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Last Sunday saw WICEN provide communications support for Dementia Australia’s Sydney Memory Walk and Jog. The event started and finished at Leichhardt Oval and took in the Bay Run athletic track. Three WICEN NSW members attended. A VHF repeater was deployed at Rod Park and eleven VHF hand held radios were distributed to the event organisers. 200 to 300 people participated, with the event being incident free.

WICEN NSW will be providing communications support for the Glow Worm Tunnel Marathon this year on the weekend of 17th - 19th June. This event is in the Wolgan Valley around Newnes. We are seeking volunteers to help out. Please email Neil, VK2XNF, at if you are interested.

True Grit is a military inspired obstacle course race being held on Saturday 25th June at Dargle Farm, Lower Portland. WICEN NSW will be providing the safety communications support and is looking for a small number of volunteers. If you are interested, contact Nic VK2KXN at

This year’s Navshield is on the weekend of 16th -17th July. It is a remote bushland navigational exercise involving many of the emergency services. WICEN NSW will be assisting the Bush Search and Rescue Unit of the SES with communications. If you would like to volunteer, email

WICEN NSW conducts weekly voice nets on Sunday evenings at 6pm, on either the Chatswood 2 metre repeater or the Kurrajong 70cm repeater.

WICEN NSW is a communications support squad of VRA Rescue NSW.