PAGE_47_PHZH (Swedish Enigma M3 intercept):
Swedish Enigma M3 interceptENIGMA M3 MESSAGE KEY (Swedish Enigma M3 intercept PHZH):
Wheel Order: 7 4 6
Ring Settings: A G W or: A G J
Message Key: D M I or: D M V
Plugs: BM DX EW GP JO KV NZ RT
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Solution of naval Enigma message PHZH of 20 February 1940:
Message intercepted by Norrköping police radio station at 0031 on 20/2 1940:
0012/22 35 PHZH NREK BJUW JBFT IMXL RINP COPS NAUD MGUR AJCH QWQC SCIZ UVAN PXMH RURE BYDL NAVO VDVF TNQU ZOAU ZBXM PXHQ AZEU WDMN BXAW QEHK QZBA BWQZ CYMI WRAE LZEN YFTP PCXJ PHZH NREK
Message indicator groups: PHZH NREK
Ciphertext (without indicator groups):
Interpretation (Plaintext with word divisions and with garbles corrected):
Mülleimer; Kartoffelkeller. Ohne Bedeutung.
[Rest ist Füllsel.]
Trash bin; Potato cellar. Without significance.
[Remainder is padding.]
- This is a dummy message (Füllfunkspruch), sent to keep up a steady level of radio traffic in order to deceive the Allies’ traffic analysts. Such messages would begin with a meaningless string of two or three words. This would be followed by any one of a number of phrases indicating that the message was a dummy, such as “ohne Sinn,” “hat keinen Sinn,” “dient zur Taeuschung,” etc.; after which the signature of the originating station was sometimes added. The remainder of the message would then be filled up with a random string of consonants.
Broken by Dan Girard