Enigma2000 ID: E01
Name: Ready, Ready
Voice: Automated agitated female voice
Emission mode: AM
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.
|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:
|2nd & 4th||Monday||20:00||4740 kHz||04|
|2nd & 3rd||Monday||21:30||4740 kHz||32|
|1st, 2nd & 3rd||Tuesday||19:00||4740 kHz||06|
|1st & 3rd||Wednesday||19:00||4740 kHz||84|
|1st, 2nd & 4th||Wednesday||23:00||5235 kHz||13|
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