This communications system is used when the telepathic circuits are unsuitable or unavailable. It gathers non-telepathic signals through the Receiver Grid. The sensitivity is such that the Emergency Transceiver can receive TV broadcasts from anywhere in 20th Century Earth. The Transceiver can be used to "hack" into wireless computer networks, satellite communications, and cell phone networks. This device also allows a TARDIS to jam all but the strongest non-telepathic communications signals.
With the right attachment, a radio communications transceiver (such as a cell phone) can be patched into the TARDIS's communications circuit. This can allow someone with a cell phone to contact a network in another time zone that the TARDIS had previously visited or to interface with local networks in new Time Zones. A TARDIS can also route cell phone signals through local satellite networks. However for the augmented radio transmitter to access all of these capabilities it must remain within transmission range of the TARDIS. (Also see TARDIS Cell Phone under Upgrades and Custom Modifications).
The following color code is used:
- Black: For information from the TV Series, including Dimensions in Time, and 1996 TV Movie.
- Blue: For information from the Novels and Audios including Target, Virgin, BCC, and Big Finish.
- Green: For information from 'licensed' reference sources such as the Technical Manual, Doctor Who Magazine, and the Role Playing Games.
- Red: For information from unofficial sources -The Faction Paradox series, author's speculation, and popular fan belief.
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