Submitted by VK2YJS on

Due to the bad weather last weekend the WICEN training day last Sunday was postponed. The intended replacement date is Sunday, August 7, once again here at ARNSW in Dural.

WICEN is supporting the True Grit event this weekend at Dargle Farm, Lower Portland, including operators doing shifts to operate through last night.

The BWRS Navshield will be over the weekend of 2nd and 3rd July, with set-up on Friday 1st. The location, while secret, is to the south of Sydney, and checkpoints and radio sites can be reached by most two wheel drive vehicles. The radio survey is on Sunday 19th June, 2016. As well as the support roles, there is the possibility of a WICEN Team. Those involved may need to pre-poll vote. The AEC should have published the locations today, with sites opening on Tuesday 14th. The alternative is a postal vote, which can be applied for directly on the AEC website.

SAREX, the search and rescue exercise built around the search for VH-MDX is September 16 to 18 in the Barrington Tops.

WICEN Northern Rivers is holding a meeting on Sunday, 19 June at 0930 Kilo, in the Summerland ARC Clubrooms. Their weekly net is Tuesdays at 2000K on the 146.8 MHz Lismore repeater, which requires a 123 Hz CTCSS tone access.

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: This now includes information on their DMR or Digital Mobile Radio project, and links to their Facebook and Google-Plus pages.

Their coming events include their largest event for the year, the BMSC National Capital (or NatCap) Rally this weekend. The Sapphire Coast Sporting Car Club Bega Rally [is / was] this weekend. Saturday 23rd July is the BMSC Narooma Rally. Foundation courses are provided bi-monthly, with exams for all levels on the Sunday. The next one is one the 23rd and 24th of July. The first weekend of September is the ACTERA Brookvale Horse Endurance Ride.

WICEN Victoria are supporting the the Mallee Rally Sea Lake, south of Euston, which concludes today. The Stockman Rally in the Big River State Forest is mid September. The group's website is at:

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