202 999 3335/Investigation
- 1 Summary
- 2 General
- 3 Iridium Message - October 8th 2012
- 4 New messages on 30th October 2012
- 5 Beeps and noises - October 31st
- 6 23:00, November 6, 2012 - Bell Code Entered, new message "Victory SFX"
- 7 'Peaches' message 13:00 November 8, 2012
- 8 Iridium redirection
- 9 See also
- Number received in message September 17 2012.
- September 18th: hidden message was discovered, yielding "There's an alarm in the Vaughnsville DCO". After that, the number began accepting agent codes.
- October 8th: Iridium Satellite Tempe Gateway message. October 9th: Decoded messages.
- October 19th: siren sound.
- November 8: Peaches message.
- December 7th: message about (missing) green paper at El Paso drop.
- December 9th: Menu for 333x agents
- December 13th:Unsolved message
<dmh> for clarification, I didn't touch the number <dmh> I only queried it in NPAC so I think its coincidence or someone on [[IRC]] http://i.imgur.com/8pRse.jpg
Iridium Message - October 8th 2012
Briefly in the early hours of Friday 12th October UTC the message changed to this http://dialer.otp22.com/2012-10-12%2001-48%20UTC%20-%20202-999-3335%20-%200.wav referencing Hawaiian Iridium gateway. The message change back to Tempe shortly after. Hawaii is in the list of drops planned from the 15th October.
Authorization failure. You have reached the Iridium satellite Tempe gateway, your access to the Iridium global network. Welcome! (3x)
New messages on 30th October 2012
It changed to "We're sorry, an application error has occured, goodbye". The 303 number made the same change at the same time. Approximately four hours later the message changed again to say 'two'. 303 number changed to 'three' at the same time and the polish number to 'concern'.
Beeps and noises - October 31st
On 09:00 UTC October 31st, both 202 and 303 began to play the following message. It contains various sounds including a busy signal, a wooshing sound (and feedback), and towards the end one buzz of the Emergency Broadcast System surrounded by two other sets of tones.
- Whistle (CQ):
From: HQ To: CQ -- "please confirm"
bell code required
<Vargomax> got something out of the chirp but so far it looks like gibberish <Vargomax> $ minimodem -M 2225 --startbits 1 --stopbits 2 -f 3_whistle_narrowband.wav 300 > output <Vargomax> ### CARRIER 300 @ 2250.0 Hz ### <Vargomax> ### NOCARRIER ndata=22 confidence=1.780 ampl=0.349 bps=304.50 (1.5% fast) ### <Vargomax> then <Vargomax> 00000000 55 55 55 55 55 94 ff aa aa 96 aa 65 ff 7d 9c cf |UUUUU......e.}..| <Vargomax> 00000010 76 17 c6 27 cf 4a |v..'.J| <cshepherd> heh okay, that's what i got too
I managed to get a pretty good spectrogram on Sonic Visualizer (link) and manually decoded the following bits (there could be errors):
000000001000101001101001101010110101010010101011010101 001010101101010010011010011010101101010100101010110101 010011010100111010101010111110101111010001110011011100 101000111011110011011101010110111010001111110001000011 10111011100100111011011110011100010110010100101111000000001
One thing I noticed is that there are two identical sequences in the beginning and the end (000000001).
To reproduce this, use the settings visible on the screenshot above.
