Amateur Radio Emergency Communications
Being held in conjunction with Kapiti Branch 69 AREC. The SAREX location will be the Tararua State Forest Park, Reikorangi, Waikanae. The SAR HQ will be at the Kapiti Coast District Council Emergency Management Centre, Fytfield Place, Paraparaumu. We'll be using HF and VHF radio communications working with teams in the field who will be practicing communications, off track navigation, GPS usage, SAR team leadership and team work, SAR procedures, first aid, and day and night search methods.
Location: Otari School and neighbourhood (no parking in school)
Time: 1800 to 2100
AREC will be providing comms for this exercise which will be similar to the Navigation and Radio SAREX held 6 June (see below) but on a smaller scale. This time the training is firmly focused on suburban search. Contact John Yaldwyn ZL4JY if interested in helping with comms for this event (limited numbers required).
The Annual General Meeting of New Zealand Land Search and Rescue Incorporated was held in Wellington on Saturday 29th September. The Minister of Police, Hon Annette King, opened meeting with Deputy Commissioner, Rob Pope, representing the Police.
Attending for AREC were Jeff Sayer, ZL4JS, AREC National Director and John Yaldwyn, ZL4JY, AREC Area 2 Manager.