Tenth edition of the N&O column / Spooks newsletter

(Date: Sat, 30 Jan 1999 13:37:02 +0100 CET)

Press release | Locations | Morse stations | Voice stations | Other modes
Polyalphabetic substitution ciphers | ENIGMA list update | Logs
Index | NS NL Home


Editor: Ary Boender
Nickname on IRC channels #wun #monitor #numbers: Ary-B -

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Hi and welcome to the first N&O in 1999. This month I have a couple of interesting items for you, a lot of logs, the revised ENIGMA control list and the final edition of Toby's crypto series.

Unfortunately I have very little time these days, so I fully depend on your contributions. Please note that my current situation will last for at least 5 more months.I cannot guarantee that there will be a N&O next month unless you supply me with info.

I recently had the opportunity to visit Bletchley Park in the UK. This was the place where wartime codebreaking was done. During WWII over 10000 people worked here with only one goal: to break the codes of the Germans and their allies. There is a lot of old military stuff in the museum. Especially the Cryptology Trail is interesting. You can even work with a real Enigma crypto machine. If you are in the neighbourhood you really should visit the place. Check for more info and their opening times Bletchley's website.

Mathias Kropf sent me a press release relative to the activity of clandestine stations. Although clandestine stations are neither utility stations nor number stations, there is a definite link to our 'branch' of the hobby, namely JAMMERS. Many clandestines are being jammed by the target countries. An increase of clandestine broadcasting hours almost always means an increase of jamming activity. To give you an idea about the number of clandestines and their target areas, I decided to include the press release in this N&O edition.


Press release | Locations | Morse stations | Voice stations | Other modes
Polyalphabetic substitution ciphers | ENIGMA list update | Logs
Index | NS NL Home

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