Current Status of the National System
Reports this repeater is off air for repairs . No ETA provided on completion date .
The Klondyke UHF repeater on 439.875 MHz is off the air, due to coax feeder and cable tray damage on the tower . Repairs expected to take until March / April weather permitting ! . Also the link going north to Brynderywn is working in ( north direction only ) so Northland stations will hear rest of network but not able to reply . Same problems for BOP and Waikato stations.
A digital control type buzzing noise is entering the south linking port causing annoying interference.
Trustees investigating but being intermittent will take some time to locate
Reports of 1 way only traffic via Klondyke
Equipment has been removed from site for repeairs
Local node operating and signals heard from ZL2 but return path not operational .
Wellington ( Belmont )
Once again we have disabled the South Island Port at Belmont to CHC after a 24 hour test , due to excessive annoying interference making the North Island system un-useable at times , plus for anyone monitoring its just so annoying you need to switch off !!!
Updated 21 FEB 2023 . 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