Current Status of the National System

Current Status of the National System

Rotorua

Reports this repeater is off air for repairs . No ETA provided on completion date .

Doubtless Bay 

Off air for months   cause unknown , possibly dismantled permanently .

Taupo

This node is off while a replacement  439.825  TX Module is obtained 

Estimated return  late Sept .         updated  25 Aug 21

West Coast South Island

Unconfirmed reports that the west coast link has become very marginal to  non operational

Manawatu 

Pirates on this section ,  siren noises  random DTMF tones  button pushing and swearing . Please do NOT  talk to or acknowledge  their presence   it just makes it worse 

Christchurch 

random open mutes from this area  requiring a disconnection from the North Island ! 

Mt Studholm , Mt Cargill , Balclutha, Gore

Report from Martin ZL4JH  that the link  only seems to be working in one direction in the Gore / Invercargill region   Gore trustees investigating !  08 Aug 21

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Updated 25 Aug 2021      Please note during Covid Level 4  , repeater site visits may not be possible in many 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