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WICEN NSW will be supporting the Dementia Australia Walk and Jog events. These are short Sunday morning events, typically packed up by noon, and ideal for new members.

The schedule is:

  • Hunter - Speers Point Park, on the shore of Awaba (aka Lake Macquarie) - March 31st
  • Western Sydney - Tench Reserve, Penrith - April 7th
  • Sydney - Leichhardt Oval #3, Lilyfield (the "Bay Run") - May 19th

Next Sunday, April 7th is also a training day here at Dural. WICEN is intending to conduct training on the first Sunday of each month at ARNSW Dural. If you are planing to attend on April 7th please email:

True Grit, an obstacle course running event, is scheduled for the 1st and 2nd of June, and the OCR World Championship 24 hour on the 8th and 9th of June, both at Lower Portland, in outer NW Sydney. Nic McLean VK2KXN is the event commander. Please contact Nic at if you are available for either or both of these events.

The Glow Worm Marathon at Newnes is the 15th and 16th of June.

For Facebook users, there is an official WICEN NSW page; and an informal national WICEN group.

It is with regret that we announce the closure of the Northern Rivers Region. The members will meet on Sunday April 14th to formally vote to close the region. Past and present members are invited to attend wearing Wicen / VRA or allied shirts for a photo opportunity marking the end of one era and the beginning of the next. There will be a last Wicen NR net on Tuesday April 16th to confirm, on air, that the region has closed. Looking forward, Summerland Amateur Radio will continue to support WICEN NSW in its activities. All amateurs in the Northern Rivers Region are encouraged to support WICEN NSW, through individual membership. The Lismore repeater for this final net is VK2RSC on 146.8 MHz, requiring a 123 Hz tone. Listen for VK2WIR.

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 runs 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 "Capital Country" region, and on the South Coast. The Canberra Two Day walk concludes today, March 31st. Friday May 10th and Saturday 11th are the BMSC National Capital Rally. The SCSCC Bega Rally is the 8th and 9th of June, while the NSSCC "Rally of the Bay" at Bateman's Bay is the 29th. For more info, visit

WICEN Victoria will be supporting the Kenda Rally, a motorcycle endurance event at Eildon, on Sunday, May 5th. The Mallee Rally in spectacular Sea Lake is June 8th. A training event will be held at the Dromana Drive-in on Saturday, April 13th. The weekly net is on each Tuesday at 8:80 to 9:30 pm. WICEN Victoria's site is:

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