System 5: Oakland
Details for System 5
About the System:

The C.A.R.L.A. 5 repeater was the original hub for the network. It has favorable coverage for the greater SF Bay Area and is one of the most used systems in the network.

System 5: Oakland

Link PL:173.8
Local PL:114.8
Site Name:East Bay Hills
City:Orinda, CA
Controller:RLC DSP-404
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 5
Located in the East Bay hills at around 1,500' elevation. This machine has wide area coverage including most of the greater S.F. Bay Area from Marin County, Sonoma and Napa Counties. Lafayette, Walnut Creek, Concord, Martinez, Pleasant Hill, as well as Antioch, Pittsburgh, Bay Point on out Hwy 4 and 12 to the Stockton area. The system also reaches out along many parts of the I-80 corridor through Fairfield, Vacaville, Sacramento, and Auburn. This system has reduced power & coverage due to PAVE PAWS.

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Technical Data for System 5
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 5
Equipment:Motorola MSF5000 CXB
Transmit Power:15w
Antenna:Andrew DB-408 Dual 4-Bay with 7.8 dB of gain
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In ServiceMain Link
Type:RF Link (connects to the Vaca Hub)
Equipment:Motorola CDM
Transmit Power:15w
Antenna:Antennex Y4066 Yagi with 10.2 dB of gain
In ServiceNode 1
Type:Wireline Node
Equipment:Node 1 Server
In ServiceSystem 35
Equipment:Motorola MSR2000
Transmit Power:40w
Antenna:Hustler G6 with 6 dB of gain
In ServiceTopaz Extension
Type:Wireline Dedicated Network Extension
Equipment:Wireline DNE