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  • CARLA 25, 20 OOS & Shasta Hub isolated
    CARLA 25, 20 OOS & Shasta Hub isolated
    Last updated on July 30, 2018 by The C.A.R.L.A. Team | Permalink

    The Carr fire in the Redding area breached the Mountain Top where CARLA 25 is located and it's
    off the air. Damage assessments have not been made yet but we're preparing for the worst case
    scenario. This was a key site in that it is not only a repeater site for the area but also a
    North/South relay site to the Shasta region hub located at CARLA 13.

    Additionally, after making a trip to the area and repairing CARLA 20 this Sunday, it failed to
    come back up while doing a battery fail-over revert test. It was a complete wasted trip and the
    third one in the last several months.

    To add insult to injury the Shasta Hub is now isolated from the rest of the network. The only
    system that is still -linked- into the rest of the network that will have some coverage in the
    area is CARLA 36. CARLA 13 & 28 are still operational but isolated from the network.

    We are going to try and install a Allstar cellular ip based link solution at CARLA 20's site
    and see if we can't get it and the Shasta hub linked back into the rest of the system while
    CARLA 25's site remains off the air.