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).




COVID-19

WICEN members are encouraged to check in to the daily Emergency Support Nets as shown below.
Your will be asked to report on

  • Your Health and Safety
  • Any notable items for reporting to the VRA

WICEN DAILY NET SCHEDULE FROM Monday 30th March 2020
Time (Sydney) Mode Callsign Site/Coverage Rpt TX Rpt RX CTCSS Notes
09:00 FM VK2RWS Berowra/Sydney North 438.275 432.875 91.5Hz -5.4MHz offset

FM VK2RWK Kurrajong Heights/Syd North-West 439.825 434.825 91.5Hz

FM VK2RWC Chatswood/Greater Sydney 147.15 147.75 91.5Hz

DMR Various VKDMR network Talkgroup 3810 (https://vkdmr.vk2fly.com/repeaters.php)
19:00 FM VK2RWS Berowra/Sydney North 438.275 432.875 91.5Hz -5.4MHz offset

FM VK2RWK Kurrajong Heights/Syd North-West 439.825 434.825 91.5Hz

FM VK2RWC Chatswood/Greater Sydney 147.15 147.75 91.5Hz



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




WICEN NSW, is a communications support squad of the NSW Volunteer Rescue Association.

Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) WICEN is cancelling participation in all but emergency activations, and moving training and meetings to its amateur DMR and non-amateur radio resources.

Short, twice daily nets are commencing tomorrow, Monday March 30th, using WICEN's Sydney repeaters, and daily on the DMARC Network using TG3810 on Timeslot 1. Note this TalkGroup (TG) is UA (user activated).

This move includes the training day, next Sunday, April 5th.

Members are also encouraged to take advantage of the free courses offered by the Office of Emergency Management, at: https://www.emtraining.nsw.gov.au/

While Dementia Australia Memory Walk and Jog events are being cancelled or postponed, it is possible to provide support via: https://memorywalk.com.au

BSAR's Navshield, which WICEN both supports, and is eligible to compete in, is listed for June 27th and 28th.

For Facebook users, there is an official WICEN NSW page; and an informal national WICEN group.

WICEN ACT is part of the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club. The club is moving all events, including lectures, online or on-air. The BMSC "NatCap" Rally is postponed, as is June's Bega Rally. The BMSC's Narooma Rally is potentially August 1st. For more info visit: http://www.crarc.ampr.org or the CRARC Facebook page.

WICEN Victoria - The Data training day is May 23rd and 24th at Dramona Drive-in. The Eureka Rush Rally is listed for August 22nd and 23rd. The weekly net is on each Tuesday at 8:30 pm, on 3.6 MHz. WICEN Victoria's website, which includes a write-up of the Mildura Memory Walk, is: http://vic.wicen.org.au

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