CATRAC is the Capital Area Trauma Regional Advisory Council. In 2000-2001, Travis County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) took owner ship of the Amateur Radio gear installed in nine (9) hospitals across Travis County. Since then, CATRAC has supply 18 more hospitals, in a total of 11 counties, with a basic backup communication package which contains: 2 dual band radios, antennas, a TNC and a PC. These backup communication stations are called RMS packet stations and are tested by volunteers with a ham radio license. The 3rd Friday of the each month our volunteers visit the hospitals to test operate the gear each RMS packet station.
Click on the link to see the status of the CATRAC RMS Packet Stations served by CATRAC.
In addition to these 27 sites, there are approximately 100 more RMS packet stations throughout the State of Texas doing a similar function. To see a listing of those sites click on the following link to the Texas RMS Packet Station Uptimes status page, this is updated every 3-5 minutes by pinging the stations through the internet.
For more information about CATRAC, please click on the following link www.catrac.org.