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REPEATER STATUS


For the status of other National System Nodes check the Wellington VHF Group website.


WaiPlenty Network -
12 Jan 2017

A visit was made to Te Uku on Wednesday 11th January to see why all the equipment appeared to be off the air. On arrival the first thing that was noticed was that the whole Icom shelf containing the '5675 repeater and the link equipment facing Te Weraiti was missing.

All is being done to find out what has happened to the equipment. In the meantime, Te Uku is completely off the air. That includes ALL radio equipment and the IRLP access.  We do not have an estimate as to when Te Uku will be on air again, but it could be sometime.



WaiPlenty Network
- 5 Jan 2017

We have a problem with the network at Te Uku. It would appear that the power to the equipment has failed, causing '5675 and the associated equipment to be non-operational. The '5575 repeater at Maungakawa is operational, but is not linked to the rest of the network. '695 at Te Weraiti and '5475 at Waihi are fully operational.



IRLP System on WaiPlenty Network -
21 Mar 2016
There is a problem with access to the IRLP System at Te Uku and Maungakawa. The 4 digit access tones are not activating the system. Waihi North and Te Weraiti are accessing the IRLP System satisfactorily. We can not give a repair time as we still need to determine the problem.


Waihi North '5.475 MHz -
11 Feb 2016
Waihi North has a faulty transmitter at present. There is carrier but no modulation. We hope to have it repaired over the weekend of 20/21 February.


Klondyke Repeater Site -
6 Feb 2016
Both battery chargers have been replaced and all equipment is now working again.


Klondyke Repeater Site -
3 Feb 2016
A power surge or lightning strike at the Klondyke site on Monday 1st took out both battery chargers and the D-Star internet gateway computer. Will be on site Friday 5th to replace the battery chargers. In the meantime, the National System and local 6625 repeater may have to be shut down if the standby battery voltage drops too much. We will be advise if this has to be done.


National System - Kaimai 4850 - 13 January 2016
The transmitter at Kaimai was replaced this afternoon and tests proved it was working normally.


National System - Kaimai 4850 -
12 January 2016
There is a problem with the Kaimai transmitter at present, which causes the output power to drop right off after a short period of use. The problem is being investigated and we hope to have it fixed soon.
 


Klondyke Repeater Site
- 9 December 2015
The Klondyke National System site will have a series of power outages from 7.00am to 4.00pm on random days over the next 2 to 3 weeks. Tree logging along the power line route requires the overhead lines to be turned off.
If the outages are of greater duration, the site may have to be shut down.


IRLP Node on Te Uku 5675 - 9 July 2015
The IRLP node 6549 on Te Uku 5675, is now operational again.


IRLP Node on Te Uku 5675 -
7 July 2015
The IRLP node has been turned off due to a problem at Te Uku. We hope to have it going again by Sunday 12th July.


National System
- 27 May 2014
Power to the Belmont National System site was restored at 3pm this afternoon. The site is now fully operational.


National System
- 27 May 2014
The Belmont National System site is 'off air' at present due to a power outage most likely caused by the recent stormy weather. The power line to the site is being checked today.


National System
- 30 December 2013
The National System port at Klondyke facing Kaimai was restored this morning at 9.50am. The Waikato/BoP area is now fully connected to the rest of the National System.


National System
- 18 December 2013
The Waikato/BoP arm of the National System is hearing the rest of the National Sytem, but due to possible issues with the controller at Klondyke, the rest of the National Sytem is not hearing us.


National System -
18 October 2013
The National System port at Klondyke facing Kaimai was restored at 7.45pm this evening. The Waikato/Bay of Plenty arm is now fully connected to the rest of the National System.


National System -
18 October 2013
The National System port at Klondyke facing Kaimai was turned off this morning around 8.20am by persons unknown, due to a lockup at Christchurch. However since then the Waikato/Bay of Plenty arm has stayed disconnected, even though it was not causing the problem. We are attempting to have the System reconnected at Klondyke.


National System - Rotorua '9925
- 1 September 2013
The link between the Rotorua node and Kaimai is working again. The node and link are fully operational.
 


National System - Rotorua '9925
- 29 August 2013
The link between the Rotorua node and Kaimai is not working at present due to issues with the controller at Rotorua. The local node is working OK, but the link Xtmr at Rotorua (facing Kaimai) has become disabled. It is hoped to have it working again over the coming weekend.


