Most City offices closed Wednesday, June 19, to observe Juneteenth

The City of Portland recognizes Juneteenth as a formal day of remembrance to honor Black American history and the end of slavery in the United States. Learn about Juneteenth.

Basic NET Unit 9 - Comms Training

Every NET volunteer's basic training includes an overview of radio communications: how radio is used, the different kinds of radio used by NET, and how to get trained on radio. This radio overview is Unit 9 of Basic NET training.

This training unit was added to Basic NET Training in early 2014. Completing unit 9 is also a required step towards ARO certification.

A volunteer who has not received Unit 9 can either sit in on the class the next time it is offered at Basic NET Training or a volunteer can review the study material here and complete the quiz linked below. Doing so will qualify a volunteer as having completed Unit 9.

What to read to prepare for the quiz:

UNIT 9 QUIZ: After you have reviewed the class packet and Section 900 of the NET Guidelines, you are ready to complete the online quiz. Before submitting the form, select "Send me a copy of my responses" at the bottom. If you pass, print or forward the confirmation toyour RTL if you are planning to complete ARO training.

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Interactive, searchable map of Teams' primary FRS/GMRS radio frequencies.

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Designated channels help to ensure that teams do not interrupt each other if using FRS radio at the same time.



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