WICEN NSW Communications

WICEN is a statewide body which has been created to serve the needs of the particular state and as such the structure within each state differs according to the emergency management plan within that state.
In NSW, WICEN operates as a specialist support squad under the NSW State Disaster Plan (DISPLAN).

The WICEN NSW membership year runs from 1st April to 31st March each year.
The membership fee is $15 p.a.
You can renew by making a direct bank deposit to our St George Bank Account:
        Account name: WICEN NSW
        BSB: 112-879
        Account number: 155 590 471.
Please include your callsign or name in the receiver's comment so we know who it's from.
For further information please contact the Treasurer at

WICEN is running an activity day and lunch for members and families here at Dural, next Sunday, December 4. Members are reminded to RSVP to Operations.

WICEN will hold a practice net starting at 1930 on Monday, 5 December, trying several different systems:
At 1930 on the following linked repeaters: Chatswood 2 m, Kurrajong 70 cm, and Berowra 70 cm.
At 1945 a simplex net on 147.500 MHz, with net control at La Perouse in Sydney.
At 2000 on HF, on 3610 kHz +/- QRM, hopefully allowing both local and rural stations to join.

WICEN has a twitter account: @wicennsw
It can be viewed at: http://twitter.com/wicennsw

Facebook users will find the official WICEN New South Wales page, and an informal national WICEN group.

Northern Rivers region is holding their final meeting on Sunday, 11 December at 10:00 am, with planning for 2017. They have a weekly net on Tuesdays at 8:00pm summer time, on the Lismore repeater VK2RSC on 146.8 MHz, requiring a 123 Hz tone. Listen for VK2WIR. The associated Summerland ARC is having a Christmas lunch at the Spotted Pig in Alphadale at 11:30 on the 10th. SARC will also be supporting the Great Eastern Fly-In, from January 6th to 8th, 2017 at Evans Head. http://www.greateasternflyin.com/

WICEN ACT is part of the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club, and supports events in the ACT and the surrounding "Capital Country". The club's website is at: http://www.crarc.ampr.org

Next Saturday they will be supporting the Brindabella Motor Sport Club's Rallye des Femme. Foundation courses, and exams for all levels, are provided by the Club bi-monthly, on odd-numbered months.

WICEN Victoria's Annual General Meeting is next Sunday afternoon at 2:00pm in Box Hill. Their website is: http://vic.wicen.org.au They hold a net every Tuesday at 2030 on or near 3.6 MHz.

Submitted by Julian Sortland VK2YJS, on behalf of the WICEN State Management Committee.