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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Emergency Management

Readiness. Response. Recovery.

Phone: 503-823-4375

Fax: 503-823-3903

TDD: 503-823-3947

Basic NET Unit 9 - Comms Training

Every NET volunteer's basic training includes an overview of radio communications: how radio is used, the different kinds of radio used by NET, and how to get trained on radio. This radio overview is Unit 9 of Basic NET training.

This training unit was added in early 2014; therefore, there are many NETs who have not received Unit 9 and are not certified for Unit 9. Completing unit 9 is also a required step towards ARO certification.

A volunteer who has not received Unit 9 can either sit in on the class the next time it is offered (class dates will be announced in the space below) or a volunteer can review the study material here and complete the quiz linked below. Doing so will qualify a volunteer as having completed Unit 9.

What to read to prepare for the quiz:

Unit 9 Class Materials Packet: click the link to receive a PDF of the Unit 9 class materials.

Section 900 NET Guidelines: click the link to review Section 900 of the NET Guidelines, concerning radio communications.

UNIT 9 QUIZ: After you have reviewed the class packet and Section 900 of the NET Guidelines, you are ready to complete the online quiz. Click the link, and then click the button labeled REGISTRATION. Fill out the brief form and you will then have access to a quiz called Unit 9: Basic Radio Communications. Complete the quiz, and you should receive an email with your score. If you pass, save or print the confirmation email; your RTL will need to view it if you are planning to complete ARO training.

Current FRS Map: reference map of FRS channels for Portland NET. Designated channels help to ensure that teams do not interrupt each other if using FRS radio at the same time.