Both the Radio Amateurs' Emergency Network and the St. John's Ambulance Brigade are real organisations, both of which have performed sterling work over many decades. I have tried to portray their work fairly; of course, any errors in my descriptions are entirely my own.

As you will probably have guessed, this story is based on my own real-life experiences as a Radio Ham. I certainly did take part in a Raynet exercise with the Brigade, much as I have described, although I should stress that the life-threatening events I described in this story did not, in reality, come to pass.

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