WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday 18th of May 2014

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The BWRS will be conducting the Navshield at a location within 3
hour's travel Sydney on the 5th and 6th of July, with set-up on the
4th. WICEN provides safety and event management communications. The
base and at least one checkpoint can be reached by 2 Wheel Drive
vehicle. Members in a regional area can ask if it is in their
proximity.

There is also the option for members to join the WICEN team for the event.

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday 11th of May 2014

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The BWRS will be conducting the Navshield at a currently secret
location not too far from Sydney on the 5th and 6th of July, for which
WICEN provides safety communications. A deputy commander is being
sought for this event.
There is also the option for members to join the WICEN team for the event.

August and September have four Memory Walks. These are fairly short
events, which would make great first events for newer members, and
would be suitable for new or trainee event co-ordinators.

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday 4th of May 2014

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The Upper Hawkesbury Power Boat Club is conducting the 78th Bridge to
Bridge Power Boat Classic on the Hawkesbury River today. WICEN is
supporting Marine Rescue, who are co-ordinating over 50 checkpoints
between Brooklyn and Windsor, using GRN and VHF marine.

Northern Rivers is providing communications for Tenterfield Equestrian
Club's Horse Enduro this weekend, in the Girard State Forest.

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday 27th of April 2014

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The Upper Hawkesbury Power Boat Club will conduct the 78th Bridge to
Bridge Power Boat Classic on the Hawkesbury River on Sunday 4th May
2014. Jan VK2FEB is organising WICEN's assistance to Marine Rescue,
who are co-ordinating communications and checkpoint personnel. There
are over 50 checkpoints between Brooklyn and Windsor, of which some
are some land based, allowing volunteers without a boat to operate
them. Communications will use GRN and VHF marine, with GRN handsets
supplied.

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday 20th of April 2014

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The Upper Hawkesbury Power Boat Club will conduct the 78th Bridge to
Bridge Power Boat Classic on the Hawkesbury River on Sunday 4th May
2014. Jan VK2FEB [pronounced similar to "Yarn"] is organising WICEN's
assistance to Marine Rescue, who are co-ordinating communications and
checkpoint personnel. There are over 50 checkpoints between Brooklyn
and Windsor, of which some are some land based, allowing volunteers
without a boat to operate them. Communications will use GRN and VHF
marine, as appropriate, with GRN handsets supplied.

New Repeater Testing

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WICEN has a new set of repeater hardware on 147.175 (+600 with a 91.5 Hz subtone) on test from tomorrow 17th April, from 12:00, with the call sign VK2REP, our portable 2M licence. It will be on air for a week or so.

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday 13th of April 2014

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The Upper Hawkesbury Power Boat Club will conduct the 78th Bridge to
Bridge Power Boat Classic on the Hawkesbury River on Sunday 4th May
2014.

Jan VK2FEB [pronounced similar to "Yarn"] is organising WICEN's
assistance to Marine Rescue, who are co-ordinating communications and
checkpoint personnel. There are over 50 checkpoints between Brooklyn
and Windsor, of which some are some land based, allowing volunteers
without a boat to operate them. Communications will use GRN and VHF
marine, as appropriate, with GRN handsets supplied.

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday 6th of April 2014

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Northern Rivers is providing communications for Tenterfield Equestrian
Club's Horse Enduro on the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of May, in the
Girard State Forest.

WICEN membership fees were due 31 March 2014. Many members have
already paid, mainly at the Wyong Field Day. The Annual fee is $15.00,
and direct payment to WICEN account is preferred. For details of
account please see the WICEN web page. If members are unable to
deposit their membership fee direct, then payment can be made by
cheque to WICEN (NSW) Inc and mailed to:

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday 30th of March 2014

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On Sunday 23rd March a VRA Induction training session was held at the
SARC Clubrooms in Lismore for about 10 WICEN members. This covered
the 5 basic competencies required for active VRA members. The WICEN
Northern Rivers group approached the training with enthusiasm and all
made a big effort to get through all the work required on the day.
This training will help continue WICEN's relevance to today's changing
emergency service environment. Thank you to all those who attended.

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday 23rd of March 2014

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Northern Rivers is providing communications for Tenterfield Equestrian
Club's Horse Enduro on the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of May, in the
Girard State Forest.

WICEN ACT is part of the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club, the
successor of the ACT division of the WIA. Their website at
http://www.crarc.ampr.org/ includes details of both WICEN and general
events.

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