System 8: South Lake Tahoe
Details for System 8
About the System:

If you're into winter skiing or summer water sports be sure to bring your HT when you visit the Lake Tahoe area. You can get into the C.A.R.L.A. 8 repeater from most ski resorts in the area and from most places on the lake or around the lake with just an HT and a few watts. A few of our users take kiyaks out on the lake on a fairly regular basis and use their HT to talk back to the "crew at the house" in Tahoe City or, with the link PL, to users on the rest of the system. Take a look at the coverage map below to get an idea of the coverage in the Lake Tahoe Basin.

System 8: South Lake Tahoe

Link PL:151.4
Local PL:127.3
Site Name:Echo Summit
City:Meyers, CA
Controller:SCOM 7330
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 8
Located at beautiful Lake Tahoe. At over 8,600' above sea level, it overlooks the West Shore, most all of the basin including North through Tahoe City, Carnelian Bay, Kings Beach, Stateline and Incline Village. It covers even more solidly across from it along the East/South side from Sand Harbor through South Lake Tahoe. It can be worked along Emerald Bay on up through Meeks Bay, Tahoma & Homewood but not as solidly. It can even be brought up, marginally, over the East side of Spooner Summit and down into parts of the Carson Valley and highway 50 corridor around Strawberry, Twin Bridges, Kyburz and parts of the Sacramento Valley.

See this system on our Interactive Coverage Map

Disclaimer: Coverage maps are provided for informational purposes only.
C.A.R.L.A. would like to acknowledge and thank Radio Mobile for the use of their program.

Technical Data for System 8
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 8
Equipment:Motorola RKR1225
Transmit Power:15w
Antenna:Cellwave 4-Pole Offset with 7.2 dB of gain
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In ServiceMain Link
Type:RF Link (connects to the Vaca Hub)
Equipment:Motorola CDM
Transmit Power:20w
Antenna:Telewave 6-Element Yagi with 10.2 dB of gain
In ServiceNevada Backup Link
Type:RF Backup Link (connects to the Nevada Hub)
Equipment:Motorola CDM
Transmit Power:20w
Antenna:Antennex Y4063 Yagi with 7 dB of gain