Current Status of the National System

Current Status of the National System

Kordia Agreement

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

Mt Egmont

Storm and antenna issues are ongoing    signals will be very weak to non existant   ( 10 Sept )

Links form Wharite   Belmont and Klondyke  will be disabled during this time 

Wharite

​Due to pirate activity   isloated from the rest of the system   09 Sept

Waitomo

This node is currently Not Operational

Dunedin

interference investigations continue   may be switched off for extended periods 

Rotorua

This node is currently off air . controller being rebuilt 

Mt Studholm , Mt Cargill , Balclutha

There are reports of pulsing interference on this section   belived to be caused by a crane controller or similar device . Some areas may be isolated  inc Dunedin

Updated 10  Sept  2018  

if you have further info or need additional info   ( if available )  please email   (   nationalsysteminfo     at   gmail   dot  com  )    

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   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 Waikato / 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 .