The Radio Amateurs’ Emergency Network (RAYNET) is the UK’s national voluntary communications service provided by licensed radio amateurs. RAYNET's primary purpose is to provide flexible communications during emergencies.

In addition, RAYNET is able to assist organisers of local community events. This can include small local events such as a fun run or an agricultural show right up to events that cover wide areas and in areas where mobile phone and other commercial communications services are poor or non-existent.

There are a number of local groups spread throughout the region.  Contact details are available on this site.