WHAT IS WICEN (NR)?
WICEN (Northern Rivers) is the local region of WICEN (NSW) Inc.
We are a volunteer group comprised of licensed amateur radio operators who provide emergency communications
and communications assitance for other emergency services and a variety of community events.
WICEN operates as a specialist support squad of the Volunteer Rescue Association, providing recognition
through the State Emergency and Rescue Management Act 1989 and the State Rescue Board.
Our main activites are:
- To support organisations who are operating events, often in remote and difficult terrain.
These include charity walks and runs, horse enduros, car rallys, canoe races and bush navigation exercises.
- To provide trained operators to assist emergency services such as the Rural Fire Service (RFS) and the State Emergency Service (SES)
- To provide emergency communications in times when the public infrastructure such as phone networks degrade or fail.
- To provide practical training and exercises in fixed and portable radio communications for the above purposes.
WICEN (NR) draws its members mainly from the Summerland Amateur Radio Club. We use many of the facilities of the club, including the clubrooms and the VHF/UHF repeaters.
Membership is open to any person, and subject to the approval of WICEN (NSW).
WICEN personnel also become members of the NSW Volunteer Rescue Association. There is no extra fee for this.
For more info go to http://www.nsw.wicen.org.au/join-wicen where you can download a membership application form.
Note that a passport size photo is required as members are issued with a VRA card and lanyard. The membership fee is $15 per annum. This is due on April 1, the start date of the financial year for WICEN. The preferred method of payment is to do a direct deposit to the WICEN (NR) account at the Summerland Credit Union.
Account Name: WICEN (NSW) INC N/R
Account No: 25803888
Payment info: Your callsign + Fees 2017
Also, please send an email to Duncan VK2DLR, moc.d1498132903nopgi1498132903b@tno1498132903myard1498132903 to advise him of your payment.
WICEN NR DIRECTORY current until 31/03/2017
Regional Coordinator: Chris Meagher VK2ACD, moc.l1498132903iamg@1498132903rehga1498132903emdca1498132903
Deputy Regional Coordinator: Ross Dowse VK2ARD, moc.l1498132903iamg@1498132903dra2k1498132903v1498132903
Secretary: Paul McGuiness, VK2PMG, *protected email*
Treasurer:Duncan Raymont, VK2DLR, moc.d1498132903nopgi1498132903b@tno1498132903myard1498132903
ABN 87 539 529 136
Emergency Management Australia – Comms Manual DOWNLOAD HERE
Update – Comms Manual ACP 121(I) 2010 DOWNLOAD HERE
WICEN (NR) runs a 2 metre net on the 146.800 Lismore repeater, every Tuesday at 8pm.
The first net of each month starts on 80m, usually on 3.600 MHz LSB and then switches to the repeater after all have had a say.