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).

Membership renewal season is here once again. If you would like to pay
by 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.

The next planned WICEN event is the stand at the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club's Wyong Field Day on Sunday, 28th February 2016.

Members should however remain prepared for activation over the summer period, as until recently this has been the busiest period for incidents.

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 South Australia is supporting SAVEM, South Australian Veterinary Emergency Management, Incorporated in their response in the aftermath of the massive and very aggressive Pinery fire. Currently this consists of providing radio equipment, but members are on standby for activation.

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 at http://www.crarc.ampr.org includes details of both WICEN and general events, including Foundation Licence courses.

WICEN Victoria is supporting the Massive Murray Paddle over five days concluding today, paddling from Yarrawonga to Swan Hill. This weekend of November is the Alpine Rally between Lakes Entrance and Genoa. Saturday, December 19th is Duncan's "Run-Hundred" trail running event at Tara Bulga National Park in Gippsland. See: http://www.vic.wicen.org.au/

Coming events include:

Massive Murray Paddle concludes today
Alpine Rally in East Gippsland concludes today
Duncan's Run-Hundred on December 19
CCARC Field Day at Wyong on Sunday, 28 February 2016.

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