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The Annual General meeting of WICEN NSW Incorporated will be held at 1400 hours on Saturday, August 26th, here at ARNSW, at 63 Quarry Road, Dural.

The VH-MDX SAREX will be held over the weekend of 15th to 17th September. This is a search and rescue exercise built around the search a light aircraft missing since 1981, in the rugged Barrington Tops, north of Newcastle. Some checkpoints can be accessed by a regular car, others require a four wheel drive.

Trek for Timor Kangaroo Valley is on 7th and 8th October. This event raises funds for accommodation for students studying in Dili, and scholarships for school students. See:

The Hawkesbury Canoe Classic will be held overnight on 28th and 29th October.

VRA Memorial Day is Sunday, October 15th.

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

WICEN Northern Rivers has a weekly net on Tuesdays at 8:00pm summer time, on the Lismore repeater VK2RSC on 146.8 MHz, requiring a 123 Hz tone. Listen for VK2WIR. Members will be providing communications for the Jackadgery Horse Enduro this weekend. Sunday 13th August is a group meeting, at 10:00.

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.

WICEN ACT is part of the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club, and supports events in the ACT and the surrounding "Capital Country". September 2nd and 3rd is the ACTERA Brookvale Horse Enduro on the north-west border of the Territory. Fitz's Challenge is a cycling event on Sunday October 29th. November 4th and 5th sees the group double up, with Light Car Club of Canberra's Monaro Stages event around Cooma on the Saturday, and the NSW Carriage Driving Championships at Witwood on the Sunday. The Club runs Foundation courses and all-level exams periodically, the next on 9th and 10th September. For more information visit:

WICEN Victoria holds a net every Tuesday at 20:30 on or near 3.6 MHz. The Stockman's Rally on September 17th is a non-competitive motorcycle event in Big River State Forest. December 1st to 3rd is the Alpine rally in the east of the state. Their website is:

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