Our service has been a supporting member of The ‘FMC’ for over 40 years.
Forty five 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 safety communication in the remote areas of all the South Island and Stewart
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 that we give twice daily, also advising others
of any changes in plans etc. With these two models can make direct phone calls directly
through our Base Network into the NZ Public Telephone System 24/7.
Our Base Operators ‘DO MONITOR’ and ‘TAKE VOICE CALLS’ during the day. We also 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.