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




The Annual General meeting of WICEN NSW Incorporated will be held at 1400 hours next Saturday, August 26th, here at ARNSW, at 63 Quarry Road, Dural.

The Great North Walk 100s is a long distance race, named for the 100 km and 100 mile (160 km) options, from Teralba near Lake Macquarie to Patonga Wharf. It runs from the 9th to 10th September, and will be a good event for new operators.

The VH-MDX SAREX will be held over the weekend of 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, north of Newcastle. Some checkpoints can be accessed by a regular car, others require a four wheel drive.

Trek for Timor Kangaroo Valley is on 7th and 8th October. This event raises funds for accommodation for students studying in Dili, and scholarships for school students. See: http://www.kvrp.net.au/

The Mid North Coast Region will be supporting the AMSAG Johns River Rally, between Johns River and Heron Creek, on Saturday, 28th October.

The Hawkesbury Canoe Classic will be held overnight on 28th and 29th October.

Volunteer Memorial Day is Sunday, October 15th.

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, 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 15:30. The region is also experimenting with an HF net on Thursday evenings at 19:00. The frequency was 3.6 MHz, but this is subject to conditions.

WICEN ACT is part of the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club, and supports events in the ACT and the surrounding "Capital Country". September 2nd and 3rd is the ACTERA Brookvale Horse Enduro on the north-west border of the Territory. The BMSC "Rallye des Femme" is Saturday, October 14th. Fitz's Challenge is a cycling event on Sunday October 29th. November 4th and 5th sees the group double up, with Light Car Club of Canberra's Monaro Stages event around Cooma on the Saturday, and the NSW Carriage Driving Championships at Witwood on the Sunday. The Club runs Foundation courses and all-level exams bi-monthly. Book now for the next one, on 9th and 10th September. For more information visit: www.crarc.ampr.org

WICEN Victoria holds a net every Tuesday at 20:30 on or near 3.6 MHz. The Stockman's Rally on September 17th is a non-competitive motorcycle event in Big River State Forest. December 1st to 3rd is the Alpine rally in the east of the state. Their website is: vic.wicen.org.au

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