Communication has always played a very large part in ensuring that meteorological information is transmitted swiftly and accurately from one place to another for analysis, even if that other place is across the world. Every met office has always had a comms room or access to the comcen on board during the very early days. All ex met staff are familiar with this concept; this part of our web site is no different to any other met office – we need a comms set-up. In this case not to collect data or send the latest forecast but to communicate with our members and for our members and other interested parties to communicate with us. As the meerkat would say – “Simples”!