Greater Manchester RAYNET


RAYNET was formed in 1953 following the severe East coast flooding, to provide a way of organising the valuable resource that Amateur Radio is able to provide to the community. Since then, it has grown into a very active organisation with around 2000 members, providing communication assistance on many hundreds of events each year.

Amateur Radio operators have access to a wide range of radio bands, operating modes and equipment which allows RAYNET to offer a unique range of emergency communication services to our user services. Coupled with our members endless resourcefulness, RAYNET is regarded as a professional support organisation by both the statutory and volunteer emergency service organisations.

Greater Manchester RAYNET covers the districts of Bolton, Bury, Manchester City Centre, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan. Manchester Scouts RAYNET provide cover for events where checkpoints may be needed in remote locations.

Greater Manchester RAYNET County Controller is Mr. Roger Alexander (2E0WWZ) - email :

For full details of our programme of meetings and events, please visit our website.


Last updated  16-Mar-2010