Basic Hand Radio Operation

The Basic Hand Radio Operation class covers the use of hand held radios. There are a number of handheld radios on the market that allow the operator to communicate with others hundreds of miles away! These handheld radios are not reliant on outside power sources or cell sites which often go down during a disaster. You can communicate with first responders, the Coast Guard and even the police if needed.

Course Objectives:

  • Introduction to the handheld radio
  • UHF and VHF radios
  • Different antennas
  • Different frequencies
  • Selection, use and etiquette
  • Radio clubs

Being able to communicate is essential during a disaster. How else do you summon help if landlines and cell sites are down? There are numerous amateur radio clubs spread throughout the United States and world. Learn about these clubs and the radios they use.


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