Mystery Cache

We Made It To #1000 !!!

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Hidden : 06/30/2011
In Wisconsin, United States
2.5 out of 5
2 out of 5

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Geocache Description:

We finally made it to 1000 caches!

Cache is not at posted coordinates!!

A seven-segment display, or seven-segment indicator, is a form of electronic display device for displaying decimal numerals... Seven-segment displays are widely used in digital clocks, electronic meters, and other electronic devices for displaying numerical information.
- Wikipedia entry on 7-segment display

In this puzzle, the controls for the segment have gotten all jumbled up! Instead of using the widely published information on how to decode the display number, it will have to be decoded all by itself! Fortunately, the enclosed diagram illustrates how to decode the message. Note that there are 7 segments (letters "B" through "H") and one decimal point (letter "A"). Comparing them to the wikipedia page, you will also note that the letters have, indeed, been jumbled up.

The coordinates have been encoded in a hexidecimal byte -- each bit of that byte indicates if the segment is lit (a value of 1) or unlit (a value of 0). The segment values are stored in ABCD EFGH order in the byte (that is, A has the highest value and H is the 1's position).

This geocache can be found at: N 6A 6A 7C BE 32 1F 7A W 77 7F 7A 3E FF 7D 6A 7A.

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Good luck!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Abgr gung fbzr bs gur "tvzzr" qvtvgf bs gur pbbeqvangr nyvta jvgu gur npghny haxabja qvtvgf. Hfr gung nf na vavgvny purpx sbe lbhe jbex! Jvxvcrqvn unf n hfrshy puneg gung znl uryc jvgu urknqrpvzny qrpbqvat.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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