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
        BSB: 112-879
        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

Next weekend WICEN Northern Rivers will be providing communications assistance for the Tenterfield Endurance Riders Club 2017 event in the Girard State Forest, west of Drake.

The next Alzheimer's Australia NSW's Memory Walk and Jog event will be the Sydney walk on May 7, commencing at Leichhardt Oval #3, on the waterfront at Lilyfield, while the 21st is the Hunter event, at Tulkaba Park in Teralba. Finally, the Port Macquarie one will be at Westport Park on 4th June. These are short events, and are suitable for new members.

True Grit, promoted as a "military inspired obstacle challenge", is on June 10 and 11 in Lower Portland, north-west of Sydney.

Navshield, a major bush navigation event, is on June 24th and 25th, with WICEN setup the afternoon before.

The weekend of 21 to 23rd July will be a recce for the VH-MDX search, which will be held in mid September.

Several training days are being planned. One is expected to be a day at Dural dedicated to a First Aid qualification to satisfy the requirements of PUA21312. Please express your interest to WICEN Operations.

BWRS has changed its name, and is now BSAR, Bush Search and Rescue New South Wales, Incorporated. They have resumed first aid training. Provide First Aid, which is also day one of Remote First Aid is Sunday 21 May, with days two and three of the latter on 27-28 May 2017. Registrations close on May 11.
For details click the First Aid link at: http://www.bwrs.org.au

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.

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

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.

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". Sunday, May 7 is a Carriage Driving event at Witwood, a property at Braidwood, while the 26th to 28th are the BMSC National Capital Rally. The weekend of June 10 and 11 this the SCSCC Bega Rally. June 17 is the BMSC Rallye des Femmes. Two club Monthly General Meetings are of interest to WICEN members, these being: Wednesday 26th April on the Correct usage of DMR (Digital Mobile Radio); and Wednesday 2th May, which is WICEN Training and preparation for the NatCap Rally listed above. Doors open at 7:30 pm at the Mount Mugga Scout Hall, at 17 Astrolabe Street in Red Hill. Their website is at: http://www.crarc.ampr.org

WICEN Victoria holds a net every Tuesday at 2030 on or near 3.6 MHz. This weekend is the Sunraysia 600 at Keera Station near Lake Cullulleraine. The Kenda Rally, a motorcycle event in Rubicon is Sunday, May 7. Their website is: http://vic.wicen.org.au

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