Radio Mapping Exercise in Alto-Sutton

In order for Block Captains to radio their reports to the NRG Command Posts, the reception within each NRG must be tested. In late March, three NRG volunteers tested their Midland radios (aka walkie-talkies), ensuring receptivity across the entire Alto-Sutton NRG area. Complying with social distancing, one member stayed at a central spot, the MARS Clubhouse on Shell Rd., while two others in separate cars drove to pre-determined locations within the Alto-Sutton boundaries. At each location, they checked in by radio, using appropriate protocol. This provided an excellent opportunity to practice the correct guidelines for communicating by radio, as well as assuring that although connectivity varied, there were no ‘dead spots’, where they could not communicate.  This exercise will be repeated throughout Mill Valley over the summer.