The newsroom in the"Fuchsbau"

The newsroom in the"Fuchsbau"


View into the cleared out radio control center from the entrance towards the radio receiving center.

Here were transversely 6 table rows with the workstations of the radio operators set up.
The assignment is still to be seen at the Fm distributors left at the wall.
Beside the door on the left the pneumatic tube system is to be recognized.
The workstations of the radio operators in the command radio networks were equipped with automatic Morse transmitters MG-80 equipped.


The room with the open telex exchange,but in BW times.


View into the remains of the radio receiving center. In the back on the right was the alerting center (WAZ).

Behind the left visible wall with the window had the DNZ (Diensth. of the message center) and the D-FuZ (Diensth. of the radio center) their workplaces.
Behind it up to the recognizable passage were telecommunications distributors and receiving equipment technology set up.

On the right side in the foreground a crossbar distributor is built up.
With the help of the Amphenol cloths to be plugged in, the allocation of different message channels to different variants of use took place.
Behind it, only the remains of a rack wall can be seen. It reached up to the crossbar distributor.
The receiving equipment (mainly EKV-13, EKD-111,EKD-300) was placed in it.
The communications operations battalion in ZGS-14 was responsible for the open and covered telephone and teletype communications by wire and radio, the facsimile reception operation for the ZFWW aeronautical meteorological station, the directional radio links, the pneumatic tube links in the protective structure, the TV transmission in the structure as well as also the sound transmission of the national anthem of the GDR for the daily gatling.

The leadership of these processes in the 24-hour service was incumbent on the duty officer of the message center.
Subordinate to him were more than 30 telecommunicators/typists,ciphermen,handlers,receiving and transmitting radio operators and transmission center technicians.
The assigned radio operators were trained by own personnel.
The best radio operators reached a speed of 100 characters per minute with the hand key in the 3rd half of their service.
The directional radio antenna directly on the bunker surface was aligned to a reflector.
The remote reflector aligned to the remote station Wilmersdorf was located outside the fence on a mast
The signals from the "Fuchsbau" were transmitted via a camouflaged directional radio link and wire channels to Radio Transmitting Office 1 in Limsdorf.
The transmitting equipment available here (KN-1E,KN-4,SS-1000) with the associated antenna systems transmitted the information to the counter radio stations in the corresponding radio networks.

The radio networks used were:

FN 001 command and control network of the Ministry of National Defense

. FN008 ,FN 401...404 command and control networks of the air force and air defense

FN 412 Weather information radio network

FN 373,FN393 Radio networks of interaction with Moscow and Minsk

FN 109,FN110 notification radio networks of air situation north and south

FN 248,FN249 Notification radio networks of air situation for Prague and Warsaw.
In the room with the workstation of the automatic telephone exchange ATZ.
The four radio transmitting stations of the air forces were coupled in a radio interconnection system.
Thus, the broadcast of a radio message from the radio center in the "Fuchsbau" (ZGS-14) could, if necessary, take place in Großobringen (Weimar area) or in Ulrichshof (Neubrandenburg area).
Radio tactical options were regularly used to hamper radio reconnaissance.
This included the transmission of open and ciphered mock radio messages.

Beginning in 1984, female Army personnel were also added to the inventory of the intelligence center taken over.
They took their assignments very seriously and sometimes fulfilled them in better quality than their male counterparts.



Technology used in the message center:
Shortwave receiver EKD-300 and Morse transmitter MG-80.