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.
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. 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. WICEN Victoria's website, which includes a write-up of assistance provided to Rotuma (3D2R) during TC Sarai over the New Year period, is: http://vic.wicen.org.au
There is potential for car rallies to resume from August, supported by these two groups.
Submitted by Julian Sortland VK2YJS, on behalf of the WICEN State Management Committee.