Monitoring System (IARUMS)

Actions against illegal communication in Portugal

CT4AN - Jose Francisco - REP national MS co-ordinator reports:

It´s the second time ANACOM and the Portuguese Maritime Police act over illegal communications and interferences. The Portuguese Maritime Police, a branch of the Portuguese Navy, and the Communications Authority ICP-ANACOM made a control operation which resulted in confiscations  on radio equipments and heavy fines to ten operators. Besides having the equipment confiscated, the operators face fines which may reach 1250€, close to 1650USD. The newspapers detail that the fiscalization was made on 28 vessels and 29 harboured stations, both on sea, inland and in waterways.

http://www.dn.pt/inicio/portugal/interior.aspx?content_id=3407923&seccao=Sul&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

The Authorities said that the operation was based on interference complaints to legal radio systems, including Amateur Radio Service, Areonautical Band, Maritime Service and commercial radio frequencies.