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




Saturday, May 5th is Trek for Timor - Kangaroo Valley, raising funds for housing for students from rural Timor Leste studying in Dili, and for scholarships.

WICEN is suporting four Dementia Australia Memory Walk and Jog events, each held on a Sunday morning. These are: Stuart Park, North Wollongong on March 4th; Tench Reserve, Penrith on March 25th; Leichhardt Oval #3, Lilyfield on May 6th; and the Hunter event at Speers Point Park, on May 25th.

True Grit, on 2nd and 3rd June will be followed by the Obstacle Course Racing World Championship the next weekend, the 9th and 10th, both at Lower Portland, in north-west Sydney.

Navshield is somewhere within 4 hours drive of Sydney on June 23rd and 24th. As well as providing communication support; there is the possibility of a WICEN team. There is a planning meeting this Tuesday, February 27th.

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 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". Easter Sunday, April 1st, is the National Carriage Driving Championships at Witwood, and the Canberra Two Day Walk on the 7th and 8th. The National Capital Rally will be the 1st to 3rd of June. The following weekend, the 19th and 10th is the SCSCC Bega Rally. The Club runs Foundation courses and all-level exams periodically, the next being March 16th and 17th. For more information, including dates of several more rallies, visit: http://www.crarc.ampr.org

WICEN Victoria holds a net every Tuesday at 20:30 on or near 3.6 MHz. Field Weekend at Yea runs from Friday, March 2nd to Sunday 4th. A car event, the Eureka Rally around Ballarat is March 3rd and 4th. 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, as will a 4WD event at Toolangi State Forest. May 6th is the Kenda Rally, a motorcycle event. The Mallee Rally is 9th and 10th June at Sealake. Their website is: http://vic.wicen.org.au

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