Radio and Computer Groups
Manly-Warringah Radio Society
The Manly-Warringah Radio Society supplies operators and equipment to run the radios at our camp. The equipment belongs to the operators and the club. We get to use it with the help of the licensed amateur radio operators.
Scout Radio and Electronic Services Unit (Victoria)
The SRESU is a service unit of the Victorian Branch of Scouts Australia. Established to provide radio and electronics related services for Scouts, the SRESU provides health and welfare communications for large Scouting activities, helps Scouts obtain amateur radio licences by running theory classes and examinations and is responsible for co-ordination of the annual Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) and Jamboree On The Internet (JOTI) in Victoria.
See the Scout Radio and Electronic Services Unit website for more information.
Wireless Institute of Australia
The Wireless Institute of Australia is the World's first and oldest National Radio Society, being founded in 1910. The Wireless Institute of Australia is a member of the International Amateur Radio Union and represents all Amateur Radio Operators in Australia to the various government bodies in this country.
WIA membership provides the monthly "AR magazine", and a wide range of member services. These include the WIA bookshop, publications, Sponsorship of Contests and Awards, Weekly News Broadcast, and working with Government agencies to represent Amateur Radio Operators here in Australia.
American Radio Relay League
The ARRL is the American Radio Relay League, the American organisation that represents amateur radio operators.
The United States government began licensing Amateur Radio operators in 1912. by 1914 there were thousands of Amateur Radio operators in the United States. In May 1914 the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) was founded to represent them.
Today the ARRL, with approximately 156,000 members, is the largest organization of radio amateurs in the United States. The ARRL is a not-for-profit organization that:
- promotes interest in Amateur Radio communications and experimentation
- represents US radio amateurs in legislative matters, and
- maintains fraternalism and a high standard of conduct among Amateur Radio operators.
The International Amateur Radio Union
As amateur radio uses an internation natural resource, the radio spectrum, effective internation organisation is required to manage the interaction with the agencies that regulate and allocate the spectrum and to promote Amateur Radio.
Created in Paris, France, the International Amateur Radio Union has been the watchdog and spokesman for the world Amateur Radio community since 1925. The IARU is made up of Amateur Radio societies in 150 countries around the world.