Current Status of the National System

Current Status of the National System


Very weak signal to the north , some crackle noticed during high winds 


Repairs made to the south link facing Mt Egmont


The saddle hill link site has had a failure so 434.800 Nat Sys Off Air .  Temp link installed at Mt Campbell near Motueka .  Some fading noticed late afternoons 


link to Kaimai repaired 


Back on Air  but odd tones on tail being reported from what sounds like a low voltage alarm . Weak and noisy signals from this node.


A reset at Marley's Hill has restored the audio to normal from the ( through a tunnel sound ) !! 

Mt Studholm , Mt Cargill , Balclutha

 Fading being experienced from this section


Updated Jan 205   2021



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  )