NUMBERS (and other mysterious) STATIONS

The "names" (used in this section), consisting of a character and a number or character (such as E10, S17 or XB) are from the list made up by the Enigma group to make it easier to kind of sort out the various stations, which have no official location and sometimes do not even exist (officially, that is). The denominations have been taken from a signature tune (e.g. «Lincolnshire Poacher») or from a peculiar word used in the transmission (e.g. «Atención») or from the sound transmitted (such as «Buzzer»).
Below the stations with the Enigma-denominators there are a couple of stations that have only been heard once, or are simply unidentified, and have therefore not yet received an official "code".


E3 (Lincolnshire Poacher)
(6959 kHz, March 9, 1998, 20:45 UTC)

E4 (Cherry Ripe)
(9263 kHz, December 14, 1997, 22:00 UTC)

E5 ("The Counting Station")
(9219 kHz, January 25, 1999, 17:00 UTC)
The messages are built up of a preamble of 10 minutes' duration (3 times a combination of 3 numbers, e.g.1-6-8, then 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-0, again 3 times the 3-numbers combination, 1-2-3-etc. and so on), 10 pips follow and the message, beginning with "count X" (where X is the number of groups the message is made up of) with the relative message of 5-figure-groups, each subdivided in a 3-figure-group and a 2-figure group, and the transmission concludes with "repeat" and a replay of the previous message starting with "count X", followed by a simple "end".

E10 (operated by the Mossat, Israel's secret service)
       Unknown call-up (4461 kHz, March 18, 1998, 00:05/00:20 UTC, edited)
      
Alpha Romeo Tango (ART) (May 5, 2000, 23:30 UTC)
      
Alpha Bravo Charlie (ABC) (6428 kHz, May 3, 2000, 00:58 UTC) 
-JMM-
       Echo Zulu India 2 (EZI2) (9130 kHz, December 5, 1998, 17:35 UTC)
      
Foxtrot Tango Juliet (FTJ) (4461 kHz, May 5, 2000, 22:00 UTC)
      
Juliet Sierra Romeo 2 (JSR2) (7540 kHz, February 26, 1998, 15:30 UTC)
      
Kilo Papa Alpha 2 (KPA2) (5230 kHz, February 22, 2000, 04:16 UTC)
-RG-
       "Footsteps" (6370 kHz, January 13, 1999, 01:50 UTC)
I have heard this "Footsteps" transmission before, but then I saw no relationship to another station whatsoever. This time however, it simply followed a "Sierra-Yankee-November-2" transmission on the same carrier, etc, seamlessly so to say.
         Sierra Yankee November 2 (SYN2) (4780 kHz, May 5, 2000, 23:45 UTC)
      
Victor Lima Bravo 3 (VLB2) (5230 kHz, May 5, 2000, 23:45 UTC)

        Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (YHF) (3840 kHz, May 5, 2000, 23:00 UTC)

E16 (May 1977)

E17 ("English Lady")
(10240 kHz, January 3, 1999, 11:15 UTC)
Thanks to Larsen/Germany for letting me use this recording.

E22
  (6045 kHz, December 10, 1998, 23:48 UTC)

G2 (Swedish Rhapsody)
(4832 kHz, March 1, 1998, 22:00 UTC)

G4 ("3-Note Oddity")
(5470 kHz, May 23, 1999, 20:22 UTC)
This station normally has two broadcasts at 20:05 and 20:35 at least on thursdays and sundays. The frequencies for both transmissions are different and they change on a monthly basis, as far as I have monitored the station (and have understood from others). At the aforesaid times some kind of interval signal is broadcast for 5 minutes (the actual "3-note oddity"), followed by the message in German, beginning with "Achtung" (Attention) and ending with "Ende" (End). Inbetween the message is broadcast, consisting of five-number groups in German. Then the whole message is repeated once again.
However, some time before the messages (at 19:45 and 20:22 respectively), the "carrier"of the station comes on the air, recognizable by some kind of crackle, as though this is a relay from some faraway short-wave station, and a short introduction is given as to the message that is to follow.
The present recording includes the coming on of the "carrier" (at about 7 seconds into the recording), then the introduction is given (32158-95201), then various minutes of crackle have been cut and only a few of the interval signals have been included, followed by the first part of the message, and the "Ende Ende" closure.
BTW, the utility marker that can be heard on the background throughout the transmission has been present on this frequency every time I have listened sofar, so I don't think it has anything to do with G3.

