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Last updated on July 25, 2009 by The C.A.R.L.A. Team | This article is Archived | Permalink
Over the last week or so the new controller at CARLA 5 Oakland/East Bay Hills (Link Comm DSP-404) has gotten progressively worse. We were attending to it daily, sometimes for hours at a time trying to revive it until it finally gave up and died a couple of days ago. It was headed for the cliff but we restrained ourselves especially for what they cost.
Saturday we replaced it with a new S-Com 7330 which we are slowly integrating into all of the network replacing the aging but reliable S-Com 7K controllers.
This is a temporary solution until we get a replacement DSP-404. They acknowledge the problems and have supposedly been working on fixes but certainly not fast enough for our requirements.
Subsequently, this has cut off the Shasta Ring from the rest of the network meaning CARLA 13 & 20 are stand-alone and talking only to each other for now and our link to the Oregon Connection is disabled and only available through IRLP until the controller is replaced.
On another note, we have re-enabled the IRLP & EchoLink node for the time being as we have another controller to allow us enough ports to run everything.