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
The Hawkesbury Canoe Classic, including the Wiseman's Dash, and new Classic Relay, run overnight next weekend, from Saturday October 26th to Sunday 27th. This event has one of the largest staffing requirements of all events which WICEN supports. These raise significant funds for Arrow, The Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation.
The next Training Day is Sunday, November 3rd, here at ARNSW in Dural. Members are encouraged to take advantage of the free courses offered by the Office of Emergency Management, at: https://www.emtraining.nsw.gov.au/
For Facebook users, there is an official WICEN NSW page; and an informal national WICEN group.
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. The LCCC's Monaro Stages was yesterday, while the 25th Anniversary Carriage Driving Event at Wittwood, NSW concludes today. Fitz's Challenge is a road cycling event next Sunday, the 27th. The BMSC Rallye de Femmes is December 7th. For more info, visit: http://www.crarc.ampr.org
WICEN Victoria will be supporting the Stockman's Rally next Sunday, October 27th in Big River State Forest. The Alpine Rally is November 29th to December 1st, around Lakes Entrance. The weekly net is on each Tuesday at 8:30 pm, on 3.6 MHz. WICEN Victoria's website, which includes events into 2020, is: http://vic.wicen.org.au
Submitted by Julian Sortland VK2YJS, on behalf of the WICEN State Management Committee.