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


Over the past months WICEN has been supporting a number of Alzheimer's Australia Memory Walk & Jog events. The final WICEN supported one is in the Hunter at Warner's Bay this morning.

The group is holding a training day, next Sunday 5 June, here at the ARNSW site in Dural, commencing at 9:00 a.m.

WICEN will be supporting the True Grit event again this year on 11-12 June. It is held at Dargle Farm, Lower Portland. There is a requirement for shifts to operate through the night. Camping is possible on site. The event will finish mid-afternoon Sunday. Those wishing to assist are asked to indicated what part of the weekend they are available.

The BWRS Navshield will be over the weekend of 2nd and 3rd July, with set-up on Friday 1st. The location, while secret, is to the south of Sydney, and checkpoints and radio sites can be reached by most two wheel drive vehicles. The radio survey is on Sunday 19th June, 2016. As well as the support roles, there is the possibility of a WICEN Team.

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 their largest event for the year, the BMSC National Capital (or NatCap) Rally this weekend. The Sapphire Coast Sporting Car Club Bega Rally will be on 11 and 12 June. Saturday 23rd July is the BMSC Narooma Rally. Foundation courses are provided bi-monthly, with exams for all levels on the Sunday. With one being held today, the next available one is the 23rd and 24th of July.

WICEN Victoria are supporting the the Mallee Rally on the weekend of 11 and 12 June at Sea Lake, south of Euston and Robinvale. The group's website is at: http://vic.wicen.org.au

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