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).

Time reporting

Any Event/Operations Commander please forward hours to jamie.thomson@vrarescue.org to be submitted to WICEN/NSW VRA for accountability.
These are collected by the end of each month.

WICEN COVID-19 Safety Plan - update

Would all members please familiarise themselves with our updated COVID plan, particularly when they are involved in any WICEN activity.

Weekly WICEN Nets

WICEN will be conducting regular weekly nets on Sunday as detailed below.

Sunday of Month 1800 Hrs
Analogue Repeater
1830 Hrs
Digital Repeater
1st, 4th & 5th Chatswood 2m Kurrajong R52 TAC7
2nd & 3rd Kurrajong 70cm DMARC TG 3810

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

Events planned for upcoming months include:

  • Dementia Australia‚Äôs Memory Walk and Jog are to be held in Penrith on May 9th and at Leichhardt Oval, Lilyfield, on May 23rd. These events are an ideal training ground in emergency communications for WICEN members.
  • The Glowworm Tunnel Marathon, will be held in the Newnes and Wolgan Valley area in the Blue Mountains on the weekend of June 18th-20th.
    A training day for this event will be held in the Newnes area on April 11th. Training will take the form of an on site radio survey. This is ideal training for members looking for a more technically challenging activity.

WICEN runs a weekly net each Sunday evening at 1800 hrs. The net is run on either the Chatswood 2 m repeater or the Berowra/Kurrajong 70 cm repeaters.

The digital messaging network sessions continue to be held on Monday evenings at 2000 hrs using WINLINK and JS8CALL net.