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On June 6th, 2012, the user Umbra posted transmission fifty 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 encrypted with a Vigenère cipher. The keyword for this message was: HAPPY BIRTHDAY ILLUSTRIOUS. After decoding, the message reads:

CHARLIE ONE UMBRA
CHARLIE ONE UMBRA

TYPE BRAVO

HVT TWO ARRIVED IN SATISFACTORY CONDITION
OUR BROTHERS IN RUSSIA DISPUTE OUR OWNERSHIP OF HIM
BUT WILL REMAIN UNTIL WHAT CAN BE SAID
I (present progressive tense)
STRIKE GROUP CHARON CLEAR TO BEGIN R/S ON
POSSIBLE HOTELS AS SOON AS THE HANGOVERS FADE
ENJOY THE WELL EARNED REST, CHARON
SIFT, YOUR TIME IS APPRECIATED

CHARLIE ONE UMBRA
CHARLIE ONE UMBRA
CHARLIE ONE UMBRA

The SSTV ImageEdit

The following image was included in the transmission:

T54

NotesEdit

  • IIIustious actually writes his nickname with three "i's" at the beginning, i.e. iiiustrious, with the 2nd and 3rd "i's" in uppercase. However, the key uses two "L's": iLLustrious.

Original TranscriptEdit

CHARLIE ONE UMBRA
CHARLIE ONE UMBRA

13 25 01 16 BRAVO

23 04 09 05 25 14 18 06 18 53 15 23 03 19 18 01 14 01 15 00 07 02 13 12 20 52
15 00 14 20 09 02 20 13 06 12 21 10 21 15 13 06 03 22 00 09 25 16 09 14 20 07
13 00 00 16 01 12 01 09 22 17 17 17 01 14 06 24 08 11 01 03 06 14 53 34 54 10
16 23 08 00 23 (555) 17 06 16 03 01 19 03 20 12 24 12 24 00 08 11 20 12 21 23
04 22 52 11 25 06 09 02 25 19 20 07 12 20 12 19 07 19 00 07 21 52 15 07 12 17
25 12 21 04 22 07 08 23 17 23 22 53 11 22 10 (555) 06 01 10 21 09 06 22 10 18
34 45 19 23 11 53

CHARLIE ONE UMBRA
CHARLIE ONE UMBRA
CHARLIE ONE UMBRA