ENIGMA 2000 Newsletter - Issue 31

November 2005
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Morse stations | Voice stations | Oddities | Polytones
Beginners corner | German branch | Numbers predictions
Confirmed end user of number transmissions
Verwaltung Aufklärung | E10 schedule research
HJH's watch | Secret service on the short wave | Killing of Colonel Callan
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Report from our German branch

Many logs and one sensational event! - The report from the German Branch of E2K

Hallo liebe Kollegen und Freunde der deutschen Branche von E2K (Hello dear colleagues and friends of E2K's German Branch) the "Kopf" had a totally computer damage, which destroyed his hard disk! That's a pity, and it cost me a lot of nerves and time, but as you see here, a solution to this big problem is near. In the next week I will buy a new computer, and then I will be online in our group again - as busy as before. Anyway, many thanks to DanielE2Kde for log and volunteering and FritzE2Kch for his "mammot" logs, which we bring at the end of this report as usual.

The September was a mixed month of logs and one event; this event came at the end of the month. September began with an E10 string message "KPAC58D5", which was logged by DanielE2Kde, who presented it to me, as we met in Muenster - his QTH - on the last September weekend, and attached it to me in MP3 format. This string was monitored on September 15, 2006 till 2022 UTC, on 7605 kHz. Presumable it already began at 2000 UTC.

Two days later (September 17) it was E22 time again. Steve from Australia confirmed "BN2" at 1030 UTC(?). After this call, many hobbyfriends monitored the both freqs 15040 and 17387. All further calls, which came on this day ("HS5", "DY7", "GM5" and "NR9 (Niner)") can be confirmed by KopfE2Kde. As usual with strong signal (stronger on 15040 due to QRN on 17387).

Since mid-September, E2K's German Branch has a new member: PaulE2Kde, Delmenhorst/Northern Germany, better known as "Sancho Pansa" or "Don Quichotte". As you will see at the end of this report, he confirmed a very interesting E10 oddity at the end of October.

But now at last to the sensational event: On September 26, a man from Cologne/West Germany emailed me to tell me, that he is the owner of a real speech-Morse generating machine from 1985, built and used in the German Democratic Republic. He got it from an exhibition in Berlin, which was presented after Germany's re-unification. The man from Cologne played the voice function of this machine via phone to me, and I could find out, that the voice of G06 is used, which we also know from the last version of former G08. It was the first time for me to hear such a machine, which brings spoken numbers in an electronic way. The Morse function was not presented during this telephone call, cause I didn't ask him about it. Of course, I told the man from our numbers stations groups (especially our group), but also from the Conet Project. I informed Paul Beaumont and Akin Fernandez, the Conet Project moderator, immediately after this telephone call. I don't know, if Paul came in contact with Mr. Vreisleben, but Akin emailed him immediately, saying, that he would love to ask him hundreds of questions. Since the beginning of October I heard nothing from Mr. Vreisleben or Akin Fernandez again, but the contact especially to Mr. Vreisleben, the owner of this interesting machine, will go on!

In October I had almost two "logging weeks" during my vacation, till October 15, as my computer broke down. In October (and also sometimes in September) some XP skeds can be confirmed by KopfE2Kde, but unfortunately not all of them, cause I had vacation, and they usually come very early:-). So the 2-format msgs for example could not be confirmed by me.

In these "logging weeks", the both S06 skeds on on October 7(?) and 11 on 13550 kHz can be confirmed, also the 1830 E07 sked on 6926(?) kHz and one E06 sked. Further I can confirm a lot of the MX beacons in the week from October 10 till 14, so for example "A", which came as strong as the others like "C", "D" or "S" (more details about the confirmed MX beacons, see in the current E2K digest numbers or in this new E2K NL).

E03a changed its freqs
KopfE2Kde can confirm the new frequencies 17430 and 21865 with very weak signals, but readable. 12590 can not be confirmed, because of QRM through a RTTY coast stations.

X06

This station was found 4 times by KopfE2Kde: on October 14 on 9923 kHz in AM at 1500(?) with a well-known sequence. This one was repeated on the same freq some days later, but it was too short to record, and I don't have the time in mind any more, I only know, that it also came on the hour in the late afternoon. On October 18 on 17512 kHz in AM at 1500(?) with a rarer sequence (see also the logs of HFD, who I called during finding this station), on October 27 on 12110 in USB at 1030 till 1034 with a "6-note rising X06", which I only know from a recording, made in October 1983. In that recording it was in full AM and very strong but short, and on October 27 this year, it came in USB and went longer. Nearly at 1033, the signal stopped, and after a short break it came back for 6 rounds in full, and after the first half of the 7th round, it stopped. This sequence was sent again twice on October 31, first again on 12110, but this time in AM and a bit weaker than the transmission on Thursday before (monitored between 1048 and 1051 UTC, as it stopped), and then on 18349 in full AM and strong, monitored between 1106 and 1117 till it stopped; the carrier stayed there till 1146! After all 4 (5) monitored X06 transmission, there was nothing heard (no Morse, no RTTY or something similar).

