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 )