||Who and what is Essex
Essex Raynet is part of
the national voluntary communications service provided for
the community by licensed radio amateurs. Commonly
known as 'RAYNET', the organisation was formed in 1953
following the East Coast floods, when radio amateurs
provided emergency communications.
- What can Essex Raynet do for your
charity or group?
As part of our training for major
civil incidents, Essex Raynet can provide a radio
communications service for local community events.
Annually we assist in over 10 charity events from
sponsored walks to bike rides and fun runs.
- How does Essex Raynet help?
members/volunteers use their own equipment to
provide radio communications and vehicle/operator
tracking. This facility is particularly beneficial
in areas of low mobile phone coverage and where
other forms of radio are not sufficient.
Who can Essex Raynet help?
Under the terms of the amateur
radio licence, Essex Raynet may pass messages on
behalf of a designated 'User Service'. A User
Service must be in attendance at the event and formally
request the help of Essex Raynet to assist them with
We regularly assist the St John
Ambulance and British Red Cross at events for local
Hospice events when their own radio systems are
insufficient and do not provide the required coverage.
- Interested? Then
contact us to discuss requirements.
- Contact the group