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
        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

The WICEN training day, here at ARNSW in Dural, is now Sunday, February 10th.

WICEN NSW will be at the Wyong Field Day, on Sunday, February 24th, 2019. This is a good opportunity for members to pay their annual membership, which is now $20.

The 2nd and 3rd of March are planned as a training weekend at Newnes, near Lithgow.

Members should remain prepared, as summer has traditionally been the period in which WICEN has had the most activations, including for fire and storm events. Providing liaison officers between the SES and the VRA squads brought into Sydney to assist after the recent storms is an example.

For Facebook users, there is an official WICEN NSW page; and an informal national WICEN group.

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 associated Summerland Club is supporting the Evans Head Fly-in, between lunchtime this Friday, 11th, and 4pm on Sunday, 13th.

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. Dementia Australia is kicking off the 2019 Memory Walk & Jog season in Canberra, on the foreshore of Lake Burley Griffin, on February 24th, 2019, supported by WICEN ACT. The Canberra Two Day walk is March the 30th and 31st. The "Events" page on http://www.crarc.ampr.org has been filled out for the remainder of the year.

As an aside, it is possible for community groups, including your local radio club, to run a "DIY" Memory Walk and Jog event.

WICEN Victoria will be supporting a Fun Run on January 26th in the Rosebud - Domana area, on Mornington Peninsular, south of Melbourne. The 2019 Pajero Challenge, is the 9th and 10th February, at Big River. Duncan's Run, billed as the "Gipsland Ultra-Marathon" is Saturday, March 23rd; while the Sunraysia 400 off-road racing event is west of Mildura on the 27th and 28th of April. The group holds a net on 3.6 MHz each Tuesday at 8:30 pm. Their site includes write-ups of recent events, and is at: http://vic.wicen.org.au

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