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Security guard basic training Unit 2 Lesson (C)


Radio (walkie-talkie) is a hand-held, convenient two-way radio transceiver,  multiple walkie-talkies can utilize a single radio channel, and just a single radio on the channel can transmit at once, although any number can listen. Normally security guard practices the radio communication for passing and getting the information.

Normally the radio is in the receive mode. When you need to talk must “push-to-talk” (PTT) button that automatically turns off the receiver and turns on the transmitter.

In the security industries and all the enterprises is lawful to use the radio for communication. The radios are either on UHF and VHF equipment. UHF uses for the shorter range and VHF for the longer range.

Radio is important equipment for the security guards and law enforcement officers. Radio communication is a skill where a personality plays a significant part. It is most important for a security guard to apply the Proper voice procedure and “DO” and “DO NOT” rules while speaking on the radio.

Best way to practice on radio communication
  • Radios are an important safety and security tool.
  • When using a radio, speak clearly and slowly.
  • Always use the phonetic alphabet and the 24-hour clock on the radio.
  • Be careful what you say on the radio, as someone else may be listening.
  • Think before what to say and how to say it.
Voice procedure for radio communication 

There is a rule for radio communication, in another word we called it voice procedure which helps to achieve the SECURITY ACCURACY and DISCIPLINE while talking on the radio.

“DO” rules on radio communication.
  • Think before what you are going to say.
  • Speak clearly and carefully.
  • Be brief and concise.
  • Use the proper radio code and terminology.
  • Find a good transmission area.
“DO NOT” rules on radio communication.
  • Don’t break another transmission unless there is an emergency.
  •  Don’t get carried away with “radio slang”.
  • Don’t give your location, telephone numbers or other information.
  • Although the radio is for communication don’t use for personal communication.

The necessity for a clear speech on the two-way radio communication the RSVP system is important for you to learn.

R = RHYTHM (Adequate pauses)
S= SPEED (Slower than usual conversation)
V= VOLUME (Speak directly into the microphone)
P=PITCH (The voice should be pitched at a higher level than for normal conversation)

PROWORDS FOR USING RADIO COMMUNICATION


Prowords are used to imply a particular meaning that replaces abbreviation sentences or phrases. They are easy to understand and pronounce words have been assigned the special meaning.

hence, using the PROWORDS on the radio communication it reduces the chance of errors introduces into a message.

ProWords

Meaning

 
AFFIRMATIVE If there is a question and your answer is YES
BREAK, BREAK The transmission interruption
EMERGENCY, EMERGENCY The great danger to life is posed and immediate help is required.
FIGURE When you spell the number like 1, 2, 3 so on.
GO AHEAD Ready to copy your message.
I SPELL Next word is going to spell out in phonetic alphabet
I SAY AGAIN I am repeating the message
NEGATIVE If there is a question and your answer is NO
OUT End of conversation or no answer is needed
OVER Invitation to transmit or conversation on radio
ROGER Message received and understood
ROGER SO FAR Confirm parts of the long message before continuing with rest of message
SAY AGAIN Repeat all of the message or transmission.
SAY ALL AFTER Repeat after a certain word or key phrase
SAY ALL BEFORE Repeat before a certain word or key phrase
STANDBY Wait for a while and I will get back to you.
WAIT OVER Wait for a while and I will get back to you.
SITREP Situation report of the location
Wait out Waiting period longer than “wait over”
CORRECT You are correct
INFO information
I VERIFY I checked and verified or.  To be used only as a reply to VERIFY.
The security guard, military, police, and aviation facilitator use the phonetic alphabets worldwide. Because the Phonetic alphabets allow communicators to spell without confusion

Phonetic Alphabet For radio communication

ALPHABETS PHONETIC
A ALPH
B BRAVO
C CHARLIE
D DELTA
E ECHO
F FOXTROT
G GOLF
H HOTEL
I INDIA
J JULIETTE
K KILO
L LIMA
M MIKE
N NOVEMBER
O OSCAR
P PAPA
Q QUEBEC
R ROMEO
S SIERRA
T TANGO
U UNIFORM
V VICTOR
W WHISKEY OR WATER
X X-RAY
Y YANKE
Z ZULU

when you are coping the message throughout the phonetic alphabets should write like this.

  • DUBAI=DELTA, UNIFORM, BETA, ALPHA AND INDIA or
  • DELTA, UNIFORM, BETA, ALPHA AND INDIA=DUBAI
  • RAM= ROMEO, ALPHA AND MIKE.
  • ROMEO, ALPHA AND MIKE=RAM

To talk effectively on the radio communication you should know how to speak and which worlds terminology need to use. The voice procedure, RSVP system including PROWORDS and phonetic alphabets are the most important elements to achieve effective radio communication.

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