the Radio Amateurs Emergency Network is the UKs national voluntary
communications service provided for the community by licensed radio amateurs.
is an opportunity to be part of the County's Emergency plans to help out in times of
difficulty, using radio skills in a group that is pressing forward with helping the County
generally have a more joined up approach to Emergency Comms and Procedures
As a part of the
voluntary nationwide Raynet organisation, Surrey Raynet exists to provide
supplementary radio communications in emergency situations that may occur in the
county of Surrey.
Surrey Raynet is part of the Surrey Local Resilience
Forum and also sits on the Telecoms Sub Group chaired
by Surrey Police. We are written into the the County's
emergency plans and can be called out by Surrey County
Council, Surrey Police or other defined User Services.
We have dedicated radio links to SCC and liaison radio
channels with others such as St John's Ambulance and
RedX. Surrey Raynet will assist other counties when
Surrey Raynet has extensive radio equipment and a
Command Vehicle with multi radio systems capability.
Surrey Raynet is run by a County Committee chaired by
the County Controller, with the usual Officers.
Equipment and operating skills are maintained by
providing charity ride, run & walk events with
communication coverage, averaging one a month throughout
the year. These events not only provide for excellent
training and testing opportunities, but help very
worthwhile causes and are highly enjoyable and rewarding
We are currently working with many different radio
systems evaluating and testing, including D-Star and
D-RATS messaging, NVIS, messaging using QPSK and GMSK
over different bands, APRS/Messaging, EasyPal image
transfer, multiple talk through systems and remote
Each member has an Operating Manual for their guidance,
which also contains a Health & Safety Statement & Risk
See the Raynet National Site (link on left panel), for
general information regarding Raynet.
NOTE: The WEATHER pages on this site are currently being
revised on a daily basis
Last updated 2012:12:17