Listening to the signal prompts the activation the quest Trouble on the Homefront. The frequency consists of a prerecorded message that Amata hopes the Lone Wanderer will here. Part of she says depends on whether of not Overseer Almodovar was killed during Escape!.
This is an automated distress message from Vault-Tec Vault 101. Message begins:
It feels like you left home a long time ago, but I know you're still out there. I just hope you're still alive to hear this.
Things got worse after you left. My father's gone mad with power. If you can hear this, please stop looking for your dad and help stop mine./
Things got worse after you left. The new Overseer is insane. If you can hear this, please stop looking for your dad and help save us.
I changed the door password to my name. If you're hearing this, and you still care enough to help me, you should remember it.
- After a while, the signal will disappear.
The Vault 101 emergency frequency appears in Fallout 3.