A typical radio communication is commenced by calling the required station three (3) times followed by your call sign and the word “over” i.e. “Marine Rescue Rockingham, Marine Rescue Rockingham, Marine Rescue Rockingham this is Echo Bravo 123, Echo Bravo 123, Over”. The use of the phonetic alphabet will avoid confusion when using letters during radio communications.
Once the station has acknowledged your call you may commence providing your details for the log. Remember to say “over” when you have completed your transmission. The station will then confirm your log on or will request further information, please be patient, this information is vital for any search and rescue mission that may be mounted later.
Waterproof stickers are available (free of charge) from our Headquarters, at Peron detailing information required and Radio Frequencies, both working and emergency, you can also pickup a “Help Us to help You” leaflet.