An antenna (or aerial) is an electrical device which converts electric power into radio waves, and vice versa. It is usually used with a radio transmitter or radio receiver. In transmission, a radio transmitter supplies an oscillating radio frequency electric current to the antenna's terminals, and the antenna radiates the energy from the current as electromagnetic waves (radio waves). In reception, an antenna intercepts some of the power of an electromagnetic wave in order to produce a tiny voltage at its terminals, that is applied to a receiver to be amplified.


Phantom Pain Incident

See also: Hospital Escape and Phantom Pain Incident

A parabolic antenna was present at Da Wialo Kallai's largest building, which Ocelot noticed alongside Venom Snake, and deduced by its presence that any intel files regarding the whereabouts of the then-recently detained Kazuhira Miller were most likely within the building.[1]

Outer Heaven Uprising

Main article: Outer Heaven Uprising

During the Outer Heaven Uprising in 1995, Solid Snake was forced to procure a specific antenna, in order to bypass radio jamming that had been set up in Building 2 of the enemy fortress. Shortly after acquiring it, Snake was contacted by his commanding officer, Big Boss, who had managed to get through to him.[2]

Behind the scenes

The Antenna is an item that can be procured in Metal Gear. Upon finding it, Big Boss will contact the player and mention a jamming field that was in place that had cleared up.[2]

Game Item description for Antenna Icon
Metal Gear You can send and receive communications using the antenna, even when you are in an enemy jamming area. MG Antenna

It later reappeared with a similar role in the non-canon sequel to Metal Gear, Snake's Revenge, although it is instead found within the final area of the enemy base.



  1. ^ Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Kojima Productions (2015)
    Mission 1: Phantom Limbs
    Ocelot: A parabolic antenna... There could be intel files of some kind in there.
  2. ^ a b Metal Gear (re-release), Kojima Productions (2006).
    Big Boss: This is Big Boss... They are trying to jam our signal, but we are OK on this frequency. ...Over.

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