Current Status of the National System

Current Status of the National System


Due to power outages while work goes on with the  Haywards / Benmore  EHV DC link  28 Feb to  20th March  our 11kv supply has been isolated  .  While we operate on  battery supply please keep conversations to a minimum on  9875 NS and  710   2m   thankyou  


The South link transmitter at Klondyke was replaced on 18th June    Signals coming south much stronger

West Coast South Island

A site visit to Mt Murchison was made to repair the antenna system for the link across to the west coast . This had not been operational for some time , signals have returned but many are weak and scratchy and lacking in full audio fidelity . 


This node is currently Not Operational


Replacement transmitter at Taupo 23 Feb  Operational again 


The linking port has developed a fault so local use only !  

Mt Studholm , Mt Cargill , Balclutha

 Fading being experienced from this section


This week fading and dropouts are present on many sections of the National System .

Indications that this may happen are shown on the Hepburn Propogation maps



Covid19 Virus    Due to travel restrictions and Lockdowns it may be difficult to impossible

for repeater trustees to visit any sites so please respect the national system and keep traffic

to a high standard   we do NOT want any faults !!   Thankyou   from trustees 

Site Updated 28 March 2020


National System usage guide.

Please make sure minimum of 3 second gaps between overs .At busy times 5 seconds is recommended.

Key up delay from the Far North to the Far South is several mS so the gaps are very important so others can access if required . Please limit conversation to a max of 20 mins  and if possible move to simplex or a local repeater .  A conversation on your local national system repeater activates the whole system nation wide .


If you have further info or need additional info   ( if available )  please email   (   nationalsysteminfo     at   gmail   dot  com  )