Updated - 06/12/18 (updated)
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: 06/12/18 @ 08:15)
Have group meetings on the 1st Wednesday of every month in Medway Council (6.30pm for 7-9pm) and have Group Nets online via Zoom on the 2nd/3rd/4th Wed (8pm)/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 - Ken Dickson, M0XGB, controller at medwayraynet.org.
Medway RAYNET Group Treasurer - Steve Mole, G1CBK.
Medway RAYNET Registrations/Secretary - Peter Kelly, M6OGQ.
Medway RAYNET Committee Member - Malcolm Rye, G4WTE.
Medway RAYNET Technical Advisers - Terry Chipperfield (G3VFC) & Ray Sohst (G6RVS).
Events/Duties planned in 2018 - another busy year ahead of us! 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
6 May 18 - Bluebell Walk
26-28 May 18 - Long Distance Walkers Association (LDWA), Hastings to Dover
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)
9 Sep 18 - Walk for Parkinsons
23 Sep 18 - Cyclo Sportive
2 Oct 18 - Exercise Beachmaster
7 Oct 18 - Tonbridge Wells 1/2 Marathon (c/o West Kent RAYNET)
13 Oct 18 - Moonlit Walk
17 Oct 18 - Kent Resilience Forum Seminar (Detling)
9 Dec 18 - Turkey Run (c/o West Kent RAYNET)