Submitted by VK2YJS on

NSW Police Search and Rescue in Sydney are looking at all of the original details around the search for the Cessna 210 VH-MDX that was lost somewhere in the Barrington Tops in 1981, with a view to considering the likely areas to search at this years SAREX in October.

Police records note that WICEN was involved in the search on the 18th and 19th of September 1981.

If you have knowledge of, or know any WICEN members who were involved in this original search can you please contact WICEN.

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 the 13th of May. The group has started a 2m digital net via the Chatswood repeater at 7:30 p.m. on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Initially they will be using the mode 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:

Don't hesitate to contact WICEN if you have any questions.

Today 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 the 29th of
September. Visit:

Coming events include:
Alzheimer's Australia Memory Walk & Jog today.
Bridge to Bridge Power Boat and Jet Ski race also today.
Pre-SAREX RF Survey on May 18th and 19th.
The 25th BWRS Navshield on Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th of July.
And The Trek for Timor in Kangaroo Valley on Sat the 21st of September.

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