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

Rotorua

This node  is currently off air . Repeater to be moved to a new site in the future

Christchurch

​Due to the recent fire on the hilltop and lack of mains power the national system has been shut down    

Waitomo

This node is currently Not Operational

Dunedin

The  fault with the north link at Mt Cargill  has been repaired , receiver replaced . update  22 Oct 2016  .  Thanks to Martin ZL4JH for info

Belmont

This node is curremtly not operational   Trustees investigating  

Mt Studholm , Mt Cargill , Balclutha

There are reports of fading to this link , possibly due to tree obstruction at the south port of Christchurch site at Marley's Hill . Fades reduce signal to noise and dropouts .

Updated 17 Feb  2017

 

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  consdier 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 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 .