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

Next weekend's Hounslow Classic is a running event centred on beautiful Blackheath.

The Hawkesbury Canoe Classic, and the shorter Wisemans Dash will be on 27th and 28th October. These are one of WICEN's largest events, in terms of number of operators required, and they raise funds for the ARROW Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation.

Volunteer Memorial Day is Sunday, October 14th.

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. Their next meeting is Sunday, October 14th at 10:00.

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. The ACTERA Brookvale Horse Endurance Ride is September 29th and 30th, on the NW border of the Territory. October has the ANU "Inward Bound" adventure race on the 5th and 6th; with a new event, the LCCC Monaro Stages on Saturday, 20th. Both Fitz's Challenge, and the Whitwood Carriage Driving event are on the 28th. See the "WICEN" and "Events" pages on: http://www.crarc.ampr.org

WICEN Victoria is supporting the October Field Weekend at Lauriston Scout Camp in the Macedon Ranges, on the 5th to 7th; and the Stockman's Rally at Big River on Sunday, October 28th. They hold a net on 3.6 MHz each Tuesday at 8:30 pm. Their site at http://vic.wicen.org.au now includes some interesting reports on recent events.

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