I have a couple questions about radio etiquette and operating procedures.
I'm really interested in the subject because I work in LE/Emergency comms. One thing that's a huge pain in the ass is superfluous chatter. We have SOP's for that but regardless, there's always those few who love to hear themselves talk or want to play IC(when they're not)-or they're just playing. I imagine having hundreds of people who DON'T do this for a living would be chaotic and perhaps disastrous for efficient communication. Is nonessential chatter a big problem at these events? Truthfully, I'm fine not even bringing a radio if that's what I'll be hearing. I'd rather have my mind in the game than chatting.
Am I just worrying about nothing?
Are there any types of SOPs or at least generally understood basic procedures for faction/squad/fireteam comms to cut down on all this? I understand the rules against eavesdropping and other clandestine shenanigans.
Are there set channels for squads/fireteams? PL tones?