WICEN has national frequencies allocated in the Australian Amateur Band Plans, and some frequencies in the commercial bands. The Amateur Band Plans are voluntary agreements, relying on amateur self-regulation. Thus WICEN does not have any exclusive claim.
Also there are allocations for IARU Emergency Operations, to be used as a centre frequency for traffic in Region 3. This region covers Australia, New Zealand, Asia, China and the Indian sub-continent. These would be typically activated in major disasters such as floods and tsunamis.
WICEN is able to use 2 frequencies around 5MHz, allocated nationally by ACMA, and some frequencies on commercial segments allocated to the NSW Volunteer Rescue Association (since WICEN (NSW) is a specialist squad of the VRA.)
WICEN (NSW) also holds a number of repeater licences and associated frequencies, for both fixed and portable locations. WICEN (NR) has a 2m/70cm trailer-based portable repeater. We do not presently have a fixed repeater.
|60m||5.102 5.355||USB Commercial transceivers only|
REPEATERS – PORTABLE (NR and STATE only)
WICEN can also use the following VRA frequencies, all USB. 2.800 3.882 5.264 7.485 MHz
Only commercial transceivers may be used. Amateur callsigns are not to be used on these frequencies, I/D as ‘WICEN + location’.
WICEN NR Handheld frequencies
This is a list of frequencies programmed into WICEN NR dual-band handheld transceivers (Baofeng)
|146.675||repeater – 0.6MHz tone 123||VK2RCV Grafton|
|146.800||repeater – 0.6MHz tone 123||VK2RSC Lismore|
|147.175||repeater + 0.6MHz||VK2REP WICEN portable|
|147.250||repeater + 0.6MHz||VK2REH Woodburn|
|147.275||repeater + 0.6MHz||VK2RAP Acacia Plateau|
|438.675||repeater – 5MHz tone 123||VK2RPL Mt.Nardi|
|439.875||repeater||VK2RAH WICEN portable|
|439.950||repeater – 5MHz tone 123||VK2RSC Lismore|