South West Raynet - Radio Amateurs' Emergency Network

Amateur radio is useful for emergency communications because it does not depend on any infrastructure (eg the electrical power grid or any cabled network). Although mobile phones and the internet have wireless capability, they are still dependent on fixed masts and cabling which can be severely disrupted by a natural or man-made disaster; so while very useful in an emergency, mobiles and the internet cannot be relied upon completely. When the phone lines are down and the electricity is off, it is still possible to communicate worldwide with amateur radio using only battery power. The South West RAYNET Association (or SWRA) represents all RAYNET Groups in the South West of England irrespective of affiliation.

Contact Details
01579 342 916