Tracking the Lincolnshire Poacher.

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  1. It all brings back memories of when I was taught by a HAM enthusiast friend the delights of listening (and transmitting)back in the mid-late 1970s: on ex-military equipment. I remember the Lincolnshire Poacher, though I haven't heard it for many years now. I haven't got the space at home for the equipment and when I used to, I got too much interference when using my 30 metre long enamelled wire aerial. Those were the days! Transmitting morse at... er... 3-5 words a minute. :oops: :oops: :oops:

    They were very interesting to monitor as a teenager anyway. I always assumed they were Enigma transmissions, which of course are transmitted in 5-number sequences. In 1985 I bought my first proper computer and has some shareware Enigma decryption software - but still never managed to decypher anything!
     
  2. Apparently the Poacher has been tracked to somewhere in Cyprus and is still on the Air.
     
  3. FlagWagger

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    apparently RAF Akrotiri if you believe Wikipedia.
     

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