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In Orbiter, most spacecraft and space stations have transponders (more realisically beacons). These allow precise velocity and location matching with the Docking HUD, usually as a precursor to precision docking with IDS.

To set a vessel's transponder frequency, using the COM/NAV Receiver MFD and edit the XPDR line.

To find a vessel's transponder frequency without changing focus to it, use the Object Info window (ctrl-I).

To track a transponder, use the COM/Nav Receiver MFD to tune a nav receiver to the transponder frequency. Then use the Docking MFD (with shift-n to select which receiver is in use) or the Docking HUD (with ctrl-R to select the receiver). Note that transponders do not have infinite range.