November 03, 2022
Whether you're on the trails, the farm, slopes, or in the RV, two-way radios provide useful communication as you push the limits and explore off-grid.
But you're not the only one using two-way radios to communicate and others not in your group might be on the same channel. That's why it's so important that you're being respectful of others.
Two-way radio communication is unique and to help you navigate, we've put some some two-way radio etiquette.
Here are a few key terms in two-way radio lingo you can use to transmit to keep things short and to the point.
Over- Finished speaking, lets other party know they can speak
Out- The conversation is finished and others can use the channel
Roger- Message understood
Go Ahead- Resume transmission
Say Again- Repeat the message
Stand by- Please wait
Wilco- I'll follow the instructions
When you're needing to spell out letters over the radio, there's a specific alphabet to follow. Many use the alphabet to spell out a name, location, code, etc. It can be easy to mishear something on the radio, so the NATO Alphabet comes in handy.