Exercise Contestia – 12 Oct 18

Dorset RAYNET were activated in support of a multi-agency exercise based in the vicinity of Wool. Five operators were involved for a number of hours. The satellite broadband capability was put to the test throughout […]

Exercise Force 9 – 9 Oct 18

South East Dorset Group were activated by Bournemouth Emergency Planning Office to assist with an exercise. Four operators were involved passing messages between the rest centre and Silver Control. This was treated as a live […]

The Purbeck Outdoor Weekend – 15 / 16 Sep 18

Ten bases were manned by Dorset RAYNET in support of the Purbeck Outdoor Weekend. This event consisted of both 16km and Marathon distance events taking place over the Purbeck hills and coastline. There were a […]

The Beast – 2 Sep 18

Dorset RAYNET covered the running event affectionately known as “The Beast”. Eight bases were covered throughout the event to provide safety communications for the competitors and organisers over the difficult route in the Purbeck area. […]

Race New Forest – 2 Sep 18

Nine operators were involved covering communications for a Race New Forest Triathlon. The longest event that took place during the day involved a 1.4km swim, 90km bike ride and 21 km run! There were a […]

Bournemouth Air Show – 30 Aug to 2 Sep 18

Five operators from Dorset RAYNET were stationed at the Bournemouth Air Show every day to provide backup communications should event communications have failed. The airshow progressed without too many issues and there were no issues […]

Hamfest – 12 Aug 18

Dorset RAYNET was present at the Hamfest held at Flight Refuelling Amateur Radio Society. A talk-in was provided to guide people in to the venue as well as a small showcase of what RAYNET do […]

EGB Piddle Valley 22 Jul 18

Ten operators from Dorset RAYNET were involved covering communications for an EGB Endurance Ride based in the Piddle Valley. Competitors were covering a large distance throughout the day using a number of different routes. During […]

Julia’s House Charity Rides 8 Jul 18

5 operators from Dorset RAYNET were out providing communications in support of Julia’s House Cycle rides. The two routes covered 50 and 100 mile loops around the Dorset countryside. Operators setup temporary installations in a […]

Race New Forest 8 Jul 18

7 operators from Dorset RAYNET were out providing communications in support of another Race New Forest Triathlon from 0600. Operators were covering the competitors during their 33km cycle ride. There were a few breakdowns and […]