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WICEN is assisting the VRA with the provision of Liaison Officers to SES Metro Zone, Emergency Operations Centre (EOC). Several Volunteer Rescue Association teams have been operating in the Sydney Basin, assisting the SES following the recent storms.

Sunday, February 3rd is a WICEN training day, here at ARNSW in sunny Dural.

WICEN NSW will be at the Wyong Field Day, on Sunday, February 24th, 2019. This is an opportunity for members to pay their annual membership.

The 2nd and 3rd of March are planned as a training weekend at Newnes, near Lithgow.

Members should remain prepared for activation, as summer has traditionally been the period in which WICEN has had the most activations, including for fire and storm events.

For Facebook users, there is an official WICEN NSW 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.

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 runs an HF net on Thursday evenings at 19:00, on the WICEN frequency, 3.600 MHz.

WICEN ACT is part of the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club, and supports events in the "Capital Country" region, and on the South Coast. See the "WICEN" and "Events" pages on:

WICEN Victoria has the Pajero Challenge, tentatively scheduled for the 9th and 10th of February, at Big River. Duncan's Run, billed as "Gipsland Ultra-Marathon" is Saturday, March 23rd, and Sunraysia 400, just south of Wentworth NSW on the 27th and 28th of April. The group holds a net on 3.6 MHz each Tuesday at 8:30 pm, resuming in the new year. Their site includes write-ups of recent events, and dates for events well into next year; and is at:

Finally, a Merry Christmas to members and listeners!

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