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The transponder works as an [[IFF]] device, identifying anyone or anything that holds it as a "friendly" contact to other Cylons. Apparently this device was installed by the first copy of [[Aaron Doral]] shortly before the [[Fall of the Twelve Colonies|Cylon attack]] began while security throughout the ship was more lax during the work of transforming ''Galactica'' into a museum. It was likely intended by the Cylons to track ''Galactica'' should she escape a Cylon attack.
 
The transponder works as an [[IFF]] device, identifying anyone or anything that holds it as a "friendly" contact to other Cylons. Apparently this device was installed by the first copy of [[Aaron Doral]] shortly before the [[Fall of the Twelve Colonies|Cylon attack]] began while security throughout the ship was more lax during the work of transforming ''Galactica'' into a museum. It was likely intended by the Cylons to track ''Galactica'' should she escape a Cylon attack.
 
[[Image:Cylontransponder2.jpg|thumb|left|200px|A transponder on the base of ''Galactica's'' [[DRADIS]] console.<br>(c) Universal]]
 
[[Image:Cylontransponder2.jpg|thumb|left|200px|A transponder on the base of ''Galactica's'' [[DRADIS]] console.<br>(c) Universal]]
Commander [[William Adama]] takes strategic advantage of one of the devices by placing it aboard a [[Raptor]], allowing it to pass unchallenged into a Cylon [[Basestar (RDM)|basestar]], where a nuclear device is placed aboard the basestar to destroy it ([[Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part II]]). A second transponder is aboard the captured [[Raider]], piloted by [[Kara Thrace]] in her against-orders adventure back to [[The Twelve Colonies#Caprica|Caprica]] in search of an ancient [[Arrow of Apollo|artifact]] ([[Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part I]]). This transponder is obtained from the copy of [[Leoben Conoy]] found on the [[Gemenon Traveller]], in a scene cut from the episode "[[Flesh and Bone]]".
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Commander [[William Adama]] takes strategic advantage of one of the devices by placing it aboard a [[Raptor]], allowing it to pass unchallenged into a Cylon [[Basestar (RDM)|basestar]], where a nuclear device is placed aboard the basestar to destroy it ([[Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part II]]). A second transponder is aboard the captured [[Raider]], piloted by [[Kara Thrace]] in her against-orders adventure back to [[The Twelve Colonies (RDM)#Caprica|Caprica]] in search of an ancient [[Arrow of Apollo|artifact]] ([[Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part I]]). This transponder is obtained from the copy of [[Leoben Conoy]] found on the [[Gemenon Traveller]], in a scene cut from the episode "[[Flesh and Bone]]".
  
 
It is presumed that the transponder uses a form of [[wireless]] communication, although this has not been established in the series.
 
It is presumed that the transponder uses a form of [[wireless]] communication, although this has not been established in the series.

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A transponder in the purse of a copy of Number Six.
(c) Universal

The Cylon Transponder is a small, ovoid device that was found installed discretely under Galactica's DRADIS console. A similar device was carried about by the Cylon agent, Number Six, during her time on Caprica with Gaius Baltar (Miniseries), perhaps to better allow tracking of herself by other Cylon agents.

The transponder works as an IFF device, identifying anyone or anything that holds it as a "friendly" contact to other Cylons. Apparently this device was installed by the first copy of Aaron Doral shortly before the Cylon attack began while security throughout the ship was more lax during the work of transforming Galactica into a museum. It was likely intended by the Cylons to track Galactica should she escape a Cylon attack.

A transponder on the base of Galactica's DRADIS console.
(c) Universal

Commander William Adama takes strategic advantage of one of the devices by placing it aboard a Raptor, allowing it to pass unchallenged into a Cylon basestar, where a nuclear device is placed aboard the basestar to destroy it (Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part II). A second transponder is aboard the captured Raider, piloted by Kara Thrace in her against-orders adventure back to Caprica in search of an ancient artifact (Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part I). This transponder is obtained from the copy of Leoben Conoy found on the Gemenon Traveller, in a scene cut from the episode "Flesh and Bone".

It is presumed that the transponder uses a form of wireless communication, although this has not been established in the series.

Note

Keen eyes who watch the Miniseries will note that the transponder was not on the DRADIS console until later in the show, indicating that it was placed either shortly before or after the ship entered combat.