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
Sunday, February 3rd is a WICEN training day, here at ARNSW in Dural.
WICEN NSW will be at the Wyong Field Day, on Sunday, February 24th, 2019. This is an ideal place for members to pay their annual membership.
The 2nd and 3rd of March are planned as a training weekend at Newnes, near Lithgow.
Members should remain prepared for activation, as summer has traditionally been the period in which WICEN has had the most activations, including for fire and storm events.
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. See the "WICEN" and "Events" pages on: http://www.crarc.ampr.org
WICEN Victoria has a 4WD event, the Pajero Challenge, tentatively scheduled for the 9th and 10th of February, at Big River. The group holds a net on 3.6 MHz each Tuesday at 8:30 pm, although the last for the year is this Tuesday, the 18th. Their site includes write-ups of recent events, and dates for events well into next year; and is at: http://vic.wicen.org.au
Submitted by Julian Sortland VK2YJS, on behalf of the WICEN State Management Committee.