Enigma2000 ID: E01

Name: Ready, Ready

Frequencies: Various

Status: Inactive

Voice: Automated agitated female voice

Emission mode: AM

Location: Unknown

Known counterparts: M17


E01 was last reported to have been heard in 1999.

Below is the format that E01 sent in. Table from Priyom.org.

Preamble Message Outro
13093 Ready, Ready 28 85426 85426 53569 53569 … 54321 54321 00982 00982 End
5-figure ID Amount of 5-figure groups in the message 5-figure paired groups
Repeated for 5 minutes Repeated twice

The very first two digits of the preamble told the reviever the schedule of the broadcast. Below is a table from Priyom.org that shows what the first two digits translated into:

Week Day UTC Winter ID
2nd & 4th Monday 20:00 4740 kHz 04
20:20 3410 kHz
20:40 3910 kHz
2nd & 3rd Monday 21:30 4740 kHz 32
21:50 4460 kHz
22:10 4270 kHz
1st, 2nd & 3rd Tuesday 19:00 4740 kHz 06
19:20 3910 kHz
19:40 3410 kHz
1st & 3rd Wednesday 19:00 4740 kHz 84
19:20 3910 kHz
19:40 3410 kHz
1st, 2nd & 4th Wednesday 23:00 5235 kHz 13
23:20 4740 kHz
23:40 4460 kHz
1st Sunday 21:30 4740 kHz 31
21:50 4460 kHz
22:10 ?

The other three digits befor the “Ready, ready” possibly were decryption information for the receiving person.

This 5-digit ID, composed of the schedule and possible decoding information was repeated for 5 minutes, before being followed by “ready, ready” – which gave the station its name.

After the “ready, ready” a nother number followed, usually between 20 and 30 – this showed the nubmer of 5-digit groups in the transmission. The number was repeated twice.

The message was made up of 5-digit groups, that were each sent twice after each other.

When the message was sent, the transmission was closed with a simple “end”.


The transmission started either at the top of an hour or half past, and would be broadcast again 20 and 40 minutes later on lower frequencies. However, the transmissions that were scheduled did not always take place.


The schedule above is that known of E01 in 1996. The times are the UTC times of the transmissions in the CET winter time – for the summer time UTC, simply take away an hour.

But when E01 ceased to send in 1999 only two of the schedules were still active:

  • Monday 20:00, 20:20, 20:40 UTC
  • Thursday 03:00, 03:20, 03:40 UTC


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