RAYNET has been established for over 60 years, born from the need to supply critical communications in a disaster and still providing services where communications are overloaded or non-existent today. Although technology has changed radically, so have the threats and vulnerabilities to the communications the public takes for granted.

RAYNET-UK encompasses all groups involved with voluntary and emergency communications in the United Kingdom. There are currently ~1800 members in a national network of over 100 local groups, who liaise with emergency services, local authorities and other voluntary agencies who could be involved in the integrated management response to major civil emergencies.

The most visible RAYNET activity is our support to Public Service events where message passing, engineering skills and operational procedures can be tried and tested, but groups also work with the emergency services and local authority emergency planning units on both live exercises and table-top simulations. For information, please go to our Website.