WICEN NSW Communications
WICEN is a statewide body which has been created to serve the needs of the particular state and as such the structure within each state differs according to the emergency management plan within that state.
In NSW, WICEN operates as a specialist support squad under the NSW State Disaster Plan (DISPLAN).
The WICEN NSW membership year runs from 1st April to 31st March each year.
The membership fee is $15 p.a.
You can renew by making a direct bank deposit to our St George Bank Account:
Account name: WICEN NSW
Account number: 155 590 471.
Please include your callsign or name in the receiver's comment so we know who it's from.
For further information please contact the Treasurer at
Navshield, the NSW Emergency Services Wilderness Navigation Shield, organised by Bush Search and Rescue New South Wales, or BSAR concludes today at the Marramarra National Park, on the Hawkesbury River.
The weekend of 21st to 23rd July will be a recce for the VH-MDX SAREX, with the event on the 15th to 17th September. This is a search and rescue exercise built around the search a light aircraft missing since 1981, in the rugged Barrington Tops.
Trek for Timor Kangaroo Valley is on 7th and 8th October.
The Hawkesbury Canoe Classic is held overnight during a weekend in October, likely to be the 28th and 29th October.
Saturday, August 26th is the tentative date for the AGM.
Facebook users will find the official WICEN New South Wales page, and an informal national WICEN group, which will hopefully have some photos on the NavShield setup.
WICEN Northern Rivers has a weekly net on Tuesdays at 8:00pm summer time, on the Lismore repeater VK2RSC on 146.8 MHz, requiring a 123 Hz tone. Listen for VK2WIR. Members will be providing communications for the Jackadgery Horse Enduro on July 29th and 30th.
The WICEN Mid North Coast Region monthly meeting is held on the first Saturday of the month, at SES HQ Central Road, Port Macquarie, beginning at 1530 hours.
WICEN ACT is part of the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club, and supports events in the ACT and the surrounding "Capital Country". July 22nd is penciled in as the BMSC Narooma Rally. September 2nd and 3rd is the ACTERA Brookvale Horse Enduro on the north-west border of the Territory. Fitz's Challenge is a cycling event on Sunday October 29th. The Club's next Foundation course and all-level exam weekend is 22nd and 23rd July. For more information visit: http://www.crarc.ampr.org
WICEN Victoria holds a net every Tuesday at 2030 on or near 3.6 MHz. Sunday, August 6th is the Rainbow Desert Enduro, an off-road buggy event in the west of the state. The Stockman's Rally on September 17th is a non-competitive motorcycle event in Big River State Forest. Their website is: http://vic.wicen.org.au
Submitted by Julian Sortland VK2YJS, on behalf of the WICEN State Management Committee.