WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday the 9th of August 2015

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The Annual General Meeting will be on Saturday, 22nd August at 2:00 pm here at Amateur Radio NSW in Quarry Road, Dural. Official notification has been mailed to financial members.

The Barrington Tops SAREX, built around the search for the missing light aircraft, VH-MDX will be over the weekend of October 17 and 18.

The Hawkesbury Canoe Classic, one of the largest events on WICEN's calendar will be overnight, on October 24th and 25th. This can be a good event for newer members, as they will be placed with an experienced member.

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday the 2nd of August 2015

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It is with regret that WICEN notes the passing of Peter Corkeron VK2AGB. Peter was a Life Member of the organisation, and former State Secretary and Training Officer. The State Emergency Service also acknowledged his service to that group, including in the areas of communications and aviation, with Life Membership.

The Annual General Meeting will be on Saturday, 22nd August at 2:00 pm here at Amateur Radio NSW in Quarry Road, Dural. Official notification will be sent to financial members.

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday the 26th of July 2015

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The Annual General Meeting will be on Saturday, 22nd August at 2:00 pm here at Amateur Radio NSW in Quarry Road, Dural. Official notification will be sent to financial members.

WICEN has a twitter account: @wicennsw
It can be viewed at: twitter.com/wicennsw

Facebook users will find the official WICEN New South Wales page, and an informal national WICEN group.

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday the 19th of July 2015

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The Annual General Meeting will be on Saturday, 22nd August at 2:00 pm here at Amateur Radio NSW in Quarry Road, Dural. Official notification will be sent to financial members.

Apart from the AGM, the next few months appear as though they will have little activity. However, October becomes very busy, and sometimes there is more than one event on a weekend. All this makes now a good time to join the organisation, and be ready for these events, and for activations, which often happen during the summer period.

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday the 28th of June 2015

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On June 6 & 7 WICEN NSW supported the running of the True Grit Obstacle Challenge held in Lower Portland with something approaching 2,000 competitors over the weekend. WICEN set up a commercial VHF network to allow management, safety, and first aid messages to be passed to the event managers and to first aid providers. The repeater at Kurrajong was used to keep in contact with the outside world as mobile phone coverage was very poor. A few new WICEN members participated who gained experience towards their VRA induction.

SAREX update

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Starting on the 11th June, 13 Members of WICEN NSW participated in the State Rescue Board sponsored Multi-Agency Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX 2015).

Instead of the usual northern tablelands location, looking for the ill-fated VH-MDX Cessna aircraft, the exercise this time was based in the Deua National Park about an hour and half out of Moruya.

The aim was “To test a large scale multi agency response, coordination and deployment arrangements of Search And Rescue resources into the field.”

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday the 21st of June 2015

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In WICEN further news, the Bushwalkers Wilderness Rescue Squad is holding the 27th NavShield over the weekend of 4th and 5th July. WICEN communications teams will deploy on the evening of Friday 3rd July.

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 NSW Inc News for Sunday the 14th of June 2015

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WICEN is supporting a search and Rescue Exercise, or "SAREX" in southern New South Wales over the weekend of the 13th and 14th of June.

WICEN Northern Rivers Region is holding a meeting and training this morning, covering antennas for short-distance HF communications using near vertical incidence skywave or NVIS.

The Bushwalkers Wilderness Rescue Squad is holding the 27th NavShield over the weekend of 4th and 5th July, with WICEN teams deploying on the evening of Friday 3rd July.

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday the 17th of May 2015

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WICEN Hunter is looking for additional operators to support the Port to Port Mountain Bike event. It runs over four days, travelling from Nelson Bay, via Pokolbin, Cooranbong, and Cams Wharf, to Newcastle. The dates are Thursday 28th to Sunday 31st of May.

The Bushwalkers Wilderness Rescue Squad is holding their annual NavShield event for 2015 over the weekend of 4th and 5th July, with WICEN teams deploying on the evening of Friday 3rd July.

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