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A new event is the GWT, or Glow Worm Tunnel Trail Running Weekend at Newnes, north of Lithgow, on the 16th and 17th of June. This will provide experience operating in a remote location.

True Grit, on the 2nd and 3rd of June will be followed by the Obstacle Course Racing World Championship on Friday the 8th and Saturday the 9th, both at Lower Portland, in north-west Sydney.

The 30th Navshield, a bush navigation contest, is on June the 23rd and 24th.

The VH-MDX "Barrington SAREX", or Search And Rescue EXercise runs from September 14th to 16th.

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. A meeting is planned for Sunday, 10 June at 10:00, at the SARC club site.

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 is also experimenting with 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 ACT and the surrounding "Capital Country". The National Capital Rally will be the 1st to 3rd of June. June 9th and 10th is the SCSCC Bega Rally. Saturday, July 21st is pencilled-in as the BMSC Narooma Rally, as is the Batemans Bay Rally on August 11th. See the WICEN and Events pages on: Also, a reminder that Monday is a public holiday for Reconciliation Day in the ACT, a first such holiday in Australia.

CRARC also runs Foundation courses and all-level exams bi-monthly, the next being July 21st and 22nd.

WICEN Victoria's next event is the Mallee Rally on the 9th and 10th of June at the spectacular Lake Tyrell in Sealake. The group holds a net on 3.6 MHz each Wednesday at 8:30 pm local time. Visit:

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