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The WICEN NSW Inc Annual General Meeting for 2016 was held here at ARNSW yesterday.

The Great North Walk 100s in the Hunter region concludes today.

SAREX, the search and rescue exercise built around the search for the single-engined aircraft, VH-MDX, which went missing in August 1981 is next weekend, running from September 16th to 18th in the Barrington Tops area.

October 9 is a training day here at Dural.

The weekend of October 22 and 23 is the Cave Rescue Exercise at Jenolan Caves.

The Hawkesbury Canoe Classic, a significant event in terms of the number of operators required, will run overnight from Saturday, October 29th to Sunday 30th.

WICEN has a 70cm Digital Mobile Radio repeater, connected to the global DMR-MARC system. The current QTH is another site at Dural. Further details can be found by searching for VK2RRW at:

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.

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

Fitz's Challenge is a road cycling event in the Brindabella Ranges on Sunday October 30. Foundation courses are provided bi-monthly, with exams for all levels on the Sunday. The next one of which bookings are available is in mid November.

WICEN Victoria's next event is the Stockman Rally in the Big River State Forest on September 18. The Australian 4 Day Enduro, a motorcycling event at Mansfield commences on November 15. The group's website is:

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