Today WICEN is taking part in the Blue Mountains Emergency Services Expo from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Katoomba Showground. Displays will be presented by NSW Police (including Police Rescue & Dog Squad) NSW Ambulance, Fire & Rescue NSW, Rural Fire Service, State Emergency Service, Volunteer Rescue Association (which include the Bushwalkers Wilderness Rescue Squad, Caves Rescue & WICEN). There will also be a display of NSW Historical Patrol Vehicles and Traffic & Highway Patrol Show cars. The Blue Mountains LAC page on Facebook has more details.
A training day is proposed for Sunday, February 19. The 26th is both the CCARC Field Day, and the first of a series of Memory Walk and Jog events, in this case, at Wollongong.
WICEN has a twitter account: @wicennsw
It can be viewed at: http://twitter.com/wicennsw
Facebook users will find the official WICEN New South Wales page, and an informal national WICEN group.
Northern Rivers region is holding their final meeting this morning. They have a weekly net on Tuesdays at 8:00 pm summer time, on the Lismore repeater VK2RSC on 146.8 MHz, requiring a 123 Hz tone. Listen for VK2WIR. The associated Summerland ARC will be supporting the Great Eastern Fly-In, from January 6th to 8th, 2017 at Evans Head. http://www.greateasternflyin.com/
WICEN ACT is part of the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club, and supports events in the ACT and the surrounding "Capital Country". The club's website is at: http://www.crarc.ampr.org
The club holds Foundation courses, and exams for all levels, are provided by the Club bi-monthly, on odd-numbered months.
WICEN Victoria holds a net every Tuesday at 2030 on or near 3.6 MHz. Their website is: http://vic.wicen.org.au
Submitted by Julian Sortland VK2YJS, on behalf of the WICEN State Management Committee.