WICEN NSW Communications

WICEN NSW is a volunteer group comprised of licensed amateur radio operators who provide emergency communications in times when the public communications infrastructure degrades or fails.
WICEN NSW is a communications support squad of VRA Rescue NSW providing recognition through the State Emergency and Rescue Management Act 1989 and the State Rescue Board

WICEN Membership Fees for 2024 and Special Offer

Please be advised that the WICEN State Committee has approved an increase in the membership fee (the first in 10 years) to $25 p.a.
I will be issuing renewal notices by email from the 1st April to reflect the new rate.
However, if you would like to renew NOW for 2024 at the old ($20) rate please do so by remitting your payment to:
WICEN NSW Inc, BSB 112-879 Account No 155 590 471 (St George Bank)
Please add your name or call sign as a reference.
I have also arranged to take credit card payments through Stripe at https://buy.stripe.com/dR6g1G5WKgYNfug8wx although these incur a $0.50 surcharge to cover the costs.

Thanks for your continued support.


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.

Updated WICEN NSW 40m Monthly HF Net

Please note: The HF net time has been moved back to 1830 Hrs from 1730.

  • Monthly - 3rd Sunday of each month at 1830 NSW Local Time
  • Frequency - 7110 kHz LSB +/- QRM / other traffic
  • Net Control - VK2WIZ

The format of the net is as follows:
  • Check In after commencement by Net Control
  • Regional stations first - outside the greater Sydney area.
  • Then greater Sydney stations.
  • Net Control will acknowledge callsigns.
  • Once Check In is complete, Net Control will call in each station to report signals of all stations heard.
  • Individual stations should listen for stations that check in but not heard by Net Control, and report this to Net Control, it may be viable to appoint a back up Net Control or Relay.

It will be great to see lots of stations participate.
Hope to hear you on air.

Neil Fallshaw
Vice President & Media Manager

Neil Fallshaw VK2XNF has published the Newsletter for February. It is available as a pdf here.

The topics covered include:

  • Training Gets Underway for the Year
  • Memory Walk & Jog is here for 2023
  • WICEN Members Awarded National Emergency Medal
  • Communications Boost for Rescue Volunteers
  • The Mole - Temporary Communications in the Blue Mountains
  • What Events do we have this Year

If anyone would like an item published in the Newsletter please email wicen.media@vrarescue.org