|The second is a U.H.F. (Ultra High Frequency) system that is used primarily for on-site radio communications. This provides local radio coverage at incident sites and local areas of operation using U.H.F. Mobile Radios, fitted to vehicles and Hand portable Radios. |
Civil Defence also operates Marine V.H.F. Hand portable radios in support of it’s boating activities which enables radio communications between the boat crews and other agencies such as the R.N.L.I., the Coast Guard and the various coastal and harbour radio stations.
Training is provided for all aspects of radio operations including the use of proper Radio Procedures which are the recognised standard international procedures. Also, training is provided in the familiarisation and correct use of all items of radio equipment operated by Civil Defence, V.H.F., U.H.F. and Marine V.H.F. Radios.