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 Bushwalkers Wilderness Rescue Squad is holding their annual NavShield event for 2015 over the weekend of 4th and 5th July, with WICEN teams deploying on the evening of Friday 3rd July. The pre-event Radio Survey will be held on Sunday 3rd May.
WICEN is involved in the planning of a major multi-agency NSW emergency services SAREX, scheduled for later this year in southern NSW.
WICEN has a twitter account: @wicennsw
It is also visible at: 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 the surrounding region. The club's website at www.crarc.ampr.org includes details of both WICEN and general events.
The Sunraysia 600 Off-road event is the first round of the Australian and Victorian Off Road Championships. WICEN Victoria is providing communications for the event on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th of April. The location is Keera Station, south of Wentworth, NSW, between Mildura and the SA border, with camping at the Start/Finish point or another checkpoint. Operators will use 2 metre voice and 70cm for the TRAK packet system. For more details contact Peter Norris, VK3JUG via email: Peter.Norris@police.vic.gov.au
Coming events include:
Sunraysia 600 on the 11th and 12th of April
Navhield Radio Survey on Sunday 3rd of May
Submitted by Julian Sortland VK2YJS on behalf of the WICEN State Management Committee.