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Training Introduction
Repeaters
Proper Radio Use
Event Prep
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Traffic Watch
  • How to use it
  • How to make a contact
  • How to stay professional

As members of CREST, we have a responsibility to promote our image as a contributing member to other Communications teams and the general public.

Please remember, when using GMRS:

  • You need a GMRS license to operate any GMRS radio.
  • Use plain English [CB & other "TEN" codes are not used on GMRS communications
  • Monitor the frequency using "open channel" or always verify no one else is using it.  There is nothing more embarrassing [or less professional] than someone who "just starts talking" when a transmission is always in place.
  • Identify yourself every 15 minutes on long communications, and when clearing the channel.

In an effort to assist you, this information regarding "using the repeater" will assist you on the radio. 


Between SEPARATE Teams:  (i.e. Crest 47 calling LA Co. 133)

TO CALL:

"LA Co. 133" ... (slight pause) ... "Crest 47"
NOTE:  Always announce the unit being called and announce yourself (the unit initiating the call) LAST.

IF NO ANSWER:

After 10 seconds, repeat the call.   If still no answer after another 10 seconds, then say:
"[YOUR GMRS CALL SIGN], Crest 47 Clear"
Never say "Negative Contact" or anything else.

CLEAR / END A CALL:

After completing your communication, the unit initiating the call will always clear & end the call:
"[YOUR GMRS CALL SIGN], Crest 47 Clear"
Then, the unit called (i.e. Orange County 33) will clear:
"[YOUR GMRS CALL SIGN], Orange County 33 Clear."
BOTH units must clear with their call signs.

Within the SAME Team:  (i.e. Crest 47 calling Crest 20)

TO CALL:

"Crest 20" ... (slight pause) ... "47"
NOTE:  Always announce the unit being called and announce yourself (the unit initiating the call) LAST.

ANSWER:

"20"
(Unit Number ONLY)

IF NO ANSWER:

After 10 seconds, repeat the call.   If still no answer after another 10 seconds, then say:
"[YOUR GMRS CALLSIGN], Crest 47 Clear"
Never say "Negative Contact" or anything else.

CLEAR / END A CALL:

After completing your communication, the unit initiating the call will always clear & end the call:
"[YOUR GMRS CALLSIGN], Crest 47 Clear"
Then, the unit called (i.e. Crest 20) will clear:
"[YOUR GMRS CALLSIGN], 20 Clear."
BOTH units must clear with their call signs.
 


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