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The VH-MDX SAREX concludes today. This is a search and rescue exercise built around the search for a light aircraft missing since 1981, in the rugged Barrington Tops, north of Newcastle.

Further operators are sought for Trek for Timor Kangaroo Valley, on 7th and 8th October. Timor Leste was left one of the World's most impoverished nations and this event raises funds for accommodation for students studying in Dili, and for 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. WICEN has responsibility for checkpoint communications over a large portion of the course, so requires a good turnout of operators.

The Volunteer Memorial Day is Sunday, October 8th.

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 new frequency is 28.450 MHz, the official WICN frequency. MNCR is supplying safety radio comms for the annual Beechwood Billycart Classic on 15th Oct 2017 at Beechwood. The Group is also setting up communications vans for JOTA at Wauchope on 21st & 22nd October, and in Port Macquarie on 21st only. The region is also supporting the White Ribbon Walk on 26th November.

WICEN ACT is part of the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club, and supports events in the ACT and the surrounding "Capital Country". The BMSC "Rallye des Femme" is Saturday, October 14th. Fitz's Challenge is a road cycling event on Sunday October 29th. November 4th and 5th sees the group double up, with LCCC 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. The next event is the 18th and 19th September. For more information visit: http://www.crarc.ampr.org

WICEN Victoria holds a net every Tuesday at 20:30 on or near 3.6 MHz. Today's Stockman's Rally 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: http://vic.wicen.org.au

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