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
        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 GWTM, or Glow Worm Tunnel Trail Running Weekend at Newnes, north of Lithgow, concludes today.

The 30th Navshield, a bush navigation contest, is next weekend, June the 23rd and 24th, in a secret location described as being "within 2 hours of Sydney" in a "North-West (ish)" direction on the BSAR site.

The VH-MDX "Barrington SAREX", or Search And Rescue EXercise is on September 14th to 16th.

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 ACT and the surrounding "Capital Country". Saturday, July 21st is pencilled-in as the BMSC Narooma Rally, as is the Batemans Bay Rally on August 11th. The ACTERA Brookvale Horse Endurance Ride is on September 15th and 16th. October has the ANU "Inward Bound" adventure race on the 5th and 6th; and Fitz's Challenge on the 28th. See the "WICEN" and "Events" pages on: http://www.crarc.ampr.org

CRARC runs Foundation courses and all-level exams bi-monthly, the next being July 21st and 22nd.

WICEN Victoria's Stockmans Rally at Big River is listed for Sunday, October 21st. The group holds a net on 3.6 MHz each Tuesday at 8:30 pm local time. Visit: http://vic.wicen.org.au

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