Okay, so I had the radio running before (completed independence day quest) and the minute man was assigned to it. But I was experimenting with power and caused everyone to unassign from their jobs. Now I cannot re-assign the radio guy to his job. I have tried cutting the power and turning it back on but it has done nothing. I also tried activating the radio but that also had no effect. Is anyone else experiencing this problem? Does anyone know how to fix this?

  • Try remove all power cables/connections from the radio tower, assign all settlers to something else (food, defense, scrap etc), add the radio tower back on the electrical grid, then assign your radio guy back on it.
    – Robotnik
    Commented Mar 27, 2017 at 3:44
  • Already tried that. Commented Mar 27, 2017 at 4:39
  • Have you tried reloading from the previous save?
    – fja3omega
    Commented Mar 28, 2017 at 7:23
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    Can you elaborate on "experimenting with power"? Does the radio have power?
    – DCShannon
    Commented Mar 28, 2017 at 16:12

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You should try reassigning the settlers to a different task (food, water etc), remove all power lines and power connections. This is a common bug. Try fast travelling away and back again, as well as restarting your machine.

Just done some research and found this reddit post. More specifically, this comment, which should help you out:

On PC:

Open up console using ~

Select the radio transmitter (click on) (hex value should be 0009FF48[EP]) you can confirm its the right reference by selecting the radio transmitter, typing sv and confirming bAllowPlayerAssignment = False is a listed autoproperty in the Papyrus output (you may have to scroll up to find the autoproperty).

with the radio transmitter selected type: setpapyrusvar bAllowPlayerAssignment True

with the radio transmitter selected type: sv to confirm the variable has been changed

(got to workshop mode) assign any random settler to the radio transmitter, this should force the minute man to sit down and start using it again with the settler you assigned to the transmitter selected, type: setpapyrusvar bWork24Hours True this should make the radio still work at night

Hopefully this helps you.

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