Can you jam the sensors, communications, distress calls etc of enemy ships?


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If so, where can the rules be found for that action?


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Signal Jammer

This handheld device, originally designed by the Stewards for military uses, is used by corporations and criminals alike. Signal jammers are available at any item level from 1 to 20 and can be purchased for a price equal to 100 credits × the square of the item level of the jammer. When activated, a signal jammer interrupts broadcast signals within 4 miles. If attached to a larger broadcasting station (such as those found aboard a Starship), the range increases to 12 miles. A signal jammer blocks all communication devices from sending and receiving broadcasts. Each signal jammer is designed to affect one specific broadcasting medium (such as radio or wireless). You can attempt a Computers or Engineering check to bypass a signal jammer’s effects or to determine the location of the jammer. The DC to bypass a signal jammer is 15 + the signal jammer’s level, and attempting this check takes 1 minute.

under technological equipment

Scarab Sages

jcheung wrote:
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Signal Jammer

This handheld device, originally designed by the Stewards for military uses, is used by corporations and criminals alike. Signal jammers are available at any item level from 1 to 20 and can be purchased for a price equal to 100 credits × the square of the item level of the jammer. When activated, a signal jammer interrupts broadcast signals within 4 miles. If attached to a larger broadcasting station (such as those found aboard a Starship), the range increases to 12 miles. A signal jammer blocks all communication devices from sending and receiving broadcasts. Each signal jammer is designed to affect one specific broadcasting medium (such as radio or wireless). You can attempt a Computers or Engineering check to bypass a signal jammer’s effects or to determine the location of the jammer. The DC to bypass a signal jammer is 15 + the signal jammer’s level, and attempting this check takes 1 minute.

under technological equipment

Thanks but how does that apply to Starship combat? Specifically if you're trying to jam a ship from sending a distress beacon? How many miles is a hex in starship combat?


i point you back to my previous post...

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If attached to a larger broadcasting station (such as those found aboard a Starship), the range increases to 12 miles.

you just have to work out how many hexes 12 miles is with your GM as the size of a hex is undefined in space combat. (a mile a hex sounds about right to me, personally)


jcheung wrote:

i point you back to my previous post...

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If attached to a larger broadcasting station (such as those found aboard a Starship), the range increases to 12 miles.
you just have to work out how many hexes 12 miles is with your GM as the size of a hex is undefined in space combat. (a mile a hex sounds about right to me, personally)

I would say about .005 hexes per mile.

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