WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday the 14th of July 2013

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The world famous Shazada Horse Endurance Ride, or Enduro, will be held again this year at St Albans, from Monday 26 August to Sunday 1 September. It is run as loops out of the small village of St Albans to the north of Sydney - or west of the Central Coast. This is a rugged and remote area, and presents many communications challenges.

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday the 30th of June 2013

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The Navigation Shield, or NavShield is a two day bush navigation event conducted annually by the Bushwalkers Wilderness Rescue Squad, with a Saturday only option. The event is open to a range of competitors, including rescue organisations. There are 1 and 2 day options. This is the 25th NavShield, and will be held on 6th & 7th July. It is within 3 hours, roughly north-west of Sydney. WICEN are again looking for members to work at Base, up to 3 Radio Checkpoints, and a Repeater Site.

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday the 23rd of June 2013

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The Navigation Shield, or NavShield is a two day bush navigation event conducted annually by the Bushwalkers Wilderness Rescue Squad, with a Saturday only option. The event is open to rescue organisations (who compete for the Shield), Rogaine Association members and other bushwalkers. There are 1 and 2 day options. This is the 25th NavShield, and will be held on 6th & 7th July. It is within 3 hours, roughly north-west of Sydney. WICEN are again looking for members to work at Base, up to 3 Radio Checkpoints, and a Repeater Site.

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday the 16th of June 2013

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WICEN has now been provided with the location for the 2013 Navigation Shield conducted annually by the Bushwalkers Wilderness Rescue Squad. This year's event will be held on 6th & 7th July. It is within 3 hours, roughly north-west of Sydney, and WICEN are again looking for members to work at Base, up to 3 Radio Checkpoints, and a Repeater Site.

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday the 9th of June 2013

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NSW Police Search and Rescue in Sydney are looking at all of the details of the original search for the Cessna 210 VH-MDX which was lost in the Barrington Tops in 1981, to assist in planning for this year's SAREX in October. Their records note that WICEN was involved in original search. If any listeners have knowledge of any WICEN members involved back then, please contact WICEN.

Members who have provided their details in order to obtain a VRA ID should have received an email recently regarding training. This is important for those wishing to be available for activation.

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday the 2nd of June 2013

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NSW Police Search and Rescue in Sydney are looking at all of the details of the original search for the Cessna 210 VH-MDX which was lost in the Barrington Tops in 1981, to assist in planning for this year's SAREX in October.

Police records note that WICEN was involved in the search on the 18th and 19th of September 1981. If any listeners have knowledge of any WICEN members involved back then, please contact WICEN.

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday the 26th of May 2013

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NSW Police Search and Rescue in Sydney are looking at all of the original details around the search for the Cessna 210 VH-MDX that was lost somewhere in the Barrington Tops in 1981, with a view to considering the likely areas to search at this years SAREX in October.
Police records note that WICEN was involved in the search on the 18th and 19th of September 1981. If any listeners have knowledge of, or know, any WICEN members who were involved in this original search can you please contact WICEN.

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday the 19th of May 2013

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Members should now have received the most recent and appropriate form for them to obtain their VRA identification card.

NSW Police Search and Rescue in Sydney are looking at all of the original details around the search for the Cessna 210 VH-MDX that was lost somewhere in the Barrington Tops in 1981, with a view to considering the likely areas to search at this years SAREX in October.

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday the 12th of May 2013

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As members may know, WICEN's ability to participate in emergency responses is due to its status a specialist squad within the Volunteer Rescue Association. As such, the VRA needs to know who its operators are, and to this end WICEN recently contacted members requesting their information for the VRA database, and a photograph for a VRA ID card. Members who have not yet received a VRA ID need to respond to Steven Heimann's email of March 13 entitled "[Wicen Announce] VRA member database and ID cards". It contains a small spreadsheet, in formats to suit a wide range of packages.

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