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.

The Upper Hawkesbury Power Boat Club will conduct the 78th Bridge to
Bridge Power Boat Classic on the Hawkesbury River on Sunday 4th May
2014. Jan VK2FEB [pronounced similar to "Yarn"] is organising WICEN's
assistance to Marine Rescue, who are co-ordinating communications and
checkpoint personnel. There are over 50 checkpoints between Brooklyn
and Windsor, of which some are some land based, allowing volunteers
without a boat to operate them. Communications will use GRN and VHF
marine, as appropriate, with GRN handsets supplied.

Northern Rivers is providing communications for Tenterfield Equestrian
Club's Horse Enduro on the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of May, in the
Girard State Forest.

WICEN's Sister Squad, the Bushwalker's Wilderness Rescue Squad will be
running their four day Comprehensive Remote Area First Aid over the
weekends of 3 and 4 May, and 17 and 18 May at North Wahroonga.
See: www.bwrs.org.au, ensuring you include the Ws.

WICEN has an account: @wicennsw
Or point your browser at: twitter.com/wicennsw

WICEN has a new set of repeater hardware on 147.175 (+600 with a 91.5 Hz subtone)
on test, with the call sign VK2REP, our portable 2M licence. It will be on air for a week or so.
Members are encouraged to try accessing it over the Easter break
and provide reports to operations@nsw.wicen.org.au
It is located at a high point in the Botany area.

WICEN ACT is part of the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club. Their
website at http://www.crarc.ampr.org/ includes details of both WICEN
and general events.

Coming events include:
Bridge to Bridge Power Boat race on Sunday
Northern Rivers' Horse Enduro, Saturday the 3rd and Sunday the 4th of May
BWRS First Aid Course 3rd and 4th; and 17th and 18th of May
Nav Shield on Saturday 5th of July for Team WICEN, continuing on the
6th for comms support.

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