Last Saturday WICEN provided radio support for the search for Quinn Martin in the Colo Heights area. Further support was not required due to the nature of the terrain and the small area of the search. Recent media reports indicate that significant evidence may have been discovered on Wednesday.
The Barrington Tops SAREX, built around the search for the missing light aircraft, VH-MDX will be over the weekend of October 17 and 18. A significant amount of research and modelling has resulted in a refined search area.
The Hawkesbury Canoe Classic, one of the largest events on WICEN's calendar, will be on October 24th and 25th.
Caves Rescue Squad, a sister VRA squad, will be Operational Exercise at Jenolan Caves over the weekend of 31st October and 1st November.
WICEN has a twitter account: @wicennsw
It can be viewed at: twitter.com/wicennsw
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 Capital Country. The club's website at www.crarc.ampr.org includes details of both WICEN and general events. The group is supporting the ACTERA Brookvale Horse Enduro on the weekend of the 26th and 27th of September, in the North West of the Territory. The BMSC - Tumut Valley Rally is on Saturday the 17th of October. Fitz's Challenge is a long distance cycling event held on Sunday 25th of October. The group is also active in training, with Foundation courses next weekend, and in November.
WICEN Victoria's website lists the Mini Marathon at Moama on the Murray River on Saturday, 17th October. The Stockmans Rally is on Sunday the 25th of October in the Big River State Forest.
Coming events include:
Brookvale Horse Enduro, 26 & 27 September
BMSC - Tumut Valley Rally on 17 October
Mini Marathon at Moama on 17th October
Barrington Tops SAREX on 17 & 18 October
Hawkesbury Canoe Classic on 24th & 25th October
Fitz's Challenge on the 25th October
Stockmans Rally in Victoria on 25th October
Jenolan Caves Operational Exercise on 31 October
Submitted by Julian Sortland, on behalf of the WICEN State Management Committee.