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
WICEN will be at the CCARC Field Day on Sunday, 25th of February.
Saturday, May 5th is Trek for Timor - Kangaroo Valley, raising funds for student accommodation and scholarships in Timor Leste.
True Grit, on 2nd and 3rd of June will be followed by the Obstacle Course Racing World Championship the next weekend, the 9th and 10th, both at Lower Portland.
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. Sunday, 11th of February is their meeting, at 10:00 am.
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". Saturday, 24th of February is the BMSC Rallye des Femme. Easter Sunday, April 1st, is the National Carriage Driving Championships at Witwood, and the Canberra Two Day Walk on the 7th and 8th. The Club runs Foundation courses and all-level exams periodically, the next being March 16th and 17th. For more information visit: http://www.crarc.ampr.org
WICEN Victoria holds a net every Tuesday at 20:30 on or near 3.6 MHz. This Friday is a Fun Run on Mornington Peninsula. The Queens Baton Relay passes through Warragul in Gippsland on Sunday, 11th of February. Field Weekend at Yea runs for three days from Friday, March 2nd. Duncan's Run in the Tarra Bulga State Forest is listed tentatively for Saturday, March 24th. The Sunraysia Safari Rally will be held in the far north-west corner of Victoria, south of Wentworth, on April 21st and 22nd. Their website is: http://vic.wicen.org.au
Submitted by Julian Sortland VK2YJS, on behalf of the WICEN State Management Committee.