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CARLA 13 & Hub OOS & Red Cross network use
Last updated on May 28, 2020 by The C.A.R.L.A. Team | This article is Archived | Permalink
In the last couple of weeks the CARLA 13 (Shasta Lake) site has been vandalized and all our
coax was stolen.
This is the second time in about a year that we have been victim to copper thieves at this
site. It houses the CARLA 13 repeater and Shasta Hub system. All our coax has been cut and
stolen along with other site users. The thieves breached the fence by cutting a hole in it and
climbed the tower to remove as much coax as possible in order to get mere pennies per pound
while creating a hole in the region for coverage and linking. CARLA 20 is currently on an
Allstar IP back-up link and CARLA 25 is currently the end of the line going north towards
Shasta county. It costs us hundreds of dollars to replace all the equipment plus all the time
and travel costs involved to get a crew to the 8+ hour round trip site. We were trying to
schedule a trip this Saturday but it looks like weather will not be in our favor and weâ€™ll
likely have to reschedule. ETR is hopefully within a couple weeks.
Also, the Sacramento Valley/Gold Country region of the American Red Cross has asked to use
CARLA for any voice traffic while they conduct an exercise this Saturday morning May 30th from
09:00 to 12:00. Please yield the system to them and keep traffic clear if possible until after
that time. Your cooperation is appreciated!