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Northern Rivers region will be supporting a Horse Enduro at Wiangaree, which runs from Saturday 4th to Monday 6th October. They will also be conducting a training event on Sunday the 12th of October.

The final WICEN supported Alzheimer's Australia Memory Walk and Jog will be held at North Wollongong on Sunday 12th of October. As it is a fairly short event, it would make a great first event for newer members.

SAREX, a search exercise involving the search for the missing Cessna 210M [two-ten EM], VH-MDX in the rugged Barrington Tops from Friday 24th of October for set-up, to Sunday the 26th. This involves the Bushwalkers Wilderness Rescue Squad and NSW Police Rescue, among others.

WICEN is seeking operators for the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic on Saturday 25th October and Sunday 26th. As WICEN will be staffing several new checkpoints the number of operators required has increased, along with the clash with SAREX, means that if you have been considering taking part, this is the year to do so. New participants will be placed with an experienced member. Those with a Maritime radio certificate would also be most welcome. This event raises significant funding to the Arrow Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation.

WICEN has a twitter account: @wicennsw

Facebook users will find the official WICEN New South Wales page, an informal national WICEN group, and a few interstate groups.

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 includes details of both WICEN and general events. October events are the BSMC Tumut Rally; the Brookvale Horse Enduro, named for a property straddling the ACT - NSW border; and Fitz's Challenge, an endurance bicycle ride in the western area of the ACT. The BSMC "Rallye des Femme" is beign planned for a Saturday in December.

WICEN Victoria will be supporting two events on the Murray River, which is located in New South Wales. The first is a 50km paddle from Barmah, finishing in Echuca on Saturday 18 October, with an 8km "Sweat vs Steam" race against the historic Echuca paddle-steamers on Sunday 19th. The second is the YMCA Massive Murray Paddle between Yarrawonga and Swan Hill from Monday 24th to Friday 28th November, replacing the event after Christmas. See: for these, and other interesting events; or join their net on or above 3.6 MHz on Tuesday evenings at 8:30 pm.

Given the warming weather, it may be a good time to indicate that our friends at the Rural Fire Service have apps (as such programs are called, short for application) for smart phone and tablet devices which provide information about bushfire and other fires. Their product is "Fires near Me", with similar products available interstate.

Coming events include:

Horse Enduro at Wiangaree, from Saturday 4th to Monday 6th October
Illawarra Memory Walk on Sunday 12th October
Northern Rivers Training session on Sunday 12th October
WICEN ACT's BSMC Tumut Rally Saturday 18th October
WICEN Victoria's Mini Marathon at Moama - Echuca on Saturday 18th October
WICEN ACT's Brookvale Horse Endurance Ride on Sunday 19 October
Sweat versus Steam at Echuca on Sunday 19 October
Fitz's Challenge Bike Ride in the ACT on Sunday 26th October
Hawkesbury Canoe Classic is on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th October
SAREX on Saturday Friday 24th to Sunday 26th October
WICEN ACT's "Call of the Beast" on Saturday 8th of November
Caves Rescue Operational Exercise Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of November
YMCA Massive Murray Paddle from Monday 24th to Friday 28th November

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