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Once again, WICEN NSW will be supporting the Dementia Australia Walk and Jog events. These are fairly short events, typically packed up by noon. The schedule is:

  • Illawarra - Stuart Park, North Wollongong - March 3rd - Please contact Operations ASAP if available.
  • Hunter - Speers Point Park, Lake Macquarie - March 31st
  • Western Sydney - Tench Reserve, Penrith - April 7th
  • Sydney - Leichhardt Oval #3, Lilyfield (over the "Bay Run") - May 19th

The 2nd and 3rd of March are planned as a training weekend at Newnes, near Lithgow. This is the site of the Glow Worm Marathon, which WICEN will again support on June the 15th and 16th. Other activities include testing and configuring NVIS antennas.

True Grit, an obstacle course running event, is scheduled for the 1st and 2nd of June, and the OCR World Championship 24 hour on the 8th and 9th of June, both at Lower Portland, in outer NW Sydney.

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. The Canberra Two Day walk is March the 30th and 31st. Friday May the 10th and Saturday the 11th are the BMSC National Capital Rally. The SCSCC Bega Rally is June the 8th and 9th, while the NSSCC "Rally of the Bay" at Bateman's Bay is the 29th. For more info visit

WICEN Victoria will be supporting Duncan's Run, an ultra-marathon on Saturday, March 23rd. The Sunraysia 400 on April the 27th and 28th is an off-road motorsport event held at Keera station, in far north-west Victoria, just south of Wentworth NSW. The Kenda Rally, a motorcycle endurance event, is Sunday, May 5th. The Mallee Rally is June 8th. The group holds a net on 3.6 MHz each Tuesday at 8:30 pm. Their site is at:

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