All posts by vk2dcr

Waverley Receives ARNSW Grant

At the monthly meeting of the Waverley Amateur Radio Society, held on the 17th June Tim VK2ZTM, the Secretary of Amateur Radio NSW, presented a cheque for $600 to our President (John VK2LJ) as part of the recent ARNSW initiative supporting clubs within the State. The club had applied for a grant, to assist with a project to replace the failed data projector and upgrade the Audio-Visual equipment in the club rooms. This equipment is an essential part of club meetings and our Foundation course teaching.

A motion of thanks to ARNSW and to acknowledge its assistance was passed by acclamation.

The club has previously received a significant ARNSW grant to assist with the establishment of the D-Star repeater VK2RBV.

We would encourage all amateurs within VK2 to look at the services and benefits of joining ARNSW as well as the national WIA and, of course, your local club.


Secretary Waverley ARS

WICEN Weekly News

WICEN NSW Inc News for Sunday the 7th of June 2015

WICEN is supporting a search and Rescue Exercise, or “SAREX” in southern New South Wales over the weekend of the 13th and 14th of June.

WICEN will be providing communications support for the True Grit event at Dargyl Farm in Lower Portland, near Windsor over this weekend.

WICEN Northern Rivers Region will be holding a meeting and training on Sunday June 14, at the clubrooms of the Summerland ARC in Richmond Hill, at 1000 hrs for 1030 start. The training will be on theory and setting up of antennas for short-distance HF communications, using high-incidence skywave (‘NVIS’), and all interested people are welcome.

The Bushwalkers Wilderness Rescue Squad is holding the 27th NavShield over the weekend of 4th and 5th July, with WICEN teams deploying on the evening of Friday 3rd July.

The WICEN New South Wales’ website at includes contact details, including a contact form, useful links, and a printable membership form.

WICEN has a twitter account: @wicennsw
It can be viewed at:

Facebook users will find the official WICEN New South Wales page, and an informal national WICEN group.

WICEN ACT is part of the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club, and supports events in the ACT and the surrounding region. The club’s website at includes details of both WICEN and general events.

WICEN Victoria is supporting the Mallee Rally, an off-road vehicle event at Sea Lake, about 50 km south of Euston, from the 6th to the 9th of June.

Coming events include:

True Grit othis weeked
Southern NSW SAREX on the 13th and 14th of June
Northern Rivers Meeting and Training on Sunday 14th of June
NavShield 4th and 5th of July

Prepared by Julian Sortland VK2YJS on behalf of the WICEN State Management Committee.