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On April 28th, 2012, the user Umbra posted transmission twenty four in the Spreaker.com website. The transmission starts with a series of horns followed by an excerpt of The Peace Patrol. The body of the transmission contained a series of numbers as well as an encoded SSTV image.

Decoded MessageEdit

This message was double encoded: First, the 22 character string at the beginning was encrypted with a a Vigenère cipher. The key for this section was the following verse from the song in transmission 23: It blows across the ocean blue from anywhere to me. The rest of the message was encrypted with a Playfair cipher. The keyword for this message was THE WIND. After decoding, the message reads:

CHARLIE ONE UMBRA
CHARLIE ONE UMBRA

BRAVO

VIRGIL VIRGIL CHARON PAPA

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

NEXT 38 EXTRACTION FROM HOST NATION 
DISCSEMINATION OF INFORMATION WETWORKS ON STATION 
DROP POINT RECONNAISSANCE CONDUCTED IN SK
SUSPECT DEVICE IS DISRUPTING SLEEP AT FOB SCHRADER
FRIENDLY FORCES COMPLAIN OF A HUMMING NOISE THAT INTENSIFIES IN
THE LATER HOURS OF THE NIGHT AND SOME HAVE CLAIMED TO HEAR WHAT
THEY CALL VOICES FROM WITHIN THE CASING ITSELF 
DISPATCHED TEAM MEDIC TO INVESTIGATE THE AFFECTED INDIVIDUALS BUT
RESULTS VARY AND ARE INCONCLUSIVE
EACH SED MENTALLY HEALTHY PLEASE ADVISE AS TO NATURE OF CONTENTS
SEE YOU IN SK
CHARON

CHARLIE ONE UMBRA
CHARLIE ONE UMBRA
CHARLIE ONE UMBRA

The SSTV ImageEdit

The following image was included in the transmission (album containing denoised image):

ZIEnR

The picture is a Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II (nicknamed “Warthog”). The main use on warfare is CAS (Close Air Support). Picture to underside from comparison.

Original TranscriptEdit

CHARLIE ONE UMBRA
CHARLIE ONE UMBRA

BRAVO

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00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09

16 00 17 00 38 10 17 11 15 15 16 12 13 17 15 08 22 05 20 16 08 22
08 19 14 12 02 21 04 12 20 08 21 24 02 15 15 02 24 08 07 20 21 01
11 15 12 01 09 19 25 16 09 13 15 11 16 04 20 08 14 09 19 14 05 15
19 13 14 06 03 07 14 10 23 09 13 03 14 16 03 10 14 24 07 17 01 13
14 17 00 04 05 08 07 05 10 17 13 00 10 10 01 15 00 09 15 21 21 15
24 24 03 17 09 15 07 04 10 01 09 23 07 15 18 09 22 10 08 01 22 20
16 15 20 04 19 17 13 21 17 03 17 21 25 03 24 03 06 09 08 13 21 05
05 02 08 21 03 09 23 12 19 14 08 15 19 15 01 01 19 17 05 19 23 15
07 16 05 07 07 05 17 00 24 13 20 18 12 01 16 05 02 17 06 14 22 01
20 22 15 11 16 09 04 19 18 14 01 18 20 00 19 23 04 22 20 18 11 24
12 22 00 19 19 21 01 15 19 17 18 12 01 13 25 23 17 13 11 17 04 14
11 25 05 24 08 03 14 12 15 10 23 13 02 18 06 09 14 04 14 19 05 00
16 07 17 14 24 08 06 05 17 15 11 02 02 20 17 01 01 01 06 04 10 05
10 13 17 06 25 25 15 06 22 17 22 15 11 22 04 24 13 21 17 18 05 00
08 07 12 15 15 19 09 01 17 00 17 01 01 23 17 21 15 04 20 24 03 23
03 04 00 10 23 25 21 24 22 18 02 04 10 16 10 15 22 22 00 21 21 17
23 22 11 20 12 00 09 23 08 13 16 12 12 00 13 24 15 03 16 08 13 18
03 16 02 21 19 04 17 19 11 17 22 08 17 15 07 22 16 16 24 15 11 02
01 03 23 23 07 00 04 24 19 14 09 04 05 09 17 00 03 25 12 10 23 21
08 16 02 05 04 11 18 17 13 00 19 21 07 01 16 02 00 25 14 08 21 15
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CHARLIE ONE UMBRA
CHARLIE ONE UMBRA
CHARLIE ONE UMBRA