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  • CARLA 4 upgrades
    CARLA 4 upgrades
    Last updated on October 27, 2015 by The C.A.R.L.A. Team | Permalink

    The battery plant was expanded and now has close to double the original capacity. An LVD was also
    installed and the repeater controller firmware was upgraded and re-programmed to allow us access to
    the latest features and improvements. ALL audio levels were also re-aligned which improved the s/n
    ratio and overall volume level/intelligibility across that entire segment of the network both
    Northbound and Southbound. Some tower work and general preparedness for winter storms was also
    initiated.

    This site is in the middle of the path between the Bay Area and the Southland and we wanted to make
    sure it did not become the weak link during a power outage.

    Finally, a lot of time was expended trying to get an avian drop in visitor to take the same back door
    to exit the building as the one it came in through so we could go home. That helped to make a long 16
    hour day of it all. Maybe next time we need to bring a fake Cat and Owl to the site(s) so we can
    leave the doors open.