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 WICEN NSW Inc Annual General Meeting was held here at Dural last Saturday. The results of the election are as follows:

President: John Harper VK2LJ
Vice President: Neil Fallshaw VK2XNF
Secretary: Steve Diekman VK2MCA
Treasurer: Doug Rosser VK2DCR
Committee: Jan van Ekris VK2FEB, Lindsay Bolstad VK2FLEA, Nicholas McLean VK2KXN, and Eric van de Weyer VK2VE

WICEN thanks Mal Alexander VK2YVA and Steven Heimann VK2BOS for their service on the outgoing committee.

WICEN (Hunter Region) is seeking further operators for the "Great North Walk ULTRA", from Teralba to Patonga Wharf, on the 8th and 9th of September. Please contact WICEN Operations with availability for these days.

The "Barrington SAREX", or Search And Rescue EXercise, built around the search for the missing Cessna 210M, VH-MDX is in the Barrington Tops on the 14th to 16th of September.

The Hounslow Classic, on September 22nd and 23rd, is a running event centred on Blackheath.

The Hawkesbury Canoe Classic, and the Wisemans Dash will be on 27th and 28th of October. These raise funds for the ARROW Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation.

For those who have completed Day 1, Day 2 of Induction Training is being held here at Dural today, Sunday, August 19th.

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 region. The ACTERA Brookvale Horse Endurance Ride is September 29th and 30th. October has the ANU "Inward Bound" adventure race on the 5th and 6th; and both Fitz's Challenge and the Whitwood Carriage Driving event on the 28th. See the "WICEN" and "Events" pages on: http://www.crarc.ampr.org

CRARC also runs Foundation courses and all-level exams bi-monthly, the next being September 22nd and 23rd.

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

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