Cochi Unregistered Comms Beacon

Cochi Unregistered Comms Beacon

An Unregistered Comms Beacon can be found in the Cochi system, near body 1 and Issigonis Gateway.

The transmission times of this beacon are believed to be on the hour, every 4 hours, with transmissions reported at: 00:00 / 04:00 / 08:00 / 12:00 / 16:00 / 20:00.

The transmitted message is the following:

5 14 9 7 13 1 19
(repeated four times)

Decodes by letter positions to:


This message is the decryption key for an encoded Galnet article in the local Herald:
(Note: this Herald is no longer available – March 3310)

25 Oct 3302

***Compromised Carrier Signal***

India Papa India Lima Charlie – Hotel Papa Juliet
Yankee 3 Foxtrot – India Foxtrot Uniform Tango
Charlie Papa Bravo Foxtrot Juliet Victor Charlie Golf
Alpha Juliet – Kilo Alpha Juliet Alpha Sierra Foxtrot
Tango Charlie Papa Bravo Quebec Papa Oscar Charlie
India Alpha Foxtrot Tango Tango Foxtrot India
November Charlie Bravo Delta Whiskey Foxtrot Bravo
Tango Alpha Juliet Hotel Papa Uniform Bravo Tango
Yankee Lima Uniform Bravo Tango Alpha Sierra Golf

The message consists of a series of words that can be interpreted as the NATO phonetic alphabet, yielding the message:


Applying a Keyed Caesar cipher with the key of ENIGMAS taken from the beacon yielded the message:


This leads to a permanent POI in the Cochi system, labelled “Staging Area”, around body 3 a.

Upon entering the “Staging Area”, a Federation Police ship may sometimes be seen attacking another ship which has a Wanted status.


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