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You've done a good turn for the NCR and now we'd like to do one for you - here's an NCR emergency two-way radio - you call and we'll come running. You're not alone out here - the NCR has your back. Stay safe and good hunting.Unnamed NCR Ranger

Emergency Radio[1] is a side quest in Fallout: New Vegas.

Activating the quest

This quest is started by selecting NCR supply support on the NCR emergency radio.

Quick walkthrough

Side Quest: Emergency Radio
Select "supply drop" on the NCR emergency radio.
The quest marker shows you where the supply drop is.
Pick up the supplies.
Reward: NCR supply support

Detailed walkthrough

The "quest" starts by using the NCR emergency radio and selecting the option to receive supply support. You will be told that the NCR has dropped supplies and your map will be marked to show where the supplies are. All one needs to do is simply travel to the location and collect the supplies. The "reward" varies from armor to weapons and ammunition. (Note: This quest is repeatable once every day, game time)

Quest stages

10Quest finishedFind the NCR Supply Cache


  • You can only call for support outdoors. It will also not work inside of locations like The Strip, or Freeside.
  • The supply crate always seems to spawn in the same location, in relation to the player character east or north east of the their location, regardless of the direction you are facing. However, it should be noted that depending on the direction you face, the crate will be facing differently. [verification needed]
  • If you use the radio in exactly the same location more than once, the box will spawn in exactly the same location as the previous box, which can lead to making a supply crate unobtainable.
  • Old boxes will remain where you leave them, giving you the ability to create containers in areas without containers, or areas in which all the containers are owned.
  • It is possible to simultaneously collect the NCR supply crates, as well as Legion drop boxes from the mission Caesar's Favor if your reputation with both groups is high enough.


  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 Calling for a supply drop in certain areas may lead to the cache not spawning at all, or spawning underground or in non-accessible areas, leading to never being able to get supply drops again. On the PC this can be resolved by using the command code CompleteQuest 0015FB7C, or tcl to allow you to reach the area and loot it. On other systems, you can crouch and attempt to find the crate by walking around, it will show up as if there was an invisible box near you, and you can open it up the same way. [verified]
  • PCPC When the marker shows you the location of the supply drop and it isn't there, try using No Clip and go under that location to look for the supply cache. Once gotten, use the "disable" command on the cache to avoid adding to the game's memory cache.[verified]
  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 Sometimes, the NCR supply cache spawns floating in midair, leaving it unreachable. This can be corrected simply by jumping up and pressing the action button while in midair to reach it and its contents. [verified]
  • Xbox 360Xbox 360 Sometimes the bodies of dead rangers and troopers respawn upon re-entering the area if one of their items is left on their body. This seems to be consistently the case if they are killed entering the Strip. This can be exploited to build up vast numbers of rangers as companions. [verified]
  • Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 Rangers and troopers can enter casinos without having their weapons removed; however, they remain in a glitched state once inside and are passive unless attacked. Also, once they have entered a casino they cannot exit. [verified]
  • PCPC Xbox 360Xbox 360 If you call the cache in, it will from time to time spawn empty no matter what. [verified]
  • Playstation 3Playstation 3 After trying to dismiss a Ranger, she will continue to follow you. You will not be able to call another until she dies. The dismiss option will still appear until she is dead. [verified]
  • Xbox 360Xbox 360 Sometimes the supply crate can spawn inside rocks or craters, rendering them unobtainable. [verified]


