WICEN NSW is a communications support squad of the NSW Volunteer Rescue Association.
WICEN's informal Communications Exercise, was a success, with much learned. Comments have been posted to the wicen.all group in the VRA mail system.
WICEN and the St. George Amateur Radio Society are jointly conducting a test, using a 70cm FM repeater at Mt. Bindo on the Great Dividing Range. VK2RAH is on 439.875 MHz. Contact: email@example.com
Members have been experimenting with WINLINK and JS8CALL to pass text messages, on Monday evenings, supported by a Google Meeting.
WICEN has a weekly net, each Sunday evening. The main net uses FM, and is at 1800, and a secondary net uses DMR digital voice at 1830. This afternoon's uses the Berowra and Kurrajong 70cm linked system; and the DMARC TG 3810, the latter accessible from any convenient DMR repeater connected to DMARC.
Members are also encouraged to take advantage of the free courses offered by OEM at: https://www.emtraining.nsw.gov.au/
WICEN hopes to be at the CCARC Field Day at Wyong on February 28th, 2021. Members may volunteer by contacting WICEN Operations. Discounted entry may be available to such volunteers.
Members are asked to regularly use their vrarescue.org email address.
For Facebook users, there is an official WICEN NSW page; and an informal national WICEN group.
WICEN ACT is part of the Canberra Region ARC. Their website is: http://www.crarc.org.au
WICEN Victoria's weekly net is Tuesdays at 8:30 pm, on 3.6 MHz. Duncan's Run at Turra-Bulga State Forest is March 20th and 21st, while the Baw-Baw Extreme is April 15th and 16th; both subject to confirmation. Visit: http://vic.wicen.org.au or search for WICEN Victoria on Facebook.
Submitted by Julian Sortland VK2YJS & AG6LE, on behalf of the WICEN State Management Committee.