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WICEN New South Wales


P.O. BOX 6151


WICEN NSW Inc,, is a volunteer group comprised of licensed amateur radio operators who provide emergency communications in times when the public communications infrastructure such as phone
networks degrade or fail. 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.

WICEN has teams of trained operators available at short notice, ready to provide emergency communications support. These teams can access a state-wide network of VHF and UHF repeaters, and where necessary, can rapidly move portable repeaters to the emergency location. WICEN also
has long range skills and capability with access to numerous allocations in the high frequency bands.

WICEN can provide short distance or long distance communications using voice or digital modes and can send and receive email style messages via
radio independent from the internet. This can be across just a few kilometres, to the other side of the state, across Australia or to the other side of the world. WICEN has a group of radio operators who are qualified to fill radio operator roles in various emergency services
organisations during times of emergencies.

To support the community WICEN can also provide communication services to organisations who are operating fund raising style events in remote
and difficult terrain. These events provide excellent training opportunities for WICEN members. They include charity walks and runs,
horse enduro activities, car rallys, canoe races, and bush navigation exercises.

WICEN NSW Inc. holds a range of federal government radio licenses issued
by the Australian Media and Communications Authority allowing operation across NSW. These include fixed and portable repeaters on commercial and amateur frequencies, a portable maritime coast station and numerous frequencies for linking radio sites to create a state wide (or larger) network.

There are active WICEN Regional groups covering the NSW Northern Rivers, Mid-North Coast, Hunter & Newcastle and Central Coast & Gosford. For further information see


Other than the Annual General Meeting, WICEN NSW does not hold regular member meetings. Training days are scheduled as required.

The WICEN Mid North Coast Region holds monthly meetings on the first Saturday of the month, at SES HQ, Central Road, Port Macquarie, beginning at 15:30.

Club Activities & Events

WICEN is regularly involved in many and various events. Please check our website for details.

WICEN New South Wales Meeting Location

Training Courses And Assessment Information

WICEN conducts nationally recognised compentancy based training courses from time to time. These are announced via our website;

Club Contact Details

WICEN New South Wales
P.O. BOX 6151
Phone : 0408 397 217
Email :


Lindsay Bolstead, VK2FLEA
Phone : 0408 397 217
Email :

Steve Diekman VK2MCA
Phone : 0408 397 217
Email :

Doug Rosser, VK2DCR
Phone : 0408 397 217
Email :


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