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).
WICEN NSW, as part of the NSW Volunteer Rescue Association, was placed on standby on Monday afternoon, in relation to the situation in the Martin Place, Sydney. The group was stood down the following morning. The VRA was pleased with the response from WICEN members, with 25 operators making themselves available, despite the short notice and undefined nature of the duties, and thanks are extended to those members.
Under an improved procedure, members were sent an SMS notification at around 1515. Any member who did not receive this is asked to update their mobile number with the WICEN Secretary.
WICEN will have a stand at the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club's Wyong Field Day on 22 February 2015.
WICEN has a twitter account: @wicennsw
Facebook users will find the official WICEN New South Wales page, an informal national WICEN group, and at least one interstate group.
WICEN ACT is part of the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club, and supports events in the ACT and surrounding areas. The club's website at http://www.crarc.ampr.org includes details of both WICEN and general events, including training.
Coming events include:
CCARC's Wyong Field Day on Sunday 22 February 2015
Submitted by Julian Sortland VK2YJS on behalf of the WICEN State Management Committee.