/index.html#siguientes

So, at present, if Spanish Mil is the confirmed source, we should have:
BRILAT: Brigada de Infantería Ligera Aerotransportable “Galicia” VII
BCZMII6: Compañía de Esquiadores Escaladores BCZM II/66, Batallón de Cazadores de Montaña
BCZMIV6: Batallón de Cazadores de Montaña (BCZM) [...]
BCZMI64 Batallón de Cazadores de Montaña (BCZM) “Pirineos” I/64
RT1 Regimiento de Transmisiones 1
SECTRANSecretaría de Transportes or Transmisiones ? Secretaria Fuerza de Transición y Estabilización ?

Suffix NORTE (north) is still unclear.

monitoring 10510.0 KHz/USB - 25 Nov 14

[13:34:14][FRQ 10515000][TO ][SECTRANNORTE   ][TIS][RT1NORTE       ]
[13:33:58][FRQ 10515000][CLEARED ][RT1            ]
[13:33:38][FRQ 10515000][TO ][SECTRANNORTE   ][TIS][RT1NORTE       ]
[13:30:09][FRQ 10515000][TO ][SECTRANNORTE   ][TIS][RT1NORTE       ]
[13:29:55][FRQ 10515000][TO ][BCZMI64NORTE   ][TWS][RT1NORTE       ]
[13:25:42][FRQ 10515000][LINKED  ][STI            ]
[13:24:28][FRQ 10515000][TO ][RT1NORTE       ][TIS][BCZMI64NORTE   ]
[13:24:24][FRQ 10515000][TO ][BCZMI64NORTE   ][TIS][RT1NORTE       ]
[13:24:06][FRQ 10515000][TO ][BCZMIV6NORTE   ][TWS][RT1NORTE    ]
[13:22:18][FRQ 10515000][TO ][BCZMI64NORTE   ][TWS][RT1NORTE     ]
[13:17:23][FRQ 10515000][TO ][RT1NORTE       ][TIS][BCZMI64NORTE   ]
[13:17:19][FRQ 10515000][TO ][BCZMI64NORTE   ][TIS][RT1NORTE       ]
[13:16:59][FRQ 10515000][TO ][SECTRANNORTE BCZMI64NORTE ][TWS][RT1NORTE       ]
[13:16:48][FRQ 10515000][CLEARED ][RT1            ]
[13:12:58][FRQ 10515000][LINKED  ][STI            ]
[13:11:36][FRQ 10515000][TO ][RT1NORTE       ][TIS][BCZMI64NORTE   ]
[13:11:31][FRQ 10515000][TO ][BCZMI64NORTE   ][TIS][RT1NORTE       ]
[13:11:26][FRQ 10515000][TO ][RT1NORTE       ][TIS][BCZMI64NORTE   ]
[13:10:03][FRQ 10515000][TO ][RT1NORTE       ][TIS][SECTRANNORTE   ]
[13:04:23][FRQ 10515000][TIME OUT][               ]
[12:58:23][FRQ 10515000][LINKED  ][STI            ]
[12:51:43][FRQ 10515000][TIME OUT][               ]
[12:45:43][FRQ 10515000][LINKED  ][RT1            ]
[12:42:33][FRQ 10515000][TO ][NORTE          ][TIS][RT1NORTE       ]

Note the "new" ID "NORTE"  (at 1242z) and the status of the "links" STI and RT1.

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