We have consolidated our twice weekly practice down to once a week on Sunday evenings. We have discontinued Wednesday evening practice (but feel free to run your own practice with your own block). 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.
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 Karen on Palmero”. You will get some kind of acknowledgement and perhaps info on how clearly you can be heard.