Radios have now been a part of the ATC since it first started and they give Cadets the opportunity to talk to many other users from around the world. Non-licenced Cadets are restricted to talking to other ATC Squadrons on reserved frequencies but Licenced Cadets are able to use the Amateur Bands unsupervised. Currently, the Sqn has an HF and VHF capability; the HF giving them the range to talk to overseas operators.
Normally though, the Cadets use the VHF radios during field exercises and orienteering exercises to assist in controlling the events and passing messages from one group to another. All of the radios are used by Cadets, for Cadets; the staff are only there to assist or provide health & safety advice.