In the wild weather over the past few weeks the VK5RWN repeater system has sustained some structural damage. The original tower section is currently bent at a rather alarming angle and will require replacement.
In the past few days we have had our repair crew up there to shore up the tower section and make temporary repairs until a more permanent solution can be found.
There is still internet connectivity to the site and the D-Star repeater is still operational for the time being. Users may find that the coverage of the repeater is somewhat disturbed however.
In the coming weeks the antenna system will need to be upgraded, so there will most likely be a prolonged period where the system will be off air while repairs are being made.