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Mt. VACA Hub is impaired
Last updated on June 26, 2017 by The C.A.R.L.A. Team | This article is Archived | Permalink
Within the last few hours we seem to be experiencing a problem with the primary Mt. Vaca hub.
Symptoms are pointing towards an antenna/feedline issue but this is still very preliminary. This
will affect most networked/link traffic including connecting to/from other hubs/regions. Sites
that were operating prior to this should still be operational including CARLA 16 co-located at
the same location and sites that are connected to their respective satellite hubs (Shasta &
Nevada). Some segments of the network will still have repeaters link to each other by virtue of
relay sites but when they hand off to/from the Vaca hub is where the break will occur.
As luck would have it, we had a crew at the alternate Mt. Vaca site, this weekend doing more
prep work for the new hub installation but there were no issues with the current hub and our
crystal ball did not predict this happening. This is a fine example of why we are spending so
much time, energy, money and resources to put in a secondary hub on the same mountain top to cut
over to remotely if we were to experience a critical failure.
ETR should be by end of Thursday (if not sooner).
The CARLA Team.