Solitude Coordinated Scanning Endeavour
There are only two possible routes to Solitude via known space. One goes via a low-sec pipe through Aridia, the other via a null-sec pipe through Syndicate. Although it is relatively easy to reach the high-sec pocket in a fast frigate (or even a shuttle), shipping stuff in and out poses more of a challenge. As such, an active scanning program is in place to find wormholes leading directly to Empire.
Participating in the scanning endeavour is not mandatory, but is highly encouraged. There are very few requirements for members wanting to help out finding those precious wormholes: all that is needed to start out is a frigate and some training of the Astrometrics skill. Probe launchers and scanning probes may be freely available from the Uni hangar in Vecodie for those who need them (supplies limited from donations, and based on the usage of others).
To avoid each pilot re-scanning the same signatures it is strongly recommended that WHC Mapper is used.
Whenever you find a useful travel wormhole i.e. a HiSec to HiSec (H2H), HiSec to LoSec (H2L), LoSec to HiSec (L2H) or any wormhole to Thera, then both sides of the wormhole should be bookmarked in the Solitude folder within Corporation Bookmarks. You should also send a mail in the solitude mailing list to inform others of this shortcut.
All Unistas who live in or visit Solitude often, should join the Solitude.Euni mailing list.
When you find a suitable wormhole you should share the result with following steps:
- Check the life status of any wormhole before you jump through it! (right click on the hole and choose 'show info'). It's quite annoying to jump through a wormhole only for it to close behind you and you find yourself many jumps from home!
- Right click on the wormhole itself and select 'save this location', you can choose which folder to use from this dialog box. It's important to note that the bookmark isn't created until you press OK. Give the bookmarks suitable names e.g. "H2H Vecodie->Dodixie" & "H2H Dodixie->Vecodie" (heh, it could happen).
- Once you have jumped through the WH, Look at info on the tradehub systems (Jita, Amarr, Dodixie, Hek & Rens) and note how many jumps would be required in the route tab. Remember to set your autopilot to "prefer safer" when measuring jump distances. If no high sec routes are possible note it in the mail.
- Once you have bookmarked both ends of the wormhole, make a post to the Solitude.E-uni mailing list detailling the type of WH, location of both ends, distance to the trade hubs and the life status of the hole.
This wormhole seems to lead into high security space. This wormhole is beginning to decay, and probably won't last another day. This wormhole has not yet had its stability significantly disrupted by ships passing through it. Very large ships can pass through this wormhole.
Also, if you use one of the Solitude.E-UNI wormholes and notice that it has closed, please remove the bookmarks from the folder (if you are able) and drop a note to the mailing list so we're all aware.
It may be worth noting that there are often ISK rewards offered by Solitude residents for any H2H wormholes published on the Solitude.E-UNI mailing list (check the Solitude forum for latest info on this).