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Club Radio 101


How to speak into your radio so you can be heard and understood

Often times it's difficult to hear radio transmissions, especially with the top down and wind noise. Some of us have hearing issues which makes it even worse.

Please follow these rules to improve on radio communications.

  1. Press the send button but wait 1 second before speaking.

  2. Hold the radio/mic 6 to 8 inches from your face. 

  3. Speak into the mic at a 45 degree angle rather than straight on (improves quality)

  4. Speak SLOWLY and DISTINCTLY. If you don't, you will be the only one who knows what you're saying; to the rest of us it's gibberish.

  5. Please DISABLE your voice-activated mic if you have this feature. Very often the wind noise activates the mic and locks up the channel 3 frequency so nobody can talk. However, your conversation with your car mate becomes public, and this has resulted in some embarrassing incidents in the past. 

Please print this out and keep it in your car with your club name tag where it will remind you about the proper use of the radio.

Thanks for helping out with this.

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REMEMBER: THE OFFICIAL CLUB POLICY IS TO OBEY ALL TRAFFIC LAWS AND REGULATIONS AND TO BE COURTEOUS TO OTHER DRIVERS