Recent News

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 […]

CALLOUT 29 / 30 Sep 18

Dorset RAYNET have been called out to assist Hampshire RAYNET to monitor traffic on behalf of Southampton City Council during the M27 / M3 Closure this weekend. This involves APRS equipped vehicles as well as […]

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 […]

LRF Communications Meeting – 13 Sep 18

Specific members of Dorset RAYNET were invited to attend a meeting between a number of stakeholders in the LRF. A number of matters were discussed and Dorset RAYNET ¬†were asked to give a presentation about […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]