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




This weekend was a mini-SAREX and recce for the VH-MDX SAREX to be held on 15th to 17th September. This is a search and rescue exercise built around the search a light aircraft missing since 1981, in the rugged Barrington Tops.

Trek for Timor Kangaroo Valley is on 7th and 8th October. This will raise funds for accommodation for students studying in Dili, and scholarships for school students. See: http://www.kvrp.net.au/

The Hawkesbury Canoe Classic will be held overnight on 28th and 29th October.

Saturday, August 26th is the date for the AGM, at ARNSW in Dural.

VRA Memorial Day is Sunday, October 15th.

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 summer time, on the Lismore repeater VK2RSC on 146.8 MHz, requiring a 123 Hz tone. Listen for VK2WIR. Members will be providing communications for the Jackadgery Horse Enduro on July 29th and 30th. Sunday 13th August is a group meeting, at 10:00.

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.

WICEN ACT is part of the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club, and supports events in the ACT and the surrounding "Capital Country". September 2nd and 3rd is the ACTERA Brookvale Horse Enduro on the north-west border of the Territory. Fitz's Challenge is a cycling event on Sunday October 29th. The Club runs Foundation courses and all-level exams periodically. With one concluding today, the next will be on 9th and 10th September. 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. Sunday, August 6th is the Rainbow Desert Enduro, an off-road buggy event in the west of the state. The Stockman's Rally on September 17th is a non-competitive motorcycle event in Big River State Forest. Their website is: http://vic.wicen.org.au

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