Bailiwick of Jersey RAYNET Group
Jersey RAYNET Controller, Peter Bertram, Roz-Den, La Rue De La Guilleaumerie, St Saviour, Jersey, JE2 7HQgj8pvl@hotmail.com
AboutThe Bailiwick of Jersey RAYNET Group is affiliated to the UK RAYNET national organisation which has over 2000 members. Jersey is part of the South West RAYNET Association, UK Zone 7 but Jersey and Guernsey both have their own local RAYNET groups and Controllers.
RAYNET which stands for Radio Amateurs Emergency Network is an Emergency Communications service provided for the community voluntarily by licenced Radio Amateurs. It is intended as a back-up and/or additional communications facility in an emergency and is not designed to assume responsibility from the statutory Emergency Services.
Radio Amateurs are permitted within their licence to operate in an emergency or properly constituted exercise for the following organisations (“User Services”):-
Police, Fire and Ambulance Services
St John Ambulance
British Red Cross Society
Emergency Planning Officers
Local Health Authority
The Jersey RAYNET Group work closely with the Jersey Emergency Planning Office (EPO) attending the EPO Meetings along with the emergency services and their associated agencies. We provide support for things like air crashes, ferry disasters, local searches and anything where additional communications would be required anywhere in the Island at any time. We can provide communications locally, nationally and if required worldwide especially when other forms of communication have failed.
Apart from emergencies we are able to provide communications for community events such as the Battle of Flowers, road rallies, marathons, fetes and Air Display etc. This is all voluntary and is good training for members of the group.
To be able to provide these facilities we have a considerable amount of different radio equipment which all has to be provided, maintained and sometimes replaced, and we are currently raising funds for a communications command vehicle that can be used anywhere in the Island to communicate with the emergency services.
This support is achieved by providing a trained team of RAYNET members, together with a clearly identified set of resources at its disposal.
Thank you for your support.
Please note all donations are anonymous unless otherwise stated.
Peter Bertram GJ8PVL
Jersey RAYNET Controller