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WICEN Activation - Oil Spill Emergency Clean Up

Date : 21 / 03 / 2009
Author : Richard Philp - VK4YRP

On Sunday, 15 March 2009 the North Coast Region Specialist Communications Group was activated to provide communications support for the "Oil Spill Emergency" Clean Up operation.

The Sunshine Coast Amateur Radio Club's WICEN Caravan (VK4WSC) and members of the North Coast Region (EMQ), Specialist Comms Group have been providing communications support to the clean up operation, based at Kawana Surf Club, for the past week, and expecting to continue until at least next Friday (27 March 2009).

The group is using the facilities of the WICEN caravan and the local amateur repeater network, along with 2 fixed SES, 2 portable SES repeaters, as well as 30+ SES handheld radios to service the operation.


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