Europe between past and future

Nov 3, 2013


RADIO CAROLINE/RAINBOW will be on the air
next sunday, 10-11-2013 via legal "Radio Channel 292",
6070kcs, starting at 17.00hrs CET !!!

LOGS OF SUNDAY, 03-11-2013 :
( Times in CET! )

One of our team members meeting someone else at "Silesian Park", Katowice/Poland one week ago
View from "Silesian Park" to Katowice

- RADIO EXPERIENCE, 6265kcs, 14.24hrs, SINPO 34333
  ( Pop music )

- RADIO PYTHON,6305kcs, 14.27hrs, SINPO 34333
  ( Pop music )

- DE SALLANDSE BOER, 6290kcs, 14.30hrs, SINPO 4-5,4434
  ( Pop oldy )

- RADIO ACTIVE, 6203kcs, 15.52hrs, SINPO 44434
  ( Pop music )

- RADIO TECHNICAL MAN, 6219kcs, 15.55hrs, SINPO 4-5,4434
  ( ID in Dutch, then Dutch country music )

- RADIO ONDA CALIENTE, 6321kcs, 16.13hrs, SINPO 4-3,433,4-3
  ( Pop music )

- SLUWE VOS RADIO, 5740kcs, 16.20hrs, SINPO 44344
  ( Pop music )

- RADIO ALTREX, 6285kcs, 17.30hrs, SINPO 34233
  ( Pop oldy )

- RADIO TELSTAR SOUTH, 6255kcs, 17.49hrs, SINPO 34233
  ( Instrumental oldy )

- RADIO TINA, 6245kcs, 19.03hrs, SINPO 44344
  ( ID and saying "Bye", then polka music )

- RADIO UNIVERSE, 6450kcs, 19.06hrs, SINPO 34333
  ( Pop oldy )

- ODYNN RADIO, 6288kcs, 19.36hrs, SINPO 4-5,4434
  ( Pop oldies )

- DE WITTE TORNADO, 1647kcs, 20.16hrs, SINPO 3-2,433,3-2
  ( Dutch music )

- ZENDER EDELKAMPIOEN, 1620kcs, 20.20hrs, SINPO 4-3,433,3-4
  ( Pop oldy )

- UNID ON 6910kcs, 20.25hrs, SINPO 24232
  ( Pop music )

- UNID ON 1612kcs, 21.45hrs, SINPO 3-4,4333
  ( Dutch music )

- UNID ON 1512kcs, 22.25hrs, SINPO 3-2,333,3-2
  ( German schlager music )

- RADIO RAINBOW INTERN., 6280kcs, 22.55hrs, SINPO 24332
  ( Pop oldy )

- STUDIO 69, 1655kcs, 23.19hrs, SINPO 34233
  ( Pop oldy )

- UNID ON 1647kcs (Still "Witte Tornado"???), 23.23hrs, SINPO 3-2,433,2-3
  ( Dutch music )

- LASER HOT HITS, 4026kcs, 23.45hrs, SINPO 44434
  ( Talks in English, pop oldy )

( Video in German language ) 

How embassy eavesdropping works

at Berlin/Germany:

The key visible feature of most embassy and diplomatic sites that give away their secret spying missions are large windowless areas on top floors, and also sheds or hangers on the roof which are designed to look as though they might contain lift or air conditioning apparatus.
At the US Embassy in Berlin, the lighter coloured panels on the south west, north west and northeast corners of the rooftop surveillance facility are dielectric "radio windows" which allow all types of radio signals to reach collection and analysis equipment on the roof and floor directly below.
The "radio window" panels are made of special material which does not conduct electricity.   That is so weak radio signals coming in from all corners of the city are not diminished (attenuated) as they pass into the building and reach the sigint (signals intelligence) antennae.
Usually, dielectric window panels for signals intelligence work are made of plastic or fibreglass.   They are often shaped and coloured to look as though they are a normal part of the building, or are special architectural features. 
External Close up of Radio window panel at Capenhuirst
External Close up of Radio window panel at Capenhurst

Hidden behind the panels are a range of special monitoring antenna, dishes or arrays which collect every type of commercial and civil mobile, and government communications, including internet traffic, on all available wavelengths.
Rooftop "sheds" like in Berlin can be seen on dozens of US embassies in Europe and around the world, except in "Five Eyes" allied countries such as the UK.  Apart from the "collection" sheds, large processing areas are needed to analyse and transmit the result of interception to the global surveillance network.
Windowless top floors, such on the south wing of the Berlin embassy provide "SCIFs" - Secure Compartmented Intelligence Facilities - which are needed to prevent any radio signals from the interception and analysis equipment themselves leaking out.    The processing operators and equipment for the "Special Collection Service" are sited in these rooms.
The largest and most obvious US diplomatic surveillance facility in Europe is on the roof of the Geneva consulate, overlooking the United Nations.    The Berlin eavesdropping facility is one of the largest, comparable in size to those in sensitive Middle East locations such as Yemen or Cyprus.
When the former GCHQ surveillance installation in Capenhurst in northern England was retired from service and put up for sale (TV link), it was possible to inspect inside and see what the embassy surveillance centre might look like.
The 150 ft (50 metre) tower had been placed directly between two British Telecom microwave radio towers carrying telephone traffic. It was the ideal place to discreetly intercept international telephone calls of the Irish government, businessmen and also those of suspected of involvement with IRA terrorism.
The hi-tech tower included eight floors of advanced electronic equipment and three floors of aerial galleries.  These were used to extract and sort the thousands of communications passing through every hour.




One of the main boulevards at "Silesian Park"

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