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Introduced with Take On Helicopters version 1.00
  Arguments of this scripting command don't have to be local to the client the command is executed onEffects of this scripting command are broadcasted over the network and happen on every computer in the networkThis scripting command must be executed on the server to work properly in multiplayer

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Introduced in

Take On Helicopters


Create a custom radio channel with the given color, label, call sign and registered characters. The index returned can be used to manipulate the created channel later. There are 10 slots for custom radio channels which would correspond to channels 6-15 (see getPlayerChannel). The command will find an unused index in this range and create it when found. Server only.


radioChannelCreate [color, label, callSign, units, sentenceType]
[color, label, callSign, units, sentenceType]: Array
color: Array - RGBA color values
label: String - label
callSign: String - call sign
units: Array - list of units in the channel
sentenceType (Optional): Boolean (Default: true)
Return Value:
Number - created channel ID (used in customChat command), 0 if failed


Example 1:
_index = radioChannelCreate [[0.96, 0.34, 0.13, 0.8], "Q-dance Radio", "%UNIT_NAME", [player1, player2]];
Example 2:
_index = radioChannelCreate [[0.96, 0.34, 0.13, 0.8], "Q-dance Radio", "%UNIT_NAME", [player1, player2], false]; // disable automatic quotes for chat in channel (ArmA 3)
Example 3:
Create custom channel and add all players to it, present and JIP:if (isServer) then { private _channelName = "Q-dance Radio"; private _channelID = radioChannelCreate [[0.96, 0.34, 0.13, 0.8], _channelName, "%UNIT_NAME", []]; if (_channelID == 0) exitWith {diag_log format ["Custom channel '%1' creation failed!", _channelName]}; [_channelID, {_this radioChannelAdd [player]}] remoteExec ["call", [0, -2] select isDedicated, _channelName]; };

Additional Information

Execute on the server
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Posted on January 21, 2016 - 13:30 (UTC)
Killzone Kid
Make sure you add all units you intend to speak or receive messages on created custom channel to the channel.
Posted on October 12, 2017 - 12:27 (UTC)
WARNING: Be aware that created channels order and count are different between server and client. Example 3 shown that server-side channel ID is actually 4, while client currentChannel on the same channel results in 9. Behaviour is yet unknown for me.