This page provides some instructions about how to use the Club radios.  Familiarise yourself with these before you go out.

o    Collect your radio from the OD in the Start Box.

o    MPYC uses channel 17 – do not change this channel on your radio unless instructed by the OD. This channel is also used by other Estuary clubs.

o    Listen before you call, someone else may be using the channel.

o    Speak clearly.  Hold the microphone close to your mouth but at right angles and talk across the face of the microphone.  This reduces distortion and wind noise.

o    Check that your microphone is switched off after your transmission.

o    Think before you speak – be specific, don’t waffle.

o    Use the phonetic alphabet if necessary

Basic Procedures

o    This is should be used to separate the call sign of the station being used from the call sign of the calling station.

o    Roger – message received and understood.

o    Say Again – request to repeat all or part of a message.

o    Over - transmission has finished, go ahead with your reply.

o    Out- conversation has ended and gives a clear indication that the frequency is free for other users. 

o    Clear – when finished but you will continue to monitor the same frequency.

Example Calls

o    Radio Check

q                  Mount Pleasant Base, this is Ngaire J

q                  Mount Please Base receiving

q                  Can I have a radio check – over

q                  Receiving loud and clear – out

 

Rescue Boat Names

  • Peikatini
  • Ngaire J
  • Ian R Smith
  • ADH
  • Leachy 
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Other Channels

o    Sumner Lifeboat listening on channels 16, 63, 68, 86

o    Canterbury Coastguard listening on channels 16, 74, 63, 86 

o    Sumner Lifeboat crew transmits on channels 63 and 86 and uses channel 6 for transmission between rescue craft.

 

Alpha

Bravo

Charlie

Delta

Echo

Foxtrot

Golf

India

Hotel

Kilo

Lima

Mike

November

Oscar

Papa

Quebec

Romeo

Sierra

Tango

Uniform

Victor

Yankee

Zulu