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).

The WICEN NSW membership year runs from 1st April to 31st March.
The membership fee is now $20 p.a.
You can renew by making a direct bank deposit to our St George Bank Account:
        Account name: WICEN NSW
        BSB: 112-879
        Account number: 155 590 471
Please include your callsign or name in the receiver's comment so we know who it's from.
For further information please contact the Treasurer at

The 111 km Hawkesbury Canoe Classic, and the 67 km Wisemans Dash will be next weekend, the 27th and 28th October. These form one of WICEN's largest events, in terms of number of operators required, and raise funds for the ARROW, The Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation. You can visit http://canoeclassic.net to sponsor a paddler.

On Sunday November 18th there will be a WICEN training day at ARNSW Dural with topics including network design, message passing, and repeater trailer setup and operation. Please email operations@nsw.wicen.org.au if you are attending.

The group will be at the Wyong Field Day, confirmed as Sunday, February 24th, 2019.

For Facebook users, there is an official WICEN NSW page, and an informal national WICEN group.

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 running an HF net on Thursday evenings at 19:00, on the WICEN frequency, 3.600 MHz.

WICEN ACT is part of the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club, and supports events in the "Capital Country" region, and on the South Coast. Both Fitz's Challenge, and the Whitwood Carriage Driving event are on Sunday, October 28th. See the "WICEN" and "Events" pages on: http://www.crarc.ampr.org

WICEN Victoria is supporting the Stockman's Rally at Big River on Sunday, October 28th. The Peninsula Shire Communications Exercise in Mornington is Saturday, November 10th. The group holds a net on 3.6 MHz each Tuesday at 8:30 pm. Their site is at: http://vic.wicen.org.au

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