Time Notation Ambiguity

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The drop messages have contained time limits for drop/pickup in what seems to be a form of ZULU notation. Unfortunately, it's been ambiguous or else plain wrong. This may be more important for the next series of drops, which are scheduled for either the 12th OR 15th, depending on how you read it. DDHHMMZ MON YY is proper ZULU notation, but the drops often use some other notation, which seems to be xxHHMMZ MON DD.

Lake Oswego

/?title=Message:09/15/2012/99285/01:57

Z 110001Z SEP 12

ZULU: Flash Priority message sent 12:01am September 11th, 2012.
MODIFIED: Flash Priority message sent <11> 12:01am September 12th [unknown year].

PICKUP DROP BEFORE 292359Z SEP 15

ZULU: Pick up drop before 11:59pm September 29th, 2015.
MODIFIED: Pick up drop before <29> 11:59pm September 15th [unknown year].

Blue Hill

/?title=Message:09/21/2012/99283/20:28

Z 041120Z SEP 18

ZULU: Flash Priority message sent 11:20am September 4th, 2018.
MODIFIED: Flash Priority message sent <08> 11:20am September 18th [unknown year].

PICKUP DROP BEFORE 222359Z SEP 22

ZULU: Pick up drop before 11:59pm September 22nd, 2022.
MODIFIED: Pick up drop before <22> 11:59pm September 22nd [unknown year].

International multi-drop event

First message:

http://otp22.com/index.php?title=Info_on_another_NEW_NUMBER_709-700-0122

Z 080524Z SEP 24

ZULU: Flash Priority message sent 5:24am September 8th, 2024.
MODIFIED: Flash Priority message sent <08> 5:24am September 24th [unknown year].

NO LATER THAN 152000Z OCT 05

ZULU: No later than 8:00pm October 15th, 2005.
MODIFIED: No later than <15> 8:00pm October 5th [unknown year].

Second message:

http://otp22.com/index.php?title=NAMED_REGIONS#Updated_Message_.2810.2F5.29

P 050015Z OCT 12

ZULU: Priority message sent 12:15am October 5th, 2012.
MODIFIED: Priority message sent <05> 12:15am October 12th [unknown year].

REPL/080524Z SEP 24

Reply to the previous message?

COMPONENT TO DROP BY 152000Z OCT 12

ZULU: Component to drop by 8:00pm October 15th, 2012.
MODIFIED: Component to drop by <15> 8:00pm October 12th [unknown year].

RETRIEVE NO LATER THAN 312359 OCT 12

ZULU: Retrieve no later than 11:59pm October 31st, 2012.
MODIFIED: Retrieve no later than <31> 11:59pm October 12th [unknown year].


See also

Dead drop