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 1st April to 31st March each year.
The membership fee is $15 p.a.
You can renew by making a direct bank deposit to our St George Bank Account:
        Account name: WICEN NSW
        BSB: 112-879
        Account number: 155 590 471.
Please include your callsign or name in the receiver's comment so we know who it's from.
For further information please contact the Treasurer at

December 17th is tentatively a training and equipment maintenance day at Dural.

Saturday, May 5th is the projected date for Trek for Timor - Kangaroo Valley.

WICEN will be at the CCARC Field Day on Sunday, 25th February.

Facebook users will find the official WICEN New South Wales page, and an informal national WICEN group.

WICEN Northern Rivers has a weekly net on Tuesdays at 8:00pm, on the Lismore repeater VK2RSC on 146.8 MHz, requiring a 123 Hz tone. Listen for VK2WIR. Their next meeting is Sunday, 10th December at 1000.

The WICEN Mid North Coast Region monthly meeting is held on the first Saturday of the month, at SES HQ, Central Road, Port Macquarie, beginning at 15:30. The region is also experimenting with an HF net on Thursday evenings at 19:00, on the WICEN frequency, 28.450 MHz. The region is supporting the White Ribbon Walk on 26th November.

WICEN ACT is part of the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club, and supports events in the ACT and the surrounding "Capital Country".  The Club runs Foundation courses and all-level exams bi-monthly, with this year's sessions concluding today. For more information visit: http:\\www.crarc.ampr.org 

WICEN Victoria holds a net every Tuesday at 20:30 on or near 3.6 MHz. Their AGM is next Sunday, the 26th, at 1400, at 34 Alexander Street, Box Hill. December 1st to 3rd is the Alpine Rally, which covers 700 km in East Gippsland. Just south of Wentworth, the Sunraysia Rally will be held in the far North West corner of Victoria on April 21st and 22nd. Their website is: http:\\vic.wicen.org.au  

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