Membership - What it costs and what you get
Membership of RAYNET-UK provides the Member with a wide range of services and benefits, aimed specifically at ensuring that the organisation is fully equipped to provide the emergency communications provision our User Services expect from us.
The National membership fee is currently £7.20
per year (60p per month).
For your membership fee you get:
- A secure photo ID card, recognised by the User Services.
- Public Liability and Third-Party insurance whilst
on RAYNET activities.
- Personal Accident Insurance whilst on RAYNET
- Checkpoint, RAYNET-UK's regular magazine.
- An e-mail forwarding service with an @raynet-uk.net address.
As a Member, you get direct access to:
- 30+ Membership services, designed to
support RAYNET-UK at all levels.
- RAYNET supplies at a discounted price.
- Members Website.
- Additional Membership Supplies items exclusive to Members.
- Full support of the National teams.
No other organisation, national or local, offers
such a large range of services specifically tailored to support Members
and Groups engaged in emergency communications, or exclusively represents
their Members' interests at Local, Regional and National level.
How to join
Membership of RAYNET is open to anyone over the age of 14 with an
interest in the aims of the organisation. It does not matter if you
hold an Amateur Radio licence or not as there are many disciplines
involved in RAYNET work. All classes of Amateur licence are welcome
and a foundation licence (M3/M6/M7 callsign) is not a bar to operating in
a RAYNET environment.
To join RAYNET, you must register with
a local Group who will deal with your application to the National
organisation. Some local Groups pay all or part of the National membership
fee on your behalf and give you a reduced rate, others charge a higher
fee to cover the cost of running the Group.
On first joining, your membership runs from the date of registration to the common renewal
date of the Group with which you are registering. Thereafter your membership will be on a one or two year renewal period, depending on the local group policy.
Full details on how to join are provided here.
Information on the Member's Guarantee.
RAYNET-UK automatically provides the following insurance to all registered
- £5 Million Public Liability (3rd Party) insurance
- £10 Million Employers liability
| Please remember that it is the Member
who is insured, not the Group.
If your membership is not current or you have operators on the event
who are not insured (even if they are members of your local RAYNET
group), your cover with RAYNET-UK may be invalidated and you could
be personally liable in the event of an incident.
Personal Accident Insurance
Personal Accident Insurance (PAI) is automatic for all registered members.
The benefits under the scheme are as follows:
- Death or total disablement of part of the body - £50,000
- Temporary total disablement - £100 per week
Insurance policy documents
Insurance policy documents are available to current Members of RAYNET-UK
through the Members' area.
RAYNET-UK's certificate of Employers liability is circulated on
an annual basis via the Checkpoint magazine.