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  • System 32 added to the CARLA Network
    System 32 added to the CARLA Network
    Last updated on January 23, 2014 by The C.A.R.L.A. Team | This article is Archived | Permalink

    We are pleased to announce the latest addition to CARLA for 2014.

    System 32 located on the San Mateo coast above Pacifica on Montara Mountain.

    Frequency & PL information:
    Local PL: 114.8Hz
    Link PL: 167.9Hz

    System 32 now offers solid coverage in many coastal towns of San Mateo County as well as much needed
    coverage into western and southern parts of San Francisco/surrounding areas and into Marin County
    along the coast up through Pt. Reyes National Seashore and parts north into Sonoma County.
    There is also some coverage in the Monterey Bay Area as well as the San Francisco Bay Area.

    CARLA 32 along with 10, 29, 33 & 3 help to bring coverage to many parts of the Northern California
    coastline. These areas can easily get cut off during natural disasters and severe weather and these
    systems will help to keep communications working into and out of those regions.

    This site is also a new relay point for CARLA 33 to access the rest of the network. The previous
    path from CARLA 3 to 33 would suffer from fading at times due to non line-of-sight between the two
    sites. Now the link path is much more solid, despite being 100+ miles long, and eventually we will
    create a ring using the original link path (CARLA 33 <-> 3 <-> 26 <-> 16) as a back-up in case the
    new path were to fail for some reason.

    We will also have the ability to link CARLA 32 with CARLA 2 and/or 33 exclusively and off the rest
    of the network for special events and situations.

    Be sure to check the system out from the San Mateo coastline just in time for the Mavericks
    Invitational surfing competition.