Updated - 25/01/18 (updated from Smartphone)
A national organisation of volunteers, most of these are licensed radio amateurs. They offer their skills and equipment to supplement or replace communications should infrastructure fail, or prove insufficient during an emergency.
The East Coast floods of 1953 sparked the beginning and RAYNET has assisted at many national, county and local emergencies since.
As part of the self-training ethos members are allowed to assist at community events that meet certain criteria.
In Kent we can be found at road races, cross country, cycling events and half marathons throughout the year.
GROUP STATUS - GREEN AND AVAILABLE (Last updated: 24/01/18 @ 18:15)
Have group meetings on the 1st Wednesday of every month in Medway Council (6.30pm for 7-9pm) and have Group Nets on the 2nd/3rd/4th Wed (9pm)/month.
Medway RAYNET have a Facebook group that gets regular posts, especially after each duty that they're involved with, see here
Medway RAYNET Group Controller - Ozzie Hall-Osman, G1OFL, controller at medwayraynet.org, 07889 374086.
Medway RAYNET Group Treasurer - Steve Mole, G1CBK.
Medway RAYNET Committee Member - Ken Dickson, M0XGB
Events/Duties planned in 2018 - another busy year ahead of us! We need more help please... Interested, please call Ozzie on 07889 374086.13 Jan 18 - Joint Breakfast with West Kent RAYNET, Mickey's Diner
18 Feb 18 - Tonbridge Wells 1/2 Marathon (c/o West Kent RAYNET)
11 Mar 18 - Dartford 1/2 Marathon
18 Mar 18 - Maidstone Road Run
8 Apr 18 - Paddock Wood 1/2 Marathon (c/o West Kent RAYNET)
15 Apr 18 - On Your Bike, Gravesend/NW Kent
26-28 May 18 - Long Distance Walkers Association (LDWA), Hastings to Dover
Bluebell Walk (TBC)
24 Jun 18 - North Downs Run
29 Jun-1 Jul 18 - Kent Police Open Days, Maidstone
9 Sep 18 - Round the Island (Isle of Sheppey)
Moonlit Walk (TBC)
23 Sep 18 - Hospice in the Weald (c/o West Kent RAYNET)
Leeds Castle Walk (TBC)
7 Oct 18 - Tonbridge Wells 1/2 Marathon (c/o West Kent RAYNET)
17 Oct 18 - Kent Resilience Forum Seminar (Detling)
Walk 25 (TBC)
Cyclo Sportive (TBC)
Maidstone Marathon (TBC)
Oct 18 - Exercise Beachmaster
Events/Duties supported in 2017
18 Jan 17 - Kent Fire & Rescue Service Road Safety Experience Course
18 Feb 17 - Tonbridge Wells 1/2 Marathon (c/o West Kent RAYNET)
12 Mar 17 - Dartford 1/2 Marathon
19 Mar 17 - Heart of Kent Hospice Maidstone Road Run
2 Apr 17 - Paddock Wood 1/2 Marathon (c/o West Kent RAYNET)
9 Apr 17 - On Your Bike, Gravesend/NW Kent
30 Apr 17 - Heart of Kent Hospice Bluebell Walk
7 May 17 - Wheels around the Weald (c/o West Kent RAYNET)
25 Jun 17 - North Downs Run
1-2 Jul 17 - Kent Police Open Days
5 Sep 17 - JESIP (Joint Emergency Service Interoperability Programme) Course
9 Sep 17 - Round the island (Isle of Sheppey)
16 Sep 17 - Heart of Kent Hospice Moonlit Walk
17 Sep 17 - Leeds Castle 10km Walk
1 Oct 17 - Heart of Kent Hospice Walk 25
8 Oct 17 - Heart of Kent Hospice Cyclo Sportive
11 Oct 17 - Met Office Course
15 Oct 17 - Maidstone Marathon
19 Oct 17 - Kent Resilience Forum Seminar (Detling)
26 Oct 17 - KRT Exercise Beachmaster
19 Nov 17 - Long Distance Walkers Association (LDWA) Comms Tests
18 Dec 17 - RAYNET & Amateur Radio Demo Day, Maidstone.