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AM (English Man) Usually H+0, H+30
Stays on UTC
Times/freqs vary seasonally, up to date charts given in
High pitched start tone.
Null message format:-
" nnn x3 00000 " for 4 mins.
3f call for 4 mins
preamble - 3f DK x 2, 2/3f GC x 2.
Mssg 5F gps,
Ends - DK x2, GC x2, 00000 (fast/slow zeros)
Note that the first 8 figs of TX has NO repeat figs.
(returned to the original voice early 2001, with distinctive
pronuncation of 3 & 8)
(additional voice from Sep 03, with no perceived distinctive
E06 is operated by the Russian intelligence agency SVR.
15 minutes prior to the broadcast, it sends a test tone and
speaks the ID of the upcoming transmission once. The transmissions
start with a 3-figure ID repeated for 4 minutes, followed by a
3-figure group presumed to be a decode key and the group count,
both repeated twice. Then the actual message follows in form of
repeated 5-figure groups. Transmissions end with the 3-figure group
and the group count repeated twice, and "00000", spoken either fast
However, rarely another message may follow. Instead of "00000",
the recipient ID is sent again, repeated for one minute, then the
standard message sending procedure continues.
Null messages are also observed. They consist of the recipient
ID repeated three times, then "00000", spoken either quickly or
slowly. After repeating this sequence for 4 minutes, the
It is worth noting that in actual E06 messages, a string that
consists of the recipient ID, decode key and group count
does not contain repeated digits, even if that
would render the group count incorrect. For example, on 2 November
2012, a transmission was observed with the ID, decode key and group
count being "507 369 124" respectively, despite the message only
containing 123 groups.
E06 and its sister stations also operate schedules that are
believed to serve training purposes. This is due to repeated
figures in the first 8 digits of the transmission (see above),
generally non-random appearance of message groups, and consistent
group count - 20 (replaced 15 in November 2013 after many years).
In the past, they were believed to be manually operated, indicated
by highly incosistent tempo of spoken numbers. The voice was
sometimes distorted as a result of audio clipping. Those
transmissions generally ended with slowly
spoken 0's. Since April 2014, those transmissions appear
to be automated, and end with quickly spoken 0's.
The audio for E06 and its sister stations is fed from a computer
running Windows 7, which replaced previously used Windows XP in
early 2014. Occasionally sounds of the said operating system can be
heard on air.
voice 2: 821 (R5) * 704 704 42 42 = (42 pairs) 60083 53821 53933
.....23301 62657 31341 30833 14423 94069
88315 7630530346 63164 22476 13677 41846 36111 .... 10496 * 704
704 42 42 00000
voice 1: 341 (R5) * 269 269 37 37 = (37 pairs) 19881..... ending
as E6 voice 2
voice 3: pairs .....95978 03685 20719 16727.... format as E6 voice
null message format (voice 2): 897 897 897 00000 (R5)
Russian Intelligence. R 12/03/92
Tcp d2 17 english man irdial by The Conet
Russian Intelligence. Different voice. R 12/08/93
Tcp d2 23 english man irdial by The Conet
English Man Version 1
See Enigma signal list.
Tcp d3 05 english man version 1 irdial by The Conet
English Man Version 3
Note the 'zeeero'.
Tcp d3 06 english man version 3 irdial by The Conet
Tcp d3 07 english man irdial by The Conet
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