with Essex Raynet
Essex RAYNET is a none profit making organisation
run by volunteers from all walks of life including
current and retired police, ambulance, fire and military
personal, electronic and electrical engineers, I.T.
experts, students, carers and sales people, from all
cultures, both able-bodied and disabled. Everyone has a
role to play.
Essex RAYNET provides radio communication in emergency
situations during times of need and disaster. Such as
passing of information and messages between rests
centres, emergency planning offices and the emergency
Essex RAYNET also provide radio communication support
for charity events and the local community such as at
walks, runs and bike rides. We provide reliable radio
networks to assist with event and public safety.
We can provide reliable, robust and dynamic
communication systems when all else fails. This means
that we do not relay solely upon infrastructure such as
mains power from the national grid, the Internet or
telecommunications such as BT, cable or the mobile
networks. We use Radio waves and alternative sources of
power such as batteries, generators and solar/wind
power. This allows us to provide a communications link
to and from anywhere, in any situation and allows us to
move or change at any time as the situation or
communication needs change.
Communication can be in the form of Voice, Data or even
GPS tracking. We have the ability to provide
communications over long distances and even wold wide.
RAYNET was formed after the severe east coast floods of
Essex RAYNET relay upon its voluntary members so that
the organisation can keep providing the important and
valuable support that we do for our community.
Some of the benefits of volunteering with Essex RAYNET
Work alongside the ambulance services, the fire and
police service, council officers and other volunteer
emergency service such as British Red Cross, St Johns
Ambulance, Salvation Amy and 4x4 Response.
You will be one of the many cogs in the Emergency
planning for Essex
Improve your knowledge and skills in Radio
Communications and learn how it is used in an emergency
and for public safety.
Doing your part to ensuring public safety
Doing something that helps your community
Helping charities raise money by assisting them at
Improve your communication and social skills
Work as part of a team
Making new friends and having an enjoyable time
A sence of being a part of something good and doing
Have the opportunity to get involved nationally,
assist other RAYNET groups around the UK or ever be a
part of world wide emergency communications.
Learn from others and develop your knowledge, skills
Help to become a licensed radio amateur if not
In return we only ask that you volunteer your time (as
little as 1 or 2 days a year). Of course we will not
turn away anyone who is also willing to volunteer things
like their skills, abilities, equipment or locations for
Essex RAYNET use amateur radio frequencies and voice as
the primary method of communication, however, this does
not mean that you need to be a licensed radio amateur to
be a valuable member of Essex RAYNET.
Essex RAYNET is looking for your help
If you have any questions or you would like more
information, please contact our Secretary at
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