Monitoring System (IARUMS)

Church Divine Service on 28 MHz

Church divine Service from Ireland has been observed on 28105 kHz (FM) in 2007.  The problem has been solved by the Irish amateurs and the Irish PTT. Now the Church Divine Service is back again with illegal transmissions on 28265 kHz in FM. We need your observations and reports! Send your mails to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and (or) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

IARUMS Region 1 Meeting - Hamradio 2010

Meeting of DARC MONITORING SYSTEM INTRUDER WATCH  at HAM-RADIO-Fair 2010 Friedrichshafen, Germany Motto: “40 Years of DARC Intruder Monitoring System”  Day/Time:   Saturday, June 26th 10.00 -  11.30 hrs local time  / Place: Room “Schweiz” in Hall A2 on the Ham Radio SiteProgram: Greetings and  Lecture of Ulrich Bihlmayer (DJ9KR), Vice Coordinator of IARU  MONITORING SYSTEM Intruder  Watch  and  Coordinator of DARC Bandwatch “40 Years of DARC Bandwatch”.  Lecture 1:  Dipl. Ing.  Edmund Grim, Federal Network Agency BNetzA Konstanz, Lecture 2: Wolf Hadel (DK2OM) IARUMS-R1 and Vice Coordinator of DARC Bandwatch: “How to identify Digital Intruders – "From Cheap Solutions to Hightech”

After the lectures of DJ9KR and DK2OM we will have our IARUMS Region 1 meeting at 1130 local time.  Room “Schweiz” and then at the stall of the DARC HF-Department.

Radio Kuwait on 7150 kHz and 7190 kHz quickly stopped

A “Combined Action” by  Uli DJ9KR led to the removal of Radio Kuwait on 7150 and 7190 kHz: From 12 to 19 April 2010 the broadcaster had been transmitting programs in Arabic language with up to S9+30dB signals blocking almost 20 kHz of the 40-m-Band. Many national coordinators had requested their telecoms. authorities to send “International Complaints” to the State of Kuwait. OM Faisal Al-Ajmi, 9K2RR rang up Radio Kuwait and asked for a frequency change.


ZS1FCS New SARL MS Coordinator

Malcolm Kriel, ZS4SM, has resigned due to his wife's medical condition. SARL has appointed Fred Scheepers, ZS1FCS, as the new Monitoring System Coordinator for SARL. Our thanks go to Malcolm for his excellent work. Good luck for you and your XYL! - Welcome in the System, dear Fred!

40th Anniversary of DARC MONITORING SYSTEM (DARC-MS) Intruder Watch

In 2010 DEUTSCHER AMATEUR RADIO CLUB (DARC) MONITORING SYSTEM celebrates it 40th anniversary. The system was founded in 1970 by Rudi Klein DL2DZ. CQDL magazine, the official pamphlet of DARC, opens with Uli Bihlmayer DJ9KR on the front page. Uli is one of the founding member of DARC-MS and has been its national coordinator for over 25 years.

Several articles were posted in March 2010 isssue of CQDL magazine highlighting the 40 years of DARC-MS:

- An interview with Wolf Hadel DK2OM, IARU Region 1 Monitoring Service Coordinator and Vice Coordinator of DARC-MS, title: "Die Bandwacht wird es schon richten!?" ("Bandwatch will surely make it!?")

- A report of Uli DJ9KR, IARU Region 1 Monitoring Service Vice Coordinator (2 pages) "Bandwacht im DARC - Seit 40 Jahren fremden Funkdiensten auf der Spur" ("Following the foot steps of foreign SW services since 40 years")

- Another report of Uli DJ9KR (2 ,5 pages) "Schutz der Amateurbänder - Die Bandwacht heute" ("Taking care of Amateur Bands - The Bandwatch nowadays")

A meeting of the Bandwatch will be held at the upcoming Friedrichshafen Ham Radio Fair 2010 on Saturday, June 26 at 10.00 hrs local time at "Room Schweiz" (Switzerland) on the Ham Radio site in Friedrichshafen, Lake of Constance.