ENIGMA 2000 Newsletter - Issue 22

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

Morse stations | Voice stations | Oddities | Polytones
Numbers predictions | Non numbers | Propagation Indicator
How random is random ? | The Czechoslovakian government in exile - WWII
News Items | Web sites | Requests | Stop press | Contribution deadlines
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ENIGMA 2000 newsletter May 04
Articles, news reports and items of interest: enigma2000-owner@yahoogroups.com
Issue 22
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"Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true."
Charles Dickens

Welcome all to Issue 22, thanks to all our contributors for some fantastic monitoring during the past 2 months, its’ been hard work sorting it all out.

There’s a lot to get through this time so that’s enough from me.

Joint E2K /Spooks / WUN announcement concerning the use of Remotely sited radio facilities via the Internet.

Following discussion between all the above regarding the increasing popularity of Numbers Listening from remote receiver sites via the Internet, and their appropriate logging, we respectfully request that all logs of these stations clearly indicate the remote receiver location.

So if you're using a java radio in Sweden, be sure to use *that* as the location, not your location, which is really meaningless in this case.

Thanks in advance for your co-operation.[Taken direct from 'Spooks' and written by CSmolinski]

Annual UK meet-up !!!

There has been some ad hoc chatter amongst the membership of the possibility of arranging an informal Annual Meet-up. With our members well dispersed across the country, and beyond, this obviously has inherent logistical problems, however if there is a reasonable demand for such an event your Editors are prepared to support it. Any volunteers to act as organiser ???. We have in the past held meetings in the South East UK with some success. Please send your suggestions/comments via any of the usual channels.

Beginners Corner

The featured station for this issue is M12, within the entry we give considerably more detail than usual which will allow a comprehensive individual “watch list” to be produced. Thanks to PoSW for his input to enable the feature.

XPA

Following my note in Issue 21 introducing XPA the XP Desk informs me that their “Major Article” is almost completed, and have been teasing me with some tit-bits, to get my own back I’ll share it with all of you (Editors privs. E & OE)

XPA is a polytone like signal to which values can be attributed. The intro tones are unknown in their meaning but may possibly be control characters in conjunction with automatic reception.

Tones :-

The following twenty-four tones (in Hz) were noticed during frequency analysis [some errors expected] with their current allotted values shown underneath.

471 515 520 592 633 654 672 708 711 755 796 839 881 922 963 988 1000 1010 1020 1045 1060 1086 1110 1145
St low       sp end 0   1 2 3 4 5 6 7   8     9     Rpt St high

 

On the samples received and recorded various modes were used to demodulate the signals, namely AM & USB.

The messages are sent in blocks of 64, the sum of the messages sent accounting for a recognisable dk/gc, as one would expect in an XP.

Using SSB as the reception mode the values shown above should not (as yet) be taken as finite values, but corresponding numerical values can be allocated.

Ed :- I’m waiting with interest to see the full article on this one.


Morse stations | Voice stations | Oddities | Polytones
Numbers predictions | Non numbers | Propagation Indicator
How random is random ? | The Czechoslovakian government in exile - WWII
News Items | Web sites | Requests | Stop press | Contribution deadlines
Index | E2K NL Home

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