Bush Search and Rescue were called out for a search for a child missing in the bush near Ballarat, departing Melbourne 07:30 on Saturday 19 March 2011. The boy was found safe and well by searchers at 08:30 before our searchers arrived.
Amateur Radio Victoria, via Robert Bloomfield (a WIA trainer/assessor) at the Eastern & Mountain District Radio Club Inc, is offering Bush Search and Rescue members free training to become a Foundation class Radio Amateur.
This would significantly increase your radio skills and allow access to the wide world of amateur radio. Efficient use of radios is an important part of searching.