With these “2” specially made light weight “Field Sets” work anywhere and are ideal
for the outdoors where mobile phones do not work. The primary purpose of the Mountain
Radio is safety, and are also very useful for receiving the latest weather forecasts,
and advising others of any changes in plans etc. With these two models can make
phone calls directly through our base network into the public telephone system 24/7.
Our service has been a supporting member of The ‘FMC’ for over 40 years.
Forty years ago members from some “South Island Mountaineering and Tramping Clubs”
decided to join forces to bring help a little closer. We established “Canterbury
Mountain Radio Service” (CMRS) with the purpose of providing radio-telephones field
sets, for communication in the remote areas of all the South Island and Stewart Island.
Our base operators do monitor and take voice calls during the day. We have ‘3’ voice
calls times. Daily at 8.30am 12 noon and also 7.30pm, where field parties can give
their location and intentions etc.