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.

The Glowworm Tunnel Marathon will be held in and around Newnes in the Blue Mountains on the weekend of 18th-20th June. If you are interested in participating please contact wicen.ops@vrarescue.org

Dementia Australia will hold a Memory Walk in Penrith on 9th May and another at Leichhardt Oval, Lilyfield, on 23rd May. Volunteers are still needed for both these events, which are an ideal training ground in emergency communications for WICEN members.

The topic for today’s training at Dural is about NVIS propagation.

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

Please note the Berowra 70 cm. repeater is temporarily off air.