"Professional Volunteer communicators linking the community in time of need"
No further updates to this page
We tested the portable stations when 18 WICEN members set up five
stations in the Bundaberg Council district. We proved
communications between SES HQ in Bundaberg and Community Halls
around the region.
Teams were at Boolboonda Hall, Goodnight Scrub Hall, Gin Gin Showgrounds and at Pacific Haven. The Base station was the Club's shack in Bundaberg
Boolboonda Memorial Hall on the Mount Perry Road was Team 3's home for the afternoon. Photos show VK4ION explaining the wonders of the Portable Station to the Hall Manager and he watches on as the "Boolboonda Gals" begin to assemble the ENVIS Dipole antenna.
This was a remote location, and nestled in some rough country so the team did well to follow the leader on the Net to maintain contacts.
Note the compass on post in the foreground for HF antenna orientation, this team was spot on with their calculations and following the net leader through all the check in points.
The 4 HBARC members travelled to a bush location and set up
using an OCF Dipole.
Unfortunately they forgot to take any photos so all we have is this Dipole the team used, which they lowered to 1.8m so it would be comparable with the ENVIS Dipoles that the other 3 removte teams were using.
We wrote up our reports on each location highlighting which
bands worked into each area and the information was forwarded to
If the halls are activated as evacuation shelters we now know exactly where to aim the antennas and which bands will get the job done.
WICEN Bundaberg PO Box 129 Bundaberg QLD 4670
Emergency Communications Use HF, VHF and UHF Get a Licence Support your community Build your personal resiliance