Providing communications and support to the Voluntary and Faith Sector

Part of the Merseyside Resilience Forum

Apologies for the reduced content, and removal of most graphics, while our website undergoes a major revamp.  Meanwhile essential information and the contact form remain.


Working with Volunteer and Professional Services


The Radio Amateurs’ Emergency Network is the UK’s national voluntary communications service provided for the community by licensed radio amateurs.


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 nationwide, 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 on Merseyside, 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.

Working with Merseyside Resilience Forum

We have operational bases in each of the local council offices.