Our service has been a supporting member of The ‘FMC’ for over 40 years.
Calls from our field sets are received through our well set up, remotely monitored base network, giving a very reliable 24/7 hour safety service.
With our field sets that have the selcall technology can check the aerial setup and
also the field set, is communicating with our base network at any time.
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.
With these specially made light weight “Field Sets” will work anywhere 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. These two models can make direct
calls through our base network in to the public telephone system.
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.