Author: Mike Priestley – DEPUTY CONTROLLER & EVENT COORDINATOR

British Red Cross Three Peaks

British Red Cross Three Peaks

Keighley and Richmond RAYNET will be providing radio safety cover for the British Red Cross Three Peaks walk.
Camping and caravanning for this will be at the Knight Stainforth Hall Caravan and Camping Park in Stainforth. The site is owned and run by Chris Maudsley M0PXP.

Keighley RAYNET will be using the site as base camp for the British Red Cross Three Peaks event.

Itinerary.

A meal in the onsite bar Friday night.
The walk will be on Saturday from 05:00 till 21:30.
BBQ Saturday night.

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British Heart Foundation Three Peaks

British Heart Foundation Three Peaks – 7th July 2018.

Mike G7HEN and Brian G0RHI are organising  comms for the British Heart Foundation Three Peaks walk  on the Saturday 7th July 2018.

This weekend camping is open to RAYNET operators on the British Heart Foundation Three Peaks walk. It will be held at the Knight Stainforth Hall Caravan and Camping Park in Stainforth. The site is own and run by Chris Maudsley M0PXP.

6th July

Friday 1400 till 1600 – Set-up Engineering for event
Friday – set-up camp
Friday – Dining at the Knights Table.

7th July

Saturday – British Heart Foundation Three Peaks
Saturday – night BBQ please bring you own food and BBQ

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Marie Curie Three Peaks Walk

Marie Curie Three Peaks Walk – 30th June 2018

On the 30th June 2018 Keighley RAYNET will be providing safety Commutations for the Marie Curie Three Peaks Walk.

Well will be setting up on Friday at about 15:00.
Camping is available from Friday at 16:00 till Sunday at 15:00

Itinerary

Friday 19:00 a meal and drinks in the pub
Saturday 06:00 the Marie Curie Three Peaks Walk will start
Saturday 19:30 the Marie Curie Three Peaks Walk should finish
Saturday 20:00 A BBQ Please bring your own food and drink

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White Rose Classic

White Rose Classic – 24th June 2018.

Keighley and Richmond RAYNET will be providing radio safety cover for White Rose Classic on the 24th June 2018. White Rose Classic is considered a premier road cycling sportive in the North. Re-established in 2012 by the newly re-formed Ilkley Cycling Club, this sell-out, 1000 rider event aims to provide a challenging day out through some of the most spectacular Yorkshire Dales scenery – taking in some of its classic (read toughest) climbs! With three routes to choose from, the event provides for differing levels of ability and experience. Whether you are a whippet-like club rider looking for a gold standard time, or want a more leisurely, but challenging, day out in the saddle, the White Rose Classic has something for you.The White Rose Classic is organised and run by volunteers from Ilkley Cycling Club in conjunction with British Cycling. Profit from your entry fee goes towards promoting local grass-roots cycling initiatives, including a very active youth-development programme, as well as encouraging more men and women to ride bikes as per our club motto, From Recreation to Racing.

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White Rose Classic 24 June

Keighley and Richmond RAYNET will be providing radio safety cover for White Rose Classic. White Rose Classic is considered a premier road cycling sportive in the North. Re-established in 2012 by the newly re-formed Ilkley Cycling Club, this sell-out, 1000 rider event aims to provide a challenging day out through some of the most spectacular Yorkshire Dales scenery – taking in some of its classic (read toughest) climbs! With three routes to choose from, the event provides for differing levels of ability and experience. Whether you are a whippet-like club rider looking for a gold standard time, or want a more leisurely, but challenging, day out in the saddle, the White Rose Classic has something for you.The White Rose Classic is organised and run by volunteers from Ilkley Cycling Club in conjunction with British Cycling. Profit from your entry fee goes towards promoting local grass-roots cycling initiatives, including a very active youth-development programme, as well as encouraging more men and women to ride bikes as per our club motto, From Recreation to Racing.

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RAYNET News – 6th April 2018

RAYNET News – 6th April 2018
The National Training Team are running a Train the Trainer workshop on the weekend of 2 & 3 June 2018 in Stoke on Trent.Learning is something we all do, all of our active lives. Learning new skills opens up fresh understanding, makes life more rewarding and keeps your mind active and more nimble in the process.What does it take then to be a really good trainer?Enjoying helping others is fundamental (Caring). Willingness to use and improve in the use of a range of simple, practical training techniques (Self-observant, seeking high standards). Checking your delivery results in learning outcomes that are effective for all (Behaving as the ‘Guide on the side’, not acting as the ‘Star on the stage’). Working in harmony with other Trainers in the National (training) Delivery Team, both near and far, to raise the standards and pleasure of RAYNET membership (Shaping the future).

Training then is not only for acquiring new skills, but its power can challenge, even defeat, negative attitudes, whilst fostering harmony and teamwork. The reward and pride of knowing how much you’ve added to your friends and colleagues enjoyment of membership, is rightfully all yours to take away.

If you’d like to feel that good about yourself and don’t mind a bit of work to get there,
Why not come and join us . . . ?

There are a few places available, please contact the National Training Team Training@raynet-uk.net to request an application pack.

For the attention of Group Controllers/Registrations Officers
There is a new version of the REG-06 form available for use. Please can everyone involved with registrations of new members download a copy.

