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Author Topic: Continuing Mystery of S06s/E17z  (Read 335 times)

Offline Rizla

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Continuing Mystery of S06s/E17z
« on: June 26, 2018, 1625 UTC »
I 've only heard S06s on the Twente SDR, so my interest in the station is recent, but given the Priyom pages and this very interesting article in Enigma 2000...

http://www.apul64.dsl.pipex.com/enigma2000/newsletters/En87a.pdf#page=45

... this station still remains an oddity, for all the reasons mentioned by JkC in the article.

So last night via Twente I heard the following at 0730 and 0740:

427 806 5 46062 68672 97478 39685 30485 806 5 00000

which is very, very similar if not identical to the following pattern that JkC in Enigma monitored three plus years ago:

46062 68672 97478 39685 30485 96632 52537 53317 (p. 46 of the Enigma article from 2015)

Just found the pattern by happenstance, I don't usually monitor Twente or this station in general.

I've read the article several times and know the various theories about this station's raison d'etre, curious if Ary on any other monitor knows how common it is for S06/E17z to transmit the same message over a period of many years.

A very strange station, no doubt!
QTH: Sonoran Desert, AZ. Recent Kenwood Hybrid convert. Beloved ICF-2010, thank you for KIPM and  other joys. Long may you Rock.

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Re: Continuing Mystery of S06s/E17z
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2018, 0923 UTC »
Hi Rizla,

S06s and E17z usually send each message for two weeks in a row and at the end of the month.

Example: new msg on 1 June, repeated on the 8th, new on the 15th, repeated on the 22nd and a null msg on the 29th.

The messages are repeated from time to time, as a whole or as part of a longer message. Have a look at this one: 427 806 5 46062 68672 97478 39685 30485 806 5 00000

The string 46062 68672 97478 39685 30485 has also been sent on 13-12 2011, 09-04-2013, 13-10-2013, 02-01-2015, 09-01-2015, 15-08-2017, 22-08-2017

Cheers
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Re: Continuing Mystery of S06s/E17z
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2018, 0506 UTC »
Hi Ary! Thanks for your post, very very interesting...

I still wonder what the purpose of this station (S06s) is. We can say, oh yeah, this is just tests or trial runs, etc., etc.,  but in the end this whole endeavor costs mucho bucks and, given the state of the country that is supposedly transmitting this stuff, I continue to wonder what exactly is the purpose of this station.

For those who don't know, Ary B. is a true bad-@$$.... Ary knows way more than you and I have forgotten about numbers stations. Cheers and warm regards!
« Last Edit: June 28, 2018, 0509 UTC by Rizla »
QTH: Sonoran Desert, AZ. Recent Kenwood Hybrid convert. Beloved ICF-2010, thank you for KIPM and  other joys. Long may you Rock.