G6 ("German Lady")
(5376 kHz, January 25, 1999, 21:10 UTC)
The messages begin with a preamble, lasting for five minutes (in this recording 7-4-2, 7-4-2, 7-4-2, 1), followed by "Achtung" (Attention) and the message, consisting of a number of 5-Figure groups, in this particular case 60 of them, as can be heard in the introduction "8573 60"). The message is concluded by "0-0-0, 0-0-0, Ende".
S7 («Russian Man») (10147 kHz, September 28, 1999, 20:40 UTC)
At the occasion, reproduced here, there was no actual message. The content was nothing but a repetition of the number 911 and 000.

S17 (
«Czech Lady»)
  (8190 kHz, January 3, 1999, 12:51 UTC)
Thanks to Larsen/Germany, with special thanks to the IRC #monitor-channel. Larsen also sent me another recording of station S17 (recorded a little earlier: 12:49) in some kind of "dialogue" with aero-station "Architect" (a separate listing and recording from this station can be found in the "Utility" section).

V2 (
«Atención»)
(7887 kHz, December 13, 1998, 03:00 UTC)
I have been assured by various experts in the field that the broadcasts of this station originate from Cuba.

V7 ("The Spanish Man")
(13456 kHz, February 4, 1999, 06:40 UTC)

V13 (
New Star)
(8300 kHz, December 4, 1998, 23:30 UTC)

V23 (French Woman
(10635 kHz, August 19, 1999, 09:00 UTC)

XB («The Buzzer»)
(4625 kHz, March 11, 1998, 22:00 UTC)
All this stations broadcasts during its transmissions is pips of about one second once per approximately two seconds, as in the first and the final part of this recording. Only at the top of the hour every hour the tone changes into a continuous two-tone stream of one minute's duration, as in the middle part of this recording. Once this is over it returns to its one-tone pips...
This station does transmit voice message on a very irregular basis, but sofar I have never been able to hear or record one...

XM (
«Backwards Music Station»)
(8984 kHz, December 5, 1998, 1720 UTC)
This is a relatively recent addition to this type of stations. It is not quite clear what it is all about. All that is known can be heard in this recording: They seem to play music backwards, in combination with what sounds like the sound whales make.

XPH (
Polytone Station)
(5857 kHz, February 26, 1999, 21:00 UTC)
Thanks to a very valuable tip from my friend Larsen I have now finally been able to make a recording of this awesome station. It was a rather short transmission, so I have included it completely, except for the first 15 minutes, which were just the carrier without any further signal - well I should mention a morse G [--.] at the very first minute 20:45 UTC).

XT (
«The Pip»)
, Russia (3756 kHz, August 6, 1999, 22:38 UTC) UTC)
According to "the experts" this station has a voice message on some rare occasions, but since I have never yet heard that (nor have I got a recording of it) you'll have to make do with this "pip" recording...
Well, the above has just changed. I have meanwhile heard a couple of these voice announcements at irregular times (though always around 22:45 UTC). Every time I did hear one it was done by a male voice, but according to others, sometimes a female voice is heard. The old recording (just the "pips") has been changed for the one with the voice message, but the pips of course are still there before and after the message!
Slavic Woman (2136 kHz, April 24, 1999, 07:01-07:06 UTC)
As far as I know this station was first signaled by Larsen from Germany, who called it «Slavic Female». Today I finally was lucky enough to receive it too, though with a very weak signal (they must have a hell of a transmitter to be received here on this frequency at 3 hours after sunrise!).
I am not sure (just as Larsen) what kind of station this is: It could quite well be a "Numbers" station, but the "code" does sound a little simple for that: just a repetition of the numbers from 50 (patdeset) to 59 (patdeset devet).
To give you all an opportunity to resolve this mystery, I have included the whole message, excepting two more tone signals before the broadcast, as the one heard at te beginning of the recording.
By the way, Larsen has now sent me a better recording of the first part of the message in a much better quality, which I have included here.

«Motorbike»
(8300 kHz, December 20, 1998, 01:35 UTC)
I do not really know whether this station belongs in this section: I have never heard it before, and a few minutes after I first discovered it, it disappeared (at 01:45 sharp).It covered a very wide part of the frequency spectrum: with my receiver at a bandwidth of 2.2 kHz I could hear it between 8276 and 8316 kHz... Spooky, that's the word!
Meanwhile Christher Lehtonen has old me this is Russian OTHR (Over The Horizon Radar). In order to cover greater distances than allowed by traditional radar systems, the radar beams are transmitted on short wave frequencies.

Unidentified station
(6920 kHz, January 12, 1999, 09:00 UTC)

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