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V23

Enigma ID V23

Name
Frequencies 8124, 8140, 10635, 10755, 11060, 15840
Status Inactive
Voice Male
Emission mode USB + carrier
Location Russia
Activity pages

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Known counterpart stations E06, G06, S06, V06, M14, M24

French language branch of the Russian 6 family. It was first heard for one week in August 1999. It has later resurfaced briefly in March 2010, May 2016, and September 2017.

Traffic format:

Preamble Message Outro
362 499 91 33038 33038 71495 71495 71036 71036 ... 08047 08047 499 91 00000
3-figure transmission ID 3-figure group, purpose unknown Amount of 5-figure groups in the message 5-figure paired groups 3-figure group, purpose unknown Amount of 5-figure groups in the message  
Repeated for 4 minutes Repeated twice Repeated twice   Repeated twice Repeated twice  

The August 1999 transmissions were held every day except Sunday, at 09:00 and 19:00 UTC. The following is a list of frequencies and headers of all the transmissions that were noted:[1]

Day 09:00 UTC 19:00 UTC
13 August 1999 15840 kHz 362     11060 kHz 362 490  
14 August 1999 10635 kHz 362 499 91 8124 kHz 362 508 82
15 August 1999 No transmissions
16 August 1999 15840 kHz 362 525 90 11060 kHz 362 544 95
17 August 1999 10635 kHz 362 552 81 8124 kHz 362 559 96
18 August 1999 15840 kHz 362 571 93 11060 kHz 362 580 87
19 August 1999 10635 kHz 362 590 80 8140 kHz 362 559 96
20 August 1999 15840 kHz 362 607 90 11060 kHz 362 616 91

19:00 UTC transmission on 19 August took place on 8140 kHz, due to 8124 kHz already taken up by some other station. Following V23's disappearance, V06, E06 and G06 came up using the same ID that V23 used, "362."

It initially had a female voice. It has not been heard since August 1999 - since then, a new male voice, using non-native pronunciations, has been used instead.

V23's old female voice

References

  1. ENIGMA Newsletter #18 (January 2000), p. 29 - read a scanned version here

Old recording courtesy of Simon Mason

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