Gold Channel is an Earth Alliance communication band. It carries the highest levels of security encryption and is priority-one over any other messages being transmitted at the time. "Gold Channel One" is a direct line to the Office of the President of the Earth Alliance. 
Only Earthforce command-staff or high-level diplomats are allowed to access this channel. Any transmission on these channels is considered official Earth Alliance business, and can not be used for personal reasons under penalty of courtmartial. If any ship or station which detects unauthorized access to Gold Channel is to find the culprit and secure the channel immediately as an issue of Earth Alliance security.