Welcome to Scout Radio and Electronics (SRESU)
The Scout Radio and Electronics Service Unit (SRESU) is a Victorian based service and activity team within Scouts Australia, established to provide radio and electronics related activities and communications services for all sections from Joeys through to Rover Scouts. Click here for more information about our team.
What do we do?
- supports many scout activities and events throughout the year
- runs training courses and workshops
- provides opportunities for skills development
- helps new radio operators to build their own radio stations
- sets up portable radio stations in halls and campsites (handy for activities and in an emergency)
- has some communications and tracking equipment for hire.
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When does the team meet?
Meetings held second Tuesday of each month (except January) and visitors are always welcome. For more information please leave a message via our Contact Us page.
Philip Adams – State Leader Radio
Jamboree on the Air – Jamboree on the Internet (JOTA-JOTI)
JOTA/JOTI 2020 – 17th/18th October
Jamboree on the Air – Jamboree on the Internet (JOTA-JOTI) is the largest Scouting event in the world with over 1 Million Scouts participating across 150+ countries. Scouts and Guides across the world connect with each other during JOTA – JOTI using the airwaves and the internet.
Amateur Radio Training and Assessment
Amateur radio training is an ideal activity for technically minded (teen-aged) Scouts, Venturers, Rovers and Leaders. The Foundation AOCP(F) license level is a good place to start. Parents are also welcome to attend, amateur radio is a hobby that can be enjoyed across the ages.
Members of Scouting who hold an Amateur Operators Certificate of Proficiency may apply for and wear the Amateur Radio Operators badge on their uniform.
Our team has available for hire a SPOT satellite tracking device. This device is straightforward to use and is suitable for Scout-age and above. It provides much more functionality than a normal EPIB or PLB including up to four levels of messaging. It is a great tool for use on outdoor activities.
SPOT can be hired on a weekly basis (typically Thursday – Wednesday) from our team.
Marine Radio – Training and Assessment
Many Scout Water Activity Teams are now equipped with VHF Marine radios. We schedule training and assessment days for Venturers (over 16 years), Rovers, and Leaders to provide the required skills and qualifications to use Marine Radios.