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Tap Code -Kid Puzzle [#10]

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Hidden : 03/25/2021
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

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Tap Code -Kid Puzzle [#10]*

This code was used by prisoners of war particularly during the Vietnam War. Prisoners would “talk” to each other by using this tap code. I’m including some neat video links below to learn more about it.

The puzzle is HERE.   

You will need to listen to the tapping while looking at the chart below and figure out what each letter is. The first number of taps tells you what row number to look at. The second number of taps tells you how many columns to go over. For example: M: 3-2 or 3 taps and then 2 taps. You might want to pause the video and write down the letters as you hear them. Replay the clip until you have solved the puzzle.

Put the answer in the certitude checker below. You will be given one more part to the puzzle at that point. Solve that and you can check your coords in the Solution checker and be good to go!

 Once you have the coordinates, head out to find the geocache. Take some swag to swap and remember to be STEALTHY!

 

Explaining Tap Code 2:03  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BptZ8V--TWQ&ab_channel=DavidCanterbury

Former POW talks about using the Tap Code during the Viet Nam war. 4:17 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zUImnnjCtI&ab_channel=AirmanMagazine

 

*If this is your first time doing one of our Kid Puzzles, here is a bit of background.

We are trying to do our part to encourage the younger generation to enjoy geocaching. We have a Kid Cache Stretch in Millard County and  many other caches designed to be kid-friendly. As I have spent oodles of hours solving geocaching puzzles, I have been thinking about children and puzzles in the geocaching world. There are some that they certainly could solve, but many that are way over my head in complexity let alone theirs. We have decided to create a series of puzzles written specifically for kids and the container at the end will always be aimed at kids' interests and almost always have fun swag. If there isn't swag for whatever reason, it will be noted on the cache page.

If you have children or grandchildren, nieces, nephews or other children in your life, give them the chance to solve these puzzles. Some might be able to completely solve them on their own and others will definitely need some support. This is a great time to teach them about the nature of geocaching puzzles, gps coordinates, using maps and satelite images and allow for experiences using the app or website (inputting the final coords, etc.) Then when you get close to ground zero, let them lead the hunt to make the find. Hopefully this will be a positive experience and help build a love for geocaching and the endless possibilities that it holds. If you do not have children around, then of course, just solve the puzzle yourself.

Optional:

If you do not live close enough to physically go to the final locations, but still want to take the opportunity for your children to solve these puzzles, we will still honor their puzzle solving prowess.  You cannot claim it as a find unless you go to the actual site and sign the log, but we can offer another kind of reward. Here's how it works:

     1. A CHILD (we'll allow teens as well up to age 15) must be the main solver of the puzzle.

     2. Proof of the solution is in their handwriting on a paper that hopefully also shows the workings of solving the puzzle (if applicable) sent in form of a picture as well as a screenshot or picture taken of the fairly close-up satelite image of where the final is. Both pictures need to be sent via the message center or emailed to us. Include the GC code. You can solve one puzzle at a time or more, but send the two required pictures for each individual puzzle. A picture of your child can be in the picture, but certainly isn't necessary. 

     3. We will then mail them a 3D printed plastic coin acknowledging their success and a 3D printed swag item- one per puzzle solved. Be sure to include the address you want them sent to.

     4. If you do not want something mailed to you, you can still send the pictures and we will send a congratulatory response to the child. 

  Know that this idea is in a trial stage and we don't know how long we can keep it up or if it will even work, but we'll give it a go! If we decide to discontinue doing this, we will delete this info. But as long as it is explained on a cache page, we will honor what we've said. 

  We also do not know how many puzzles will be in the series. Whenever we add to the series, we will update the list on each of the puzzle pages.


You can validate your puzzle solution with certitude.

 
 
 
   Kid Puzzles in this series
Jigsaw -Kid Puzzle [#1] 🧩 GC96X5W
🙂 Emoji Imagination Kid Puzzle [#2] 🙃 GC96X6D
Angelic Symbols -Kid Puzzle [#3] GC9746H
Ka-Chow! 🏎️ Kid Puzzle [#4]  GC97F05
🐕‍🦺 Animal Tracks -Kid Puzzle [#5] 🐿️ GC9745Y
Coded Candy Kid Puzzle [#6] GC9746W
Lego Lingo 🧩 Kid Puzzle [#7]  GC97T7G
QR-dinates Kid Puzzle [#8] GC97W37
Chocolate Pigpen -Kid Puzzle [#9] GC97VZF
Tap Code -Kid Puzzle [#10]  GC984GT
Folding Fun Kid Puzzle [#11]  GC981RE
Incredible! -Kid Puzzle [#12]  GC9839W
 

 

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Fgnl ba gur fbhgu fvqr bs gur srapr/jnyy.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)