It is sometimes necessary to verify that your transmitter and receiver are operational. This can be done by:
1. establishing contact on the working channel and conducting your tests (the actual wording of the test is given in the example below),
2. not exceeding ten seconds for signal checks,
3. using the readability scale listed below when giving the report, remembering that a readability of 3 to 5
indicates to the receiving station that it is being copied 100 percent.
1 = Bad (unreadable)
2 = Poor (readable now and then)
3 = Fair (readable with great difficulty)
4 = Good (readable with minor difficulty)
How to obtain your ROC(M)
Provides the knowledge you need to operate your VHF radio
Teaches you the emergency procedures
Teaches the phonetic alphabet and proper operating phrases
To order the course, toll-free 1-800-665-2628
or local callers may call 250-656-2628.