ENIGMA 2000 Newsletter - Issue 26

January 2005
Articles, newsreports and Items of interest :enigma2000-owner@yahoogroups.com

Morse stations | Voice stations | Oddities | Polytones
Spy radio ? | Beginners' corner | German branch | Numbers predictions
Yosemite Sam | Propagation
Churchill House | Diego Garcia | The Smokey Dragon (3/4)
News Items | Web sites | Stop press | Contribution deadlines
Index | E2K NL Home


ENIGMA 2000 newsletter January 05
Articles, news reports and items of interest: enigma2000-owner@yahoogroups.com
Issue 26
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Bletchley Park entrance
©PLondon2004
The Plaque mounted at the entrance to the mansion at Bletchley Park

On this site during the 1939-45 World War, 12000 men and women broke the German Lorenz and Enigma ciphers, as well as Japanese and Italian codes and ciphers. They used innovative mathematical analysis and were assisted by two computing machines developed here by teams led by Alan Turing; the electro-mechanical Bombe developed with Gordon Welchman, and the electronic Colossus designed by Tommy Flowers. These achievements greatly shortened the war, thereby saving countless lives.

From Manolis Petrakis, the answer to the GCHQ challenge:

It took 5 lines of Mathematica code...
The solution is the 99th 10-digit consecutive group of e:
7427466391

Issue 26

January 2005

"Good or evil, those who, in these days of strife, For a long time enjoy this world, Will suffer much" Beowulfe, lines 1060 to 1063

And for the Welsh amongst us:
Fela sceal gebidan leofes ond lathes - se the longe her on thyssum windagum - worolde bruceth."

Welcome all to Issue 26.

Your Editors thank you for all your monitoring efforts during 2004 when the standard, accuracy and detail of the reports submitted and participation in various discussions on the Group reached a level we could only have dreamt about when we started the ENIGMA 2000 Newsletter in November 2000. Without the continuing support of you all our Newsletters would not be possible, a very grateful thanks is given to those who jumped in at short notice to provide / verify important information close to our scheduled publication dates on a number of occasions.

2004 had not been the easiest of years for either of your editors with an unusual mix of sickness, family crisis and work commitments all attempting at various times to disrupt our activities, but with your help we still managed to have our most exiting and successful year to date, with many plaudits received for the quality of our information from a broad spectrum of interested parties including sections of the media, together with requests for permission to use some of our works in publications and on some “interest related” web sites.

2004 also saw the further growth of our various “desks” and “teams” which allow us to investigate in more detail material which could easily be “glossed over” by a less dedicated group, the intensive work on the XP family jumps to mind, and the formation of our associated section E2Kde (ENIGMA 2000 Germany).

We look forward to the coming year and have already assembled a number of articles of interest for inclusion in future Newsletters and the further development of a distinctive “house style” in their presentation, encouraged by the very positive comments received following our initial efforts with Issue 25.

Your Editors send their best wishes to you all for 2005 and look forward to your contributions, articles and comments


 


Morse stations | Voice stations | Oddities | Polytones
Spy radio ? | Beginners' corner | German branch | Numbers predictions
Yosemite Sam | Propagation
Churchill House | Diego Garcia | The Smokey Dragon (3/4)
News Items | Web sites | Stop press | Contribution deadlines
Index | E2K NL Home

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