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Title: 13403 kHz - E07 number station - longest transmission ever, Apr 11 2018
Source: Shortwave
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Published: Apr 11, 2018
Author: Russia
Post Date: 2021-02-22 12:38:48 by Esso
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Views: 35
Comments: 3

A "radio broadcast" by a spy numbers station, designated E07, believed to originate in Russia. This transmission is remarkable in its unusual length of 1 hour straight!

The reason for such a long transmission were the messages relayed over to a spy this link is set for. Agent 641 received two messages, one consisting of 293 5-digit groups, while the second one had 266 of them. This totals to 559 groups. Certainly a lot to write down!

Why had he receive so many (long) messages? In fact, there is a lot going on concerning Russia, its diplomacy and military activities, from diverting of Russian foreign-based diplomats to possible military activities in Syria.

According to a numbers stations schedule available at​ , this is a repeat of 17:00​ UTC broadcast on 14603 kHz, for which a 20-minute-long window had been planned. But due to the length of this transmission, instead of 17:20​ UTC, the repeat on 13403 kHz started as late as 18:04​. Another repeat that should have followed them up at 17:40​, actually kicked off at 19:08​ UTC on 12103 kHz.

Recorded over the WebSDR of the University of Twente in Enschede, The Netherlands -

Poster Comment:

Enigma ID: E07
Name: English Man
Freq.: 13403kHz, 13.403Mhz
Status: Active
Voice: Male
Emission mode: Upper Side Band AM
Location: Moscow, Russia
E07 is the English language mode of the Russian 7 operator.

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#1. To: Esso (#0)

Back in my day, such was a game played by KGB and CIA.

My recollection was the CIA effort was strictly a game, the Russians may or may not have had a use for such.

Cynicom  posted on  2021-02-22   15:56:14 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

#2. To: Esso (#0)

2 - 8 - 5 - 7 - 1

2-8-5-7-1: I remember that one. In Russian that means "The chair is against the wall."

3-9-5-9-1: "John has a long mustache."

StraitGate  posted on  2021-02-22   17:57:46 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

#3. To: Cynicom, 4um (#1)

My recollection was the CIA effort was strictly a game...

It was. By the time the intel went up a few notches, the higher-ups wouldn't have listened to it if it was the voice of God.

Anyway, it kept a lot of sharp, highly motivated tech geeks out of the civilian market.

The smart, maladjusted sociopaths pretty much went into HUMINT or upper echelon management of the company.

Pay attention to Projects Grill Flame and Stargate. (~6:08)

The light that burns twice as bright, burns half as long. - Dr. Eldon Tyrell

Godfrey Smith: Mike, I wouldn't worry. Prosperity is just around the corner.
Mike Flaherty: Yeah, it's been there a long time. I wish I knew which corner.
My Man Godfrey (1936)

Esso  posted on  2021-02-22   19:46:18 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

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