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|Written by Alfred Perez|
REACT has been "monitoring" the airways since 1962. Since it's inception, REACT volunteers have been providing a range of radio-related services to the public. It "used to be" that even in the remotest areas, when you never expected an answer, you would "key the microphone" of your CB radio and suddenly, you'd be surprised to hear some respond, "This is REACT. May I help you?"
Over the years, REACT has accumulated many stories and thousands of radio contacts from people, just like you, who got a flat tire, had (or wanted to report) an accident, or just simply needed directions after getting lost.
Of course, times have changed. CB radio use peaked in 1977 and is not nearly as popular as it was "back then." Millions of people still have a CB radio in their car, truck or van. Nearly every long-haul truck has and regularly uses CB radios.
A lot has changed within REACT. They have extended their range of communications and options now include GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service), FRS (Family Radio Service) and Amateur radio bands, cellular phones, electronic mail and many teams have web sites.
1. To assist in any emergency by supplying volunteer radio communications in cooperation with authorities and other volunteer organizations.
2. To practice and encourage operating excellence through professional communication techniques.
3. To maintain equipment at peak efficiency and operate in accordance with all government regulations.
4. To advise the public of correct effective use of the emergency frequencies, such as Citizens Band (CB) channel 9, General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) frequency 462.675, and Cellular 9-1-1
Teams participate in their communities' disaster preparedness plans through cooperative agreements (MOUs) with the American National Red Cross, Amateur Radio Relay League, the Salvation Army, and the National Weather Service.
The REACT Group nearest to CLARC is:
#2988 Brazoria County REACT, Inc.
For More Information Contact:
GMRS Frequencies in use by Brazoria County REACT: