MESH Networks used for real …

Section Manager Fred Kleber, K9VV, said the USVI are in much better shape than Puerto Rico. “They really got slammed hard,”
he said. Kleber said he still has antennas that were not destroyed by
the storm and that he can hit Puerto Rico on 2 meters from his
location.

He also plans to deploy some 20 mesh wireless network nodes to provide connectivity between key USVI government locations. “We have used every trick in our comms bag of tricks to make stuff work,” he said.

Kleber said pictures in the news and social media don’t do justice to the wholesale devastation in parts of the Caribbean. In the USVI, he said, trees, power poles, transformers, and telephone lines were downed all over, and debris blocking roadways is making travel slow or altogther impossible. He and others have been staffing the emergency communications center 24/7.

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