Radio Reference

Re: Radio Reference

Postby news » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:34 pm

copy so far ?
news
 
Posts: 126
Joined: Sat Jul 10, 2010 3:39 pm

Re: Radio Reference

Postby Bigfella237 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:21 pm

And equally as bad... "Over and Out"
User avatar
Bigfella237
 
Posts: 1854
Joined: Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:11 pm
Location: In geosynchronous orbit above the Far South Coast of NSW, Australia

Re: Radio Reference

Postby rustynswrail » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:59 am

Seeing this thread has been totally hijacked, we might as well keep it going.

I have noticed in some brigades that when they wish to communicate with another unit they will say, "permission to flank with XXX on this channel."

Is that official and when did 'flank' (verb - be on each or on one side of) become a substitute for communicate or talk or speak'?

It seems to me after many years as a professional communications officer that a total revamp of RFS radio procedures is needed. Yes or no?

R
Sarcasm, because beating the crap out of people is illegal!
User avatar
rustynswrail
 
Posts: 625
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:18 pm
Location: Blue Mountains

Re: Radio Reference

Postby Bigfella237 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:27 pm

rustynswrail wrote:Seeing this thread has been totally hijacked ~

R


Conversation split and cleaned up. The original thread split off here.
User avatar
Bigfella237
 
Posts: 1854
Joined: Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:11 pm
Location: In geosynchronous orbit above the Far South Coast of NSW, Australia

Re: Radio Reference

Postby Bigfella237 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:56 pm

rustynswrail wrote: ~ It seems to me after many years as a professional communications officer that a total revamp of RFS radio procedures is needed. Yes or no?

R

What's that saying about not teaching an old dog new tricks...

That was so frustrating at brigade level training, the old guys stand at the back and basically refuse to learn anything because "we've always done it this way", and most of the time they're the ones who most need the refresher course. Then to make matters worse, they'll actually try to correct the newer members with the wrong techniques!

Another thing that pissed me off was that the old timers were given qualifications "based on experience" whereas everybody else had to do the courses, but when you get out in the field and start asking them about navigation or something else on the technical side they can't do it to save themselves.

Anyway, we're even more off topic now...

Andrew
User avatar
Bigfella237
 
Posts: 1854
Joined: Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:11 pm
Location: In geosynchronous orbit above the Far South Coast of NSW, Australia

Previous

Return to Conversation

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron

x