Making a call

Prior to making a Radiotelephone call, please listen if the channel is clear. If no communication can be heard, select an appropriate station for your location and make a Beacon Call to ensure it is possible to communicate with that base. If the base does not respond, try another base or a different frequency. The rule of thumb for frequency selection is: The higher the sun is in the sky, the higher the frequency that should be used.

When a successful Beacon has been heard from the Radtel base you can make a Radio Direct Dial (RDD) call without help from an operator. The methods vary for different transceivers and are described below: