A training day will be held on Sunday, February 18th, from 9:30 am. This includes formal competencies on operating communications equipment, and assisting in rescue operations. Lunch will be provided.
WICEN will be at the CCARC Field Day on Sunday, February 25th. Members may wish to use this opportunity to pay your annual membership, which is $15.
Saturday, May 5th is Trek for Timor - Kangaroo Valley, raising funds for student accommodation and scholarships in Timor Leste.
True Grit, on the 2nd and 3rd of June will be followed by the Obstacle Course Racing World Championship the next weekend, the 9th and 10th, both at Lower Portland.
Navshield is somewhere in the Sydney region on June 23rd and 24th. As well as providing communication support; there is the possibility of a WICEN team, including as a Saturday only entry. There is a planning meeting on Tuesday, February 27th.
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 meeting was this morning at 10:00 am.
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.
WICEN ACT is part of the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club, and supports events in the ACT and the surrounding "Capital Country". Saturday, February 24th is the BMSC Rallye des Femme, for female drivers. Easter Sunday, April 1st, is the National Carriage Driving Championships at Witwood, and the Canberra Two Day Walk on the 7th and 8th. The Club runs Foundation courses and all-level exams periodically, the next being March 16th and 17th. For more information, including dates of several more rallies, visit: http://www.crarc.ampr.org
WICEN Victoria holds a net every Tuesday at 20:30 on or near 3.6 MHz. Field Weekend at Yea runs from Friday, March 2nd to Sunday 4th. A car event, the Eureka Rally around Ballarat is March 3rd and 4th. Duncan's Run in the Tarra Bulga State Forest is listed tentatively for Saturday, March 24th. The Sunraysia Safari Rally will be held in the far north-west corner of Victoria, south of Wentworth, on April 21st and 22nd. May 6th is the Kenda Rally, a motorcycle event. Their website is: http://vic.wicen.org.au
Submitted by Julian Sortland VK2YJS, on behalf of the WICEN State Management Committee.