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E15

Enigma ID E15

Name Nancy Adam Susan
Frequencies
Status Inactive
Voice Male and female, live, with Arabic accent
Emission mode AM, USB
Location Egypt
Activity pages

Known counterpart stations

Last heard in 2006.[1]

Null format:

NAS QRU
3-letter ID Q code for "No traffic"
Repeated for 5 minutes Repeated for 1 minute

Traffic format:

Preamble Message Outro
NAS QTC NR 3 GR 01 DDAFR ... AR
3-letter ID Q code for "Traffic incoming" Message serial number Amount of 5-figure groups in the message, note inverted order of the digits 5-letter paired groups Morse code pro-sign for "End of message"
Repeated for 5 minutes Repeated thrice Repeated thrice Repeated thrice   Repeated twice

All the letters were pronounced using a phonetic alphabet very similar to the 1948 ARRL one, listed below. The only difference between the two is the usage of "Italy" instead of "Ida".

Adam, Baker, Charlie, David, Edward, Frank, George, Henry, Italy, John, King, Lewis, Mary, Nancy, Otto, Peter, Queen, Robert, Susan, Thomas, Union, Victor, William, X-ray, Young, Zebra

History

E15 was first heard in early 1993.[2][3] It was worked out to have transmitted on the following daily schedule:[4]

UTC kHz ID
11:00 18000 NAS
12:00 5834 WSP
12:30 11170 OSS
13:00 11000 BEC
13:30 14000 OSS
14:00 14000 FYP
16:30 6715 NAS
17:00 5834 FYP
17:30 5834 MSA
18:00 4130 WSP
19:00 5530 PAR
20:00 4130 NAS
20:30 5530 BEC
21:00 4130 OSS

Prior to the latter half of 1997, the ending sequence "Adam Robert" was read as "Robert Adam".[5]

Throughout the early 21st century, E15 has been coming and going.[6][7][8]. It returned in early 2005 on a new schedule.[9][10]

References

  1. ENIGMA Control List, Revision #25, p. 5 [accessed September 14th, 2014]
  2. ENIGMA Newsletter #2 (May 1993), p. 4 - read a scanned version here
  3. ENIGMA Newsletter #3 (August 1993), p. 9 - read a scanned version here
  4. Simon Mason, "E15" [accessed September 14th, 2014]
  5. ENIGMA Newsletter #14 (January 1998), p. 6 - read a scanned version here
  6. ENIGMA 2000 Newsletter #3 (March 2001) [accessed September 14th, 2014]
  7. ENIGMA 2000 Newsletter #15 (March 2003) [accessed September 14th, 2014]
  8. ENIGMA 2000 Newsletter #22 (May 2004) [accessed September 14th, 2014]
  9. ENIGMA 2000 Newsletter #27 (March 2005) [accessed September 14th, 2014]
  10. ENIGMA 2000 Newsletter #28 (May 2005) [accessed September 14th, 2014]
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