SEQUEST was formed in August 2009 at Morayfield in Queensland, With the aim of providing a community focused volunteer emergency radio monitoring group to members of the public who use CB radio and also improving services to the CB Radio emergency network. At the time other groups were too focused on themselves not focusing on the community needs.
When SEQUEST was founded the original name was South East Queensland UHF Emergency Team (SEQUET) the name "service" was added.
During 2011 was a big year for SEQUEST not only dealing with the flood disaster around south east Queensland SEQUEST expanded its operation's to the maritime radio network and obtained its first ACMA licence VND 717 limited coast non assigned. Dedicated to helping and assisting the maritime community and supporting volunteer marine rescue groups.
During 2013 once again played a role in assisting community's around South East Queensland. Volunteers put in so many tireless hours to keep social media services updated and man radio emergency channels for calls for assistance from to the Lockyer Valley to Fraser Coast
In 2016 our founder Shane Barnes was awarded the City of Ipswich Medallion for recognition of the valuable contribution made over a period of time to the Ipswich community. Shane was also nominated for the inaugural Queensland Volunteering Awards. Unfortunately wasn't selected as a finalist.
Another milestone was added to list was the purchase of IPS06 UHF CB Repeater.
SEQUEST has also been involved in many local community events such as Leukemia foundations light the night , Brisbane Convoy for Kids, Oxfam Brisbane Trailwalker
Volunteer radio operators who are trained in handling emergency & safety radio calls on the CB & Maritime radio networks.
Callsign - SEQUEST RADIO
South East Queensland UHF Emergency Service Team (SEQUEST) is a emergency radio communications Service. We provide radio monitoring service's on the Citizen Band & Maritime Radio Networks. We monitor all distress & working radio frequencies for calls for assistance and general routine calls.
We also have Emergency Communication Action Plan in place for Disaster or emergency or impending weather events
*Broadcasting of severe weather warnings and tsunami warnings, Received directly from the Bureau of Meteorology
*Providing communications to isolated communities following disasters or emergency's
*Provide emergency and support communications to emergency and community services
*Broadcasting of emergency road closures, due to accidents, fires, other emergency's or other safety issues on radio and social media
*Assisting and supporting emergency and community services with information, Road closures etc
*Provide support to the Community during times of disaster & recovery
We are volunteers often using our own radio equipment to listen for people needing assistance. It is impossible for SEQUEST volunteers to guarantee 100% coverage 24/7. SEQUEST is always looking for new members so we can expand operations and provide better coverage. especially during major incidents.
The safety Service's provided by SEQUEST is available to all users on a nil-fee-for-service basis.
Radio Channels Monitored
Land Mobile Radio
UHF CB - 5, 35
HF CB - 9
VHF - 16, 13, 21, 67, 73, 81
Registered Queensland Government Community Emergency Inventory
The safety Service's provided by SEQUEST is available to all users on a ni
Our Motto :
Communications ~ Support ~ Education
Communications: Providing Emergency and Safety Communications to citizens of South East Queensland thru radio & social media operations
Support: Supporting the Community & Emergency Services during times