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{{Quote|The time's come to break transceiver silence long enough to tell Princess Leia about it!|Luke Skywalker|Star Wars 9: Showdown on a Wasteland World!}}
 
{{Quote|The time's come to break transceiver silence long enough to tell Princess Leia about it!|Luke Skywalker|Star Wars 9: Showdown on a Wasteland World!}}
[[File:Comm_slicker.jpg|right|thumb|170px|A comm slicer using a ship's subspace radio.]]
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[[File:Comm_slicker.jpg|right|thumb|170px|A comm slicer using a ship's subspace radio]]
A '''subspace transceiver''', also known as a '''subspace comm''', '''subspace radio''', and '''hypertransceiver''', was a standard device used for instantaneous, faster-than-light communications between nearby systems. Similar to its shorter-ranged cousin, the [[comlink]], subspace transceivers relied on energy to broadcast signals. Starships carried these units to broadcast distress signals and other important messages. They used [[subspace]] as the communications medium. The subspace transceiver of an [[Galactic Empire|Imperial]] [[Star Destroyer]] had a range of 100 light-years.
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A '''subspace transceiver''', also known as a '''subspace comm''', '''subspace radio''', '''hypertransceiver''', '''subspace vox''', or '''wide-band radio receptor''',<ref name="GFT">''[[Galladinium's Fantastic Technology]]''</ref> was a standard device used for instantaneous, faster-than-light communications between nearby systems. Similar to its shorter-ranged cousin, the [[Comlink/Legends|comlink]], subspace transceivers relied on energy to broadcast signals. Starships carried these units to broadcast distress signals and other important messages. They used [[subspace]] as the communications medium. The subspace transceiver of an [[Galactic Empire/Legends|Imperial]] [[Star Destroyer/Legends|Star Destroyer]] had a range of 100 [[light year]]s.
   
 
==Usage==
 
==Usage==
Many planetary governments, large corporations, and wealthy individuals maintained private subspace transceivers. Because each radio had a range of up to several light years, governments used these units to connect local planets with a sector-wide communications grid. Although much more powerful than standard comlinks, subspace radios were not nearly as advanced or effective as the [[HoloNet]]. Most [[planet]]s were integrated into local subspace networks that used transceivers aboard [[Subspace relay station|deep-space satellites]] to link dozens of worlds in an instantaneous and continuous flow of data. These networks normally handled news, sports, entertainment, and educational programming. Individuals and corporations purchased broadcast time for private messages, with fees running anywhere from one to twenty [[Galactic Credit Standard|credit]]s per ten seconds of transmission time.
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Many planetary governments, large corporations, and wealthy individuals maintained private subspace transceivers. Because each radio had a range of up to several light years, governments used these units to connect local planets with a sector-wide communications grid. Although much more powerful than standard comlinks, subspace radios were not nearly as advanced or effective as the [[HoloNet/Legends|HoloNet]]. Most [[Planet/Legends|planets]] were integrated into local subspace networks that used transceivers aboard [[Subspace relay station|deep-space satellites]] to link dozens of worlds in an instantaneous and continuous flow of data. These networks normally handled news, sports, entertainment, and educational programming. Individuals and corporations purchased broadcast time for private messages, with fees running anywhere from one to twenty [[Galactic Credit Standard|credits]] per ten seconds of transmission time.
   
Hundreds of subspace networks were scattered across [[the galaxy]], so a message could theoretically be sent across the galaxy by bouncing it across multiple networks. While this process was much more affordable than the [[HoloNet]], messages could be delayed for hours or days as they were routed through different networks. Because each network had different communication protocols, messages could be corrupted or lost, and so it was often cheaper and safer to send long-distance messages by courier ships.
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Hundreds of subspace networks were scattered across [[The galaxy/Legends|the galaxy]], so a message could theoretically be sent across the galaxy by bouncing it across multiple networks. While this process was much more affordable than the [[HoloNet/Legends|HoloNet]], messages could be delayed for hours or days as they were routed through different networks. Because each network had different communication protocols, messages could be corrupted or lost, and so it was often cheaper and safer to send long-distance messages by courier ships.
   
 
==Notable models==
 
==Notable models==
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
Subspace radios are the primary form of communication on ''[[memoryalpha:Star Trek|Star Trek]]''.
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Subspace radios are the primary form of communication on [[Memoryalpha:Star Trek|''Star Trek'']].
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
*''[[Clone Wars Gambit: Stealth]]''
 
*''[[Clone Wars Gambit: Stealth]]''
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*{{Journal|1|Breaking Free: The Adventures of Dannen Lifehold}}
 
*''[[Star Wars 9: Showdown on a Wasteland World!]]'' {{1st}}
 
*''[[Star Wars 9: Showdown on a Wasteland World!]]'' {{1st}}
 
*''[[Star Wars 11: Star Search!]]'' {{Flash}}
 
*''[[Star Wars 11: Star Search!]]'' {{Flash}}
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*''[[Star Wars 18: The Empire Strikes]]''
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*''[[Star Wars 29: Dark Encounter]]'' {{Mo}}
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*''[[Star Wars 30: A Princess Alone]]'' {{Mo}}
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*''[[Star Wars 33: Saber Clash]]''
 
