Current Status of the National System
The national system is now secure at several sites around the country due to a new deal with Kordia . Many thanks go to all that made this happen . Please support the Kordia Power Stations award running in Jan on the National System . Details on this website
Repeater has moved to a new site ( Rotorua Branch Newsletter )
Status Unknown after fire on hilltop
This node is currently Not Operational
The fault with the north link at Mt Cargill has been repaired , receiver replaced . update 22 Oct 2016 . Thanks to Martin ZL4JH for info
This node is curremtly not operational Trustees investigating
Mt Studholm , Mt Cargill , Balclutha
There are reports of fading to this link , possibly due to tree obstruction at the south port of Christchurch site at Marley's Hill . Fades reduce signal to noise and dropouts .
Updated 12 Mar 2017
Please be considerate to other users of the system . NO long conversations. If your contact is local please switch to Simplex or a Local repeater . Some sites are solar powered and have limited battery supply in the Winter months , esp in cloudy conditions . Even if your conversation is LOCAL you are transmitted to the FULL national system in both islands . If you are considering running a net please dont exceed 15 minutes duration leave 3 second gaps and consdier making it out of busy times esp commuter time eg 8 to 8.30 am and 5 to 5.30pm regions
Severe fading and drop outs may occur on the Christchurch to Dunedin section of the national system
A pirate is known to be operating in the Auck area the normal idiot noises and language being used please report to trustees in the Auck area if you have any info . We have had some reports of Un Authorised extensions from other bands causing issues to the system . All connections to the system must be approved , meet links specs and hold a current licence with the RSM .
Recently we have been asked about Internet Access to the National System. Due to key up delays , audio quality , security and the cost of running a dedicated fibre connection / digital microwave link to a suitable injection point , this is not possible at the present time .