This is a fighting scene of the movie "Rogue One."

"They've closed the shield gate. We're stuck here. But the rebel fleet are pulling in. We just have to get a signal strong enough to get through to them... and let them know that we're trapped down here. For that, we have to connect to the communications tower. Now, I can patch us in over here, the landing pad. ~..." (*He have a extension cable to connect.)

I don't see well what the sentence means. especially "patch us in over here,"

patch us (in over here)? Or patch (us in over here)?...

How is he going to do exactly?

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    "Patch in" means to connect to the system; connect your equipment to the system's equipment so data or communications can be passed. It might involve plugging in a connector or fastening wires. "Patch us in over here": "over here" is the location that the connection is desired.
    – fixer1234
    Apr 7 '17 at 7:31
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    Patching in implies a temporary connection, in the same way as a patch on an item of clothing is a makeshift repair. The verb definition here refers to the computer/telecoms meaning. dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/patch
    – JavaLatte
    Apr 7 '17 at 8:28
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    I can understand why some are voting to close, but I think this meaning might be hard to pick up on, given the 30+ definitions for patch. JS Kim, you might want to read through this Details, Please meta post for some tips on asking your next question – had you explained what you already found when you looked up patch in a dictionary, I think most of these close votes might have been warded off.
    – J.R.
    Apr 7 '17 at 9:28

Alright, when they say "patching in", they are implying a temporary connection in the sense of a telecoms/computer sense. In this section of the movie, they are basically ringing (or calling; patching in) to the people on the landing pad.

(let me know if you need more clarification)

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