WICEN NSW is a communications support squad of the NSW Volunteer Rescue Association.
Dementia Australia's Memory Walk and Jog events have been added to the WICEN NSW agenda. The first two in NSW are the Illawarra event on Sunday, February 21st at Stuart Park, North Wollongong, and in the Hunter at Speers Point Park on March 21st. The Sydney events are in May, with Penrith on the 9th, and the Inner West on the 23rd. Each is a short Sunday morning event, packed up my mid-morning, and suitable for new members. The Albury-Wodonga event is now virtual. See: https://memorywalk.com.au
Members have been experimenting with WINLINK and JS8CALL to pass text messages, on Monday evenings, supported by a Google Meeting.
VK2RAH, the 70 cm repeater at Mt Bindo is off-air, pending investigation in the coming week.
WICEN has a weekly net, each Sunday evening. The main net uses FM, and is at 1800, and a secondary net uses DMR digital voice at 1830. This evening's uses the Chatswood 2m repeater, 147.150 MHz; and the non-Amateur Kurrajong R52 TAC7 DMR device.
The date for CCARC Wyong Field day has now changed to Sunday May 30th. WICEN NSW are planning to have a stand there. See: https://www.ccarc.org.au/
Members are asked to regularly check their vrarescue.org email address.
For Facebook users, there is an official WICEN NSW page; and an informal national WICEN group.
WICEN ACT is part of the Canberra Region ARC. Upcoming events are the Memory Walk on Sunday, February 28th, and the BMSC National Capital Rally on March 27th and 28th. Their website is: https://www.crarc.org.au
WICEN Victoria's weekly net is Tuesdays at 8:30 pm, on 3.6 MHz. The Geelong Memory Walk is March 14th; Duncan's Run at Turra-Bulga State Forest is March 20th and 21st; the Baw-Baw Extreme April 15th and 16th; and the Ballarat Memory Walk, April 18th. All are subject to confirmation. Visit: https://vic.wicen.org.au or search for WICEN Victoria on Facebook.
Submitted by Julian Sortland VK2YJS & AG6LE, on behalf of the WICEN State Management Committee.