<Ymgve> ok, that AX25 message only contains "please confirm" <Ymgve> the first "modem-like" sounds at the 202 and 303 numbers at around the 9 second mark is and AFSK-encoded AX25 message <Ymgve> http://en.wikipedia.org/?title=AX.25 <Ymgve> the address field also contains the strings "CQ" and "HQ"
The emergency buzz (around 0:30) appears to be a SAME Header from the Emergency Alert System. Nobody has tried to decode it as of yet, but if the recording has enough quality, it should be of interest since it specifies an origin ID, FIPS location code, station callsign. However, it may just be a recording the PM copied. -- Crash demons (talk) 06:21, November 1, 2012 (UTC)
User cshepherd was able to provide the following bytes with very interesting results, but it is not clear which bytes are associated with which SAME Fields:
[00:49] cshepherd small paste: [00:49] cshepherd isolated SAME burst from frankenwav [00:49] cshepherd High pass filter @ 1000Hz [00:49] cshepherd Low pass filter @ 2100Hz [00:49] cshepherd fed output through minimodem, got output: [00:49] cshepherd minimodem -f afsk4.wav same > output4 [00:49] cshepherd ### CARRIER 521 @ 2083.3 Hz ### [00:49] cshepherd ### NOCARRIER ndata=33 confidence=2.057 ampl=0.407 bps=518.79 (0.4% slow) ### [00:49] cshepherd hex dump of output: [00:49] cshepherd woops [00:49] cshepherd didn't mean to privmsg lurker69 [00:49] cshepherd here's hexdump of output [00:50] cshepherd hexdump -C output4 [00:50] cshepherd 00000000 62 65 6c 6c 20 b1 37 b2 0c 44 ae c5 d5 a5 c9 ca |bell .7..D......| [00:50] cshepherd 00000010 c8 |.| [00:50] cshepherd 00000011 [00:50] cshepherd it seems unlikely that the lowercase letters 'bell' would be there by some sort of chance [00:45] cshepherd i managed to get some data out of the NOAA SAME burst using 'minimodem' [00:51] cshepherd maybe i'll retry the afsk at 0:08 as well, with filters on both sides. minimodem seems to work better with that <cshepherd> i read through minimodem src, it doesn't chop ZCZC <cshepherd> that just isn't SAME-formatted data, it's just modulated the same way
<Vargomax> $ hexdump -C output <Vargomax> 00000000 62 65 6c 6c 20 63 6f 64 65 20 72 65 71 75 69 72 |bell code requir| <Vargomax> 00000010 65 64 |ed| <Vargomax> bell code required <Vargomax> bingo
The "beeps" after background B could be a bits (if decoded similarly to previous horns):
01000110100100 or 10111001011011
23:00, November 6, 2012 - Bell Code Entered, new message "Victory SFX"
See /?title=48_22_307_1061/Investigation#Bell_agent_found New message plays which is a clear indication of success.
'Peaches' message 13:00 November 8, 2012
Overview of the call:
<two 450Hz tones> <clicks> your call is being forwarded, please do not hang up. <click> your call is being forwarded, please do not hang up. <clicks> <three songs play> <alternating alarm tones> <100Hz? buzz> <interrupting clicks> <two tones> your call is being forwarded, please do not hang up. <click> your call is being forwarded, please do not hang up. You've reached the Iridium Satellite Wahaiwa(sp?) Gateway. Your access to the Iridium global network. Welcome. You've reached the Iridium Satellite Wahaiwa(sp?) Gateway. Your access to the Iridium global network. Welcome. You've reached the Iridium Satellite Wahaiwa(sp?) Gateway. Your access to the Iridium global network. Welcome.
The clip was recorded only once. Then the message went back to "Victory SFX".
Link to the 'Peaches' message http://dialer.otp22.com/2012-11-08%2013-58%20UTC%20-%20202-999-3335%20-%200.wav
3 Songs: 1) "Take your shoes off" 2) "First love" 3)"F*** the pain away"
Cheeky Girls - Take Your Shoes Off (with lyrics) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2q-zMX4h0w
Uffie - "First Love" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PYzwdbbgF8
Peaches - F*** the Pain Away (Uncensored) - With Lyrics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzFxPEMXYIY
Overlying data (deep sound)
Ymgve solved it, it was the same cipher as the horns (ITA2)
- DIALING....CGLAD U R STILL ALIVE AGENT AI BOUERGES.ACTIVATING SYS BUT FOR NEW EMERG ASSIGNMT.CAREFUL.BEING WATCHED.EOM
In full without abbreviations: Dialing..(C error?) Glad you are still alive Agent A.I. Bouerges. Activating system, but for a new emergency assignment. Be careful. You are being watched. End of message.
Ymgve encoded the same way as the horns Ymgve very low coding rate, the bits are of length 28000 and 22000 samples Ymgve also, might have fucked up a few places, no idea why there's CGLAD and AI Ymgve http://pastebin.com/ZLxNcL1j Ymgve and http://pastebin.com/QHbpCk9u is the referenced ita2.txt Ymgve spectrogram I used: imgur