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).


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.


Last weekend on 3rd September saw WICEN NSW have its Annual General Meeting.
A new committee was elected with the following people:

  • President : Lindsay Bolstad, VK2JLB
  • Vice President : Neil Fallshaw, VK2XNF
  • Secretary : Steve Diekman, VK2MCA
  • Treasurer : Doug Rosser, VK2DCR
  • Committee Members : Mark Halliwell, VK2MOH
             Nic McLean, VK2KXN
             Paul Britton, VK2PTB
             Simon Brown, VK2TW.

Also at the AGM, Certificates of Appreciation were presented to Compton Allen VK2HRX, Barry White VK2AAB and Nic McLean VK2KXN.

WICEN NSW will be conducting a training exercise on Saturday 24th September over a number of locations with as many WICEN members as possible. This will be similar to the exercise last February. Operations will be on HF as well as 2 metres. Country members are encouraged to join in. If you would like to participate, please contact Mal Alexander at .

WICEN NSW is providing the safety communications for the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic which is being held on the weekend of 29th - 30th October after a 3 year break. This event is a paddle of 111km down the Hawkesbury River from Windsor to Mooney Mooney.

Please email if you would like to help out.

WICEN NSW conducts weekly voice nets on Sunday evenings at 6pm, on either the Chatswood 2 metre repeater or the Kurrajong 70cm repeater.

WICEN NSW is a communications support squad of VRA Rescue NSW and has a website, a Twitter Feed @wicennsw, and a Facebook page www.facebook.com/wicennsw