ENIGMA 2000 Newsletter - Issue 27

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

Morse stations | Voice stations | Oddities | Polytones
Chirpsounders | Overall view | German branch | Numbers predictions
Jamming | Recycled AGI
Poor conditions | The Smokey Dragon (4/4)
News Items | Web sites | Stop press | Contribution deadlines
Index | E2K NL Home


ENIGMA 2000 newsletter March 05
Articles, news reports and items of interest: enigma2000-owner@yahoogroups.com
Issue 27
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Saltpans radio
©DKingDecember2004

This image shows an operator in ‘Saltpans Radio’ located near Khormaksar Aden

We thank DaveCKing for granting his permission to use the image, which he originally posted to the ‘Aden Veterans Club,’
[MSN Group for those who served in Aden]

Issue 27

March 2005

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It’s good to have a sense of humour but Idi Amin takes the biscuit with this twaddle:

This is a recently released secret document sent to ENIGMA 2000. Where would the Northern Ireland peace process have gone had help like this not been so freely available?

You can just see Idi Amin and his mate Bob Astles scheming away over a fiddle to be had. Is Bob Astles still alive? Last E2k heard he was living somewhere near Wimbledon Common – perhaps he keeps Wombles in his fridge now instead of what we were told was found in his Ugandan residence refrigerator [perhaps just bad publicity to sell newspapers – it’s all such a long time ago].

Idi Amin Dada's message

Don’t say ENIGMA 2000 doesn’t bring you the best Secret Docs! [Remember Raid on Entebbe – it was nearly as laughable as Delta Force as they tried to mimic the SAS, but only on celluloid]!

Note Idi Amin’s self inflated signature, VC DSO NC, not bad for a jumped up native levy Sergeant-Major – Richard Attenborough’s character, RSM Lauderdale in ‘Guns at Batasi’ [John Guillermin, 1964], would have ripped the man to bits,

We will talk when you take your hat off in my Mess, Mr Boniface! No officer has ever entered my Mess with his hat on and you are no exception; is that clear Mr Boniface?

[Can you imagine it today? “Step inside Sir, rest your feet on my back if you want and we’ll turn over all the persons you want if you promise to treat them fairly and give them succour for their ills. Don’t worry about their families Sir we’ll give them asylum – big council house, free car, mobile phone, top of hospital waiting lists; and no Sir, they won’t have to contribute anything Sir. If you personally get overturned as a horrible dictator we’ll give you the same Sir.”]!

While we are rattling on about the Freedom of Information Act there is a website with some interesting things on it:
http://www.foi.mod.uk/results.asp?mode=recent

We note that RAF Digby and Wythall are conspicuous by their absence [but we mention them for those amongst us who have had the misfortune]……………………..

Now that’s off my chest, lets get on with the newsletter . Wait for it laddie! Start at the first page proper, and work your way through it, careful like, now there’s a good fellow. And Private Wilkes! Put that SMG down, you’ll have someone’s eye when the mainspring flies out if you try to strip it like that, you horrible ten thumbed creature ……….!

Welcome all to Issue 27.

Once again your editors give their thanks for your monitoring efforts and appreciate the hard work being carried out.

A warm welcome to those “volunteers” joining our various “teams”, we will keep you busy.

Thanks are given to those who submitted constructive comments regarding the developing style of the Newsletter and commented, in particular, on the usefulness of the spectrographs in the CW and XP sections as a means of illustrating in simple form that which can be difficult to convey in written terms.

This feature will now be incorporated into the NL permanently as an integral “style” standard.

(One member commented “I do not read/understand CW but seeing it as a picture enabled me to immediately recognise and put into context the written information, please keep doing this”)

Glad you liked it, Ed. – now start learning Morse ;-))

During Jan 16/17th a CME as a result of an M8 flare followed by a second CME from an X2 flare gave some interesting conditions varying from “dead” to “good lift” depending on the band. Various disruptions continued until Jan 21st before settling, until Feb 5th when some disruption restarted but this was short lived.



Morse stations | Voice stations | Oddities | Polytones
Chirpsounders | Overall view | German branch | Numbers predictions
Jamming | Recycled AGI
Poor conditions | The Smokey Dragon (4/4)
News Items | Web sites | Stop press | Contribution deadlines
Index | E2K NL Home

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