WICEN NSW, is a communications support squad of the NSW Volunteer Rescue Association.
Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) WICEN has cancelled participation in all but emergency activations, and moved training and meetings to its amateur and non-amateur radio resources, including DMR.
WICEN is running check-in nets twice daily, with details on the website.
Should it be safe to do so, training in the use of chainsaws will be provided on the 3rd to the 5th of July, most likely in northern Sydney. This primarily regards the clearing of fallen timber.
Members are encouraged to take advantage of the free courses offered by the Office of Emergency Management, at: https://www.emtraining.nsw.gov.au/
For Facebook users, there is an official WICEN NSW page; and an informal national WICEN group.
WICEN ACT is part of the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club. The club is moving all events, including lectures, online or on-air. The group is supporting car rallies from early July, via the provisions of equipment and advice. For more info visit: http://www.crarc.ampr.org or the CRARC Facebook page.
WICEN Victoria - The weekly net is on each Tuesday at 8:30 pm, on 3.6 MHz. Their first event back may be Ballarat's Eureka Rally on August 22nd. WICEN Victoria's website, which includes a couple of propagation indicators, is: http://vic.wicen.org.au
Submitted by Julian Sortland AX2YJS, on behalf of the WICEN State Management Committee.