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Meirion Raynet Group
Meirion Raynet Group was established in 2009 by the members of Meirion Armature Radio Society it was established to provide emergency communications in and around Meirionnydd. Since then the group has had grate successes and now has a regular diary of events they cover year after year these can be found in the events calendar.
Meirion Raynet Group is a part of Raynet-UK (amateur radio emergency communications network) we are fully insured through RAYNET-UK when operating at events or on emergency calls. Below is some information on what we do.
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What we can offer:
Point to Point Voice Communications
This is our core ‘bread and butter’ work, all RAYNET-UK Groups across the UK routinely provide simple voice networks nearly every weekend of the year in one location or another as part of their on going training. Generally this will be from the event control location, (such as the start or finishing point) out to one or more remote checkpoints along a set route.
RAYNET-UK can often get voice communication signals into places mobile phones and fixed business radio systems just don’t work.
RAYNET-UK will provide a volunteer, (a radio operator) and equipment at both ends of each required link, who will in turn act as a communications path for the event staff to pass Health, Welfare and Safety Messages.
- Can communicate over difficult terrain
- Can work without a mains electricity supply
- Is not affected by telephone exchanges or mobile phone cells becoming over-used
- Can communicate reliably and over far further distances than CB or licence-free radios
- Can prioritise messages if radio traffic becomes excessive, our operators are experienced at this
- All Radio Amateurs pass a technical examination and can make running repairs of equipment in the field
RAYNET-UK groups receive many requests for assistance each year particularly between April and October. Contact your local RAYNET-UK group as early as possible requesting assistance, giving the date, location and duration. Arrange an early meeting with the Group Controller to discuss your requirements. You will need to provide a letter from a Home Office recognised User Service requesting RAYNET-UK assistance at the event.
RAYNET-UK or Meirion Raynet Group does NOT provide checkpoint staff or marshals and RAYNET-UK or Meirion Raynet Group members do NOT carry out tasks such as first aid, directing or stopping traffic. Our insurance does NOT allow for these types activities.