using the Dual channel watch option now since more of my neighbors
also got into Watch Radio. I have 2 groups talking on 2 Chat
channels so that it does not get crowded. I then use the Dual
Channel Monitor feature to monitor 2 channels simultaneously. The
emergency Alert channel and the main Chat channel. Neighbors are
using radio pairs in dual slot charger; 1 radio on the emergency
Alert channel, the other on the main Chat channel.
We have our radios always on so that we can call each other, and I am
acting as one of our two coordinators. We make sure to always have
someone in the neighborhood monitoring the Chat channel. All monitor
the Alert emergency channel. It stays quiet except for occasional
test during the day, our standard - never test during quiet hours. It does give
us peace of mind that we can call for help to the entire
neighborhood at a press of a button.