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On May 20th, 2012, the user Umbra posted transmission fourty two 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 three encoded SSTV images. The Drops pointed to by this transmission are part of the Global Drop pattern to disperse a code book.

Decoded MessageEdit

This message was encrypted with a Playfair cipher. The keyword for this message was UMBRAPHILES. After decoding, the message reads:

CHARLIE ONE UMBRA
CHARLIE ONE UMBRA

PAPA

PROCEED TO DROPS:
[52 SIERRA CHARLIE GOLF 22516 56047]
[17 TANGO LIMA HOTEL 23722 06309]
PUSH THROUGH THE APNEA

CHARLIE ONE UMBRA
CHARLIE ONE UMBRA
CHARLIE ONE UMBRA

The SSTV ImagesEdit

The following images were included in the transmission:

NotesEdit

  • The original decyption reads: "PUSH THADUGH THE APNEAX". This may be due to a typo by Virgil, since the Ciphertext for that part is "BQ", which can be misread as BG, the ciphertext for "RO".
  • The locations given are for South Korea and Michigan.
  • Apnea (/ˈapnēə/) : Temporary cessation of breathing, esp. during sleep.
    • Kelgand suggested: "Maybe she's saying 'don't hold your breath'?"
    • This is most likely to draw attention to Cheyne-Stokes, the song from Transmission 29

http://imgur.com/a/L8GFW#0

Original TranscriptEdit

CHARLIE ONE UMBRA
CHARLIE ONE UMBRA

11 WHISKEY

24 11 24 11

04 18 21 13 06 09 06 10 14 12 00 22 14 06 13 25
[52 SIERRA CHARLIE GOLF 22516 56047]
[17 TANGO LIMA HOTEL 23722 06309]
17 24 08 24 21 02 22 10 11 17 02 21 06 24 18 02
26 07 22 09

CHARLIE ONE UMBRA
CHARLIE ONE UMBRA
CHARLIE ONE UMBRA