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  • Systems 30, 31 are isolated - System 29 OOS
  • SCARA links up with CARLA
  • Carla 11 Reduced Coverage
  • Lake Shasta Before/After
  • Interactive Map is impaired
    Systems 30, 31 are isolated - System 29 OOS
    Last updated on February 6, 2024 by The C.A.R.L.A. Team | Permalink

    System 29 is currently offline due to the recent weather.

    System 29 ties Southern Calif to the rest of the Carla network so systems 30 and 31,

    while tied to each other, are currently isolated from the rest of the Carla network.

    No ETA yet on repairs.

    SCARA links up with CARLA
    Last updated on August 13, 2022 by The C.A.R.L.A. Team | Permalink

    We’re pleased to announce that CARLA has entered into a reciprocal link agreement with SCARA (Siskiyou
    County Amateur Radio Association). SCARA has a handful of repeaters that cover most of Siskiyou County
    as well as parts of Lassen, Shasta, Trinity, Modoc and South West Oregon. SCARA compliments CARLA’s
    coverage very nicely to include a majority of the very northern part of California. We will stay
    linked full time except for any nets during which time we will disconnect from each other’s system.
    Please keep in mind now that we’ve now added another network to ours along with LVRA, it is imperative
    that everyone uses good operating practices including (but not limited to) not quick keying, pausing
    after keying up, waiting for courtesy tones and keeping conversations short and limited to 10-15
    minutes whenever possible. Please be respectful of the combined network resources and increased

    SCARA: https://www.K6SIS.com
    LVRA: https://www.hxo.radio
    CARLA: https://www.carlaradio.net

    Carla 11 Reduced Coverage
    Last updated on December 15, 2021 by The C.A.R.L.A. Team | Permalink

    Carla 11 in Lafayette is currently on a lower level antenna as its main antenna has an SWR issue.
    This means Carla 11 will have a reduced coverage area for the near future. No ETA on repairs yet.

    Lake Shasta Before/After
    Last updated on August 28, 2021 by The C.A.R.L.A. Team | Permalink

    The Watts New articles usually cover whats working and whats not working on the Carla network and some
    related technical info. But we thought you might be interested in this article showing a Before and After of
    the water level at Lake Shasta in the North.

    These pictures were taken several years apart from the same general location. The first picture was taken
    several years ago. The second picture was taken in August 2021. The haze in the second picture is from
    several on-going fires in the State.

    ^^^ Photo taken November 2006 ^^^

    ^^^ Photo taken August 2021 ^^^

    Interactive Map is impaired
    Last updated on January 6, 2021 by The C.A.R.L.A. Team | Permalink

    Due to some changes by Google and their Map site, the CARLA Interactive Map is not functioning as it should. We are
    working to resolve the problem but it has been a very slow process. Sorry for any inconvenience.