Reports this repeater is off air for repairs . No ETA provided on completion date .
Off air for months cause unknown , possibly dismantled permanently .
This node is off while a replacement 439.825 TX Module is obtained
Estimated return late Sept . updated 25 Aug 21
West Coast South Island
Unconfirmed reports that the west coast link has become very marginal to non operational
Pirates on this section , siren noises random DTMF tones button pushing and swearing . Please do NOT talk to or acknowledge their presence it just makes it worse
random open mutes from this area requiring a disconnection from the North Island !
Mt Studholm , Mt Cargill , Balclutha, Gore
Report from Martin ZL4JH that the link only seems to be working in one direction in the Gore / Invercargill region Gore trustees investigating ! 08 Aug 21
Updated 25 Aug 2021 Please note during Covid Level 4 , repeater site visits may not be possible in many circumstances .
Please note : info for each site or region is updated when the local trustees provide us with info . Unfortunately this often does not happen . Each area will be updated when info is received from Trustees or the Branch .
Please avoid the use of the National System for local chatter , move to a local repeater or simplex if possible . It holds the whole country on , not just your local repeater .
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 ) att Steve