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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.

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