WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday the 17th of November 2013

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The ARRL website at www.arrl.org contains a number of articles on Amateur and other communications following Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). One story indicates "... a network of ham radio emergency communicators continues to handle a large volume of vital message traffic. Ramon Anquilan, DU1UGZ, of the Philippine Amateur Radio Association (PARA), said its Ham Emergency Radio Operations (HERO) network is active in the disaster areas and sending messages on HF and VHF — 40 meters and 2 meters".

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday the 27th of October 2013

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During the week, the New South Wales Volunteer Rescue Association requested that WICEN provide personnel towards their commitment to provide around 24 people to assist police in tasks such as staffing road blocks, door-knocking residents, and evacuations where required, for the State Mine fire around Lithgow. Of the 14 members who made themselves available, a team of 4 members was selected for a three day tour of duty based out of VRA Lithgow for Thursday 24th, Friday 25th and Saturday 26th.

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday the 20th of October 2013

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This weekend WICEN is supporting Project Wittenoom, evidently randomly named, with nothing to do with asbestos mining. This is the large scale, multi-agency search for missing Cessna VH-MDX in the Barrington Tops.

WICEN has received an invitation from its sister sister squad, Cave Rescue, to have a small team participate in their multi agency exercise being held on November 9 & 10 in the Jenolan Caves area. WICEN's involvement would not include entering the cave, only the provision of some surface communications.

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday the 13th of October 2013

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WICEN has received an invitation from our VRA sister squad, Cave Rescue, to have a small team participate in their multi agency exercise being held on November 9 & 10 in the Jenolan Caves area. WICEN's involvement would not include entering the cave, only the provision of some surface communications. Of course, this is a valuable opportunity to witness the work of other VRA squads. Please contact Wicen if you are interested in participating.

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday the 6th of October 2013

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WICEN has received an invitation from our VRA sister squad, Cave Rescue, to have a small team participate in their multi agency exercise being held on November 9 & 10 in the Jenolan Caves area. Our involvement would not include entering the cave, only the provision of some surface communications. Of course, this is a valuable opportunity to witness the work of other VRA squads. Please contact Wicen if you are interested in participating.

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday the 29th of September 2013

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A number of WICEN member were present at the funeral of Garry Barker VK2BR this week.

WICEN has received an invitation from our VRA sister squad, Cave Rescue, to have a small team participate in their multi agency exercise being held on November 9 & 10 in the Jenolan Caves area. Our involvement would not include entering the cave, only the provision of some surface communications. Of course, this is a valuable opportunity to witness the work of other VRA squads. Please contact wicen if you are interested in participating.

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday the 22nd of September 2013

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Garry Barker VK2BR (VK2TSR) died peacefully on the evening of 15th September after a long illness. He was an enthusiastic member of a number of groups, including WICEN Sydney North. Mr Barker also served on the WICEN State Management Committee. His funeral service will be at Guardian Funerals, Cnr of First Avenue and Sunnyholt Road Blacktown, on Tuesday 24th September at 2.00pm

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