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 April to March, so membership fees of $15 are due soon.
You can renew either:
At the WICEN stand at the Wyong Field Day on the 28th February, or
By direct bank deposit, please make payment to:
Account name: WICEN NSW
Account number: 155 590 471
Please include your callsign in the receiver's comment so we know who it's from.
For further information please contact the Treasurer at
The recent WICEN AGM elected the following committee:
President - Steven Heimann
Vice President - John Harper
Secretary - Steve Diekman
Treasurer - Doug Rosser
Committee - Jan van Ekris, Irene van Ekris, Alex Stewart, Eric van de Weyer
October 9 is a training day here at Dural.
The weekend of October 22 and 23 is the Cave Rescue Exercise at Jenolan Caves, in the western Blue Mountains.
The Hawkesbury Canoe Classic, a significant event in terms of the number of operators required, will run overnight from Saturday, October 29th to Sunday 30th. Positions are available at on-shore and mid-river checkpoints, on shut-down vessels, at Finish, and at SES HQ at Seven Hills.
WICEN has a 70cm Digital Mobile Radio repeater, connected to the global DMR-MARC system. The current QTH is another site at Dural. Further details can be found by searching for VK2RRW at: http://dmr-marc.net
WICEN has a twitter account: @wicennsw
It can be viewed at: http://twitter.com/wicennsw
Facebook users will find the official WICEN New South Wales page, and an informal national WICEN group.
WICEN ACT is part of the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club, and supports events in the ACT and the surrounding "Capital Country". The club's website is at: http://www.crarc.ampr.org
The BMSC Brindabella Stages Car Rally is Saturday, October15. Fitz's Challenge is a road cycling event in the Brindabella Ranges on Sunday October 30. Saturday 3rd December is the BMSC Rallye des Femme, for Lady Drivers. Foundation courses are provided bi-monthly, with exams for all levels on the Sunday, with the next one being November 19 and 20.
WICEN Victoria's next event is The Australian 4 Day Enduro, a motorcycling event at Mansfield commences on November 15. The group's website is: http://vic.wicen.org.au
Submitted by Julian Sortland VK2YJS, on behalf of the WICEN State Management Committee.