Providing communications to the Volunteer Sector
Part of the Merseyside Resilience Forum
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, 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.