Copies can be found on the members area of the national website https://members.raynet-uk.net/documents.asp
or in the Registrations Forms page on the RAYNET-UK Intranet
https://raynetukoutlook.sharepoint.com/SitePages/Registrations%20Form.aspx

Office 365 news
There are a few service issues at present affecting Office 365 applications. These are:

Skype for Business
Users may be unable to receive Skype for Business calls, instant messages or push notifications on their mobile devices. This issue is still being investigated.

Microsoft Teams
Users may be unable to record their name when joining meetings through the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). This issue is still ongoing

BPSS
BPSS forms are increasingly being received not fully completed and are being returned for further information.
To avoid delays, especially if it is a new member as this holds up the registrations process as well – please can verifying officers ensure that ID documentation is properly recorded on the Annex B form.

Call for RAY~Link articles
It’s that time again – contributions for the April edition of RAY~Link would be appreciated by 18th April, but earlier is always preferable and very technical articles should be sent at least a week earlier for peer reviews.
Contributions may be submitted in all standard text and picture/scan formats. Please do not submit articles in a DTP format. If you are unsure or need to submit something in manuscript please email the editor at raylink@raynet-uk.net.
News items
Items of news are always welcome and should be sent to news@raynet-uk.net by noon on the Thursday before distribution.
Event articles should be sent for publication in RAY~Link (see below) – photographs are most welcome.

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RAYNET News – 9th March 2018

RAYNET news – 9th March 2018

RAYNET activated during heavy snow.

RAYNET groups in South Wales, Scotland, Kent, Devon and Cornwall were all active during last week’s spell of heavy snowfall.
Cardiff and District RAYNET were put on standby to assist in the expected inclement weather and were tasked with various duties.
The group assisted alongside Cardiff and Vale Rescue Association. On the Saturday, there was a request from Gavin Macho CEPO to contact the Co-ordinator of Social Services regarding assistance for a carer to be transported to various addresses for her duties; they were then tasked to take the Co-ordinator on call to her home address. Additionally, two vehicles trapped in snow had their occupants taken to safety. In all, the group covered 276 miles during the three days.
RAYNET in Tayside was active from 09:00 on Tuesday 27th February to 18:30 on Friday 2nd March. They were asked to monitor, from home, to provide a fall-back communication system for Tayside 4X4 Response who were providing transport for both councils & NHS in Tayside. Two members from each of the Tayside and Perth & Kinross groups were involved – though I am sure others were listening in.

Lothian RAYNET were very active supporting Lothian 4×4 Response (who had about 30 volunteer vehicles moving NHS and care staff through the snow) with 70 hours almost continuous radio safety cover between Wednesday and Saturday evenings. Most of the time three controllers working 3 hours on, 6 hours off around the clock, but gradually introduced a few others to ease the rota. A number of stations, including Fife RAYNET, provided invaluable assistance. Some 700 or so safety messages were passed.
Meanwhile, Glasgow and Clyde RAYNET Group were put on standby from Wed 28th Feb to Friday 2nd March. The group were monitoring the local VHF frequency and also the Broadnet Emergency talk-group which was operational. They assisted locally with Scotserve, a Voluntary Medical Response group, who were transferring staff to and from the children’s hospital in Glasgow by updating road conditions, again through the UK talk group.The controller was involved in local civil contingency conference calls throughout the period, as part of the communication between the agencies which was great.

On Thursday afternoon the West Devon Group was put on standby alert by the local authority.

A network was set up on the usual frequency with 12 ops responding and available within 40 minutes. Virtually all the rest of the group came on-line within a further 30 minutes. Cornwall Group joined to link up with them within this time to give a good continuous cover either side of the River Tamar in Devon and Cornwall plus 3 ops ready covering North Devon.

Little traffic requirement on the Thursday as all roads in the area disappeared under snow in the sub-zero blizzard and were shut down. West Devon did link up with Devon 4×4 to assist them with cover in some strange places where their own radios did not work. (The 4×4 drivers were amateurs and held a licence.)

Overnight conditions became so bad all traffic had cleared and group went to a minimal stand by, resuming at 08:00 hrs on the Friday. During Friday there was a significant rise in temperature and drop in wind resulting in most main roads being opened to all traffic by mid-day with the only exception being Dartmoor and parts of North Devon. However, these were opened to all traffic with care by mid-afternoon.
West Devon and Cornwall groups were then stood down just after 15:00hrs.

Kent County RAYNET (KCR) members with 4x4s turned their hand to transport as the County Emergency Centre (CEC) sought help for stranded health and care workers. Group controllers in Medway, South Kent and West Kent had already audited their all-weather resources, and County Secretary David Walsh M1AGJ provided the CEC’s single point of contact. He coordinated RAYNET deployments over Thursday March 1 to Saturday March 3, and initiated the necessary lone worker check procedures.

Altogether, KCR members drove a total of 350 miles ferrying district nurses and care home staff around Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone and the Isle of Sheppey. KRT team leader Lisa Guthrie praised all the volunteer groups involved, saying “We could not, by any stretch of the imagination, have kept the county moving and services running without you.”

Well done to everyone involved in the efforts to help.

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Keighley RAYNET – 10 March Haworth Hobble

Haworth Hobble

Keighley RAYNET will be providing safty radio cover for the Haworth Hobble on the 10th March 2018

Venue: Haworth

RAYNET Event Coordinator’s: Mike Priestley G7HEN – Keighley RAYNET, Engineer: Stuart Mann G6NTI – Keighley RAYNET


Checkpoints

Widdop Res SD93763277
Long causeway SD89392887
Lower Mount Farm SD91412737
Mankinholes SD95992359
Horse Bridge SD98862902
Grain Water Bridge SD99553240


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