ENIGMA 2000 Newsletter - Issue 20

January 2004
Articles, newsreports and Items of interest :enigma2000-owner@yahoogroups.com

Morse stations | Voice stations | Oddities
Numbers predictions | Notes for beginners
E2K phones General Yatom | News Items
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ENIGMA 2000 newsletter January 04
Articles, news reports and items of interest: enigma2000-owner@yahoogroups.com
Issue 20
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/enigma2000

"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act."
[George Orwell].

Welcome to the first issue of the ENIGMA 2000 Newsletter of 2004. Your editors apologise for the delay in the distribution. This was due to a severe mishap with Mike’s Hard Disk Drive when it ‘popped a rivet’. Moves were made to recover the lost data, which included a proportion of this Newsletter, but the process was a lengthy one and unfortunately the sectors affected [as might be expected] contained the Newsletter.

Those of you who regularly use the Group will have noticed some changes there. Your Moderators have decided that the Group was too open and now ask applicants what their interest is in Number Stations and also to forward any of their recent logs prior to being approved as a member.

Current members are not affected by this necessary ‘Moderation’ which we hope will reduce the number of members who take all and provide nothing.

Radio wise, November and December were affected by solar weather, causing a high noise temperature and the usual poor propagation. However some signals did propagate well and this is reflected in the quality of the logs we have received.

A known personality on Group is TomH[US] and we are pleased to present a short piece from him on the Oddity, ‘Buzzsaw’.

The Cuban Station also has a piece attached to it by Mark Slaten[US]. AnonG has sent us ‘Notes for Beginners’ but is worth a read by everyone.

In terms of intercepts RN GB contacted E2k with news of the discovery of a new polytone. RN kindly sent us all his work on this discovery as well as a sound sample and frequency details. It was originally and unofficially referred to as XPX. A complicated signal, it was picked around and independently worked on by RNGB, JoA and PLondon. Thanks to DoK for intercepting on request at short notice.

Details of this new addition to the polytone station will be made available shortly, it is now designated XPA.

There are more oddities that have appeared as UNID, see start of that section.



Morse stations | Voice stations | Oddities
Numbers predictions | Notes for beginners
E2K phones General Yatom | News Items
Web sites | Stop press | Contribution deadlines
Index | E2K NL Home