Connections between C.A.R.L.A. & Other NetworksEven 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 NodesHere's a list of all the Internet based communication nodes connected to the C.A.R.L.A. network:
|Node||Location||Numbers & Callsigns||Connection Status|
Out of Service
|Idle for 49 minutes, 28 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.
Audio one way only
|There is an audio problem on the
EchoIRLP node. Incoming connections
cannot hear system audio.
Internet Nodes Operating GuidelinesThe IRLP and EchoLink 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 via IRLP or EchoLink 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.
Currently, we do not have a generally available way for users of the system to establish IRLP or EchoLink connections. If you wish to use the C.A.R.L.A. system to connect to other nodes via IRLP or EchoLink please ask a control operator and we'll be happy to connect 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 IRLP or EchoLink, please take a few minutes and read the operating guidelines on the IRLP website. There is some good information on EchoIRLP usage there as well.
Inter-System ConnectionsHere's a list of connections between C.A.R.L.A. and other repeater networks:
|General Info||Connecting Site Information|
Mt. Shasta City, CA
This is an on-demand connection. Currently the connection is managed from the Oregon side - in other words, C.A.R.L.A. is always listening, and the link is brought up and down from the machine on the other end of the link. If there is no activity across the link for 45 minutes, the connection will time out.
The Oregon Connection is a network of VHF and UHF repeaters covering Western Oregon and parts of Washington State.