Current Status of the National System


Back on Air 


Further Repairs made to 9875 local port feeders . Now Operational but ( not linked to ZL2 3 4 )


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 !

Wharite Peak

For a few days starting this week the links to Mt Egmont and Mt Erin will be switched off . This is to allow for renovations to the building . Our pole holding the link antennas is in the way and needs to be moved .  9975 will be Local only.


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  28 Feb  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