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For an overview of all distress signals, see Distress signal.

Distress signal is a radio station in Fallout 4. It can be picked up after extending the satellites at relay tower 1DL-109.


The origin of the signal is a ham radio inside a train car, southeast of the relay tower. The train is, as mentioned in the broadcast, surrounded by several feral ghouls. The fourth car (blue toppled over train car) from the north has a hatch to an interior on the car's top end, partially hidden behind a bush. Inside this car are the skeletal remains of a woman surrounded by blood, a locked crate and the broadcasting ham radio.


If anyone can hear this, my son and I are trapped and need help. We were being chased by... something, but were able to escape into this train car. It knows we're in here though. Thomas is hurt and needs...Oh no, it got the door open! Run Thomas, get out! This has been a prerecorded message. Message repeats in three seconds.


pcIcon pc ps4Icon ps4 xbox360Icon xbox360 This signal and the nearby Boston City Works Beacon and garbled radio beacon do not turn off when their original ham radios are turned off by the player.[verified] This has been fixed in the 1.4 patch.