|Category||Equipment > Devices|
|Size||3 Slots (1x3)|
|Capacity||1x Alkaline Battery 9V|
|Repairable With||Electronic Repair Kit|
|Locations||Hunting, Camping, Police, Military East|
“Medium range, two-way personal radio with a frequency switch. Requires a battery to operate. — In-game description
The Handheld Transceiver is a communication device in DayZ Standalone. When used in conjunction with a second Handheld Transceiver, both set to the same frequency, survivors can communicate with each other over longer distances in-game. They can be found in various locations and require a Alkaline Battery 9V to function.
How to Use[edit | edit source]
Once a working battery is attached, the user may select from a variety of frequencies on which to receive and transmit. Frequency selection is done by holding down left click. The item must be switched on (by pressing left click once) and once 'ON' will receive all communications on that channel provided that it is within signal range (range is not unlimited).
Switching chat channels can be accomplished by pressing thekey by default. This will switch between your normal "Direct Communications" and the selected radio frequency. The user may then use their voice to communicate with anyone listening to the channel, so long as they are in range.
There are seven available frequencies: 87.8, 89.5, 91.3, 94.6, 96.6, 99.7 and 102.5 . It is suggested that players that want to speak "publicly" use the default frequency of 87.8 - once other player communication is setup it is wise and polite to move to one of the unused frequencies so not to "bleed over" the default channel.
Note: Communicating via this item does not disable Direct Communication. It functions as Direct Communications would, except it does so remotely. This means that nearby players can hear any communications received over the Handheld Transceiver and anything said or typed by the transmitter can be "heard" by nearby players as well. If the item is placed on the ground and left 'ON', anyone nearby can hear broadcasts coming from it.