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G08

Enigma ID G08

Name Four Note Rising Scale
Frequencies
Status Inactive
Voice Female, automated (the same as G06 and G07)
Emission mode AM
Location East Germany
Activity pages

Known counterpart stations

G08 was operated by East German Ministry for State Security (Stasi). Last heard in May 1990, shortly before the German unification. G08 was transmitted from Zeesen, and remotelly controlled from Wernsdorf. [source]

Format:

Preamble Message Outro
4-note rising scale 34324 Trennung 05 Achtung 34324 Trennung 22 11223 11223 24566 24566 ... 46547 46547 Ende
  5-figure recipient ID   Minutes past the hour when the message would commence   5-figure recipient ID   Amount of 5-figure groups in the message 5-figure paired groups  
  Repeated as necessary with different data for multiple messages            
Repeated for 5 minutes Repeated for 5 minutes For each message  

G08 operated on the following schedule:

  • 7:00 to 10:00 UTC on 6453 kHz.
  • 9:00 to 12:00 UTC on 5821 kHz (repeat of the above).
  • 19:00 to 22:00 UTC on 3217 kHz.
  • 21:00 to 00:00 UTC on 3820 kHz (repeat of the above).

Note that G08 adjusted its broadcast times to Daylight Saving Time. Towards the end of the Cold War, the above schedule became erratic, and few or even none of these schedules could have been heard.

Information was derived from Simon Mason's 1991 book "Secret Signals" and Langley Pierce's 1994 book "Intercepting Numbers Stations"

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