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C.A.R.L.A. 3 back on the network
Last updated on January 9, 2010 by The C.A.R.L.A. Team | This article is Archived | Permalink
C.A.R.L.A. 3's link to the rest of the network was restored this afternoon. Shortly, in fact, before the offshore quake near Eureka.
In any event, it is using the backup link at System 6's site to connect to the network via System 13 (System 6 itself is still down). This path has a tendency to be noisy, especially during the evening, night, and early morning. This link path also entails slightly more latency than the main RF link, so as always we ask our users to make sure that when they key up, they wait a second or two before speaking.
At this point, we don't anticipate a need for C.A.R.L.A. to be used to pass critical life & safety info in and out of the affected region, but since System 3 is a communications resource in the area, we ask that for the next couple of days our users be especially mindful of monitoring the system before transmitting, to avoid interrupting conversations, and to leave pauses so that priority or emergency traffic can be passed if necessary.