Nommai Convoy Beacon

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Nommai Convoy Beacon

An Unregistered Comms Beacon can be found in the Nommai system, orbiting body 4.

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:

19 3 1 14 20 8 5 13
(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***

Delta Quebec Hotel Hotel Charlie Mike – India Quebec
Juliet Yankee 3 – Bravo Charlie Tango Lima Quebec
Bravo Quebec Delta Victor Quebec Yankee – Mike
Hotel Romeo Golf Delta Juliet Mike Delta Lima Juliet
Charlie Delta Lima Golf Tango

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 SCANTHEM taken from the beacon yielded the message:


This leads to a “Convoy Beacon” signal source in the Nommai system, in orbit of body 3.

Rather than a permanent equivalent of other known Convoy Beacons, this ships in the convoys usually found within this source carry the same designations as those seen at Communication Hub Zeta 12 and Relay Station PSJ-17.

The cargo these ships are carrying includes Meta Alloys and Unknown Artefacts.

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