An Unregistered Comms Beacon can be found in orbit of Laklano 3 a. Known to transmit the following at 00 minutes past the hour, with a transmission reported at 00:00:
3 18 25 8 1 22 15 11
(repeated four times)
Decodes by letter positions to:
This message is the decryption key for an encoded Galnet article in the local Herald:
25 Oct 3302
***Compromised Carrier Signal***
Alpha Golf Romeo Juliet Echo Romeo November –
Sierra Bravo Golf Foxtrot Golf Alpha Echo Victor
November Golf Romeo Delta Echo Zulu Echo Bravo
Juliet – Echo India 1 – Quebec November Papa
November Victor Echo Bravo Charlie Alpha Delta Kilo
Alpha Hotel Sierra Golf November Romeo Victor
The message consists of a series of words that can be interpreted as the NATO phonetic alphabet, yielding the message:
AGRJERN – SBGFGAEVNGRDEZEBJ – EI1 – QNPNVEBCADKAHSGNRV
Applying a Keyed Caesar cipher with the key of CRYHAVOK taken from the beacon yielded the message:
CONDANI – PROVOCATIONHAZARD – AB1 – MILITARYCHECKPOINT
This leads to a “Checkpoint” signal source in orbit of Condani AB 1. This appears to be a permanent military checkpoint identical to the temporary ones seen in other systems during periods of War.
It contains four navigation beacons and a number of military ships associated with the local system authority.
Not of any known scientific interest.