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Sends the audio message to the command radio channel. The message is defined in CfgRadio in the description.ext file or config radio protocol. The transmission will play only on the PC where command was executed. If you need the transmission to play on all computers, you have to execute it globally (see remoteExec).
The unit must have an assigned radio item (such as "ItemRadio") to see or transmit the messages. A radio item must have the property simulation = "ItemRadio"; in its CfgWeapons config.
When transmitting unit gets killed, transmission will be interrupted. However when receiving unit gets killed, the transmission continues to play.
Radio and ChatSounds


unit commandRadio radioName
unit: Object - unit to transmit
radioName: String - class name from CfgRadio
Return Value:

Alternative Syntax

[side, identity] commandRadio radioName
side: Side - side to which the transmission will be played
identity: String - class name of one of the identities in CfgHQIdentities. Possible identities in Arma 3 are:
  • "Base"
  • "HQ"
  • "AirBase"
  • "BLU"
  • "OPF"
  • "IND"
  • "IND_G"
radioName: String - class name from CfgRadio
Return Value:


Example 1:
_soldierOne commandRadio "messageOne";
Example 2:
player commandRadio configName selectRandom ("true" configClasses (configFile >> "CfgRadio"));
Example 3:
[west, "Base"] commandRadio configName selectRandom ("true" configClasses (configFile >> "CfgRadio"));

Additional Information

See also:
sideRadio groupRadio customRadio vehicleRadio globalRadio directSay commandChat


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Nikita320106 - c
Posted on Jun 24, 2010 - 08:55 (UTC)
_unit commandRadio "SentCmdHide";
radio command from CA_Dubbing config should work
Killzone_Kid - c
Posted on Dec 03, 2016 - 21:33 (UTC)
To transmit user custom sounds (see Multiplayer_Custom_Sounds_Tutorial), prefix the full filename including file extension with #. For example if there is a custom user sound file called MySound.ogg, to play it on the radio use:
player commandRadio "#MySound.ogg";