WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday the 19th of January 2014

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WICEN will have a stand at the Wyong field day. Volunteers will shortly be called for. Please consider helping, as the more volunteers, the shorter the shifts.

WICEN has ben asked to provide communications support for the Bushwalker's Wilderness Rescue Squad's Operational Exercise, or OPEX, Winburndale Nature Reserve, 35kms north-east of Bathurst, on the weekend of 22nd and 23rd of March.

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday the 29th of December 2013

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Members should have received an email inviting them to a induction training day here at Dural on Sunday 12th of January. As indicated, members must RSVP to attend.

WICEN Victoria is currently providing communications for the 2013 Murray Marathon, running from Yarrawonga down the Murray, which forms the NSW - Victoria border, to Swan Hill on the 31st.

WICEN ACT is part of the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club. Their website at www.crarc.ampr.org includes details of both WICEN and general events.

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday the 22nd of December 2013

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WICEN Victoria will be providing communications for the 2013 Murray Marathon. Operators will arrive at Cobram on 26 December, with the event starting the next morning at Yarrawonga, a little downstream. After 5 days of paddling down the Murray, which forms the NSW - Victoria border, the event concludes at Swan Hill on the 31st. Details can be found using the Events drop-down menu in WICEN Victoria's site at:www.vic.wicen.org.au/

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday the 15th of December 2013

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WICEN Victoria will be providing communications for the 2013 Murray Marathon. Operators will arrive at Cobram on 26 December, with the event starting the next morning at Yarrawonga, a little downstream. After 5 days of paddling down the Murray, which forms the NSW - Victoria border, the event concludes at Swan Hill on the 31st. Details can be found using the Events drop-down menu in WICEN Victoria's site at:www.vic.wicen.org.au/

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday the 8th of December 2013

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WICEN Victoria will be providing communications for the 2013 Murray Marathon. Operators will arrive at Cobram on 26 December, with the event starting the next morning at Yarrawonga, a little downstream. After 5 days of paddling down the Murray, which forms the VK2 - VK3 border, the event concludes at Swan Hill on the 31st. Details can be found using the Events drop-down menu in WICEN Victoria's site at:www.vic.wicen.org.au/

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday the 1st of December 2013

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Members should have now received a report on WICEN's involvement in the annual Cave Rescue exercise held at Jenolan in early November.

Your publicity officer has noticed a possibly interesting programme from ABC's Catalyst team, "Don't Panic: Surviving Extremes" on ABC1 tonight, Sunday, at 7:30pm. For late adopters of digital TV, this is logical channel 2 or 21. The bushfires aspect was filmed in nearby Hornsby Heights.

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday the 24th of November 2013

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On the 9th of November WICEN supported the annual Cave Rescue exercise held at Jenolan. Participants included teams from VRA squads Cave Rescue, BWRS, and WICEN, along with Ambulance Special Operations and the Police Rescue Squad, plus some Jenolan guides. Jenolan is a far more extensive system than the typical tourist will see. This exercise took place within the Mammoth Cave complex, north of the Grand Arch, which contains 11 km of the 40 km of mapped passages and caves in the area, and involved extracting a simulated victim from deep within the system on a stretcher.

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday the 17th of November 2013

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The ARRL website at www.arrl.org contains a number of articles on Amateur and other communications following Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). One story indicates "... a network of ham radio emergency communicators continues to handle a large volume of vital message traffic. Ramon Anquilan, DU1UGZ, of the Philippine Amateur Radio Association (PARA), said its Ham Emergency Radio Operations (HERO) network is active in the disaster areas and sending messages on HF and VHF — 40 meters and 2 meters".

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