S06 on odd freq

On October 18, KopfE2Kde could also monitor S06 on 19510 kHz at 1410 (see also in the logs of HFD, who I told this via phone). It was on a very high and odd freq, where S06 comes very rare, I think.

E10 oddities

In October, AlphaE2Kde, Erfurt/Eastern Germany, and PaulE2Kde, Delmenhorst/Northern Germany, could monitor odd things after E10 messages. AlphaE2Kde monitored a strange voice, saying something in an UNID language, on the 5820 "YHF" freq after the message. We couldn't figure out anything about what was said and in which language it was done till this E2K NL was edited. Anyway, it was monitored on October 16, after the 1800(?) sked. Some days later, on October 18, PaulE2Kde could observe similar things after the 1830 "PCD" sked on 8805 kHz. KopfE2Kde could find a double E10 on 4461 kHz on October 21, 2200, with "ULX2" and a 26 group msg for the usual "FTJ" (first group: SOXYG). Note, that the two IDs stopped to the same time, just before "message message" was said.

It's always the same: the computer gives up, when the numbers stations are most active! A kind of "effect of presentation" - grrr! But in the next weeks, all things will work fine again, I'm sure.

And now here is Fritz from Switzerland with his "mammot" work of logging Morse stations. For me it's time to say "Auf Wiedersehen bis zur letzten E2K NL Ausgabe dieses Jahres" (Good-bye till the last edition of E2K NL this year) Jochen Schäfer, the "Kopf" of E2K's German Branch

M01

TUE 13.9. 1800 5473 463.... (QRM)
    2000 5020 463 307/30
4.10. 1800 5473 463...
THU 15.9. 1800 5473 463 717/30
  2000 5017 463 717/30
FRI 21.10. 1515 5810 158 202/30
SAT 24.9. 1500 6260 263 463 237/30
  1.10. 1500 6260 463 516/30
SUN 25.9. 0700 6508 463 477/40

M01A

MON 26.9. 1820 5022 (352 352 352 56948 56948)x5
040 02 352 352 352 333 56264 56264 333 56264 56264
040 02 352 352 352 111 999 374 30
= 5FGx30 = 374 30 111 000
 
WED 21.9. 1750 4490 i.p. ends = 122 20 111 70003 111 000
 
THU 29.9. 1510 5119 i.p.
1820 5022 i.p.

M01B

TUE 27.9. 1820 4848 210 371/28
    2000 5018 463 877/30
4.10. 1820 4848 210 371/28
11.10. 1820 6423 i.p.

M01C

TUE 20.9. 1815 5346 542 542 542 32062 32062
WED 21.9. 1810 5346 542 542 542 33422 33422
THU 22.9. 1850 6914 i.p. 631 34465 34263

M03 (text messages)

MON 19.9. 0900 7772 976/55  
TUE 13.9. 0830 8544 184/36 E11  
THU 22.9. 1000 8759 978/55  
  29.9. 1000 8759 971/36 M03C 77777 77777
  15.9. 1030 7984 211/33  

M10 logged sked (preamble available)

14563//15897   0615   MON TUE WED THU  
9165   0700   SAT  
5078//8190   0800   WED THU  
9985//13405 S10 0820   WED THU  
5946//9165   1140 MON TUE  
8143//12227   1200   WED THU  
5301 S17C 1250 MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
5946   1340 MON TUE  
8175   1410 MON TUE  
14445   1440   THU FRI  
5946   1500   TUE  
8175 S10 1520   SAT  
14563   1530   THU FRI  
5028   1610   SUN
5078//7745   1630 MON   WED   SAT SUN
5079   1700 MON TUE  
5917//9165   1700   WED THU  
7475//9985   1720   TUE   THU
11416   1720   FRI  
5946//9369   1800   THU     SUN
4835   1820 MON TUE  
7745//9385 S10 1820   WED THU  
14377   1840   THU  
13405 S10 1855   TUE WED  
4030//6758   1900   WED THU  
5946//10125   1920 MON   SUN
8190//12295   1940   WED  
7746//9165   1950   TUE   THU   SAT  
3383   2020 MON  

M12 logged sked (preambles available)

  September   October
 
WED to MON   1600/20/40   6782/7657/8173   6782/7657/8173
 
MON   0700/20/40       8056/9378/10467
  1300/20/40 14462/?/10469  
1700/20/40 10343/9164/7849 10343/9164/7845
1900/20/40 13484/11627/10473 10343/9164/7845
2000/20/40 9169/6842/? 6878/?/?
 
TUE   0640/0700/20   8164/9964/?   7938/9438/?
  1700/20/40 10343/9164/7849 10343/9164/7849
1800/20/40 8084/6856/5788 8084/6856/5788
1840   6831
1900/20/40 14372/13456/12104 14372/13456/12104
1900/20/40   9069/7513/5731
1900/20/40 11084/?/8153  
2000/20/40   5097/4497/?
 
