This is the "When, Where, and How" to make radio contact with each other for SHTF. It's a Radio Schedule (SKED) communications equivalent of a Rally Point or Disaster Meet-Up Plan.
Printed Instructions and Frequencies
- Turn on your radio every 3 hours for at least 3 minutes on Channel 3 (CB-3, FRS-3, or MURS-3, hams use 146.520 MHz FM Simplex [No PL]).
- When? At the "top of the hour", each 3 hours: Noon, 3pm, 6pm, 9pm, Midnight, 3am, 6am, 9am.
- Listen for at least 3 minutes (or longer depending on your available battery power) for someone who may be trying to reach you or may need help or to check in (if expected).
- FEATURES & BENEFITS:
1. Easy for everyone to remember the "Rule of Three".
2. Conserves precious battery life for walkie talkies.
3. Gets everyone on the air at the same time.
4. Sets a schedule of 8 times per day to call each other.
5. Avoids impractical hourly schedules that can be a burden in real-life scenarios.
6. Enables the use of short transmissions for optimum success and security.
7. Three hours between contacts is enough time to rest in a survival situation.
8. The average person can walk 8 miles in 3 hours, the practical distance limit of handheld radios over average terrain.