System 18: Topaz Lake
Details for System 18
About the System:

This was the first C.A.R.L.A. repeater to land in Nevada.
It also serves as the "Nevada Ring" Hub to connect systems 18, 21, 22 & 23
together as well as to the rest of the network.


System 18: Topaz Lake
K6LNK

Frequency:443.475+
Link PL:167.9
Local PL:110.9
Site Name:Topaz Lake
Elevation:7400'
City:Topaz, NV
Controller:SCOM 7330
System Config:Permanent Dual PL Link/Local System

System Equipment Photo
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Dual PL & Courtesy Tones
This particular repeater in the C.A.R.L.A. System has a Dual PL. You can use the Link PL to hold a conversation with someone elsewhere on the network, or the Local PL to converse with someone who is on the same repeater as you are.

You can read more about the Dual PL system and the Courtesy Tones that are used on the system.

Coverage for System 18
Located above Topaz Lake near the Nevada/California border approximately
20 miles south of Gardnerville, NV. It covers the entire Topaz Lake area
and Antelope Valley which includes the towns of Topaz, Coleville & Walker
along Hwy 395. Solid coverage at Holbrook Junction and the towns of
Wellington, Smith & Yerrington. Moderate coverage in the towns of
Gardnerville, Minden and Washoe City. It can be brought up in parts of
Carson City and Reno as well as Hwy 89 along Monitor Pass and along parts
of Hwy 88/89.

See this system on our Interactive Coverage Map

Disclaimer: Coverage maps are provided for informational purposes only.
C.A.R.L.A. would like to acknowledge and thank Radio Mobile for the use of their program.

Technical Data for System 18
For the curious amongst us, here are further details about the equipment that makes up this C.A.R.L.A. System. For example, you can see what kind of transceiver we're using for a particular repeater, or what kind of link antenna, etc. If there are other repeaters or connections present, you can click on their name for further information.
In Service Degraded OOS

In ServiceSystem 18
Equipment:Motorola MSF5000 CXB
Transmit Power:50w
Antenna:Super Station Master Omni with 8 dB of gain
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In ServiceMain Link
Type:Wireline Link (connects to the Topaz Extension)
Equipment:4 Wire E&M DirectWire
In ServiceNevada Hub
Type:RF Hub
Equipment:Motorola CDM
Transmit Power:50w
Antenna:Antennex Y4066 Yagi with 10.2 dB of gain