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Members should have now received a report on WICEN's involvement in the annual Cave Rescue exercise held at Jenolan in early November.

Your publicity officer has noticed a possibly interesting programme from ABC's Catalyst team, "Don't Panic: Surviving Extremes" on ABC1 tonight, Sunday, at 7:30pm. For late adopters of digital TV, this is logical channel 2 or 21. The bushfires aspect was filmed in nearby Hornsby Heights.

WICEN Victoria will be providing communications for the 2013 Murray Marathon. Operators will arrive at Cobram on 26 December, with the event starting the next morning at Yarrawonga, a little downstream. After 5 days of paddling down the Murray, which forms the VK2 - VK3 border, the event concludes at Swan Hill on the 31st. Details can be found using the Events drop-down menu in WICEN Victoria's site at:

WICEN ACT, part of the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club has one event left this year, a car rally planned for December. Their website at includes details of both WICEN and general events.

Coming WICEN events include:

BMSC's Rallye de Femme to be conducted within the ACT, pencilled for Saturday 8th December
WICEN Victoria's Murray Marathon canoe event from Friday 27th to Tuesday 31st December
WICEN's display at the CCARC Field Day on Sunday 23 February

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