transponder [alignment]
Usable by: Smuggler (level 17)
Scientist (level 9)
Slicer (level 9)
Diplomat (level 17)

Transponders in a ship send out a small signal identifing the ship's "alignment." You can change the transponder setting while on the bridge of the ship.

You must be a scientist or slicer of 9th level to perform this feat. Smugglers of level 17 can change the transponder of freighters. Level 17 diplomats can change a ship's transponder to "diplomatic".