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Radio (Fallout)

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Value$ 350
QuestsDestroy the source of the Mutants.
Message FileRADIO.MSG

The radio is a Fallout miscellaneous item.


The 2043B model Radio Communicator from Wattz Electronics is a large, sturdy communications device designed for use by entities requiring a device that can take a beating and still function within the specified parameters. The typical 2043B came with an olive green camouflage paint, a short range antenna (with a range of at least four miles),[1] and an RS-121-compliant interface (optional in most radio communicators).[2] The ubiquitous radio was a versatile device and could be paired with other units to remotely control compatible devices, eg. forcefield networks.[3]


The radio has two uses in the game:

  1. It can be used at the Mariposa Military Base entrance to trick the super mutants into sending reinforcements away from the base, leaving just one super mutant between the Vault Dweller and the base entrance.
  2. Inside, if the player has two radios, one of them can be hooked up to a terminal in the computer room at the south-east corner of the base (Science required), and another used to turn the forcefields on and off in the base.




  1. Super mutant: "{101}{}{[There is a squeal of static, then you hear a deep voice over the radio.] Command to patrol, command to patrol. What is your status? Over.}"
    Te Vault Dweller: "{104}{}{Command, we are under attack by a large group of armed humans. Request assistance. Over.}"
    Super mutant: "{111}{}{Understood, patrol. What are your coordinates?}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{113}{}{Four miles, south-southwest.}"
    Super mutant: "{116}{}{Understood, patrol. We are sending reinforcements.}"
  2. Fallout and Fallout 2 item description: "{10000}{}{Radio}"
    "{10001}{}{A model 2043B Radio Communicator, from the fine people at Wattz Electronics. Dependable, rugged, and camouflaged. With the optional RS-121 interface.}"
    (PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout) PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout 2))
  3. Fallout quest script message: "{123}{}{You send the command code to toggle the force field settings.}"