Emergency Communications Committee
Formed September 2013 with a remit to improve support to RSGB-affiliated RAYNET groups and improve relations with the Radio Amateurs’ Emergency Network (RAEN).
What we do
- Coordinate and check group membership information held at RSGB headquarters to ensure members are correctly insured when taking part in RAYNET activities
- Maintain the Emergency Communications pages on the RSGB website
- Investigate means of improving cooperation between and encouraging the RSGB and the RAEN
- Work with RAEN towards the unification of RAYNET
In the UK amateur radio emergency communications are usually provided by organized groups operating under the general term RAYNET.
Some groups affiliate as societies to the RSGB; others join RAEN—an organisation dedicated to RAYNET, some join both, and a few operate as independent groups.
RAEN is a registered charity, affiliated to the RSGB, with regular liaison between the two promoting a coordinated approach to emergency communications.