How well do you know your radio?
Perhaps not as well as you think; or so many of us have discovered over the past weeks, months, or years. Each exercise we organize results in a list of lessons learned and among them is always “more practice with radios”. To satisfy this hunger, we continue to implements communications into every event, look outside CERT to participate in “extra-curricular” activities that leverage amateur radio, and even set up a semi-monthly net to squeeze in more practice and exposure. But something is missing…
What about the radio itself?
If you are like most Allen CERT members, you own a Baofeng hand-held radio (UV-5R, UV-82, etc.). Furthermore, you likely had someone program it for you. But have you ever looked through the menu options? If so, you’ve seen the cryptic abbreviations. What do they mean?
An all-too-realistic scenario is that we are called to an area that uses a communications plan different from our default programming. In such cases, we will need the confidence to program certain frequencies on the fly.
Okay, I’m convinced. What can I do?
Save the date: June 15th, 6:30 PM @ Central
Some of our greatest minds have put together some excellent presentation material that will walk us through some practical programming techniques that will boost our confidence and capabilities. Topics include:
- Menu options
- Hidden features
- Ad Hoc Programming
- Best Practices
Radio owners/operators, the team has spent hours and days putting together a presentation you don’t want to miss. If you don’t have a radio and/or a license, this class can still benefit you.