Back on air , weak signal to the north , some crackle noticed during high winds
Some jamming by pirates or locals annoyed by excessive across city chatter !
The saddle hill link site has had a failure so 434.800 Nat Sys Off Air . Estimated repair date Dec/ Jan . Waiting on Helicopter trip to take replacement batteries to site .
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 Dec 3 2020
Please do NOT use the National System for local chatter , move to a local repeater or simplex
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 )