Events at a glance

Aug 25th 26th Clacton Airshow
Sept 4th Harlow 10
16th County Hall Test
18th Farleigh Cycle for Life
Oct 1st
Saltmarsh 75
11th Kelvedon Pk Comms Test
16th Joint Exercise
23rd Chelmsford Marathon
27th Getting Ready for Winter
29th National AGM
Nov 12th Epping Comms Test
18th County Hall Test
19th Uttlesford Exercise
Dec 4th Farleigh Santa Fun Run
13th Kelvedon Pk Comms Test




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News & Updates


New Cross-band for South Essex




A new cross band repeater has now been installed at the Civic Centre in Southend.


This will provide improved  communications resilience and coverage to the south east/central  area of Essex.  Activation of the unit is possible by onsite and remote GSM switching.


Thanks to Graham G8PYD for his work in constructing the unit.



Photo courtesy of Roland M0BDB

Report dated 13th August 2016




National Raynet AGM 2016




The National RAYNET AGM will be held in the Cambridge Masonic Hall, Bateman Street, Cambridge CB2 1NA on Saturday 29th October 2016, starting at 9.30am.


There is ample parking adjoining to the venue, which is easily accessible from the ring road.


A packed lunch will also be available at a modest cost, and an evening meal has been arranged in a private dining room at the Masonic Hall for the Saturday evening.


Details and a booking form will also be available on the website shortly.


Details reproduced from National Raynet News - 14th August 2016



Clacton Airshow 2016





The briefing document for the above event has now been circulated by the County Controller.   For offers of assistance or general enquiries please contact your Area Controller or the County Controller.



Wide Area Testing

The first stage of this testing took place on 15th July. The contacts between the three required sites of Essex County Hall, Essex Fire HQ at Kelvedon Park, and Essex Police HQ provided solid copy and there are no perceived difficulties.

Essex Civil Protection and Emergency Management are now keen to plan the second stage of the tests; to establish contact and message passing capability between the Essex SCC at Essex Police HQ and the SCC in Suffolk.

ECPEM have already approached the Suffolk Emergency Planning Team, who is said to be happy to support these tests.  Our Essex Police Contingency Planning Officer is also making contact with his counterparts in Suffolk with a view to gaining their support.

There is no date set for this test as yet. Once agreement has been reached with all parties one will be chosen.

As soon as I receive any further information I will, of course, pass it on.

Best regards


Roland Taylor
Chairman and County Controller, Essex Raynet
Report dated 20th July 2016


Engineering Work update





Members of the management committee have been busy over the past couple of weeks with the upgrading of one permament antenna and the installation of a new antenna in Weeley.


Following an earlier inspection, the primary dual band antenna at County Hall in Chelmsford was replaced with a triband antenna for 70cm, 2m & 6m.


The installation of a new dual band X-50 antenna has also been completed at the Tendring District Council offices in Weeley.


Thanks to those members who assisted with this work.

Reported dated 16th July 2016



Last updated: 16/08/16  

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