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.
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.
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 rallies, canoe races and bush navigation exercises.