posted on Apr, 9 2013 @ 02:15 PM
I had a quick spin on my HF Radio tonight. Normally some of the Russian Navy vessels in the Mediterranean send weather observations in Morse Code. The
Black Sea Fleet Amur Class Floating Workshop PM-56, Call sign RIR98 is still at Tartus, Syria. The Baltic Fleet Tanker Lena is back in the
Aegean/Mediterranean after a visit to the Black Sea Fleet.
5129 Kilohertz @1805 GMT Amur Class Floating Workshop PM-56 sent the following weather.
RCV DE RIR98 249 18 9 2200 249 = FOR RJE73 RJH45 =
09181 99349 10358 41598 62708 10200 40120 53010 70122 86530 22200 00180 20503 88000 09015 = + RIR98 K
8345 Kilohertz @1802 GMT Tanker Lena sent the following weather.
RCV DE RKO81 741 20 9 2200 741 = FOR RJH45 RJD38 RJE73 =
09181 99367 10262 41698 2061 10175 40132 54000 70200 82220 22200 00170 20000 30000 88000 80000 09016 = + RKO81 K
These are international weather observations and contain the latitude, longitude, bearing and course. See following guide.
This breaks down to
Floating Workshop PM-56
5129 RCV DE RIR98 09181 99349 10358 22200 @1805Z
34.9N 35.8E Hove to Tartus, Syria
8345 RCV DE RKO81 09181 99367 10262 22200 @1802Z
36.7N 26.2E Hove to Aegean/Mediterranean.
Vessels from the Russian Navy Pacific Fleet are scheduled to visit Tartus, Syria during May.
The Russian Defence Ministry announced on 5th April 2013 Friday that a unit of Pacific Fleet ships are on their way to the Mediterranean in
compliance with Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu’s decision on keeping a permanent naval group in this region.... The ships are expected to pass the
Suez Canal in mid May. The task force passed the Strait of Malacca and entered the Indian Ocean, a Pacific Fleet spokesman told RIA Novosti on
Saturday. The amphibious ships of the task force are carrying unspecified cargo which will be unloaded at Tartus Syria, when the Russian ships will
conduct a port visit.