Hirogen relay station

A Hirogen relay station

Relay station redirects here; for the similarly named engineering relay station, please see impulse engine relay.

A communication relay station, or simply relay station, was a technical platform designed to receive communications signals and re-transmit them to other stations in a larger communications network. Organizations and species including the Hirogen, the Dominion, the Federation, and the Cardassians used relays as part of networks for communication purposes. Subspace relay stations, using Subspace communication, were common.

These stations could be manned or unmanned, space- or planet-based. Relay stations could be manned by a small crew of as few as two officers. Federation stations were considered as outposts. (TNG: "Aquiel")

Security Relay Station One was a manned station operated by the Kes of Kesprytt III in 2370. (TNG: "Attached")

In 2373, during the Dominion War, General Martok destroyed a relay station at Felton Prime, managing to do so before the Cardassians even realized he was there. (DS9: "Once More Unto the Breach")

In 2374, the USS Voyager explored a station that was part of a an extensive network controlled by the Hirogen. The station used a quantum singularity as a power source and could be accessed by subspace transceivers. (VOY: "Message in a Bottle", "Hunters")

Known Federation relay stations

Also see the list of Subspace relay stations at that page.

See also

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