Lave Radio Episode 471 “Loose Lave Frequency Digest” – 19/12/2023

PositionCrew MemberCMDR Name
SRV Banksy Alec Turner Alec Turner 
Head of Health and SafetyBen Moss-WoodwardEid LeWeise
Staff Liaison OfficerClare GoodPsykit
Chief ArchivistColin FordPhoenix_Dfire
Tech GibbonChris Mk IVNewell Turner
Bro CastScorb
Galnet News DigestPete and Jude
Loose ScrewsJN Tracks
Guard FrequencyTony

Download the episode directly from here.

Development News – what have the devs said this week?

  1. Wed 13th Festive Countdown – Bonus Arx! (total of 3300 ARX)
    1. 13 – 14 December – 100 Arx
    2. 15 – 16 December – 150 Arx
    3. 17 – 19 December – 200 Arx
    4. 20 – 22 December – 300 Arx
    5. 23 – 24 December – 400 Arx
    6. 25 December – 500 Arx

Community news – what is the community up to??

  1. Nice video (at 1:40) from Stargoid looking back on the last year. Twitter only afaik.
  2. The T-10 Spire Run – Elite Dangerous Odyssey (brilliantly filmed and edited T-10 Spire run video from Rosefine)
  3. Elite Dangerous – Virus (How About Now) (slick ED music video from Cmdr Reggit)
  4. Obfuscated In The Outer Rim” Buckyball race starts Saturday!
  5. The Elite Racers are back! Tobias Von Brandt is running “Okinura Baby”, the classic live Okinura Orbis station race, this Saturday from 6pm to 8pm.
  6. Cmdr Exorcist has completed the finale to his fifth season of his Out There series.Elite Dangerous – Out There – Season 5 Finale
  7. Psykit is hosting a Refuse to the Respite Race on Thursday at 11:30am starting at Glass Landing in HIP 110248, buying a ton of biowaste and taking it to Kremmen’s Respite in Kioti 368.

In-Game Events – what’s happened this week?

  1. Friday 15th Dec – HELP HARKSING’S GIFTS REACH RECIPIENTS [Festive Event]
    1. We got a message:
      1. The name’s Harald Harksing. and I am a man of technology. My mind is a cacophony of gadgets, gizmos and gimmicks. You wouldn’t believe the wondrous creations that litter my workshop. I’d be delighted to give a tour one day, but I’ve been told that the area is a ‘hazardous environment’ by.the local security team. No technological revolution comes without risk. I say! Still, this does bring me to my dilemma – the databank of recipients for my yearly festive giveaway has been corrupted! I attempted to recontextualise the granular paradigms through the proactive network vortals buried within the proprietary operating system’s holistic functionality. Somewhat foolishly. I now admit. My hand- written letters containing names. locations and such have  been scrambled.  Would you consider decoding these messages and delivering my packages? I’d be willing to provide a veritable bounty of goodies if you choose to do so! you can find me at Angel Station in Calhuacan. I await your arrival with fervent anticipation!
    2. Going to Angel Station Gives us:
      1. Welcome to Angel Station, Commander! I am delighted !hat you are here. Hopefully to help distribute my inspired inventions across the bubble. where delighted recipients will no doubt declare this holiday season to be the greatest ever. Your Festive Gifts from the Angel Station commodity market I have marked the containers to ensure you receive the correct gifts. Should you lose them or trade them at locations other than those named in the encrypted messages, you’ll need to return.. here to collect a replacement.

