Stafford RAYNET

Stafford RAYNET

@StaffordRAYNET

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Stafford Radio Amateur Emergency Network assists our service users with emergency communications using amateur radio in the Staffordshire area.

Stafford, UK
Joined on January 15, 2012
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Firewatch - Our volunteer radio operators are continuing with firewatch duties on #cannockchase this week. Although the weather is cooler and there has been some rain, many parts of the area are still very dry. https://t.co/Se0XRvihyr

Firewatch - Our volunteer radio operators are continuing with firewatch duties on #cannockchase this week. Although the weather is cooler and there has been some rain, many parts of the area are still very dry. https://t.co/Se0XRvihyr

STANDBY - Stafford #RAYNET have been placed on standby to assist with firewatch duties on #CannockChase. The recent hot weather has increased the risk of fire.

Stand down - We have now been stood down from firewatch activities for the time being. The ongoing wet weather has reduced the risk of fire on Cannock Chase. We will continue to work closely with the rangers and are ready to respond again if required.

FIREWATCH - Some essential tools for today. Whilst it has rained overnight, the ground is still very dry. https://t.co/UlEyV1NTcA

FIREWATCH - Some essential tools for today. Whilst it has rained overnight, the ground is still very dry. https://t.co/UlEyV1NTcA

FIREWATCH - Members of the group are currently located in high risk areas of Cannock Chase monitoring the area for fire or smoke. Mobile phone signals on the chase can be poor so all incidents are passed back to control using VHF radio.

CALLOUT - Stafford RAYNET have been tasked to assist with #firewatch duties on #cannockchase https://t.co/3wXwVFAi3b

CALLOUT - Stafford RAYNET have been tasked to assist with #firewatch duties on #cannockchase https://t.co/3wXwVFAi3b

And they're off! around 2000 #staffordhalf runners passed the start line at 10 AM and are making their way round the course. RAYNET operators are keeping control up to date with lead runners and any issues.

Today is the #StaffordHalf marathon. We will be covering specific points round the course and reporting race progress back to control.

#StormCiara is trying it's best here in Stafford and has already caused some damage. Our radio kit doesn't rely on public networks such as satellites or mobile phone technology so whatever happens, we can always get the message through. #RAYNET

It's finally stopped raining! Riders are making their way round the route on a very soggy Cannock Chase. VHF comms between each checkpoint and control are working well even at low power.

Today we are supporting Sport Endurance for an competitive equine ride on Cannock Chase. We are manning checkpoints and reporting rider numbers back to control using radio due to limited mobile phone coverage round the 60 mile course.

This is our TTU setup. It receives signals from distant stations and relays them to control. These distant stations would normally be out of direct coverage. Finding the best location for this equipment is just one of the planning tasks carried out before the event. https://t.co/X3pzsm4E56

This is our TTU setup. It receives signals from distant stations and relays them to control. These distant stations would normally be out of direct coverage. Finding the best location for this equipment is just one of the planning tasks carried out before the event. https://t.co/X3pzsm4E56

Today we are covering comms for the Lymestone Cowboy cycle event in North Staffs. We have a range of kit in using including a cross band repeater, fixed radios in control, mobile radios in the sweep vehicle and some handheld radios.

#stafford10k The race is progressing well. Fortunately, the weather has dried up. https://t.co/DcP1FE9903

#stafford10k The race is progressing well. Fortunately, the weather has dried up. https://t.co/DcP1FE9903

All radio operators are in place and radio checks complete. Weather is cool but some local roads are flooded due to heavy rain overnight.

Kit checked and batteries charged for tomorrows event. We are covering the #Stafford10k keeping organisers up to date on the race progress and and requests for assistance.

Today's event is progressing well, this is the checkpoint at the Dog and Doublet Inn at Sandon. https://t.co/V5j6TgTwD5

Today's event is progressing well, this is the checkpoint at the Dog and Doublet Inn at Sandon. https://t.co/V5j6TgTwD5

Tonight we are supporting @KHHospice for their neon night run event. We are placed at key points on the course ensuring that everyone has a safe and enjoyable event.

We have been using our cross band repeater today, it relays signals from distant stations and retransmit them so that control are able to communicate with each checkpoint. https://t.co/rw2mCXeIAx

We have been using our cross band repeater today, it relays signals from distant stations and retransmit them so that control are able to communicate with each checkpoint. https://t.co/rw2mCXeIAx

Today we are covering comms for the Leaden Boot Walk in the Peak District. It's one of our most technically challenging events covering the 26 mile route over a 12 hour period as we keep track of each walker as they pass each checkpoint.

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