On February 11, the DOMINICAN INSTITUTE OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS (INDOTEL) and the EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER (COE) working together in disaster prevention and mitigation signed an agreement that formalizes the use of Amateur Radio bands and processes to be used in case of a disaster.
The signing took place at the Emergency Operations Center by General Juan Manuel Mendez of COE and Mr. Nelson Guillen President of Indotel. After the document signing, they highlighted the important work of radio amateurs and the support the provide to the community during and after any disaster event.
The document commits radio amateurs to use the WINLINK system as a means of transferring information to and from the Dominican Republic, and providing local communications support for disaster response for Civil Defense, the COE, and the Dominican Red Cross and other aid agencies.
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