Welcome to the Scout Radio and Electronics Service Unit (SRESU) website.

The SRESU is a service unit of Scouts Australia, Victorian Branch. Established to provide radio and electronics related activities and communications services for all sections from Joeys through to Rover Scouts.  SRESU has trained operators and can provide health and welfare communications for large activities, helps Scouts obtain amateur radio licenses by running practical activities, theory classes and examinations.  SRESU is responsible for co-ordination of the annual event Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) and Jamboree On The Internet (JOTI) in Victoria, including station registration and participation badges.

The SRESU has 3 portable amateur radio repeaters, VK3RSR, VK3RSS and VK3RSD which are used for these activities.

The SRESU also has two fixed repeaters VK3RSA and VK3RSB located at Emerald and Mt St Leonard. Sometimes these are linked, see our JOTA Calling Frequency page for more details.

Membership of the SRESU is open to all Victorian members of Scouts Australia. who have an interest in radio or electronic activities. An amateur radio licence is NOT a prerequisite for membership.

The SRESU meets on the second Monday of each month (except January) and visitors are always welcome. For more information please leave a message for the Secretary  or Training Officer via our Contact Us page.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Benjamin Ball, former team leader, now taking a well earned rest.  We all thank Ben for his work with the team over many years.  We hope to see Ben up and around again soon.

Wishing all readers a Happy Christmas / Festive Season, a wonderfully holiday with your friends and family and a Safe New Year.

Philip Adams – Acting Radio and Electronics Team Leader


Looking for JOTA / JOTI info?

What is JOTA / JOTI?
When is JOTA / JOTI In 2015?  – 17 & 18 October 2015

During JOTA / JOTI, Scouts and Guides all over the world speak to each other by means of amateur radio or controlled internet contacts. Scouting experiences are exchanged and ideas are shared via radio waves or the internet. About 500,000 Scouts and Guides “get together” over the airwaves for the annual JOTA / JOTI, conducted on the third weekend in October each year.

If you have missed out on the Australian JOTA / JOTI badge for 2014 please register your Victorian (VK3) JOTA / JOTI site. To register your Victorian JOTA/JOTI site click here

You can also click on the JOTA tab at the top of the page  to get JOTA / JOTI Badges…and to find  lots more information for JOTA / JOTI .  Click on the tab above.

Foundation Amateur Radio TrainingFoundation Licence Manual



Learn more about Amateur Radio Training

Amateur radio training is suitable for teen aged Scouts, Venturers, Rovers and Leaders. Parents are also welcome to attend, amateur radio is a hobby that can be enjoyed across the ages. More information - Click Here.


Amateur Radio Training

The SRESU Training team invites you to discover  Amateur Radio Training.

The SRESU provides targeted training for older Scouts, Venturers, Rovers and Leaders.  We welcome family members to attend our training as well. This is a  wonderful hobby activity that can involve the whole family, both with in and beyond scouting.  Amateur Radio Assessments conducted by approved WIA Assessors.

Qualified amateur radio operators may apply for the Amateur Radio badge which may be worn on the uniform.

Philip Adams – SRESU Training Officer