About Us

Brisbane Area WICEN Group Inc. (BAWG) is a “Community Service” section of the Amateur Radio hobby in South East Queensland. BAWG provides a group of Trained, Licenced Amateur Radio (often referred to as “HAM Radio”) Operators, who volunteer to assist in Emergency Situations and are able to provide Emergency and Safety Communications when normal communications do not exist or are inadequate.

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27-29th July 2018: Yarraman to Wulkuraka Bike Ride

Last weekend, Bicycle Queensland held its second annual Yarraman to Wulkuraka Bike Ride. The event on the whole was a success, and we collectively have learned things along the way about areas in which we can improve. The event saw some 253 cyclists riding the route of the old Brisbane…

Brisbane Area WICEN AGM: 20th August, 2018

It’s that time of year again, time for us to run and hide^W^W^Wvolunteer our services in running the executive functions of Brisbane Area WICEN Group (Inc).  I’ll let our president, Bob Cumming VK4YBN explain: Just a reminder that the WICEN AGM will be held at Hackerspace at Eagle Farm on…

Assistance requested: Yarraman to Wulkuraka Rail Trail Ride

Bicycle Queensland has formally asked for our assistance providing checkpoints for their Yarraman to Wulkuraka Rail Trail ride.  This is a 3-day event, starting on the Friday the 27th July at Yarraman, and proceeding along the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail to Wulkuraka, approximately half-way between Ipswich and Rosewood, finishing on…

March 2018 Project Night: Flower Pot Antennas

Last night saw Brisbane Area WICEN group hold its first Project Night for 2018, in the Green Room of Brisbane Hackerspace.  On this occasion, we were building 2m/70cm “flower pot” dual-band antennas for use in-the-field. The night was a success, with several antennas successfully constructed, these are now ready for…

WICEN Project Night: 5th March 2018

Brisbane Area WICEN Group will be holding its first project night for 2018, on the 5th March, 2018, to take place in the Green Room at Brisbane Hackerspace, starting at 7:30PM. This is open to both WICEN members and HSBNE members. On this evening, we plan to build a number…

Operator assistance requested at Cooyar Horse Ride

Assistance is requested of operators to help run checkpoints for an upcoming Horse Endurance Ride to take place in Cooyar, on the weekend of the 17th/18th March. This is an afternoon/evening event, starting at 2PM on the Saturday, and proceeding until 1AM on the Sunday, with 80km, 40km and 20km…

Operator assistance requested for Easter Horse Endurance Ride

Far-A-Way Rider’s Association has requested our assistance to provide communications at their up-comming Easter horse endurance ride event, to take place in the Imbil State Forest the long weekend of the 30th March through to the 2nd of April. More information will be released closer to the date.  If you…

WICEN Mailing Lists

As an aide in keeping the membership up-to-date, we have two mailing lists.  The first is an announcements list, which is a low-volume list intended to distribute newsletters and other general group-wide announcements. The second, is a discussion “chat” list, where we can discuss anything WICEN or radio/electronics related. Both…

Upcoming events for 2018

Robert Willinger, has been in touch with a preliminary event listing for the upcoming year.  More information on events will be made available closer to the date. Date Event Location 17th/18th-March-18 Maxisoy Endurance Challenge Cooyar 30 Mar/2nd April-18 Far-A-Way Easter Endurance Ride Imbil 16th/17th-June-18 South Burnett Endurance Riders Ass. Nanango…

Renewal Form for 2017-2018

When renewing your memberships for 2017-2018 please complete the form below. Memebership_Renewal_2017-18 1 Header image: Legal Gavel & Open Law Book by Blogtrepreneur, CC-by-SA 2.0