Communications Resources

The CERT Auxiliary has long been committed to promoting communication by MURS radio. This year Roberta Joiner Roberts has agreed to assume the CERT Communications Coordinator role. She looks forward to having monthly meetings as needed, meeting with teams, as desired, having radio exercises for new and seasoned members, and generally fostering radio usage to those who are interested.

MURS Radio Training and Exercise

When: Sunday, June 30, 2-4 pm

Where: Skypark Large Gazebo, 361 Kings Village Rd, Scotts Valley

This will be an in-person, hands-on class for those who may be new to CERT, unfamiliar with our MURS radio or uncertain about how to use it, or want a refresher. Those who have more experience using MURS radios are welcome to attend, refresh their skills and assist with those who are new.

We will start off with some basic review of the usage of the radio, and then spread out into teams for some field exercises. This is a “scalable” exercise, so it will work with 6 or 36 people. It is a repeat of the March exercise, with new and improved instructions.

Register, and/or get additional details

Communications Resource Documents for team members and leaders

Basic MURS Radio Instruction handout (print in B&W or color, 2-sided)

MURS Wallet Card (Quick Start)  (3 to a page – cut and fold in half and laminate if desired)

We Have Radios!

MURS RadioThe CERT Auxiliary has MURS radios available at a discount. These are the new, Version 2 edition of the radio and are programmed for use by CERTs. These radios are available to CERTs at a nice price of $60 each. On Amazon they sell for $70 plus tax. A wonderful discount. Interested? Contact Mary EdmundJoyce Smith or Roberta Roberts.