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 . 

Rotorua

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

Christchurch

An interference issue causing a Chuff Chuff Chuff noise may be heard intermittently on this node . IMPORTANT NOTE : CTCSS tone of 123hz is now required to access 9875 local port . Please enable your transmitter with 123hz ctcss / pl tone . If you don't have tone on transmit you will NOT access the repeater . ( 9 Mar )

Waitomo

This node is currently Not Operational

Wharite

Users may experience arcing type noises on weak signals , including the signals received from

the Masterton airport node. It is believed the source is the 11kv power line running past the antenna pole.

Power line is in the process of being put underground so expect this issue should be cured then . June / July
 

Taupo

Repairs to stacked dipoles completed 19 March 2016 . Coverage returned to original

Mt Studholm and Mt Cargill

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 14 April  2016

 

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 .

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 .