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The OCR World Championship 24 Hour event, concludes today, at Lower Portland, in NW Sydney.

The BSAR Navshield will be held on the 22nd and 23rd of June, at Kanangra-Boyd National Park, in the western Blue Mountains area. As well as providing support and safety communications for the for the event, WICEN may enter a team, should competitors make themselves available.

The Glow Worm Tunnel Marathon at the historical Newnes, north of Lithgow, is June the 15th and 16th.

September 14th and 15th is the Kangaroo Valley - Remexio Partnership's Trek for Timor. This funds education, local energy projects, and female leadership development in Timor Leste. See:

The Hounslow Classic is September the 28th and 29th, in the Blue Mountains.

Training will be here at sunny Dural on July 7th.

Dan Joyce VK2GG, secretary of Wicen Hunter advises that the Great North Walk Ultra event has changed, and now consists of out-and-back runs from Patonga, rather than the Hunter to Central Coast event it previously was. As mobile coverage is good at the proposed checkpoints, WICEN's services are no longer required. The Terrigal Trotters Running Club and Hunter WICEN wishes to thank all past operators for their time and dedication over the ten year period of this event, including those from the Central Coast, and beyond.

For Facebook users, there is an official WICEN NSW page; and an informal national WICEN group. VRA NSW, of which WICEN is a member squad, is also on Facebook as VRANSW.

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 SCSCC Bega Rally is this weekend, while the NSSCC "Rally of the Bay" at Bateman's Bay is the 29th. August 6th is the BMSC Narooma Rally. The ACTERA Brookvale Horse Endurance Ride is September the 2nd and 3rd, on the NW border of the Territory. The LCCC Monaro Stages, named for the region near Cooma, is Saturday October 19th, which is also JOTA weekend. Fitz's Challenge is a cycling event on Sunday, October 27th. For more info, visit

WICEN Victoria will be supporting the Eureka Rally on the 24th and 25th of August, around Ballarat. The Stockman's Rally is October 27th. The weekly net is on each Tuesday at 8:30 to 9:30 pm, on 3.6 MHz. WICEN Victoria's site, which has a series of write-ups on recent events, is:

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