Radio Basics for Block Captains

Brian Cooley, a HAM radio operator who lives in Central Marin, guides us through the basics of using a handheld two way radio, also known as walkie-talkie, for emergency communications after a large-scale emergency, such as an earthquake. Block Captains will be surveying their neighbors to make sure everyone is safe and uninjured. They will use handheld radios to report their findings to a local Command Post . This video captures the basics of how the radio works and the guidelines for creating  concise messages.

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