New guy interested in wireless intelligence

Discussion in 'Top Secret' started by StanAmes, May 21, 2010.

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  1. StanAmes

    StanAmes Junior Member

    Hello
    I'm just old enough to remember the "interesting" things about WW2 like seeing the sky filled with aircraft from horizon to horizon and a V1 blowing all our windows and doors out. I'm now almost completely retired and have spend the last few years reading books and sifting through declassified documents at the National Archives researching WW2 wireless interception. I've been interested in radio since I was a schoolboy and have had a ham radio licence since 1980. There were a number of secret Y stations in the St Albans area where I live.

    I've given a few talks about the subject to radio cubs and a couple at Bletchley Park and I'm always amazed at the valuable information people come forward with at these events. I can't help with most WW2 subjects but I hope I may be of some help on the subject of wireless intelligence gathering. I have put up a simple web site about Y stations just as a try out at - http://www.freewebs.com/ystations/


    and have been involved with the rebuilding of this site:-
    www.secretlisteners.org The page on Direction Finding is mine.

    I would be pleased to hear from anyone with information about, or may have been involved with, wireless interception and direction finding and will do my best to find answers to any questions anyone on the forum may have.

    All the best

    Stan
    Harpenden
    "Without the radio interceptors, Bletchley Park would have had nothing to decode"
     
  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Hi Stan and welcome to the forum.

    Regards
    Andy
     
  3. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

  4. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Hello Stan,

    Welcome to the forum.

    Regards
    Peter
     
  5. nicks

    nicks Very Senior Member

    Hi Stan and welcome to the forum.

    Regards,

    Nick
     
  6. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Welcome to the forum.
    It's nice to have new members join who have specialist interests.
     
  7. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Welcome
     
  8. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Stan,

    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    Your signature says it all;)

    Regards
    Tom
     
  9. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek

    Hello and welcome, Stan. Enjoy.
     
  10. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    Stan welcome to the forum , I would be interested in anything you can tell us about the "Y- listening service".

    Best Regards
    James S
     
  11. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Hi Stan and welcome. Very interesting links posted, thanks.

    Mike
     
  12. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Welcome to the forum.


    Cheers
    Paul
     
  13. militarycross

    militarycross Very Senior Member

    Greetings, Stan, and welcome to the forum from Canada.

    ..._

    cheers,
    phil
     
  14. StanAmes

    StanAmes Junior Member

    To.
    Drew5233, dbf, Peter Clare, Nicks, Owen, CL1, Smudger Jnr (Ahh, you regognised the HROs !), Gage and James S (thanks for the Gilnahirk link).

    Thanks for the warm welcome, nice to meet you all. I hope to put more of the archive material on the net soon and provide links here. I must speak to von Poop about the best place to start a new thread.

    All best
    Stan
     
  15. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    Welcome Stan, I have an interest in what happened at the other end of the teleprinter lines and the dispatch riders journey. (breaking codes)

    geoff
     
  16. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Wherever seems best to you Stan, there's technology, signals, etc. Or maybe best in Unit documents?
    We can always move stuff later if needs be.

    Does make me wonder if we're lacking a 'Top Secret/Intelligence' section for things like Bletchley, cryptology, interception etc.
     
  17. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    Does make me wonder if we're lacking a 'Top Secret/Intelligence' section for things like Bletchley, cryptology, interception etc.

    Excellent idea.
     
  18. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

  19. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek

  20. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Welcome to the forum Stan from Australia.
     

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