This weekend I visited the National Safety day in Culemborg. Red Cross, the Navy, Army and Police showed their skills. Also the DARES was present. DARES is an abbreviation for Dutch Amateur Radio Emergency Service.
I spoke with PA3GJM, Hans, the regio coordinator of DARES in Gelderland-Zuid. He explained how, in emergency situations, communication tru VHF/UHF and Short Wave can be established.
Interesting is the communications vehicle that also contains equipment to route emergency e-mails via Winlink2000 / PACTOR protocol.
DARES communications vehicle