Author Archives: Viv

2023 Events

The year started with the Group’s AGM which was held in Eastleigh in January, thanks to all the members who turned out. Officers and committee were duly elected to run the group for the forthcoming 12 months. In March our members took part in a live exercise on behalf of the Local Resilience Forum, this… Read More »

UK Trail Running Festival

What a beautiful day for a run, and in the most amazing setting. On Sunday 16th October 2022 we were tasked with providing communications for the UK Trail Running Festival, held in the grounds of St Giles House, Wimborne. A lot of time, effort and experience goes into making sure these events run smoothly. This… Read More »

Romsey Show 2022

A new event for us, in September 2022 we operated the show ground control for Romsey Show. It was an early start, in fact it was still dark and chilly when we arrived at the show ground but we soon warmed up as the action started. We operated out of a unit provided by the… Read More »

New Forest Marathon

NEW FOREST MARATHON 2020 The New Forest Marathon is a well established event in Hampshire. It has attracted thousands of competitors and supporters  over its life of almost 40 years and has raised over £1.31 million for local good causes.(click here to visit their website) The race usually starts and finishes at New Park Showground… Read More »


A live internal group exercise took place on Thurs 14th June 2018. It took place in the north of The New Forest with the Raynet caravan being control on Ocknell Plain. This was a planned exercise from 1900 – 2130 with members able to join and leave. It was based on a “live callout” such… Read More »

Dog Sled Rally Feb 2020

Dog Sled Rally A new event for us, we were asked to provide communications for a rally organised by the Hampshire Sled Dog Racing Club.   On the 22nd and 23rd February the dogs and their owners raced along gravel tracks around Brockenhurst in the New Forest                … Read More »

M27 Road Closures

M27 Road Closure Reducing customer journey time with Raynet. By Laura Harvey of Osborne, the construction contractors. Osborne were introduced to Raynet after they presented the M27 Romsey Road Bridge project to the LRF. During the presentation they discussed the diversion routes that had been decided by the neighbouring local authorities that included a 55… Read More »

Royal British Legion. D Day celebration

On 29th June we took part in the Hampshire wide, Royal British Legion vehicle convoy to celebrate D-DAY. 5 members took park with two in the police control room at Netley. Unfortunately there are no photos due to the location being a ‘controlled’ space

Parkinson’s Walks

2019 The New Forest Parkinson’s Walk { NFDC } took place on 22 September 2019, with the Raynet Caravan being used as control due to the bad weather. The event went well with no incidents  and raised over £10,000 for the charity. 9 of our members supported the event and we loaned the organisers 15… Read More »

Lymington Lifeboat 10k

We regularly support the The Lymington Lifeboat 10k (NFDC )which is held around the Pennington marshes. We use GPS tracking via APRS {Automatic Position Reporting System} for lead and tail. Control has been from the pavilion at Woodside Park and more recently we have taken along our caravan as it’s a ‘quiet’ space    … Read More »

Equestrian Events

2020 Our last event before the first lockdown caused by the C19 pandemic was the EGB Runway ride held in The New Forest on 1st March 2020 with our control again being located at Ocknell campsite.   2019 The BHS Rockbourne horse ride was due to take place in April, unfortunately it had to be… Read More »

4×4 ‘Snow Cell’, Jan/Feb 2019

We had a “live Callout” from Hampshire County Council for the 4×4 “snow Cell” This was activated on 30 Jan and active on 31 Jan / 1 Feb at Hampshire ECC Winchester. This was an admin task allocating resources with use of landline phones and did not involve radio.  6 members attended on 31 Jan… Read More »

Wyvern 10k

2019 Again a very successful Wyvern 10k was held in July, with Raynet operating out of our control caravan and providing communication from around the course. Photo courtesy of Paul Hammond, event photographer.   2018 TheWyvern 10k { Eastleigh BC } took place on 8 July, on a very hot day with the caravan as… Read More »