CREST members find themselves

Sunday, 15 November 2009
CREST members from across NSW attended a training day held in conjunction with a State Council meeting in Northern Sydney. The training session focussed on mapping and navigation and forms an important component of the CREST Level 1 training qualification.
A presentation covered different map types, the features of a topographic map, coordinate systems, measuring distances and bearings. The teams used mapping tools, different types of compasses and GPS receivers. A desktop exercise was held where various coordinates were identified and measurements were made. A quick demonstration of radio repeater site planning was covered. 

The day concluded with a outdoor navigation activity.

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