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Emergency Broadcast Receiver
Emergency Broadcast Receiver
Category Consumable
Type Coordinate Data
Total Value 3,280.0 Units.png
Updated Origins

Emergency Broadcast Receiver is a consumable product.


Emergency Broadcast Receiver is a consumable product specifically used to detect derelict freighters.

They are considered an expensive item and prices may escalate in accordance with demand. Prices start from 5M Units.png, increase to 30M Units.png and reset each day.

Game description[]

A single-use receiver that scans for distress signals on freighter frequencies. Derelict or abandoned freighters often contain high-value salvage.

Select the Receiver and use Tune Signal (X/Xbox; 'E'/PC or PSBUTTON.SQUARE.png/PS4) to begin the location process.


  • Can be purchased from the Scrap Dealer aboard the Space Station.
  • Can be received as a reward from Nexus missions.
  • Iteration Helios offers a free receiver each week,
    • Travellers must complete a derelict freighter mission before Helios will start offering a free receiver.

Additional information[]

  • After activation, you need to travel via pulse drive in any direction to detect a derelict freighter.
  • If standard exosuit inventory is full and more than one receiver is owned, activation will fail as "Receiver Temporarily Jammed"; one slot must be clear for a receiver to convert to the "active" form.
  • If the receiver is placed in the Personal Refiner, it will not be consumed upon opening the airlock and will become inactive upon completion of the derelict.

Release history[]

  • Desolation - This item was added to the game as technology.