Membership of RAYNET is open to anyone over the age of 14 with an interest in emergency and community communications. It does not matter if you hold an Amateur Radio licence or not as there are many disciplines involved in RAYNET work. All classes of Amateur licence are welcome and a foundation licence (M3 callsign) is not a bar to operating in a RAYNET environment.
Membership of the group is open to anyone with an interest in emergency and community communications whether a licensed Radio Amateur or a radio listener, subject to certain conditions. The Eastbourne & Wealden RAYNET Group can provide instruction and assistance with the Foundation Licence and advancement to the intermediate and full licence in conjunction with the Southdown Amateur Radio Society. The group also provides training days and exercises to hone radio procedures, message handling and other practical skills.
The subscription rate for 2018 has been set at £15.00 and £15.50 for 2019, it should be noted that the national registration fee of £7.20 is included in this figure. The group subscription rate includes Personal Accident Insurance (PAI) and it automatically covers for all registered members (some restriction on age).
The benefits under the scheme are as follows:
Third Party Liabilty £20M
Death or total disablement of part of the body - £50,000
Temporary total disablement - £100 per week
If you are interested in joining the Eastbourne and Wealden RAYNET Group please contact Graham Wratten G6MAR, the Membership & Registrations Secretary, at
Your enquiry will be dealt with as quickly as possible and the application paperwork will be sent to you electronically.