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


The Radio Amateurs’ Emergency Network’s 2016 AGM will be held in Cambridge on Saturday 29 October 2016.

The location is the Cambridge Masonic Hall, Bateman Street, Cambridge, CB2 1NA.

Prior to the AGM the company will hold an Extraordinary General Meeting at the same location for the purposes of considering and, if thought fit, passing special business of the Company relating to changes to the Memorandum and Articles of Association.

RAYNET Supplies will be attendance at the Convention

For more details visit the AGM website at

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A company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales company number 2771954.
Registered office Far Cockcroft, Rishworth, Sowerby Bridge HX6 4SB.
Charity registered in England and Wales number 1047725 and in Scotland number SC046184.
Correspondence address: 9 Conigre, CHINNOR. OX39 4JY.