On Sunday 29 April, members from Sydney, Singleton, Prospect and Central Coast attended a BBQ and get together organised by WICEN NSW at the Amateur Radio NSW (ARNSW) site in Dural.
WICEN like CREST is a specialist squad of the Volunteer Rescue Association (VRA) and has a team of experienced amateur radio operators that volunteer their time to provide field communications.
WICEN put together an enjoyable information and education session which included information about up-coming communications events and some hands on technical demonstrations. These provided a great opportunity for members from both organisations to share their experiences of setting up communications networks.
Those attending were invited to show off their field communications stations. The Sydney CREST team set up a UHF repeater and portable mast and the team from Singleton / Central Coast demonstrated a VHF repeater with a crossband linked remote station with a standalone and vehicle mounted masts.
A detailed review of the other stations on display can be found on the WICEN page here.