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System 17 Transmitter failure (In Service)- Update #2
Last updated on December 4, 2011 by The C.A.R.L.A. Team | This article is Archived | Permalink
CARLA 17 (Sonora) has been restored to service by our field operations team today and upgraded with a new controller and a replacement 400Ah battery plant which it is running on right now as the power in some parts the greater Sonora area has been off for most of the week. PG&E crews are working in the area but there is no ETR yet for commercial power.
A trip to the site has revealed that the MSF-5000 has failed. We also discovered the batteries at the site need replacing.
The entire repeater cabinet and batteries have been removed from the site and will be rebuilt at the CARLA Labs.
Please note that CARLA 17 will be off-the-air for an extended period while the repeater is rebuilt.
We have had several reports from users in the area of System 17, Sonora, over the last few days, indicating a problem
hearing the system. Remote diagnostics indicate that the transmitter is completely offline. The receiver seems fine.
A repair team will be scheduled to further diagnose and correct the problem. We will post an update once the problem