Raynet mast news

With Safety being at the top of our priority list when we organise the Batch Burner, communication between our marshals and event control is vital to responding to incidents and tracking rider’s locations. Although we live in a digital age, mobile phone reception can still be inconsistent on the Long Mynd so we need a reliable communication system for spreading the word.

That’s where Raynet (The Radio Amateurs’ Emergency Network) step in, the UK’s national voluntary communications service provided by licensed radio amateurs. Raynet have pledged to support our marshals so we can reliably communicate between checkpoints. In preparation they have been out checking their radio masts at Norbury School to make sure everything works on event day.