*''[[Princess Leia, Imperial Servant]]''
 
*''[[Princess Leia, Imperial Servant]]''
*''[[Jedi's Honor]]'' {{C|As "subspace radio"}}
 
*''[[Otherspace (adventure)|Otherspace]]'' {{C|As "Subspace Radio"}}
 
*''[[Riders of the Maelstrom (WEG)|Riders of the Maelstrom]]'' {{C|As "radio"}}
 
*''[[The Abduction]]'' {{C|As "subspace radio"}}
 
*{{WEGCite|book=Classic Adventures|text=''Classic Adventures''|story=The Abduction|stext=The Abduction of Crying Dawn Singer}} {{C|As "subspace radio"}} {{C|Reprint}}
 
*{{GalaxyCite|7|Assignment: Decoy}}
 
*{{WEGCite|book=Galaxy Guide 10: Bounty Hunters|text=''Galaxy Guide 10: Bounty Hunters''|story=Two for the Price of One|stext=''Two for the Price of One''}}
 
 
*{{Journal|1|Breaking Free: The Adventures of Dannen Lifehold}}
 
*{{Journal|1|Breaking Free: The Adventures of Dannen Lifehold}}
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*''[[Jedi's Honor]]'' {{ID|subspace radio}}
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*[[Otherspace (adventure)|''Otherspace'']] {{ID|Subspace Radio}}
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*[[Riders of the Maelstrom (WEG)|''Riders of the Maelstrom'']] {{ID|radio}}
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*{{WEGCite|book=Classic Adventures: Volume Three|text=''Classic Adventures: Volume Three''|story=Riders of the Maelstrom (WEG)|stext=Riders of the Maelstrom}} {{ID|radio}} {{C|Reprint}}
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*''[[The Abduction]]'' {{ID|subspace radio}}
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*{{WEGCite|book=Classic Adventures|text=''Classic Adventures''|story=The Abduction|stext=The Abduction of Crying Dawn Singer}} {{ID|subspace radio}} {{C|Reprint}}
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*{{WEGCite|book=Star Wars Gamemaster Handbook|text=''Star Wars Gamemaster Handbook''|story=Tales of the Smoking Blaster}} {{ID|subspace radio and subspace transponder}}
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*{{Journal|1|The Quality of Mercy}} {{ID|radio}}
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*{{Journal|1|Stranded}} {{ID|hyperspace transceiver}}
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*{{WEGCite|book=Galaxy Guide 10: Bounty Hunters|text=''Galaxy Guide 10: Bounty Hunters''|story=Two for the Price of One}} {{ID|subspace radio}}
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*{{Journal|7|Galaxywide NewsNets}} {{ID|radio}}
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*[[Operation: Elrood (book)|''Operation: Elrood'']]
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*{{GalaxyCite|7|Assignment: Decoy}}
 
*{{WEGCite|book=Twin Stars of Kira|text=''Twin Stars of Kira''|story=For a Few Kilotons More}}
 
*{{WEGCite|book=Twin Stars of Kira|text=''Twin Stars of Kira''|story=For a Few Kilotons More}}
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*{{WEGCite|book=Twin Stars of Kira|text=''Twin Stars of Kira''|story=Freedom Strike Seltos (adventure)|stext=Freedom Strike Seltos}}
 
*''[[Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor]]''
 
*''[[Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor]]''
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*{{DarkStryder|Artifact of Aaris|The DarkStryder Campaign}}
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*{{DarkStryder|Little Empires|The Kathol Outback}}
 
*''[[Heir to the Empire]]''
 
*''[[Heir to the Empire]]''
*''[[Children of the Jedi (novel)|Children of the Jedi]]''
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*{{Journal|6|Relic}}
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*[[Children of the Jedi (novel)|''Children of the Jedi'']]
 
*''[[The New Jedi Order: Star by Star]]''
 
*''[[The New Jedi Order: Star by Star]]''
 
*''[[The New Jedi Order: Destiny's Way]]''
 
*''[[The New Jedi Order: Destiny's Way]]''
 
*''[[The New Jedi Order: The Final Prophecy]]''
 
*''[[The New Jedi Order: The Final Prophecy]]''
 
*''[[The New Jedi Order: The Unifying Force]]''
 
*''[[The New Jedi Order: The Unifying Force]]''
*''[[Riptide (novel)|Riptide]]''
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*[[Riptide (novel)|''Riptide'']]
 
*''[[Fate of the Jedi: Vortex]]''
 
*''[[Fate of the Jedi: Vortex]]''
   
 
==Sources==
 
==Sources==
*''[[Monsters and Aliens from George Lucas]]'' {{C|as "radio"}}
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*''[[Monsters and Aliens from George Lucas]]'' {{ID|radio}}
 
*''[[The Star Wars Sourcebook]]''
 
