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Today was the WICEN Christmas BBQ here at Dural. Training topics included voice procedures with Eric VK2VE, operation of Digital Mobile Radio equipment on VHF Hi-Band, a CPR theory refresher, and the repeater and communications trailers.

Saturday, May 5th is Trek for Timor - Kangaroo Valley, raising funds for education in Timor Leste.

WICEN will be at the CCARC Field Day on Sunday, 25th February.

Facebook users will find the official WICEN New South Wales page, and an informal national WICEN group.

WICEN Northern Rivers has a weekly net on Tuesdays at 8:00pm, on the Lismore repeater VK2RSC on 146.8 MHz, requiring a 123 Hz tone. Listen for VK2WIR. Their next meeting was this morning at 1000.

The WICEN Mid North Coast Region monthly meeting is held on the first Saturday of the month, at SES HQ, Central Road, Port Macquarie, beginning at 15:30. The region is also experimenting with an HF net on Thursday evenings at 19:00, on the WICEN frequency, 28.450 MHz.

WICEN ACT is part of the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club, and supports events in the ACT and the surrounding "Capital Country". Saturday, 24th February is the BMSC Rallye des Femme. Sunday, April 1st is the National Carriage Driving Championships at Witwood, and a two-day walk the following weekend. The Club runs Foundation courses and all-level exams periodically, the next being March 16th and 17th. For more information visit:

WICEN Victoria holds a net every Tuesday at 20:30 on or near 3.6 MHz. A Fun Run from Safety Beach or Dromana to Rosebud will be on January 26th. Duncan's Run in the Tarra Bulga State Forest is listed tentatively for Saturday, March 24th. The Sunraysia Rally will be held in the far North-west corner of Victoria, on April 21st and 22nd. Their website is:

Submitted by Julian Sortland VK2YJS, on behalf of the WICEN State Management Committee.