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

The South link transmitter at Klondyke was replaced on April 22nd   but with a lower power unit . Hopefully fading wont be so much of an issue in the colder months on the path from Klondyke to Egt

Blue Duck

​This vital part of the system has been repaired and delivered back to the site . A big thanks to Kordia

for their assistance with this .


This node is currently Not Operational


interference investigations continue   may be switched off for extended periods 


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 22  April   2019  

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 .