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 each year.
The membership fee is $15 p.a.
You can renew by making a direct bank deposit to our St George Bank Account:
Account name: WICEN NSW
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
Saturday, May 5th is Trek for Timor - Kangaroo Valley, raising funds for student housing and scholarships, assisting rural students studying in Dili. See: http://www.kvrp.net.au
WICEN is supporting four Dementia Australia Memory Walk and Jog events, each held on a Sunday morning. The remaining ones are: "The Bay Run", commencing at Leichhardt Oval #3, Lilyfield on May 6th; and the Hunter event at Speers Point Park, on May 25th. These are great "on-the-job" training events for new members.
The recce for the VH-MDX "Barrington SAREX" in mid September will be on Sunday, May 19th.
True Grit, on the 2nd and 3rd of June will be followed by the Obstacle Course Racing World Championship on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th, both at Lower Portland, north-west Sydney.
Navshield, a bush navigation contest held within 4 hours' drive of Sydney, is on June 23rd and 24th.
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 Region is supporting two horse enduros in May, the Girrad event near Drake on the 5th and 6th, and the Spring Mountain event near Brisbane on the 19th and 20th
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 experimenting with an HF net on Thursday evenings at 19:00, on the WICEN frequency, 28.450 MHz.
WICEN ACT is part of the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club, and supports events in the ACT and the surrounding "Capital Country". The National Capital Rally will be the 1st to 3rd of June. The following weekend, the 9th and 10th is the SCSCC Bega Rally. Saturday, July 21st is pencilled-in as the BMSC Narooma Rally. The Club runs Foundation courses and all-level exams bi-monthly, the next being on May 19th and 20th. Their site is: http://www.crarc.ampr.org
WICEN Victoria is busy this weekend, with the Sunraysia Safari Rally in the far north-west corner of Victoria, south of Wentworth; and the Pajero Challenge in the Toolangi State Forest. May 6th is the Kenda Rally, a motorcycle event. The Mallee Rally is on the 9th and 10th of June at the Lake Tyrell in Sealake. Visit: http://vic.wicen.org.au
Submitted by Julian Sortland VK2YJS, on behalf of the WICEN State Management Committee.