|G1 Tyrolean Music Station
Here is the full Tyrolean Music station
transmission starting with a music box rendition of the
"Internationale", followed by several yodelling songs with the
message for Helmut, Kruse and Frank buried in there somewhere.
|From Peter H.
MESSAGE CONTAINED IN THE G1 RECORDING
at 5:53 min, 9:01 min, and 12:03 min
Helmut gruesst Franz!
Helmut gruesst Franz!
Die Groessen 26 bis 32 passen mir gut.
Die Sonne scheint herrlich.
Unsere Henne ist dabei, ein Ei zu legen.
Helmut greets Franz!
Helmut greets Franz!
The sizes 26 to 32 fit me well.
The sun is shining wonderfully.
Our hen is about to lay an egg.
[All the best!
Very bizarre, isn't it?
As for the speaker of the message, his German sounds
quite natural, but with an unusual accent - he is
possibly from Alsace, which is a part of France.
TYROLEAN MUSIC STATION
Station was run by
the French Service de Documentation Extérieur et de
At the time
of their training course in Cercottes, all the future members of Action Division
carry out a minimum two days training course on the use of HF receivers. The
training officer advising with the agents the use of prototype receiver of make
SONY/GRUNDING for their low price and their very good qualities of reception.
During these two days, they learn how to use these types of receiver (in
Cercottes training being carried out on Sony radios).
Thanks to Chris L.
ENIGMA group description follows:
Yodelling For The Cause - G1 The Tyrolean Music Station - the archetypal cloak and dagger transmissions, which, now over two decades since its demise, still sends shivers down the spine when heard on tape!
Surely some of you remember those jolly German songs of the early 1970s played every weekend at 1130 UTC on 6650/6425kHz. Usually the same three of four German beer-drinking songs (with brass band accompaniment) were broadcast followed by blank carrier until 1159 when an interval signature, seven notes from the "Internationale" took us up to 1159, after which it would speed up with a sense of urgency for the final minute - a warning that messages were impending.
On the hour a strident military sounding German male voice would announce several German names. Each name in turn, after a commanding "Achtung!" then received a short message of five figure groups and all would finish with "Ende!"
This was the usual format. Sometimes the songs were different, which must have had some meaning to the initiated. Often, this was a warning for messages of a different nature. These took the form of phrases.
The same live announcer would greet several named addresses with 'Gutentag! Hans, Adolf, Helmut", etc. and several very odd phrases were then read out to all addresses together, e.g. (translated) "Our hen has laid one egg", "The sunshine has faded", etc.
The yodeling would stop abruptly for the announcements, which were repeated twice, again by cutting off the music. After the final repeat he'd bid farewell to his listeners with "Auf wiedesehen!" and the usual number messages would appear on the hour.
Technical hitches were frequent - tapes being rewound and set before start time, loud clicks of toggle switches in the "studio", the wrong music being played, then stopped, and sounds of fumbling with tapes being the correct songs appeared, even coughs and sneezes, etc. Signal strength and audio quality were excellent, however, and at times it sounded as if "he" was just behind you!
Sometimes the two carriers stayed on after the Saturday broadcast ready for Sunday's transmission, which always carried different messages. An early Monday/Friday evening schedule on lower frequencies also existed, which probably sent repeats. All this coincided with the life of Radio North Sea International, the DDR-funded pirate ship whose real function was far removed from entertainment. Late at night after closedown, their short wave carriers sometimes remained on, and a few tracks of Tyrolean music would be aired in the small hours. RNI's two Swiss directors were Stasi agents, and their company MEBO provided the timer used in the Lockerbie bomb.
This sound collage relates to the 1970's pirate radio station Radio North Sea International and tries to imply that there was a sinister side to the operation. Was it a front for East German spying activities and were the Swiss owners, Mr Meister and Mr Bollier Stasi agents?
Radio North Sea International wma c.11 mins.
|Radio North Sea International DJ
Steve Merike dispels Spy ship theory.
Steve Merike talks.