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 121 groups across the UK consisting of 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.
Many groups have specialised communications vehicles or trailers that can provide communications for community events or emergencies unsupported for several days.
RAYNET provides its services free of charge and is on call 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
RAYNET relies on the subscriptions from its members and donations from events to cover the Group's operating expenses and to continue its work for the community.
RAYNET is a charitable non-profit making organisation.
To find out more about RAYNET the following link will take you to the National Website:More about RAYNET.