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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. Before submitting the form, select "Send me a copy of my responses" at the bottom. If you pass, print or forward the confirmation to your RTL 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.