RAYNET: amateur radio emergency communications in the UK

In the UK amateur radio emergency communications are usually provided by organised groups.

Most of these groups are part of RAYNET-UK which supports these autonomous groups. RAYNET_UK also provides specialist insurance and other services for its members. A few operate as independent groups also aim to provide emergency communications – these groups should not be using the name “RAYNET”.

RAYNET-UK is a registered charity, affiliated to the RSGB and there is regular liaison between the two, promoting a coordinated approach to emergency communications.

There are over 100 groups around the country.

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