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 james.goh@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 Chatswood 2m Kurrajong R52 TAC7
2nd Kurrajong 70cm DMARC TG 3810
3rd Kurrajong 70cm  
4th Chatswood 2m Kurrajong R52 TAC7
5th Chatswood 2m Kurrajong R52 TAC7

The recent rainy weather has played havoc with events that WICEN NSW was to be involved in.
The Watagan Horse Enduro has been cancelled for this year and the Camp Quality Trek has been postponed to a date yet to be set.
There are two Memory Walk and Jogs in the Sydney region in May. The Cronulla walk is on today and the Leichardt walk is on Sunday 22nd May. WICEN NSW will be providing the safety communications for both these events. If you are interested in helping out please email wicen.ops@vrarescue.org
WICEN NSW will be providing communications support for the Glow Worm Tunnel Marathon this year on the weekend of 17th - 19th June. This event is in the Wolgan Valley around Newnes. We are seeking volunteers to help out. Please email Neil, VK2XNF, at neil.fallshaw@vrarescue.org if you are interested.
True Grit is a military inspired obstacle course race being held on Saturday 25th June at Dargle Farm, Lower Portland. WICEN NSW will be providing the safety communications support and is looking for a small number of volunteers. If you are interested, contact Nic VK2KXN at nicholas.mclean@vrarescue.org
WICEN NSW conducts weekly voice nets on Sunday evenings at 6pm, on either the Chatswood 2 metre repeater or the Kurrajong 70cm repeater. Please check the WICEN NSW website for details.