E16 was a West German BND numbers station, and the English counterpart to G16. It was first observed sometime in the late 1960’s. The set-up is basically the same as the rest of the BND operated stations (G14, G15) except the two letter phonetic call up was specific to the frequency it transmitted on and its agent IDs. Last observed in June 1996.
Two letter transmissions sent in English were from stations: Alpha Uniform, Bravo Lima, Bravo November, Delta Alpha, Delta Lima, Delta Mike, Delta Oscar, Echo Hotel, Foxtrot Kilo, Romeo Kilo, and Victor India for 13 different IDs.
Transmissions were sent multiple times per week starting on the hour and half hour.
|RK RK RK RK||Electronic melody
||“Message for”||374 374||19 group||“Attention”||374 374||19 group||843-49 849-49 …||“End”|
|Interval notes||3-digit recipient
|Group count||3-digit recipient
|Group count||5-digit paired groups,
pauses after the 3rd digit
|Repeats for 5 minutes||Varies for each message||For each message with different data|
Nickname: Two Letter
Activity: Inactive, since the mid 90’s
Emission mode: USB
Voice Summary: Automated woman’s voice with noticeable accent.
Believed Country of Origin: West Germany
Family Relatives: G14, G15, G16, M15
Station Family: Family 6 “BND/FRG”
ENIGMA Newsletter Issue #2 (June 1993), Page 6 – Logs with station and Agent ID’s