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
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
Once again, WICEN NSW will be supporting the Dementia Australia Walk and Jog events. The schedule is:
Illawarra - Stuart Park, North Wollongong - March 3rd
Hunter - Speers Point Park, Lake Macquarie - March 31st
Western Sydney - Tench Reserve, Penrith - April 7th
Sydney - Leichhardt Oval #3, Lilyfield (over the "Bay Run") - May 19th
WICEN NSW will be at the Wyong Field Day, next Sunday, February 24th, 2019. This is a good opportunity for members to pay their annual membership, now $20. Volunteers are sought to staff the stand.
The 2nd and 3rd of March are planned as a training weekend at Newnes, near Lithgow. This is the site of the Glow Worm Marathon, which WICEN will again support, on June the 15th and 16th.
True Grit, an obstacle course running event, is scheduled for the 1st and 2nd of June, and the OCR World Championship 24 hour on the 8th and 9th of June, both at Lower Portland, in outer NW Sydney.
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 runs 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. Dementia Australia is kicking off the 2019 Memory Walk & Jog season in Canberra, on the foreshore of Lake Burley Griffin, next Sunday, February 24th, 2019. The Canberra Two Day walk is March the 30th and 31st. Friday May 10th and Saturday 11th are the BMSC National Capital Rally. Rallies at Bega and Bateman's Bay will be supported in June. Visit http://www.crarc.ampr.org to find out more.
WICEN Victoria will be supporting Duncan's Run, an ultra marathon is next Saturday, March 23rd. The Sunraysia 400 on April the 27th and 28th is an off-road motorsport event held at Keera station, in far north-west Victoria, just south of Wentworth NSW. The Kenda Rally, a motorcycle endurance event, is Sunday, May 5th. 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/1 on behalf of the WICEN State Management Committee