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Wire Tapped in Elite: Dangerous

Wire Tapped247 (15)

Scan 50 listening stations

  • Unlocked by 110 tracked gamers (1% - TA Ratio = 16.46) 9,330  

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554,189 (276,617)
Achievement won on 25 Nov 16
TA Score for this game: 24,578
Posted on 31 October 16 at 01:00, Edited on 31 May 17 at 00:05
This solution has 24 positive votes and 3 negative votes. Please log in to vote.
I thought that I'd make up a collection of known Listening Stations so that other TAers could help toward finding 50 stations, it will be a while before this is completed. If you find a station or series of stations clump them together so we know which ones go with each other and then comment on here and I'll edit the solution as more are found. Be sure to equip your ship with an Advanced Discover Scanner and use it in unknown systems. You won't likely find these in populated space but you can find them near it. Listening Stations won't show up until you're within 1000 LS of them and they orbit stars, planets etc so fly around a little bit and they will show up eventually. Some of the listening posts have counted twice for the achievements. It appears that if you wait for an unspecified time (~1 month) you can revisit old Listening Stations and have them count again for you.

The ones that I will start with were found by Lurking Lawyer
COL 285 Sector FG-X D1-49
Hyades Sector EB-X D1-59
Hyades Sector IR-U B3-5

COL 359 Sector LH-J B10-5
COL 359 Sector NH-J B10-1
COL 359 Sector RN-S C4-14

HIP 98328
Col 285 Sector LJ-P C6-17
Col 285 Sector ML-Z B15-5

Courtesy of derechtegraf1
COL 285 Sector MY-o B7-2
COL 285 Sector GN-H B11-0
Pic Tok

COL 285 Sector GI-H B 11-6
Pegasi Sector TT-X A2-2

COL 285 Sector IZ-R B20-2
COL 285 Sector EC-J C10-4
COL 285 Sector KD-H C11-3

COL 285 Sector ER-V D2-46
COL 285 Sector GM-V D2-72
HIP 12959

Lupus Dark Region JY-Q B5-1
Lupus Dark Region DW-V B2-1

COL 285 Sector RV-K C9-8
COL 285 Sector LU-M C8-6
COL 285 Sector QA-L C9-3

Cornandnuts sent me these systems:
HIP 63386
MEL 111 Sector BL-O B6-0 (first is a letter o second is number 0)
COL 285 Sector CI-V B18-0

5 Chi Lupi
Scorpii Sector IR-W C1-35

HR 6514
COL 285 Sector KM-V B18-3
Wredguia IT-J B51-2

HR 6348
COL 285 Sector PH-E B14-2
COL 285 Sector AZ-B B15-0

Here are some I found:
Synuefe KM-E B59-10
Synuefe DP-J B56-5
Col 285 Sector FW-D C12-24

Wredguia kc-k c22-1
Wredguia eb-f d11-37
Wredguia eb-m c21-11

RedDragonSwords found these:
Mel 111 Sector CL-P b5-1
Gliese 452.3
HR 4535

Born Knight 74 added these:
Hyades Sector EB-X D1-59 (Planet 1)
Hyades Sector IR-U B3-5 (1D)
Pegasi Sector TT-X A2-2 (4)
COL 285 Sector EC-J C10-4 (ABC 1)
COL 285 Sector GM-V D2-72 (7)
COL 285 Sector CI-V B18-0 (A3)
COL 285 Sector PH-E B14-2 (5)
Wredguia eb-f d11-37 (AB 5)
Wredguia eb-m c21-11 (ABC 1A)
HR 4535 (4)
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491,424 (228,510)
Achievement won on 31 Dec 16
TA Score for this game: 19,909
Posted on 31 December 16 at 04:22, Edited on 31 December 16 at 04:23
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All the info I gathered from various community sites and my own exploration (see "sources" page) is collected in this Google Spreadsheets document I have shared:

I'll be keeping it up to date as new discoveries crop up.. if you just care about the achievement you only need to look at the first page though. The other pages provide details (spoliers) about the story behind the listening post transmissions.

The posts are listed in the order that I visted them in an effort to minimise travel time ... if like me you intend to do the loop visiting all 48 listening posts it'll take you on a 4676.44 Ly trip around the edge of the bubble. In the systems themselves you'll find yourself flying another 32768.2 Ls to reach the listening posts themselves.

As there are still only 16 discovered listening post quests/stories you will need to revisit two of the posts a second time if you want the achievement right now ... for me, allowing 18 days to pass before re-scanning the first two posts I visited was enough to pop the achievement.

The number of jumps will vary depending on the ship you have, any half-decent jump range ship will suffice as you are not travelling into deep space, I wouldn't attempt this with less than a 25Ly jump range personally.

If you are doing them all in one hit as I did then you really must take a decent fuel scoop to eliminate downtime. You'll be able to keep your tank filled up easily as long as you filter your route to scoopeable stars only (FOG KBAM), you can easily complete the route using only scoopable stars. Add all the systems as bookmarks before you start off and then simply follow the same route I took.

When a listening post is not within 1000Ls of the main star in the system it will not show up in the nav panel, you should be able to use the information in the spreadsheet to plot your way to the correct planetary body easily enough.

The screenshot below will give you a rough idea of the route and what your system map should look like after you have set up your bookmarks:


FWIW, I took my Asp with a 6A fuel scoop and ~45 Ly jump range and it took around 5-6 hours to visit all the systems over a couple of sittings playing in the background while I did other stuff.
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