The Vault 88 radio beacon is a radio station in the Fallout 4 add-on Vault-Tec Workshop. It can be received after starting the quest Vault-Tec Calling, provided the player has the add-on installed and is at or above level 20.
This station is an emergency broadcast from Vault 88, calling for the help of Vault-Tec. The broadcast has likely been triggered due to a group of raiders trying to break their way into the vault. After listening to the message, the location of the vault will be marked on the map and the quest Vault-Tec Calling will update.
After having activated the vault radio, the broadcast will consist of a brief post-War advertisement for Vault 88 recorded by Overseer Barstow as well as the vault's location, and instructions for application.
After the Sole Survivor has become overseer, the broadcast will consist of a more enthusiastic advertisement from Clem, encouraging anyone listening to come live in Vault 88, followed by the vault's location.
The signal can be listened to anywhere in the Commonwealth. One can tune to it in the radio tab of the Pip-Boy.
- Before activating the radio beacon
Broadcast Intercom: This is an emergency broadcast signal from Vault 88. Authentication codeword IMPISH. Vault 88 emergency classification: unspecified integrity breach warning. Any available Vault-Tec personnel are required to respond under Emergency Protocol VT-76. This signal will repeat. Vault-Tec Pip-Boy signal received. Emergency broadcast ends.
- After activating the radio beacon
Overseer Barstow: Attention, people of the Commonwealth. Vault 88 is now accepting applications for the first time in 200 years. Vault-Tec's motto has never been more apropos: "Better Living Underground". Vault 88 is conveniently located near downtown Quincy. Apply in person to Overseer Barstow.
- If Barstow is killed or kicked out
Clem: I am pleased to announce that Vault 88 is accepting candidates to live in style. Underground. If you're looking for a safe, secure place to settle, consider joining our soon-to-be thriving community. The entrance to Vault 88 is located in Quincy Quarry. Start your new, better life today.
In the sense that Barstow is using it, "Apropos" is an archaic term meaning "With reference to; Concerning".