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WICEN Invites WIA Accredited Emergency Communications Operators to Join the Super Murray Marathon

Date : 21 / 11 / 2011
Author : Phil Wait - VK2ASD

The Super Murray Marathon is a canoe race held along the Murray River between Yarrawonga and Swan Hill. Each year WICEN Victoria provide communication and logistic support using HF and 2 metre equipped portable stations at intervals along the banks of the river. This year, WICEN Victoria would like to invite all WIA Emergency Communication Operators to join the event and gain valuable training in emergency communications and message handelling, and also to have some fun. If you don't have portable HF that is OK, as we can still find a place for you to fit into the team. Although this a WICEN event you do not need to be a member of WICEN to be

The five day event, held between December 27 and 31, is run by the YMCA as a fund raiser for their various activities in the area. During the event we will be camping as a group at three camp sites provided by the YMCA at Cobram, Echuca and Swan Hill. Camping is easy as the YMCA provides all the food at a very reasonable cost and the YMCA has an event volunteer registration system that helps with catering, camper numbers, T shirt sizes and other admin issues. A working with children check card is now required, but the YMCA will facilitate this by sending out the application forms to those that register on their website. The card is free for volunteers and will be helpful in the future for JOTA and other amateur radio activities.

If you are interested in training with fellow amateurs and enjoying the best the Murray region has to offer during the holiday time, you can get further details by contacting either of the WICEN event organisers below for further details

Graham Mason VK3KMG
Phone 03 59 811238
Mobile 0417 539 710

Gerard Werner VK3GER
Phone 03 9773 6313
Mobile 0407 736 313


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