Connections between C.A.R.L.A. & Other Networks
Even though C.A.R.L.A. covers wide areas of California & Western Nevada, there's a lot more world out there that it doesn't cover. There are a number of ways that operators who are outside the main coverage area of the system can enjoy and use the system. This is primarily accomplished via internet linking, such as IRLP and EchoLink, and physical connections between C.A.R.L.A. and other repeater networks. Read on for more information.

Internet Nodes
Here's a list of all the Internet based communication nodes connected to the C.A.R.L.A. network:

InfoTypeHosted @ServicesConnection Status
Node 1
In Service
EchoIRLP Node
Network Wide
System 5
Idle for 1 day, 3 hours, 21 minutes, 36 seconds
This is the first node on the C.A.R.L.A. network. Currently, it is the only one. This node is a EchoIRLP node, which means it can connect to and recieve connections from both IRLP and EchoLink nodes, though not at the same time.

The node originally lived at the C.A.R.L.A. Lab with an RF link into the network. When internet connectivity was obtained at the System 5 site, the node was co-located and integrated into the system.

Internet Nodes Operating Guidelines
The nodes connected to the C.A.R.L.A. System are open to all licensed amateurs.

Connecting to C.A.R.L.A.:

You can access the C.A.R.L.A. repeater system by using the node numbers listed above. Depending on how the node is configured, you may be connected to the entire C.A.R.L.A. system, or just the repeater to which the node is connected.

Tip: Be sure to wait one full second after keying up before speaking!

Note: If you're new to the C.A.R.L.A. system you may want to first browse the rest of this site and see what you're about to connect to.

Connecting from C.A.R.L.A.:

Currently, we do not have a generally available way for users of the system to establish node connections. If you wish to use the C.A.R.L.A. system to connect to other nodes please ask a control operator and they'll be happy to establish the connection for you. Network Wide nodes can be accessed from anywhere on the C.A.R.L.A. network. Nodes that operate in Local System Only mode may be accessed only from the system to which they are connected.

IRLP & Echolink Operating Guidelines:

If you're fairly new to internet linking nodes, please take a few minutes and read the operating guides on the various node service websites:
Inter-System Connections
Here's a list of connections between C.A.R.L.A. and other repeater networks: