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In 2265, it affected sensitive equipment in its path such as computer interfaces, sensor arrays and communication networks aboard Starfleet Starbase 47-Vanguard, the USS Lovell and the Orion merchant ship Omari-Ekon. (SCE eBook: Distant Early Warning, VAN novel: Summon the Thunder)
Starfleet officers, Lieutenants Mahmud al-Khaled and Isaiah Farber discovered that the signal was cyclical, repeating itself every 24 minutes. They likened it to a warning beacon or hail. With Captain Daniel Okagawa's approval, Lieutenant T'Laen responded to the signal, successfully terminating it and preventing further adverse affects to their systems. (SCE eBook: Distant Early Warning)