GBPC Radio Communications

Version 15-11-2010


........................................................... 4 Radio Communications 5 Document owner: GBPC – Makati /Security Department Contact Alvin...Matabang@globalpower........................... 2 ..........................................Contents Introduction …………..................................... 3 Emergency Communications Equipment for latest updates.........

This document focuses on how communication systems influence personal and operational security. It demonstrates a sound awareness on affording protection to the communication systems used within the GBPC communications networks. This document does not replace the dedicated staff radio training. In a crisis situation. You cannot be warned of an emergency situation if the radio is switched off. Additionally. Communications are our links with the outside world. our communications system/equipment is the primary method to request assistance. it should remain with the staff on duty and switched on.INTRODUCTION It is significantly important that all GBPC staff understand the importance of radio communications in relation to their personal security and the plant operations. ensuring all forms of communications continue to function correctly and meeting the required objectives. At night. the requirement for GBPC ICT staff and radio operators to safe guard these communication systems against any form of abuse or vandalism. Good communications are vital to good security. 3 . In the event of an emergency. GBPC staff should always carry a radio. with the volume turned up.

4 . Lost or damaged equipment should immediately be reported to the radio room or ICT officer. satellite and mobile telephones networked throughout the area of operation.EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT Communication equipment consists of various VHF/UHF and HF radios. They can be monitored by anyone with a similar radio with common frequencies. These are attractive and expensive items and must be safeguarded from theft and loss to ensure GBPC staff continues to have the capability to use the equipment in cases of routine and emergency operations. This is achieved by: • Carrying the equipment at all times. • When at home. or by a radioscanner. assume: Anything you say on the radio is being listened to by others in addition to the person with whom you are speaking. ensure the equipment is kept in a safe place. As radios are stolen or lost and therefore may be in someone else’s possession who is not GBPC staff members. • Never lending the equipment to someone else to use. • Never leaving the equipment unattended. Neither VHF/UHF nor HF radios provide ‘secure’ communications.

precise and clear as possible and avoid using long and complicated sentences. If your message is long. financial information) √ Do not discuss private matters or provide personal information (telephone numbers or personal addresses). Make it as concise. √ Never discuss the transport or transfer of cash or important and valuable cargo √ Never discuss delicate political or military issues (GBPC must be seen as a neutral identity. Etiquette for Radio Communication: Do’s √ √ √ Always perform radio checks and ensure that your radio is in good working condition (Ensure that the battery is charged and the power is on. confidential. so if discussing political or military issues was overheard. divide it into understandable short messages) Don’t’s √ Do not interrupt (Using radio is not like talking on the phone. Everybody has their own unique call sign.) √ Do not discuss sensitive GBPC business (Never transmit sensitive. all GBPC staff must ensure they observed personal protection to all users of the radio network.RADIO COMMUNICATIONS Besides safeguarding the radio equipment. Convey your message once the receiver replies and the communication is established. security problems may be encountered). Watch out if you hear any unauthorized or unknown call sign communicating on the network and report it immediately to the radio room) Think before you speak (Decide on what you are going to transmit and to whom it is meant for. Do not use abbreviations or spoken phrases. write down your message before transmitting it. meaning you cannot speak and listen at the same time. 5 . Keep the volume high enough to be able to hear any call outs and regularly make radio checks with other stations to make sure everything is working just fine) Memorize the call signs and locations of other persons and radio stations to whom you may communicate (In radio communication you’re not called by your name. If necessary. Press the PTT (Push-To-Talk) button and after 2 seconds say the recipient's call sign twice followed by "THIS IS" and your call sign. it is a twoway communication.

The GBPC radio network cannot function without its communications equipment operating correctly. If radio equipment has been confiscated or shut down. 6 . In some regions in which GBPC staff members are working. VHF handheld radios issued to each GBPC staff member are primarily for their safety and security. Communication security is everyone’s responsibility. the host government or local authorities may wish to confiscate the radio communications equipment or prevent its use. a situation has arisen where the safety and security of those who use the network is in jeopardy.

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful