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Happy New Year!

The first of a series of Alzheimer's Australia Memory Walk & Jog events will be held on Sunday 28th February at Stuart Park, just north of Wollongong city. The Western Sydney event will be on Sunday 13th March.

WICEN will have a stand at the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club's Wyong Field Day on Sunday, 28th February 2016.

The Summerland Amateur Radio Club will be involved in The Great Eastern Fly-In, held at the Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome on the weekend of the 9th and 10th of January. SARC will be assisting with airband communications, and will have a stall showcasing Amateur Radio. Event details are at:

Members should prepared for activation over the summer period, as until recently this has been the busiest period for incidents. Despite several record lows being set, and snow falling outside the usual alpine areas, last year was the warmest on record for Australia according to the BOM, and the highest windspeed ever detected in NSW was recorded during the Kurnell tornado.

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 the surrounding "Capital Country". The club's website is at: http://
Coming events include Foundation Licence course and exams on the 15th and 16th of January, and the Canberra Two Day Walk in early April.

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