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Enigma Special Event Station

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  • Gary Carter
    Received this past Friday via the ARRL newsletter. Fire up those Enigma simulators! 73, Gary - WA4IAM * Enigma machine special event, reactivation set: As a
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      Received this past Friday via the ARRL newsletter. Fire up those Enigma
      simulators!

      73, Gary - WA4IAM

      * "Enigma machine" special event, reactivation set: As a tribute to the work
      of England's voluntary interceptors (VIs) during World War II, the
      Scarborough Special Events Group (SSEG) will operate special event station
      GB2HQ from GCHQ--Government Communications Headquarters--in Scarborough. VIs
      intercepted encrypted Enigma messages transmitted in Morse code; these were
      passed to code breakers at Bletchley Park who were attempting to crack the
      German Enigma code. The GB2HQ special event will take place over the May 7-8
      weekend, with activity on SSB, PSK and CW (around 3515 or 7015 kHz). A
      souvenir QSL card showing an Enigma cipher machine and an HRO receiver will
      commemorate the occasion. GCHQ has provided a working Enigma machine for use
      by the SSEG, and Ofcom--the UK telecommunication regulator--has authorized
      transmission of an enciphered Enigma message in Morse code on the amateur
      bands for this event only. The Enigma message will be transmitted Saturday,
      May 7, 1100 UTC (repeated at 1300 and 1900 UTC), at a speed of 15 WPM.
      Listeners are invited to submit a copy of the Enigma message, and
      certificates are available for those achieving 100-percent copy. Entries and
      QSLs go to G0OOO, Scarborough Special Events Group, 9 Green Island, Irton,
      Scarborough YO12 4RN UK. Further details are on the SSEG Web site
      <http://www.sseg.co.uk/>.
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