ENIGMA 2000 Newsletter - Issue 4

May 2001
Articles, newsreports and Items of interest : e2k_news@hotmail.com

Morse stations | Voice stations | Oddities
Who is watching you ? | Book review : Spy flights of the cold war | News Items
Web sites | Requests | Stop press | Contribution deadlines
Index | E2K NL Home


Welcome to another info packed issue of the newsletter.

The 'hit' rate on our ENIGMA 2000 website and the Newsletter sites, Ary's N&O and the CVNI.net (HTML format version), continues to increase with a widening audience, indicating a growing population of "Numberists"or at least those having more than a casual passing interest in the subject.

The amount of direct requests for further information on specific stations, both Voice and CW, has also increased quite markedly, and we have some of the best (non-professional) monitors in the business to answer these queries.

However, the number of people submitting logs to us only shows a SLIGHT increase, and I've noticed the loggings to the major Numbers related internet lists is showing a drastic decrease, very difficult to rationalise.

We are all for giving as much help as we can both to newcomers and the more experienced, and committed to providing accurate information, but we cannot do this consistently without your input.

We do not invent stations/schedules/freqs just to produce a Newsletter, we react to and report what YOU the Numberist community TELL US so don't be shy send those logs in, better to have 10 reports of an event than none- it could be significant.

(Use e2k_news@hotmail.comor post to the address stated at the end of the newsletter).

Solar activity over the past 6 weeks or so has resulted in some very peculiar listening conditions which have, amongst other things, interrupted our investigations into the apparent changes (?) taking place with E15 & E25. We can confirm that the 'normal' time/freq/call pattern of E15 (published in ENIGMA 18, Jan 2000) is no longer fully applicable and there are possibly more variants to E25. We will update when investigations complete.

Another oddball during this time, at my QTH, was E5 booming in at S9+10 against its usual S5-8 and similar reports for S17 from other monitors.

It will also be worth keeping a close eye on E10, E15 & E25 in the coming months following the increased tensions in the Mid East, 'unusual' TX's by E10 have already been reported.

The ENIGMA CONTROL LIST, issue 11, will be posted on the website during the first few days of May.

Bye, till next time, and good monitoring.


 


Morse stations | Voice stations | Oddities
Who is watching you ? | Book review : Spy flights of the cold war | News Items
Web sites | Requests | Stop press | Contribution deadlines
Index | E2K NL Home

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