Submitted by VK2YJS on

WICEN has been asked to provide communications support for the
Bushwalker's Wilderness Rescue Squad's Operational Exercise, or OPEX,
at Winburndale Nature Reserve, 35kms north-east of Bathurst, on the
weekend of 22nd and 23rd of March.

WICEN Northern Rivers conducted a training exercise in the Girard
State Forest, west of Drake, testing a 70cm portable repeater on Mt.
Richmond, overlooking the area to be used for the forthcoming horse
enduro run by the Tenterfield Equestrian Club.

For both potential competitors and communicators, the next BWRS
Navshield will be on the 5th and 6th of July.

WICEN ACT is part of the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club. Their
website at includes details of both WICEN
and general events.

The BWRS will be running their four day Comprehensive Remote Area
First Aid over the weekends of 3 and 4 May, and 17 and 18 May at North
Wahroonga. This includes three competencies, and is suitable for both
workplace purposes and rescue operators.
See:, ensuring you include the Ws.

Coming events include:

BWRS Operational Exercise north-east of Bathurst on 22nd and 23rd of March
WICEN ACT's Canberra Two Day Walk on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29th of March

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