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  • CARLA 3 Link changes
    CARLA 3 Link changes
    Last updated on September 20, 2009 by The C.A.R.L.A. Team | This article is Archived | Permalink

    After completing all the work at CARLA 6 we were able to visit CARLA 3's site (Pt. Arena) and make the appropriate changes there to swing the link over to a new path & frequency.

    Preliminary tests were very promising and the link path sounded much better.

    Two things to keep in mind:

    -The link path now consists of an extra hop via CARLA 6 so a little additional time is required to allow for the extra link equipment to come up to speed when first keying up.

    -Since we are routing through CARLA 6's site, which is 100% solar powered, it is imperative that you keep this in mind while talking in the evening hours or when there is little sun from thick clouds, storms, etc... We did make several changes at 6's site to adjust for this including 2 more batteries, lower powered link radios and additional solar panels but long, extended conversations to/from CARLA 3 via the link is not encouraged in non-sunny hours. Normal/average traffic is fine as well as LOCAL use on CARLA 3 since it is on commercial & battery back-up power.

    Once the programming info for the new controller is compiled we will re-implement the battery conservation mode to both CARLA 6 & 3 links.