Submitted by VK2YJS on

As a member of VRA Region 0, WICEN has been asked to assist in the provision of radio coverage of the Royal National Park section of the MS Sydney to Gong cycle ride on on Sunday the 1st of November. The briefing is at Waterfall early on the Sunday morning, with deployment in that general area for most of the day. Further participants are requested, with the event being suitable for new members.

Northern Rivers is conducting an exercise covering radio and signals Procedure, operating, and map reading on Saturday 31 October.
Contact Ross VK2ARD for details. The Region has a weekly net on Tuesdays at 2000 Lima (NSW summer time) on the Summerland 2 metre repeater, 146.800 MHz.

The Hawkesbury Canoe Classic, run overnight concludes this morning.

Cave Rescue Squad, a sister VRA squad, will be Operational Exercise at Jenolan Caves over the weekend of 31st October and 1st November.

The correct date for the CCARC Wyong Field Day is Sunday, 28nd February 2016.

WICEN has a twitter account: @wicennsw
It can be viewed at:

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

WICEN ACT is part of the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club, and supports events in the ACT and Capital Country. The club's website at includes details of both WICEN and general events. Fitz's Challenge is a long distance cycling event held in the west of the ACT is on today. November 7 is Call of the Beast, a mud running and obstacle course event. BMSC's "Rallye des Femme", an event for female drivers and novice males, is on the 14th of Novermber.

WICEN Victoria is supporting the Stockmans Rally today in the Big River State Forest. Thursday, October 29 is the Boniyong exercise in the Mornington and Rosebud area.

Coming events include:

Hawkesbury Canoe Classic concludes today
Fitz's Challenge today in the ACT
Stockmans Rally in Victoria today
Boniyong exercise in VK3 on October 29
Northern Rivers training on 31 October
Jenolan Caves Opex on 31 October and 1 November
Sydney to the Gong on November 1
Call of the Beast on 7 November
BMSC 'Rallye des Femme' on 14 November

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