Post by mauser on Aug 20, 2018 9:50:30 GMT
"ENIGMA RELOADED" EVENT PRESENTATION
The Enigma Event started in 2014, originated from an idea jointly developed by the Marine Museum of La Spezia, Italy, and the Cultural Association “Rover Joe” (Fidenza, PR, Italy), as an international event linked to an Encryption exhibition organized in conjunction with another cultural event, the “European Researchers Night”.
An essential support to the organization of this event was given by A.R.I., the Italian Radio Amateur League .
The event was also supported by other Italian and foreign associations and cultural institutions, and was widely followed in terms of international participation and interest.
The main idea behind the Enigma event is to involve people all over the world, and specifically young people, in focusing their attention on the importance of the scientific research in general and specifically on cryptography, as main driver of most of the crucial events at the end of World War II, even considering their impact both on history and on the present world’s life.
The tool chosen to make this event happen is Radio, operated by international amateur radio stations.
Project and implementation
Coordination and governance :
Technical Naval Museum of La Spezia
Technical Naval Museum of La Spezia - Italy
Cultural Association "Rover Joe" – Fidenza (Parma, Italy)
A.R.I. Fidenza Radio Club - Italian Amateur Radio League – Fidenza (Parma, Italy)
A.R.M.I. – Marine Radio Amateur Association
DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT
The main goal of the Enigma Event is to promote as much radioamateur’s activity as possible all over the world, celebrating the history of the Enigma cipher machine and its crucial role in the final outcome of World War II, spreading the knowledge of those key people, who contributed to the decryption of secret , encrypted messages transmitted by the German army during WW II.
The organizers of the event encourage the participation of as many radioamateur stations in the world as possible, and promote the organization of conferences, seminars and cultural activities to achieve the core objectives of the event.
As “Activating Stations” are meant those radio stations, installed by the organizers and combined with a real Enigma machine, which will have been registered on the official event website : www.enigma-reloaded.it (List A) as described below.
The Enigma Event 2018 will take place in two steps :
Step 1 : From September 28th to October 5th 2018, an amateur radio contest in "clear" (e.g. : with messages in plain text exchanged via Radio) will take place, during which the Activating Stations will make known the event taking place on October 6th.;
Step 2 :On October 6th, the Activating Stations and the other participating amateur stations having applied and registered themselves on the official event website www.enigma-reloaded.it (list B), will exchange each other messages in CW mode (Morse Telegraphy), previously enciphered by a real or emulated Enigma machine. The coordination of the event has been appointed to A.R.I. Fidenza Radio Club.
As in the past editions, and in compliance with the Italian Code of Electronic Communications ruling the amateur radio, namely Article. 134 of the Legislative Decree n. 259/2003 and following amendments, due notice and public evidence of the message will be given in advance on the official event’s website :