WHY IRESC OFFERS THIS SERVICE
IRESC’s desire in providing this service is to set up speech paths between places in need and sources of assistance, even if they are separated by vast distances. Our members want to offer back their radio hobby to provide benefit to the wider community.
For example, relief workers within an Asian disaster zone could enlist the assistance of local radio amateurs and their equipment. Simultaneously, IRESC would transport a suitably equipped computer to their relief agency head office in the USA. IRESC would then activate one of its radio-to-Internet gateways located close the disaster zone.
The workers in Asia could then use radio communications to speak directly to their head office in the USA. Even though other means of communication may also be available, such IRESC circuits could at least spread the load by offering an alternative path for low priority traffic.