New Zealand Red Cross IT&Telecommunications Emergency Response Unit
The New Zealand Red Cross IT&T Emergency Response Unit (ERU) is staffed by volunteers who respond to Red Cross deployments to provide communications support for both host nation and Red Cross activities - anywhere in the world.
The New Zealand Red Cross IT&T ERU is one of only four such units in the world, the others being the American, Danish and Spanish teams.
The IT&T ERU is the team that deploys HF/VHF radio systems, and satellite-backed internet access for other Red Cross teams on international deployments. They frequently work in areas with no available terrestrial communications infrastructure.
Recent major deployments for this ERU include Tunisia (2011), Haiti earthquake (2010), and Haiti hurricane (2008).
Registered frequencies for this network are (KHz, Mode: 2K80J3EJN):
Information correct as of 10 April, 2012. Source: NZ Ministry of Economic Development RSM