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 April to March, so membership fees of $15 are due soon.
You can renew either:
     At the WICEN stand at the Wyong Field Day on the 28th February, or
     By direct bank deposit, please make payment to:
          Account name: WICEN NSW
          BSB: 112-879
          Account number: 155 590 471
Please include your callsign in the receiver's comment so we know who it's from.
For further information please contact the Treasurer at

The WICEN Training Day on Sunday, August 7, is just two weeks away. It will be here at ARNSW in Dural. If you intend attending, please contact WICEN, as some of the options include pre-reading material. Other options include learning how to use the new Digital Mobile Radio hand-helds.

SAREX, the search and rescue exercise built around the search for VH-MDX is the weekend of September 16 to 18 in the Barrington Tops.

For those wondering about the Trek for Timor, while the event is going ahead in mid September in the Blue Mountains, but it is not part of the WICEN calendar this year.

WICEN Northern Rivers holds a weekly net is Tuesdays at 2000 Kilo on the 146.8 MHz Lismore repeater, which requires a 123 Hz tone for access. The associated Summerland Amateur Radio Club will hold a Hamfest on Sunday, 28 August at their club-rooms.

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.

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

The BMSC Narooma Rally was yesterday. Friday, September 2 is the Brindabella Motor Sport Club's NightHowl Stages. The ACTERA Brookvale Horse Endurance Ride is on September 3 and 4. Foundation courses are provided bi-monthly, with exams for all levels on the Sunday. The next will be the 17th and 18th September.

WICEN Victoria's next event is the Stockman Rally in the Big River State Forest on September 18. The group's website is at: http://vic.wicen.org.au

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