Spying on NATO from a Cold War East German Army radio monitoring base Part 2

This is the second part of my chat with Thomas who worked in a secret East German radio monitoring base.

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He describes how a BRIXMIS or another MLM vehicle had once got into the base and what the NVA would told about MLM capabilities.

When the officers aren’t around he and his comrades listen to Western radio and watch Western TV.

Gorbachev is now in power and liberalisation has now started in the Soviet Union and the East German government worries about contamination. Thomas describes his participation in the Dresden protests and is totally ​shocked ​by ​police brutality against East German citizens.

We talk about the opening of the Wall and the decline in NVA discipline as East Germany starts to implode in the march to reunification. We also hear about the content of his Stasi file.

Here is the link to the Japanese AOR scanners Thomas mentioned: https://www.rigpix.com/aor/aor_ar2002.htm

Photos of Thomas’ base (only in German) where he was stationed: https://www.manfred-bischoff.de/fuaz-sued.htm

Google maps link to the location of his base

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