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 BWRS Navshield will be over the weekend of 2nd and 3rd July, with set-up on Friday 1st. The location in the Nowra region, and checkpoints and radio sites can be reached by most two wheel drive vehicles. The radio survey is/was planned for today. As well as the support roles, there is the possibility of a WICEN Team. Pre-polling has opened, and locations can be found by entering your home or work postcode at http://www.aec.gov.au This also has a page for direct postal vote applications.

The intended replacement date for the WICEN Training Day is Sunday, August 7, once again 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 September 16 to 18 in the Barrington Tops.

WICEN Northern Rivers held a training session this morning at the Summerland ARC Clubrooms. Their weekly net is Tuesdays at 2000K on the 146.8 MHz Lismore repeater, which requires a 123 Hz tone for access.

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 This now includes information on their DMR or Digital Mobile Radio project, and links to their Facebook and Google-Plus pages.

Their coming events include the BMSC Narooma Rally on July 23. The ACTERA Brookvale Horse Endurance Ride in on September 3 and 4. Foundation courses are provided bi-monthly, with exams for all levels on the Sunday. The next one is one the 23rd and 24th of July.

WICEN Victoria's next event is the he Stockman Rally in the Big River State Forest is mid September. For those close to the border, they have a weekly HF net on Tuesdays at 2030 Hours, on or near 3.6 MHz. The group's website is at: http://vic.wicen.org.au

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