*''[[The Star Wars Sourcebook]]''
*''[[Star Wars Campaign Pack]]'' {{C|As "Subspace Radio"}}
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*''[[Star Wars Campaign Pack]]'' {{ID|Subspace Radio}}
*[[Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game, Second Edition|''Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game'', Second Edition]] {{C|As "subspace radio"}}
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*[[Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game, Second Edition|''Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game'', Second Edition]] {{ID|subspace radio}}
*''[[Wanted by Cracken]]'' {{C|As "subspace radio"}}
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*''[[Wanted by Cracken]]'' {{ID|subspace radio}}
*''[[Star Wars Gamemaster Screen, Revised]]'' <!-- December 1996 -->
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*''[[Dark Empire Sourcebook]]''
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*''[[The Movie Trilogy Sourcebook]]''
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*''[[Han Solo and the Corporate Sector Sourcebook]]'' {{ID|subspace radio}}
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*''[[Cracken's Rebel Operatives]]''
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*[[Star Wars Sourcebook (Second Edition)|''Star Wars Sourcebook'', Second Edition]]
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*''[[Galladinium's Fantastic Technology]]''
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*''[[The DarkStryder Campaign]]''
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*''[[The Truce at Bakura Sourcebook]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded]]''
 
*''[[Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded]]''
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*''[[Star Wars Gamemaster Screen, Revised]]'' <!-- December 1996 -->
 
*{{CCG|set=Dagobah Limited|cardname=Droid Sensorscope}}
 
*{{CCG|set=Dagobah Limited|cardname=Droid Sensorscope}}
*''[[Galladinium's Fantastic Technology]]''
 
 
*''[[The Essential Guide to Weapons and Technology]]''
 
*''[[The Essential Guide to Weapons and Technology]]''
*''[[Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game, Second Edition]]''
 
 
*''[[Platt's Smugglers Guide]]''
 
*''[[Platt's Smugglers Guide]]''
 
*''[[Shadows of the Empire Planets Guide]]''
 
*''[[Shadows of the Empire Planets Guide]]''
*{{SonyCite|url=players/news_archive.vm?id=67578&month=012008|text=Sait’s Rebellion}}
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*''[[Gundark's Fantastic Technology: Personal Gear]]''
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*{{SonyCite|url=players/news_archive.vm?id=67578&month=012008|text=Sait’s Rebellion|archivedate=20111124011942}}
 
*''[[Millennium Falcon Owner's Workshop Manual]]''
 
*''[[Millennium Falcon Owner's Workshop Manual]]''
 
*{{DB|technology|comlink|Comlink}}
 
*{{DB|technology|comlink|Comlink}}
 
*[[Scum and Villainy (sourcebook)|''Scum and Villainy'']]
 
*[[Scum and Villainy (sourcebook)|''Scum and Villainy'']]
 
*''[[Scavenger's Guide to Droids]]''
 
*''[[Scavenger's Guide to Droids]]''
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*{{SW|url=news/the-essential-guide-to-warfare-authors-cut-part-4-the-rise-of-the-republic-needs-author-entry/|text=''Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare'' Author's Cut, Part 4: The Rise of the Republic|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20190527002543/https://www.starwars.com/news/the-essential-guide-to-warfare-authors-cut-part-4-the-rise-of-the-republic-needs-author-entry/|archivedate=20190527002543}}
 
*''[[Suns of Fortune]]''
 
*''[[Suns of Fortune]]''
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*''[[Strongholds of Resistance]]''
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==Notes and references==
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{{Reflist}}
   
 
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"The time's come to break transceiver silence long enough to tell Princess Leia about it!"
―Luke Skywalker[src]
Comm slicker

A comm slicer using a ship's subspace radio

A subspace transceiver, also known as a subspace comm, subspace radio, hypertransceiver, subspace vox, or wide-band radio receptor,[1] was a standard device used for instantaneous, faster-than-light communications between nearby systems. Similar to its shorter-ranged cousin, the comlink, subspace transceivers relied on energy to broadcast signals. Starships carried these units to broadcast distress signals and other important messages. They used subspace as the communications medium. The subspace transceiver of an Imperial Star Destroyer had a range of 100 light years.

UsageEdit

Many planetary governments, large corporations, and wealthy individuals maintained private subspace transceivers. Because each radio had a range of up to several light years, governments used these units to connect local planets with a sector-wide communications grid. Although much more powerful than standard comlinks, subspace radios were not nearly as advanced or effective as the HoloNet. Most planets were integrated into local subspace networks that used transceivers aboard deep-space satellites to link dozens of worlds in an instantaneous and continuous flow of data. These networks normally handled news, sports, entertainment, and educational programming. Individuals and corporations purchased broadcast time for private messages, with fees running anywhere from one to twenty credits per ten seconds of transmission time.

Hundreds of subspace networks were scattered across the galaxy, so a message could theoretically be sent across the galaxy by bouncing it across multiple networks. While this process was much more affordable than the HoloNet, messages could be delayed for hours or days as they were routed through different networks. Because each network had different communication protocols, messages could be corrupted or lost, and so it was often cheaper and safer to send long-distance messages by courier ships.

Notable modelsEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

Subspace radios are the primary form of communication on Star Trek.

AppearancesEdit

SourcesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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