WED   0700/20/40       8056/9378/10467
  1130/50/1310 10343/9164/7849  
1220 11075  
1500/20/40 8084/6856/5788 8084/6856/5788
1700/20/40 8084/6856/5788 8084/6856/5788
1800/20/40 10343/9164/7849 10343/9164/7849
1900/20/40 12218/10118/9118  
1940/2000/20 11449/?/? 9272/7472/5932
 
THU   1700/20/40   8084/6856/5788   8084/6856/5788
  1800/20/40   10343/9164/7849   10343/9164/7849
1900/20/40   14372/13456/12104    
1900/20/40   15616/14416/12216    
 
FRI   0700/20/40       8056/9378/10467
  1700/20/40   10343/9164/7849   10343/9164/7849
1800/20/40   8084/6856/5788   8084/6856/5788
1900/20/40   15616/14416/12216   9069/7513/5731
2010   8153    
2020   9262    
 
SAT   1900/20   12218/11118    
 
SUN   1700/20/40   11438/10569/9252   11438/10569/9252
  1800/20/40   8084/6856/5788   8084/6856/5788
1900/20/40   10343/9164/7849   10343/9164/7849
1900/20/40       9069/7513/5731

M13

SAT 1.10. 0430 5413 411 278/20
SUN 2.10 0230 5876 767 299/30
  0300 5173 378 288/20
0430 5413 411 278/20
1900/2000 8454 261 297/21
2030 5413 411 278/20
2110 3721 427 756/20
MON 3.10. 1900/2000 9342 517 258/20
  1900/2000 9342 261 297/21
2100 4452 378 288/20
2110 3721 427 756/20
2120 8844 746 258/22
TUE 4.10. 1900/2000 9342 517 258/20
WED 5.10 0600 9943 823 253/22
  0630 10283 474 253/22
1230 10878 823 253/22
THU 6.10. 0630 10283 474 253/22
  2000 11524 253 256 QRM
2100 6924 254 263 QRM
2100 4222 899 255/21
FRI 7.10. 2000 6724 284 253/23
  2000 11524 253 256/23
SAT 8.10. 2000 6724 284 253/23
SUN 9.10. 1900 6975 417 QRM
  2100 3657 473 000
2115 8497 501 257/21
MON 10.10. 0300 6445 284 000
  0330 8155 458 153/19
1900 6975 417 253/22
2000 6887 387 260/22
2115 8497 501 257/21
TUE 11.10. 1300 6933 679 270/21
  2000 6887 387 000
THU 13.10. 1500/1700 7740 365 253/21
  2000 11424 714 QRM
FRI 14.10. 1500 7740 365 253/21
SUN 16.10. 1900/2000 8455 261 297/21
  2030 5413 411 278/20
MON 17.10. 1900/2000 9342 517 258/20
  1900/2000 6306 261 297/21
TUE 18.10 1900/2000 9342 517 258/20
WED 19.10. 0600 6208 572 254/21
  0600 9943 823 253/22
1230 10878 823 253/22
MON 24.10. 1900 6975 417 253/22

M14

TUE 20.9. 1330 9056 203 687/54
    1430 7678 203 687/54
WED 14.9. 1430 7678 203 740/53
  5.10. 1430 7678 203 189/54
28.9. 1920 5464 537 211/35
12.10. 1920 5464 537 152/34
THU 22.9. 0917 14370 i.p. ends = = 839 839 125 125 00000
    1330 9056 203 618/54
22.9. 1430 7678 203 618/54
FRI 23.9. 1330 9056 203 846/95
    1430 7678 203 846/95
7.10. 1430 7683 203 859/2(!) 476/51
  1700 4541 i.p.
  1730 6850 i.p.
16.9. 2000 8181 491 00000
21.10. 2000 5761 491 00000

M24

WED 28.9. 1900 11420 276 930/158
  12.10. 1900 11420 276 348/150
    1930 13385 276 930/158
THU 29.9. 0800 12195 742 00000

M45

TUE 4.10. 1802 4955 555 246/32
11.10. 1802 4555 555 246/32
THU 6.10. 1802 4555 555 246/32
13.10. 1802 4555 555... QRM

E10

From DanielE2kde:

7605kHz 2006z 15/09 ["KPAC58D5", no msg, ended between 2020 and 2022z] USB – accompanied by MP3 sample.

[Tnx Daniel]

Thanks Jochen, Fritz and Daniel


Morse stations | Voice stations | Oddities | Polytones
Beginners corner | German branch | Numbers predictions
Confirmed end user of number transmissions
Verwaltung Aufklärung | E10 schedule research
HJH's watch | Secret service on the short wave | Killing of Colonel Callan
News Items | Web sites | Contribution deadlines
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