E25 was first reported in 2000. It originally used live voices read by males, then used a very unique automated woman’s voice. Errors are common in E25. From computer tones, to hearing the operators playing a computer game, to the transmission just screwing up in general. The musical intro might not play, the transmission could also cut in and out a lot, or just completely stops. They also might not send the right message to the right ID at times, and have also restarted messages before.
The music is usually from musician Umm Kulthum, but this can vary. Needless to say, E25 is in dire need of component, consistent operators (and perhaps a better voice).
1 kHz tone
|0265 9011 0813 5668 …||Rebeat,
|0265 9011 0813 5668 …||End of message||End of transmission|
|Intro||3-digit ID||4-digit groups||Repeat 4-digit groups|
|1 – 3 minutes|
Emission Mode: AM, USB, or USB + Carrier
Frequencies: 6140, 9450 kHz
Voice Summary: Woman’s voice believed to be automated. Has a very noticeable accent and pronunciation. Sometimes hard to understand.
Believed Country of Origin: Egypt
Family Relatives: [Possibly] E09, V08
Station Family: [Possibly] Family 12
E25a is a variant of E25 that sends the interval music, then the call up, but no message after.
The Call up of E25a is transmitted in English, but sends the message in Arabic. First reported in 2007, but activity is unknown. It could still possibly be active. Possibly emits in AM and/or USB.
Possible E25 transmission sites in the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt.
E25 Recording via Token
E25a Recording via Maris