MARS Radio Backup
Amateur radio has a long history of contributing to emergency communications. The Military Affiliate Radio System (MARS) is being evaluated as a back-up communications system, including a prototype method of sending digital data. It provides both an emergency email system for three network-linked hospital emergency operations centers (EOCs), and a minimal, but functional pathway to exchange emails without satellites or regional Internet service.
- MARS Radio for Hospital Communications Poster
- Emergency Wireless Email [PDF, 9.11 MB]
- Optimizing Amateur Radio Resources for Major Disasters (MS Word Document, 6.3 MB). Published on QST, September 2011, pp 30-34 (http://www.arrl.org/qst)
- Emergency Backup Communications: The Old Meets the New
For more information, please contact Victor Cid.
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