Spy Radio Operations, Enigmas, and CIA Bugs
Speaker: Tom Perera, W1TP
Abstract: Tom will describe the desperate attempts by the resistance during WWII to build and hide secret radios so they could keep informed about the progress of the war. He will show how spies communicated critically important intelligence information back to the Allies while being ruthlessly hunted by direction-finding teams. The role of the Enigma and the latest CIA “bugs” and radios will also be described.
About our speaker: Tom is a retired professor of neuroscience. He has been an active ham for over 69 years while collecting, researching, lecturing and writing about WWII radios telegraph keys and German Enigma cipher machines.