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Training Workshop



The next training workshop will be held on Sunday 2nd November.


Venue and subject to be confirmed


UPDATE 30/10/14


The training will be held at Chatham Green, just north of Chelmsford. Start time 10am.  Please notify Gareth 2E0PSN if you hope to attend.


Comms test from CERC


Essex Raynet's new antenna installation at the County Emergency Response Centre in Kelvedon will be tested on the 7th November.  Your assistance in providing signal reports would be appreciated.


Details for the test will be circulated soon.



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.

Cycle for Life Report



To view Pete M0PSX's report on the Farleigh Hospice Cycle for Life, please visit the EssexHam website here.



Thanks for your help





A huge thank you goes out to all those members who assisted at the Saltmarsh 75.  A special thanks also to David M0TGC, John M0XZL, Mike G4FVG and Steve G4SDM who travelled from other parts of the country to help. 


We believe the event went really well, however, we would be pleased to hear your views about how the event was organised and run.


Please email your views to the Chairman at  chairman<at>


Thanks once again and see you there next year, hopefully.



Events at a glance


Nov 2nd Training workshop
7th Kelvedon Park Radio Test
30th Zone 4 AGM
Dec 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:26/10/14  

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