TO: ALL WOOD COUNTY EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS AMATEURS
ALL NON-WOOD COUNTY EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS AMATEURS
FROM: KEN HARRIS WA8LLM
WOOD COUNTY EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS INCORPORATED
WOOD COUNTY BULLETIN NR 13.36 DATE: September 7, 2013 SUBJECT: REFRESH YOUR H/T BATTERY OFTEN
If you're every providing communications during an event or activity that requires you to use a Hand Held radio, and you do a lot of transmitting, be sure to change, or refresh, your battery often. Don't wait until your radio goes dead before you change the battery.
You may be in the middle of transmitting important information, and it doesn't get received. The information you were transmitting would need to be re-sent, if you could. Re- sending information causes a loss of time.
How about information that can't be re-sent; You would think that you can always re-send information, but that's not the case unless you have a very good memory. You may only have one chance to send some information, and having a dead battery on you Hand Held may cause you to miss it.
The best thing to do is to change your battery often, even though you think it may still have plenty of life in it. Don't miss passing important information because your radio battery went dead when you need it the most.
Ken Harris WA8LLM
Wood County WV