ENIGMA 2000 Newsletter - Issue 14

January 2003
Articles, newsreports and Items of interest : e2k_news@hotmail.com

Morse stations | Voice stations | Oddities
Numbers predictions | Suspected intercept operator training
CW beginner's corner | Coastwatchers | News Items
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ENIGMA 2000 newsletter Jan 03
Articles, news reports and items of interest: e2k_news@hotmail.com Issue 14
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Welcome all to Issue 14, January 2003, and we wish all our friends and contributors the traditional Seasonal Salutations.

The Newsletter is now well into its 3rd year of publication and going from strength to strength, thanks to all who have made some very kind and constructive comments and suggestions, your editors are delighted to receive them, but sadly it is not always possible to send individual replies - particularly when we are nearing publication dates, we have a very hectic time.

Looking back over the past year the quality of submitted articles has been superb, over the coming year they will be even better - judging by the "Notices of Intent" already received from a whole range of future contributors offering to share their expertise.

These will widen the scope of our Newsletter slightly, but are closely associated with our core values of providing information, training and developing the "numberist" hobby. The first is in this issues Beginners Corner.

Looking at the Solar Activity since Issue 13 conditions had been relatively settled, until a few days before the Christmas Holiday "listening season" when a short-lived Solar Noise Storm popped up followed by a M2.8 flare (19Dec) multiple event & CME with following Proton Enhancement which gave some minor disruption over the Europe/North America regions. The SSN then dropped quite markedly from 20 Dec, and are still falling (31 Dec) the changes are very noticeable at my own QTH with 5-8megs, my usual hunting ground, almost dead in the 17.00- 22.00z slot, but funnily there is unusual sporadic B/C activity.

Other reports indicated periods of intense activity on the upper freqs 24-30+ megs, in all modes, but this is not regarded as being a ripe "numbers territory".

Control List, minor updates to Dec 02 issue, it will be posted on group site.

Last Issue I remarked that our friend Don Schimmel of www.Dxing.com had provided info on the "Unid 1, Issue 12" and as promised the full report is reproduced below, with permission, which "dots the I's and crossed the T's" of this long running operation.



Morse stations | Voice stations | Oddities
Numbers predictions | Suspected intercept operator training
CW beginner's corner | Coastwatchers | News Items
Web sites | Requests | Stop press | Contribution deadlines
Index | E2K NL Home

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