10 Oct

Sunday Radio Practice

EVERY SUNDAY AT 7PM on Channel 5

neighbor with radio

neighbor, Lucas, with radio

Every Sunday we virtually gather on channel 5 at 7pm.  The idea is we get used to knowing where our radios are and keep them charged or with fresh batteries so that when we really need them in a disaster, we’ll be ready and know what to do. Its also an opportunity to check in with the neighborhood and make sure everyone is ok. And to have a safe way to connect with those around us.

The format of the radio practice is informal. We organize the call in by street name. When your street name is called say your first name or call sign and the name of your street, so “This is Andrew on Palmero”. You will get some kind of acknowledgement and perhaps info on how clearly you can be heard. Please join us! If you don’t have a radio, we may be able to connect you with someone on your block who has spares. We can also offer a pair of radios to anyone donating $30 to to our nonprofit. See our donate page and specify in the notes the quantity of radios you would like.

10 Oct

Radio Workshop Wednesday, Oct. 16

Pizza fro CERT/CSMR provided by ASNCDid your walkie -talkie work as planned during the drill? Are you overwhelmed by technology and need a little hand-holding to get started? Can you turn it on but don’t know what to say or when to say it? Do you understand everything there is to know about using radios but wish your neighbors had better training?



Wednesday, Oct 16  from 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Coptic Church – 4900 Cleland Ave. 90042
(downstairs – walk down the driveway on the left side of the church as you’re facing it and enter through the doorway on your right)

Bring your radios (whether you purchased them yourself or received a set for your block)

We will go over:

  • Turning radios on and off
  • Charging, battery care and maintenance
  • Changing channels
  • Push-to-talk
  • Effective protocols (what to say)
  • Our Mt. Washington Jessica radio plan
  • Challenges of our hilly neighborhood
  • What is a repeater and what  you need to know about it
  • What worked and didn’t with radios during our last drill
  • Any questions you may have about radios