Scouts, Newport Country RC Members Set Up Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network at Sites in Cranston and Warwick, RI

The Newport County (RI) Radio Club writes on its Facebook page:

“Be Prepared” has been the Scout Motto for over 100 years. In our digitally-interconnected age, we’re now confronting new threats, new challenges like ransomware, other cyber threats, and electric grid outages.
Troop 7 Buttonwoods (Warwick, RI) spent much of Saturday in blazing heat testing a self-healing, radio-based “intranet” that could be used by responders during regional emergencies.
The tests at five different Cranston and Warwick sites were organized and managed by scout Brian C. who is completing requirements for the Eagle Scout rank.
Volunteers from the Newport County Radio Club helped prepare the key roof-top system and interpret the test results.