Current Status of the National System


Back on Air 


Further repairs made to South Link .  ZL2 can now reach Northland via Brynderwyn Link 


Off Air due to recent fire at Marley's Hill. This is the local port plus North to BlueDuck and South to Mt Studholme .

Replacement Pole  antennas feeders may take some time  no estimate yet !


Off Air for repairs 


Signals from Dunedin and South much improved due to recent work .


Off air for re location to another site

Wellington ( Belmont )

National System 9875 and 710 2m repeaters now back on . Work on 11kV  TX pole continues     Update 29Dec



Updated  23 April   2024  .  Due to the recent fire at Marley's Hill Christchurch , and the loss of electricity , antenna pole antennas and feeders , there is no local or linking for the National System in and out of Christchurch .  Users should consider the 70cm AREC DMR linked network as an alternative !! 

   Pirates   please do NOT engage conversation with the Pirates or discuss Pirate activity over the National System  , they are listening too and just makes them more active ! Use email , sms , phone calls or the Nationwide DMR ZL Trbo network to discuss activity ! 

Please note during Covid restrictions  , repeater site visits may not be possible in some circumstances . 

Please note :  info for each site or region is updated  when the local trustees provide us with info .  Unfortunately this often does not happen . Each area will be updated when info is received from Trustees or the Branch .

Please avoid the use of the National System for local chatter , move to a local repeater or simplex if possible . It holds the whole country on , not just your local repeater . 

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  )    att Steve