Radio Rescue Emergency Communications Incorporated (RREC) is a volunteer Public Benevolent Institution whose role is to provide benevolent relief to the community, and improve the safety of Australia and the Australian public, through the use of radio communications.
Volunteers use Citizen Band Radio (CB) to provide a monitoring service on channels that have been legally designated by the Australian government for emergency use only (UHF 5 & 35, HF 9 – see Emergency Channels), to receive and process calls for assistance from the public. Licensed commercial frequencies on the HF and VHF bands are also used by members to assist in their role of providing emergency and safety communications.
RREC also work with other groups to help provide an improved monitoring service in Australia.
RREC volunteers serve the community through:
- Home based monitoring of CBRS emergency channels (UHF and 27MHz);
- As needed, mobile monitoring of CBRS emergency channels;
- Provision of emergency radio communications to the community through CBRS and RREC licensed radio frequencies, especially during major emergencies or significant events;
- Establishing and maintaining UHF CB 5/35 emergency repeater systems in regional and remote communities to help enhance the availability of communications in an emergency.
RREC is entirely voluntary and self-funded. Incorporated in South Australia under the Associations Incorporated Act 1985, RREC is endorsed by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission as a Public Benevolent Institution, and the Australian Taxation Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient, meaning donations or gifts to the value of $2 or more are tax deductible. If you would like to support RREC, or become a regular sponsor to help us continue our work, please contact us.