Subaltern radio operators (scotts
) are the very reason we use a digital code squelch: we choose to filter (scotts
') electromagnetic pollution from the frequency we use.
There are resources
even here on the club website to help us properly and legally operate our radios, or understand electromagnetism and communications protocol.
From the USHPA Handbook:
"Pilot and Rogallo Members of the USHPA may be authorized to use or designate use of type accepted radio equipment on the frequencies of 151.625 MHz, 151.955 MHz, 151.505 MHz, 158.4 MHz or 151.925 MHz, (or call WPRY420) for the purpose of conducting USHPA business, cross-country meets, events and retrievals.
Authorization will be granted by an official USHPA Observer or Instructor after demonstration of adequate knowledge of the rules under which the license was granted and one-time payment of a $15.00 registration fee for a portable authorization (PA) and/or a $15.00 registration fee for a vehicular authorization (VA)."