Main quests
Act 1Ain't That a Kick in the Head · Back in the Saddle · By a Campfire on the Trail · They Went That-a-Way · Ring-a-Ding-Ding!
Act 2Wild Card (Wild Card: Ace in the Hole, Change in Management, You and What Army?, Side Bets, Finishing Touches) · The House Always Wins (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII) · Render Unto Caesar · Et Tumor, Brute? · Things That Go Boom · Kings' Gambit · For the Republic, Part 2 · You'll Know It When It Happens/Arizona Killer
Act 3No Gods, No Masters · All or Nothing · Veni, Vidi, Vici · Eureka!
Side quests
New California RepublicAnywhere I Wander · Back in Your Own Backyard · Bitter Springs Infirmary Blues · Boulder City Showdown · Can You Find it in Your Heart? · Climb Ev'ry Mountain · Don't Tread on the Bear! · Emergency Radio · Eye for an Eye · Flags of Our Foul-Ups · Hard Luck Blues · I Don't Hurt Anymore · I Put a Spell on You · Keep Your Eyes on the Prize · Medical Mystery · No, Not Much · Pressing Matters · Restoring Hope · Return to Sender · That Lucky Old Sun · The White Wash · There Stands the Grass · Three-Card Bounty · We Will All Go Together · You Can Depend on Me
Caesar's LegionBeware the Wrath of Caesar! · Caesar's Favor · Caesar's Foe · Caesar's Hire · Cold, Cold Heart · I Hear You Knocking · The Finger of Suspicion · We Are Legion
The StripBeyond the Beef · Bye Bye Love · Classic Inspiration · How Little We Know · Pheeble Will · Talent Pool · The House Has Gone Bust! · The Moon Comes Over the Tower
Freeside & Outer VegasBirds of a Feather · Bleed Me Dry · Debt Collector · G.I. Blues · High Times · Someone to Watch Over Me · The Coyotes · Wang Dang Atomic Tango
BoomersAnt Misbehavin' · Sunshine Boogie · Volare! · Young Hearts
Great KhansAba Daba Honeymoon · Cry Me a River · Don't Make a Beggar of Me · Oh My Papa
Powder GangBooted · I Fought the Law · Run Goodsprings Run · Why Can't We Be Friends?
Brotherhood of SteelEyesight to the Blind · Still in the Dark · Tend to Your Business
OtherCome Fly With Me · Crazy, Crazy, Crazy · Ghost Town Gunfight · Guess Who I Saw Today · Left My Heart · My Kind of Town · The Legend of the Star and A Valuable Lesson · Unfriendly Persuasion · Wheel of Fortune
Companion questsED-E My Love · For Auld Lang Syne · Heartache by the Number · I Could Make You Care · I Forgot to Remember to Forget · Nothin' But a Hound Dog · One for My Baby
Unmarked questsA Bit of Slap and Tickle · A Final Plan for Esteban · Access Powers · All Fired Up! · An Ear to the Ground · Andy and Charlie · Arachnophobia · Arizona Scavenger · Barton the Fink · Bear Necessities · Big Winner (Atomic Wrangler, The Gomorrah, The Tops, Ultra-Luxe, Vikki & Vance) · Bounty Killer (I, II) · Brotherhood Bond (I, II) · Caching in at the Cove · Cajoling a Cudgel · Claws Mended · Claws Out · Dealing with Contreras · Defacing the Humble Stone · Democracy Inaction · Don't Poke at the Bear! · Eddie's Emissary · Exhumin' Nature · Fight Night · Flogging a Dead Corpse · Friend of the Followers · Gland for Some Home Cooking · Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger · Hat's Entertainment · Help for Halford · Hidden Valley computer virus · Highway to the Danger Zone (I, II) · Honorary Rocketeer · I Love Bananas · Iron and Stealing · Keith's Caravan Charade · Laurifer Gladiator · Lenk's Bad Debts · Lily and Leo · Long-Term Care · Malleable Mini Boomer Minds · Maud's Muggers · Meeting an Equal · Missing a Few Missiles · Most Wanted · Not Worth a Hill of Corn and Beans · Old School Ghoul · A Pair of Dead Desperados (I, II) · Papers, Please · Pistol Packing · Playing on the Old Joana · Poor Meat Never Makes Good Soup · Powder to the People · Power to the People · Razzle Dazzle! · Reach for the Sky, Mister! · Rest and Resupply · Ringo's Caravan Rules · Rotface's Loose Lips · Saving (or Savaging) Sergeant Teddy · The Screams of Brahmin · Silus Treatment · Short-Term Treatment · Smooth-Talking Criminal · The Star Showdown · Strategic Nuclear Moose · Straus Calls · Strip Search · Suits You, Sarah · Tags of Our Fallen · A Team of Moronic Mercenaries · Thought for the Day · Tourist Traipse · Trudy's Radio Repair · A Trusted Aide · Useless Baubles or Fancy Trinkets? · We Must Stop Beating Like This · We Must Stop Meeting Like This · Wind-Brahmin Wrangler · You Gotta Break Out a Few Eggs · You Make Me Feel Like a Woman
Add-on quests
Dead MoneySierra Madre Grand Opening! · Find Collars (8: "Dog", 12: Christine, 14: Dean Domino) · Fires in the Sky · Strike Up the Band · Mixed Signals · Trigger the Gala Event · Put the Beast Down · Last Luxuries · Curtain Call at the Tampico · Heist of the Centuries · Big Winner, Sierra Madre
Honest HeartsA Family Affair · Arrival at Zion · Bighorners of the Eastern Virgin · Chaos in Zion · Civilized Man's Burden · Crush the White Legs · Deliverer of Sorrows  · Departing Paradise · Flight from Zion · Gathering Storms · Gone Fishin' · Happy Trails Expedition · Prisoners of War · Retake the Bridge · River Monsters · Rite of Passage · Roadside Attraction · Sanctity of the Dead · The Advance Scouts  · The Treacherous Road · The Grand Staircase · Tourist Trap
Old World BluesAll My Friends Have Off Switches · A Brain's Best Friend · Coming Out of Her Shell · Field Research · He Came... And Went · Influencing People · Midnight Science Fiction Feature! · Old World Blues · On the Same Wavelength · Picking Your Brains · Project X-13 · Sonic Emitter Upgrade · Welcome to the Big Empty · What's in a Name? · When Visitors Attack! · X-2: Strange Transmissions! · X-8 Data Retrieval Test · X-8: High School Horror! · X-13: Attack of the Infiltrator!
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