Te Weraiti Site
- 28 August 2013
We have been advised that  in order to repair extensive damage caused by a lightning strike last week, North Power will be having a planned power shut down to all sites on the Te Weraiti ridge. This is scheduled for between 0900 & 1500 hrs on either this coming Saturday (31 Aug) or the following Saturday (7 Sep) weather and conditions permitting.

As proven last week, '695 should continue to operate on battery backup throughout the outage, with the only noticeable effect being an 1800Hz 'mains fail alarm' tone superimposed on it's tail when the originating signal comes off the link from Te Uku (i.e; either accessed through IRLP, '5675 or '5575). No alarm tone is superimposed on the tail of transmissions originating from a signal accessing '695's receiver.      



National System - 27 August 2013
The National System is now working both ways between Klondyke and Kaimai. Unfortunately it is not known how long this situation may last.



Te Weraiti '695
- 25 August 2013
The '695 repeater is now working normally, as is the whole WaiPlenty network.


Te Weraiti '695
- 17 August 2013
There are still on-going issue with the '695 repeater. Would appear to be the receiver sensitivity causing the problem.
The IRLP node, '5675 and '5575 are working as normal.


Te Weraiti '695
- 16 August 2013, 11:15am
The channel is now fully operational again. Receiver outage probably caused by technicians on site.


Te Weraiti '695
- 16 August 2013, 9:35am
It would appear that the receiver on '695 has become faulty. Signals can be heard coming from Te Uku '5675 and Maungakawa '5575, but the receiver of '695 can not be accessed. The IRLP node, '5675 and '5575 are working as normal.


Te Weraiti '695
- 26 July 2013
What ever was causing '695 to shut down cleared around 7:45am this morning, but was not caused by a fault on '695 or the Waiplenty network. We suspect it was caused by a locked on home station rig. Possibly one with a desk style microphone, where the push-to-talk button had become locked on.
If '695, or any other of the 2m receivers or link receivers on the network, receives a constant signal for greater than 10mins, it will shut down until such time as the signal is removed. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR RIG IS NOT LEFT UNATTENDED WHILE IT IS TURNED ON, as this does not comply with the license conditions. Also, if your rig has a time-out-timer, please make sure it is enabled, as this would have avoided this situation.


Te Weraiti '695
- 25 July 2013
'695 is off the air at present. We are not sure what has occured, but we are hopeful of making a site visit tomorrow to check it out.


National System
- 24 July 2013
The National System is being heard again in the Waikato/Bay of Plenty area, but there is still NO connection into the rest of the system at Klondyke.


National System
- 12 July 2013
The Waikato/Bay of Plenty arm of the National System has been disconnected at Klondyke due to problems with the local controller. Prior to being disconnected, we were hearing the rest of the System, but the rest of the System was not able to hear us. It is not known at this time when the controller will be repaired (if it can) or replaced.


National System
- 1 April 2013
The Waikato/Bay of Plenty arm of the National System has been reconnected at Klondyke. No indication yet as to why it was disconnected back in March.



National System
- 19 March 2013
For some reason, that we are not aware of, the Waikato/Bay of Plenty arm of the National System has been disconnected at Klondyke.


National System - Kaimai Node
- 9 Feb 2013
The fault at Kaimai has now been repaired. As the transmitter turned out to be faulty, it was replaced with the spare.


National System - Kaimai Node
- 7 February 2013
There appears to be an issue with the transmitter at Kaimai at present. The output power appears to have dropped off, which means that the link between Kaimai and Klondyke and/or Kaimai and Hamilton are only working intermittently. A visit will be made to the site tomorrow (Fri. 8 Feb.) to investigate the problem.

National System - Christchurch Node
- 11 January 2013
The south facing port at Christchurch (Marley's Hill) is not transmitting at present, but signals from further south are coming through without any problem.


Maungakawa 145.575 Mhz Repeater - 26 November 2012
The new 2m repeater at Maungakawa has been installed and is now fully operational, including being linked to the Te Uku repeater to form an extention to the WaiPlenty network.

National System - Klondyke Node
- 27 October 2012
Klondyke is now fully operational.


National System - Klondyke Node
- 23 October 2012
Tree logging work is being done in several places along the Klondyke Road and the power is being turned off each day between 9am and 3pm, so AC mains power is being lost to the site. During one such outage period over the weekend, the battery charger did not come back on-line, causing the battery voltage to drop to to 8.5vdc. Until such time as the battery voltage returns to normal and holds, all equipment at Klondyke will be turned off. The 9am to 3pm power outages are to continue for the rest of the week.




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