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 services for Scouts, the SRESU provides health and welfare communications for large Scouting activities, helps Scouts obtain amateur radio licences by running theory classes and examinations and is responsible for co-ordination of the annual event Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) and Jamboree On The Internet (JOTI) in Victoria.
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 members of Scouts Australia, Victorian Branch 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 email the Secretary via our Contact Us page.
Branch Activity Leader – Radio and Electronics
Looking for JOTA / JOTI info?
What is JOTA / JOTI?
When is JOTA / JOTI this year? – 18 & 19 October 2014
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.
2014 WOSM JOTA/JOTI logo is shown here.
If you would like a sneak peek at the Australian JOTA / JOTI badge for 2014 please click on the link below or the JOTA tab at the top of the page. We hope your JOTA / JOTI preparations are well underway.
To register your Victorian JOTA/JOTI site click here
Term 3 is the perfect time to roll out some communications based programs to ready the troops for the big event.
Welcome to our intensive two day training and assessment weekend. The training covers all the skills required to achieve your Foundation Amateur Operators Certificate of Proficiency – (AOCP-F). This is the first of three (3) levels of nationally recognized qualifications within Australia.
The training is suitable for teen aged Scouts, Venturers, Rovers and Leaders. Parents are welcome to attend, Amateur Radio is a hobby that can be enjoyed across the ages.
Learn more about Amateur Radio Training
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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