        Scan the beacon outside Angel station – if you haven’t already! – to collect the scramble messages. Once your clever little brain has figured out how to decipher them, visit each named location and sell a Festive Gift to the commodity market. The cargo crews will ensure the correct package reaches the intended recipient. Each message is signed with my name. Perhaps this offers a starting point the text. I’ve arranged for rewards to be assigned to you with each delivery. Best of luck, Commander! Harald Harksing
    3. These messages need to be decoded:
      2. Eid has some encoding / decoding tools written in python:
      3. Full guide on reddit:
    4. Message #1:
      1. rot1: To Jasmina Halsey, My admiration of your career knows no limits. As a former President of the Federation, it is safe to say are one of the most remarkable individuals of your generation. Even though your temporary misplacement aboard Starship One was no doubt disorienting, you have returned to service as a Federal ambassador for peace and goodwill. I offer you a token of the same goodwill, with the utmost humility. May it brigthen up your office at Bloch Station. Yours in respect, Harald Harksing
      2. #1 – Jasmina Halsey @ Bloch Station / ETHGREZE
      3. #1 – Santa Jumper (Green) & Red Snowfall paint job (Anaconda, DBX, Krait Phantom, Type-9)
    5. Message #2:
      1. a-z inverted: To Hector Mordanticus Duval, You are a child of considerable significance, with a potential future on the Imperial Throne. Take advantage of these early years on Dyson City, enjoying every moment of a carefree youth while you can. In this spirit, I hope my little gift will provide hours of joy! Yours in kindness, Harald Harksing
      2. #2 – Hector Duval @ Dyson City / PARESA
      3. #2 – Firework Launcher (Yellow) & Blue Blizzard paint job (Anaconda, Asp Explorer, Cobra3, Python) & Expressway Voyage paint job (Cutter)
    6. Message #3:
      1. rot13: To Saskia Landau, The agent who found a missing Emperor! I considered your gift for quite some time. In the end, what better way to honour your greatest success than with a beautiful memory sitting on your Enoch Port desk? The perfect conversation piece, I think you’ll agree. Yours in triumph, Harald Harksing
      2. #3 – Saskia Landau @ Enoch Port / AGARTHA
      3. #3 – Festive Gift Bobblehead & Green/Yellow Ice paint job (Anaconda, Corvette, FdL, Chieftain)
    7. Message #4:
      1. rot3: To Olav Redcourt, I hope you’ll forgive the intrusion, given your preference for solitude in recent years. But as a huge fan of the Corsair King series, I couldn’t resist creating a small representation of my loyal support. No doubt your next book will be a marvel, sir. Fans across the galaxy have faith that you’ve made ‘van de Hulst’s’ progress! Yours in adoration, Harald Harksing
      2. #4 – Olav Redcourt @ van de Hulst’s Progress / CASPATSURIA (planetary port)
      3. #4 – Firework Launcher (Red) & Green Snowfall paint job (Anaconda, DBX, Krait Phantom, Type-9)
    8. Message #5:
      1. a-z inverted with some transposition: To Elijah Beck, It’s one thing to reveal the wrong doing of a megalomaniac, as you once did. It’s another to dedicate your career to complete the important work that person abandoned. Your department at George Lucas is doing great things. Words are far more important that weapons. Much more appropriate for holiday games, as well. Yours in solidarity, Harald Harksing
      2. #5 – Elijah Beck @ George Lucas / LEESTI
      3. #5 – Onionhead 3 Decal & Yellow Blizzard paint job (Anaconda, Asp Explorer, Cobra3, Python)
    9. Message #6:
      1. a-z inverted: To Bryanna Blanco, The intrepid investigator! Crick City’s journalist for justice! To so relentlessly hound one of the richest figures in history is an act of fearlessness. What gift could possibly encapsulate such determination, such focus! I present the answer that that question – with a pinch of panache, of course. Yours in tribute, Harald Harksing#6 – Bryanna Blanco @ Crick City / 19 PHI-2 CETI
      2. #6 – Firework Launcher (Green) & Purple/Blue Ice paint job (Anaconda, Corvette, FdL, Chieftain)
    10. We also get an additional 20M cr. for completing all six deliveries.
  3. Thargoid War Update –
    1. Thargoids have gained control of ten systems last week, up to 298.
    2. 2 invasions were successfully repelled
    3. This weeks so far ;-
      1. Only 11 of the 32 Alerts have been resolved this week, which could lead to more than to ten systems being invaded next week.
      2. 1 of 2 invasions have been repulsed so far this week.
    4. Even though the Tanaris maelstrom is active; it has not created any new alerts around itself. It’s like it can’t create any new Alerts (Citation needed).

Store Alert

Twitch Drops – Snowfall Chestnut
The Snowfall  Chestnut paintjobs will be available until Thursday 11th January
Snowfall Chestnut Anaconda – stream will need to be watched for 15 minutes
Snowfall Chestnut Krait Phantom – stream will need to be watched for 1 hour
Snowfall Chestnut Type-9 – stream will need to be watched for 1 hour 30 minutes

The Elite Partner Program exclusive Twitch Drop will be the Snowfall Chestnut Diamondback Explorer. Viewers will need to watch 30 minutes of any participating stream to earn this.

Main discussion

What’s been our guests and crew’s favourite parts of 3307 and we glance forward to 3308?

Any other business

  1. Before this week’s episode you’ll have heard a recent episode from The Dex Legacy season 2. To support the show or find out more visit
  2. Our Chief Bar Steward Psykokow will be hosting a Christmas Quiz this Friday 22nd of December at 7pm UK time.
  3. Destiny 2: Legacy Collection (2023)  – Free on Epic Store


  1. Our sister station, Hutton Orbital Radio, Broadcasts on Thursdays from 20:30. You can tune in at  or, for just the audio, at
  2. For the discerning Commander who likes a bit of CQC action, check out the CQC Discord at “”.
  3. We’re also giving a shout outs to the following Elite Dangerous podcasts which have appeared over the last year or are standard regular contributors;-
    1. The Guard Frequency (who do other space games )
    2. Loose Screws
  4. Following this we have LCU attempting to sing (again).
  5. Thanks to those who have chipped in on Twitch chat and in-game commanders
  6. Special Thanks to Cmdr ToCoSo, Jn Tracks and Allen Stroud who created the music used on the Show.

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