ENIGMA 2000 Newsletter - Issue 13

November 2002
Articles, newsreports and Items of interest : e2k_news@hotmail.com

Morse stations | Voice stations | Numbers predictions
Oddities | Michael John Smith, Codename Borg
Book Review :England needs you | Numbers on holiday | News Items
Web sites | Requests | Stop press | Contribution deadlines
Index | E2K NL Home


ENIGMA 2000 November 02

Articles, news reports and Items of interest: e2k_news@hotmail.com Issue 13

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Welcome all to Issue 13 of the E2K Newsletter.

We, as usual, thank all our contributors for their input.

It appears that a number of our CW monitors take "late holidays", many thanks for notifying E2K in advance, so our logs input is somewhat less than usual however the quality is as high as ever.

Solar activity gave us 2 short periods of quite noticeable disruption during the past 2 months with some severe fadeout, but also some remarkable openings on the higher freqs for a few days. Unfortunately yours truly was not able to take advantage - work got in the way - again.

Once more the "gremlins" struck while working on this issue, 3 power cuts in 7 hrs, so if your CW contributions have been omitted/lost/confused please blame the "Byte Eater in the Sky" [ you could as an alternative offer to buy me a UPS].

Following our warm welcome in Issue 10 to the "lads" on Ascension Island a little birdie has informed us that that we also have an enthusiastic following at "The Bunker", wherever you are, and that you find the ENIGMA ID's "very handy" (don't forget the Control List is copyright) so again welcome aboard, you have our worldwide resources at your disposal if you would like to contact us DIRECT, with a valid email address.J

New designator : XTB
the 1 tone, 2 buzzes. TX's on 11116kHz daily, early mornings (Europe) best.
( this station is under further examination as already a number of "anomalies" have been spotted)

Request :- Jerry from Alexandria, VA, US, asks us if we know who the CW sig on 15615kHz 19.00 - 19.15z, that QRM,s the Kol b'cast. He has heard it over a period of years but it seems to have strengthened recently.

Answer:- It's M12 Ed.

Before we move to the logs here's an interesting idea from Bruce of Australia who remarks "It might also be useful if S meter readings are provided with location. While S meters are less than accurate, these are still easier to get than a bearing, which needs a loop antenna. They can give useful information if you get a number of readings which are geographically dispersed so that you could make up a "field strength" map like a weather chart but with "isoS" lines rather than isobar lines. " Good idea, Bruce. Let's have your 'S' points and locations please!

Finally ENIGMA 2000 must offer thanks to all those who have sent in their logs, thoughts, cuttings and notes of support. As you can tell we have seen a sudden rise in direct support for this issue. In response to your support we must apologise to those whose logs or news items we have not been able to include or have had to cull. However, please continue with your support.



Morse stations | Voice stations | Numbers predictions
Oddities | Michael John Smith, Codename Borg
Book Review :England needs you | Numbers on holiday | News Items
Web sites | Requests | Stop press | Contribution deadlines
Index | E2K NL Home

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