The Pip

Enigma ID S30

Spectrum image Pip _sample

Name The Pip, Капля, 8C1Щ
Frequencies 5448 (daytime); 3756 (nighttime);
Status Active
Voice Male/female live
Emission mode A3E (AM) - channel marker, H3E (USB+carrier) - messages
Location Rostov-na-Donu, Russia, 47°17'58"N 39°40'25"E (72th communication hub, callsign Akaciya), South Military District main command network
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Known counterpart stations S28, S32, Plovets41

Click here for an inside-out guide including message schedules, the Pip Dossier

The Pip is a Russian military station located in Rostov-na-Donu. For the most of time it sends its channel marker - continuous pip-pip-pip..., approximately 50 times a minute. It was thought to be time station located in Krasnodar in mid-90's. Occasionally voice messages are sent in various formats, main purpose is to send command messages for South Military District of Russia. Messages are sent in Monolyth format

The network is more probably organized using equipment 257Ц2 (комплекс технических средств дистанционного управления связью и обеспечения передачи сигналов централизованного боевого управления  "Монолит-АС" - Monolith-AC system for communications remote control and for transmitting central commandment control signals)

Here is the one of the PIP's voice operator places


Nice view of 72th hub transmission site's VGDSh antennas can be seen on Google maps


Pip is broadcasting on two different frequencies. Depending on the season, broadcast times are different:

Season 5448 kHz (Day) 3756 kHz (Night)
Spring TBA TBA
Summer TBA TBA
Autumn 3:30-15:30 15:30-3:30
Winter 5:30-14:00 14:00-5:30

The PIP Online Stream

The PIP diagram by RW6HRM

PIP diagram

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