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Today WICEN is taking part in the Blue Mountains Emergency Services Expo from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Katoomba Showground. Displays will be presented by NSW Police (including Police Rescue & Dog Squad) NSW Ambulance, Fire & Rescue NSW, Rural Fire Service, State Emergency Service, Volunteer Rescue Association (which include the Bushwalkers Wilderness Rescue Squad, Caves Rescue & WICEN). There will also be a display of NSW Historical Patrol Vehicles and Traffic & Highway Patrol Show cars. The Blue Mountains LAC page on Facebook has more details.

A training day is proposed for Sunday, February 19. The 26th is both the CCARC Field Day, and the first of a series of Memory Walk and Jog events, in this case, at Wollongong.

WICEN has a twitter account: @wicennsw
It can be viewed at:

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

Northern Rivers region is holding their final meeting this morning. They have a weekly net on Tuesdays at 8:00 pm summer time, on the Lismore repeater VK2RSC on 146.8 MHz, requiring a 123 Hz tone. Listen for VK2WIR. The associated Summerland ARC will be supporting the Great Eastern Fly-In, from January 6th to 8th, 2017 at Evans Head.

WICEN ACT is part of the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club, and supports events in the ACT and the surrounding "Capital Country". The club's website is at:

The club holds Foundation courses, and exams for all levels, are provided by the Club bi-monthly, on odd-numbered months.

WICEN Victoria holds a net every Tuesday at 2030 on or near 3.6 MHz. Their website is:

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