WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday, 29 March 2020

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WICEN NSW, is a communications support squad of the NSW Volunteer Rescue Association.

Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) WICEN is cancelling participation in all but emergency activations, and moving training and meetings to its amateur DMR and non-amateur radio resources.

Short, twice daily nets are commencing tomorrow, Monday March 30th, using WICEN's Sydney repeaters, and daily on the DMARC Network using TG3810 on Timeslot 1. Note this TalkGroup (TG) is UA (user activated).

This move includes the training day, next Sunday, April 5th.

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday, 22 March 2020

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WICEN NSW, is a communications support squad of the NSW Volunteer Rescue Association.

Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) WICEN is cancelling participation in all but emergency activations, and moving training and meetings to its amateur DMR and non-amateur radio resources. As indicated in a recent email, a weekly net is planned using DMR.

This move includes training on Sunday, April 5th.

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday, 1 March 2020

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WICEN NSW, is a communications support squad of the NSW Volunteer Rescue Association.

WICEN NSW Squad Captain and President Lindsay Bolstad attended the NSW Bushfire State Memorial Service, honouring the 25 firefighters and community members lost in the recent NSW bushfires.

"Drive vehicles under operational conditions" training is held this weekend. Members are also encouraged to take advantage of the free courses offered by the Office of Emergency Management, at: https://www.emtraining.nsw.gov.au/

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday, 23 February 2020

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WICEN NSW, is a support squad of the NSW Volunteer Rescue Association. Recent rains mean fires across the state have been brought under control, and WICEN's support has concluded.

For members who have registered, "Drive vehicles under operational conditions" is being held next weekend. Members are also encouraged to take advantage of the free courses offered by the Office of Emergency Management, at: https://www.emtraining.nsw.gov.au/

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday, 9 February 2020

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WICEN NSW, as a support squad of the NSW Volunteer Rescue Association has in the past week been requested to provide limited support to the NSW RFS. Support at this time is being provided to Bega FCC.

Members are also encouraged to take advantage of the free courses offered by the Office of Emergency Management, at: https://www.emtraining.nsw.gov.au/

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday, 26 January 2020

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WICEN NSW, as a support squad of the NSW Volunteer Rescue Association, has now ceased tasking members to assist the NSW RFS. The WICEN Committee would like to thank those members who during the recent bushfire emergency gave their time to assist, often at short notice and in difficult and stressful operating conditions.

A link to the BBC World's "Digital Planet" programme "Tech tracking Australian fires", featuring WICEN, is available here.

While a distinct entity, WICEN NSW is affiliated with the WIA.

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday, 19 January 2020

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WICEN NSW, as a support squad of the NSW Volunteer Rescue Association, has been active assisting in a number of multi-agency activities during the current bush-fire emergency.

With the current reduction in fire activity, and the restoration of communications around Bega, all WICEN activities have been suspended. Well done to all involved.

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