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.

RAYNET Spring Convention 2015

The Radio Amateurs' Emergency Network hosted a Spring Convention in Thame, Oxfordshire on Sunday 22nd March 2015. The day included technical presentations and discussions on subjects relevant to RAYNET. Members of all RAYNET groups were welcome to attend.

For more details about the convention and links to presentations, click on
Spring Convention 2015

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