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.

On June 6 & 7 WICEN NSW supported the running of the True Grit Obstacle Challenge held in Lower Portland with something approaching 2,000 competitors over the weekend. WICEN set up a commercial VHF network to allow management, safety, and first aid messages to be passed to the event managers and to first aid providers. The repeater at Kurrajong was used to keep in contact with the outside world as mobile phone coverage was very poor. A few new WICEN members participated who gained experience towards their VRA induction. Although the workload was very light, good experience was gained by those members who participated.

The Bushwalkers Wilderness Rescue Squad is holding the 27th NavShield over the weekend of 4th and 5th July. WICEN communications teams will deploy on the evening of Friday 3rd July.

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. These contain photos from the recent SAREX.

WICEN ACT is part of the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club, and supports events in the ACT and the surrounding region. The club's website at http://www.crarc.ampr.org includes details of both WICEN and general events. These include a Foundation course and exams over the weekend of the 18th and 19th of July.

Coming events include:

NavShield 4th and 5th of July

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