Thread: Secure my guard
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Old 08-13-2010, 7:17 PM
hill hill is offline
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Middle River, MD
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As stated in the above posts radio guard is used to protect the lives of boat and aircrews. All CG assets will have radio guard with Station, Sector or Master Communication Station depending on area of operations.

Cutters on 4 hours radio guard
Aircraft 15 or 30 minutes
Small boats 30 or 60 minutes

Most stations will keep the small boats on a 30 minute schedule, since a lot can happen on a boat in 60 minutes. They will report Operations Normal (OPS Normal) and position. Position can be Latitude and Longitude or geographic one.

Boats and Cutters secure radio after mooring. Aircraft usually secure when landing.
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