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).

Time reporting

Any Event/Operations Commander please forward hours to jamie.thomson@vrarescue.org to be submitted to WICEN/NSW VRA for accountability.
These are collected by the end of each month.

WICEN COVID-19 Safety Plan - update

Would all members please familiarise themselves with our updated COVID plan, particularly when they are involved in any WICEN activity.

Weekly WICEN Nets

WICEN will be conducting regular weekly nets on Sunday as detailed below.

Sunday of Month 1800 Hrs
Analogue Repeater
1830 Hrs
Digital Repeater
1st, 4th & 5th Chatswood 2m Kurrajong R52 TAC7
2nd & 3rd Berowra / Kurrajong 70cm DMARC TG 3810

Today, WICEN ACT is providing communications support for Dementia Australia's Canberra Memory Walk and Jog (https://memorywalk.com.au).

Walks in NSW are scheduled in the Hunter, in Penrith, and in Rozelle. These events are an ideal training ground in emergency communications for WICEN members.

Other Interstate events will be supported by WICEN Victoria and WICEN South Australia.

Upcoming community support events include True Grit 2021 and the Glow Worm Tunnel Marathon.

WICEN runs a weekly net, each Sunday evening. This week, the main net will be on the VHF FM Chatswood Repeater at 18:00 hours, and on the WICEN DMR Network on TAC7 at 18:30 hours.

A digital messaging network session using WINLINK and JS8CALL net is held on Monday evenings.

WICEN ACT is part of the Canberra Region ARC. Their website is: https://www.crarc.org.au

WICEN Victoria holds a weekly net on Tuesdays at 8:30 pm, on 3.6 MHz. More details at https://vic.wicen.org.au or on Facebook.

Doug Rosser VK2DCR,
on behalf of the WICEN State Management Committee while our regular correspondent Julian VK2YJS remains in hospital.