For 10 points and a comm slot this upgrade can exhaust to allow you to issue an order to yourself.
At 10 points this upgrade is quite efficient at what it does. But it is best if you have specific plans and synergies in mind when you include it in a list.
At worst this upgrade allows you to issue additional orders during a turn and at a range further than you normally could. However there is lots of synergy between this card and other upgrades and command cards. When HQ Uplink is on a unit that has another exhausting ability you are significantly reducing the cost of spending an action to ready and increasing the utility of the exhaust abilities, making this upgrade more efficient. HQ Uplink also has synergy with command cards that affect units with face up order tokens, such as "Someone Has to Save Our Skins" etc. Often allowing you to not only get extra control of your activations during a turn, but also to extend the utility of already powerful command cards. This upgrade is strongly recommended for lists that have built in synergies.
E-Web Expansion, 1.4FD Laser Canon Expansion, Scout Expansion, Commando Expansion