Report from group AGM 18th November 2018

The groups AGM took place on 18th Nov 2018 with a good turnout of members. Re – election of the group officers took place with G1SCQ, G4OKH and M3MPD staying in post.

Discussion took place about use of digital modes, network radios, Raynet HF net, leaflets for promotion, community resilience and equipment refresh.

Report from Sandringham Charity Horse Ride 7th October 2018

Thank you to the members that assisted with the communications at this event. It was one of the larger rides held at the venue with 290 riders taking part.

Incident wise we had several horses decide to tip off their riders and do a bolt. Also a suitably placed wasp nest added to the day with several stings reported.

RF wise we had good coverage on 2m with 5W to a low mounted antenna. Some HF was also tested on ground wave which worked well with little noise.


Report from Wissey half marathon Sun 02 Sep 2018

We provided safety cover for this annual event for just over 300 runners. Very hot conditions meant St John Ambulance had several people to deal with as the heat took its toll. Race started on time at 10:30 and final runner was back at finish by 13:50. We had good cover using 2m simplex for the main running area.

Report from Samaritans Charity Cycle Ride 13 May 2018

Thank you to the group members that were able to assist at this annual charity cycle event.Although cold the rain held off for the riders that took part.

We used the usual aerial arrangements with 10W on 144.650MHz to cover the main points on the course. We had some RF issues through to Sedgeford but the higher vehicle used at that location seemed to improve the situation.

Thankfully St John Ambulance didn’t have anything of note to deal with.

Control aerial

Report from Sandringham Charity Horse Ride 6th May 2018

Thank you to members of the team that turned out on one of the hottest days of the year so far. We had around 180 riders that managed to complete the multiple distance course. A couple of minor logistics issues were dealt with during the day.

RF wise re ran a net on 144.650MHz with no coverage issues.

Control for the Event

The start for some of the riders

Report from Houghton Charity Horse Ride 15th April 2018

Thank you to members that were able to assist at this event.  We started the day in mist and gradually moved to sunshine with a good number of horse riders taking part. St John Ambulance had a couple of incidents to deal with neither of which were serious.

We ran a slightly different crossband repeater at control running 2.5W at 144.650 MHz which worked well to a short tripod based antenna.

A misty day at Houghton

Control Aerial



Crossband repeater based on Icom PMR radios

Report from Group AGM Sun 29th Oct 2017

The groups AGM took place on 29th October 2017.  There was a good turnout of members. Re – election of the group officers took place and all were re-elected en-bloc.

Discussion took place about our website, use of digital modes, possibility of a standalone communication capability and recruitment .

Report from Sandringham Charity Horse Ride 08Oct2017

Thank you to the members that were able to assist at this ride. The weather proved favourable and there were a record number of 355 riders that took part.

The course route meant we managed to provide good coverage using a low antenna at the control and 5W of power on 144.650MHz. Apart from some power supply issues early on the event which were soon rectified,  no other issues were encountered.


Report from Wissey half marathon 3rd Sept 2017

The group provided safety radio cover at  this half-marathon for St John Ambulance. Runner numbers were high but all the runners were well prepared and no safety incidents required dealing with. Comms wise we provided a mobile cover on 144.650 for the bulk of the route back to the start/finish area.

Cliff G6CZS – Silent Key

It is with sadness that we have to report that Cliff Moore G6CZS passed away on Saturday 29th July 2017.

Cliff was well known in Raynet in Norfolk and Suffolk and was a regular supporter of both the larger events and also many of the smaller ones.  In the past he was a regular volunteer at Sandringham Flower Show with his late wife Ruth – often managing to get in the background of the TV & camera shots!

RIP Cliff and thank you for helping the community.