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CERC  and County Hall Radio Test



RF testing will be held on the 5th December from the County Emergency Response Centre (CERC), in Kelvedon  and County Hall Communications Centre in Chelmsford.  Signal reports from around the County will be most welcome.


It is hoped that operations will commence around midday on 144.675MHz.


Please make every effort to call in.


Update 241114.


In addtition to the two control centres listed above, the Castle Point Council Emergency Centre will also be active for the test.






Next event - Farleigh Hospice

Santa Fun Run


Essex Raynet have been requested to provide safety and first aid comms for the forthcoming Farleigh Hospice Santa Fun Run on Sunday 7th December.


Any offers of help to Gareth 2E0PSN.




News from the RSGB and RAEN



Towards a new RAYNET: a joint statement by the RSGB and The Radio Amateurs’ Emergency Network


For 60 years, RAYNET groups have been offering the community a unique service — emergency communications independent of infrastructure which is vulnerable to disruption by natural causes or technological failure.


The leadership of the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) and the Radio Amateurs’ Emergency Network (RAEN) believe there are considerable benefits to there being one RAYNET organisation. This is also the view of many RAYNET Group members. Not only would it improve service to the community, it would benefit the interests and the image of Amateur Radio as a whole.


The Board of the RSGB and the Committee of Management of RAEN have agreed to the formation of a Joint Working Group to facilitate a closer working relationship between the two organisations. It will also explore ways in which RAYNET could become a single, unified body that would support and co-ordinate the work of all groups and members.

Events at a glance


Nov 30th Zone 4 AGM
Dec 5th Fire HQ/ECC Radio Test
7th Farleigh Santa Fun Run
14th Training Workshop


Essex Raynet's Emergency Call-out Number

24-hour Emergency Contact Number:-


07040 900276


Remember that this number should only be used if local call-out procedures fail or are non-existent



Last updated: 24/11/14  

Essex RAYNET is affiliated to the RSGB and the Radio Amateur Emergency Network