The Radio Amateurs' Emergency Network
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The Radio Amateurs' Emergency Network
RAYNET, The Radio Amateurs’ Emergency Network is the UK’s national voluntary communications service provided for the community by licensed radio amateurs.
RAYNET at the 2000 Great Scottish Run : Photo (c) GM4SRL

RAYNET was formed in 1953 following the severe East coast flooding, to provide a way of organising the valuable resource that Amateur Radio is able to provide to the community.

Since then, it has grown into a very active organisation with around 2000 members, providing communication assistance on many hundreds of events each year.

Amateur Radio operators have access to a wide range of radio bands, operating modes and equipment which allows RAYNET to offer a unique range of emergency communication services to our user services. Coupled with our members endless resourcefulness, RAYNET is regarded as a professional support organisation by both the statutory and volunteer emergency service organisations.

This website exists to promote the work of RAYNET in the UK, provide information for prospective users of RAYNET's services, act as a link with the membership and provide support at all levels. This is achieved by providing a one-stop resource, tailored to the needs of each and regularly updated.


Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) for RSGB RAYNET Group members

As the Radio Amateur's Emergency Network already has robust procedures for verifying the identity of its members to meet the requirments of Resilance Direct, it has been agreed with the RSGB that the Network will provied a modified version of this service to members of RSGB RAYNET groups.

For more details click on
BPSS for RSGB RAYNET Groups


RAYNET Spring Convention 2016

The Radio Amateurs’ Emergency Network’s third Spring Convention will be held in Cardiff on Saturday 27 February 2016.

The Convention is open to all RAYNET members, whether they be members of groups affiliated to The Radio Amateurs’ Emergency Network or those affiliated to the RSGB or members of independent RAYNET groups.

For more details visit the convention website at convention.raynet-uk.net


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