Submitted by VK2YJS on

WICEN's Monday night HF net is being reduced to once a month. This will be the second Monday of each month, so the next HF net will be at 8 p.m. on Monday 13th May.

The group will start a 2m digital net via Chatswood repeater at 7:30 p.m. on the 4th Wednesday of each month. The first of these will be on Wednesday 24th April. Initially this will use MT63-2k-long. In the future it may be possible to link Chatswood with other repeaters to allow others to join the net.

The simplest way to participate is to use the Fldigi suite of software which is free and runs on several platforms. It can be downloaded from: You will need an interface to connect your transceiver to your PC. Regularly used parts of the Fldigi suite are Fldigi, Flmsg, and Flamp. You should install each of these.

Don't hesitate to contact WICEN if you have any questions. Steve VK2BOS thanks all those who have participated in the digital nets so far.

On Sunday May 5 WICEN is supporting the Memory Walk & Jog run by the NSW branch of Alzheimer's Australia over the "Bay Run" at Leichhardt in inner western Sydney. This will be followed by similar events in the Speers Point Park in the Hunter on September 6th and in the Illawarra on September 13. The event site is:

WICEN ACT's is the Community Service arm of the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club. Currently, their next planned event is the Brookvale Horse Endurance Ride on Sunday 29 September.


Coming events include:

WICEN "River Run" RF Survey of the lower Hawkesbury today.
Alzheimer's Australia Memory Walk & Jog on Sunday 5th May.
Bridge to Bridge Power Boat and Jet Ski race also on 5th May.
Pre-SAREX RF Survey on May 18th and 19th
The 25th BWRS Navshield on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July.
Trek for Timor in Kangaroo Valley on Sat 21 Sep 2013

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