E14 – 4F Counting Control

E14 was a counting control version of E05. It usually sent only a 4 figure group for 10 minutes before ending.  It had been observed sending 2, 3, 4, 5, and even 6 and 7 digit message groups before.

This station was possibly an attempt to distract jamming attempts from actual E05 messages. It had the same voice, the same strong USB emission mode, and the signature rushing air noise.  These transmissions were sent out multiple times per day, starting on the half hour.  Sometimes it transmitted on parallel frequencies.  E14 went inactive around late 1995 to early 1996.

Message Recording

 

Station Structure

1000 Hz tone 0096 2251 2110 8105 …
Repeats 10x 4-digit single groups w/
long pauses between them
 Repeats 10 minutes

 

Schedule

From late 1992 to 1994, and probably for it’s entire lifetime, E14 transmitted on the following daily schedule.

Time (UTC) kHz kHz
00:30 5205 7541
01:30 7763
02:30 7763
06:30 5205 9204
13:30 13425 16434
17:30 5205 8559

 

Station Summary

Nickname: 4F Counting “Control”
Activity: Inactive, since 1995
Emission Mode: USB, USB + Carrier
Frequencies: 5205, 7541, 7763, 8559, 13425, 16434 kHz
Voice Summary: Automated woman’s voice with an American accent. Identical to E05’s voice.
Believed Country of Origin: USA
Family Relatives: E05, G05, V05, E21, V14
Station Family: Family 2 “CIA/NSA”

Sources

Simon Mason’s Website “E5 Counting Station” (Archived)
ENIGMA Newsletter Issue #4 (January 1994), Page 15
ENIGMA Newsletter Issue #10 (March 1996), Page 6