G05 was the German language version of The Counting Station operated by the CIA. It was heard regularly from the mid 1980’s on, following the same format and using the same automated female voice as its number stations counterparts. The voice also used the German military radio variants of numbers.
It spoke “zwo” (svwoh) in place of “zwei” when reading 2, and ended with “zero” instead of “null”. G05 ceased operations in 1995, and the last of the schedules it used were replaced by Cynthia.
G05a was a variant that used the common German “zwei” instead of radio variant “zwo”. G05a also used a different voice that was similar to G13’s. This variant emitted in USB mode.
|448 448 448||12345
|Ten 1 kHz beeps||Gruppe 86||876-09 233-19 …||“Wiederhole“||Gruppe 86||876-09 233-19 …||“Ende”|
|3-figure ID 3x||Counting||Group count||5-digit single groups, pauses after 3rd digit||Group count||5-digit single groups, pauses after 3rd digit|
|Repeated for 10 minutes||Repeated 2x||Repeated 2x|
Numbers Station Summary
Nickname: The Counting Station
Activity: Inactive, since 1995
Emission mode: AM
Voice Summary: Automated woman’s voice. German speaking version of E05.
Believed Country of Origin: USA
Counterpart Stations: E05, V05, E14, E21, V14
Station Family: Family 2 “CIA/NSA”
Simon Mason’s Website, “E5 Counting Station”
Message Recording from The Conet Project
G05a Recording from Swldxer