Thursday, January 24, 2019

Hotspot DXing: Venezuela Army frequencies

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As some of you may be aware there is a major situation developing in Venezuela. President Nicolás Maduro on Wednesday faced the gravest challenge to his authority since assuming power in 2013, as the leader of the U.S.-backed opposition claimed the legitimate mantle of leadership and President Donald Trump and other world leaders promptly recognized him as Venezuela's interim and rightful head of state. A defiant Maduro responded by announcing a break in "diplomatic and political relations" with the United States, ordering American diplomats to leave the country within 72 hours.

https://www.lmtonline.com/news/article/Opposition-launches-protests-to-oust-Maduro-as-13554431.php

At this point, it is being reported that Maduro still has the support of the military. Our friend Ron Perron in MD has passed on the following military frequencies for the Venezuelan Army.

Venezuelan Army Profile

Frequencies: 7516.0  7849.0  8060.0   8181.0  10600.0  11601.0   12161.0  14569.0

General Staff/Command and Control
Frequencies (USB/ALE): 7849.0  8060.0  9795.0  10600.0  11155.0  12191.0  13449.0

1st Infantry Division
Frequencies (USB/ALE): 8184.0 8260.0 11625.0 12191.0 13500.0

2nd Infantry Division
Frequencies (USB/ALE): 5760.0  6870.0  7597.0  8060.0  8187.0  9052.0 9232.0  10156.0  11610.0  13449.0

3rd Infantry Division
Frequencies (USB/ALE): 7597.0  8050.0  9232.0  9259.0  10150.0  12191.0  13464.0  13506.0

4th Infantry Division:
Frequencies (USB/ALE): 9795.0  12185.0  13455.0

5th Infantry Division
Frequencies (USB/ALE): 5406.0  6786.0  7399.0  9233.0  9906.0  10115.0  12191.0  14569.0

ALE Address Identifiers/Station List:

C5F Asuntos Civiles (Civil Affairs) C5
CCM Mobile Command Center-Centro Commando Movil
CGE Army Headquarters (Cuartel General de Ejercito)
CGEJM Venezuelan Army HQs - Mobile - Cuartel General Ejercito Movil
CLC Local Communications Center (Centro Local de Comunicaciones) I was carrying the "L" as Logistico, but in retrospect "Local" seems to fit the context better.
CLC22M  Mobile Command Post, Venezuelan Army 22nd Inf Bde
CLC23M  Mobile Command Post, Venezuelan Army 23rd Special Operations Bde
CLC51  Venezuelan Army 51st Jungle Inf Bde
CLM Maintenance Logistics Center (Centro Logistico Mantenimiento)
CRC Regional Command Center (Centro Regional de Commando)
CUFAN  Unified Command of the National Armed Forces--Comando Unificado de la Fuerza Armada Nacional
CUFAN1  Personnel Division, Unified Command of the National Armed Forces--Comando Unificado de la Fuerza Armada Nacional
CUFAN2  Intelligence Division, Unified Command of the National Armed Forces--Comando Unificado de la Fuerza Armada Nacional
CUFAN3  Operations Division, Unified Command of the National Armed Forces-Comando Unificado de la Fuerza Armada Nacional
CUFAN4  Logistics Division, Unified Command of the National Armed Forces--Comando Unificado de la Fuerza Armada Nacional
CUFAN5  Civil Affairs Division, Unified Command of the National Armed Forces--Comando Unificado de la Fuerza Armada Nacional
CUFAN6  Command & Control Division, Unified Command of the National Armed Forces--Comando Unificado de la Fuerza Armada Nacional
MIRA1  Military Command Element at Presidential Palace
MIRA2  Military Command Element at Presidential Palace
MIRA3  Military Command Element at Presidential Palace (Palacio de Miraflores)
PCRC  Regional Command Post (Communications) (Puesto de Commanda Regional Communicaciones)
PCRM  Regional Command Post - Mobile (Puesto de Commanda Regional Movil)
PNME  Riverine Forces River Post
PORLAMAR  Porlamar (Destacamento de Apoyo Aereo #7, Parlomar Airport)
RESERVA1  1st Infantry Battalion - Reserves
RESERVA2  2nd Infantry Battalion - Reserves
RESERVA5  5th Armored Battalion - Reserves
RESERVA7  7th Pursuit Battalion - Reserves
RESERVA9  9th Infantry Battalion - Reserves
RESERVA10  10th Infantry Battalion - Reserves
SCLC  Subordinate Local Communications Center (Subordinado Centro Local de Comunicaciones) - I know the "S" doesn't fit syntactically, but I think it makes sense nonetheless.
SCLC222M  Mobile Command Post, Venezuelan Army 222nd Inf Bn
SCLC512  Venezuelan Army 512th Jungle Inf Bn
SCLM  Maintenance Logistics Service Center (Servicio Centro Logistico Mantenimiento)
SIB  Unidentified
SIT  Unidentified
SKI  Unidentified
TALLERESM  Unidentified

I think the suffixes 1-3 for both MIRA (Army section above) and CUFAN (National Guard section below) are the same. They may equate to something like 1= command element; 2= intelligence element; 3= operations element. Or they could equate to branches of the Armed Services i.e.
1= Army, 2= Navy; 3= National Guard.

These equations are based upon my own research and analysis using Spanish-language resources and glossaries. I am relatively certain that the equations for CGE and CRC are correct. According to various sources the Venezualan Army has divided up the country into six Military Regions/Zones. This corresponds nicely to the CRC# identifiers he has seen so far. The other equations are, as he stated are his own derivations, and are ripe for discussion. I haven't seen enough of the three letter identifiers (SIB, SIT, SKI, etc) to have any equations for them.