Monitoring System (IARUMS)

African pirate net on 14002.1 kHz

Another African pirate net is active on 14002.1 kHz, daily at various times, often in the mornings and the evenings. Male persons are talking in an unknown language, sometimes mentioning "Maputo". Possibly Mozambique. Please observe and report to DK2OM, Coordinator IARUMS Region 1.

Radio Malaysia Sarawak on 7130.50

SARAWAK (MALAYSIA). 7130.50, Sarawak FM via RTM,1301 UT to 1412 UT, August 4, 2009. Identification of the news from "RTM Kuala Lumpur" (00:08 and 00:24); singing Sarawak jingle; "Radio Malaysia Sarawak" (01:42); parallel with 5030 kHz., both fair. This station is heard every day with fair to good reception. Click here to listen to the audio clip.

(Reported by Ron Howard, Asilomar Beach, CA, Etón E1)

Laos National Radio on 7145.0

LAOS. 7145.0, Lao National Radio, heard from 1255 to sign-off at 1359 UT, July 13. At 1333 UT starts English (sounded like: "This is the Lao National Radio, broadcasting from Vientiane, the Lao People's Democratic Republic. Our English language is broadcast twice daily at 1300 hours and 2030 hours local time, which is 7 hours ahead of GMT. It is transmitted on a frequency of 97.25 MHz., on FM").  Click here to listen to the Audio Clip.

This station has continued to improve their reception up to and including August 10, when they had fair reception (1300-1330 UT in French; from 1330 to sign-off at about 1400 UT, in English).

(Reported by Ron Howard, Asilomar Beach, CA, Etón E1)

Radio Taiwan International (RTI) on 7129,88 kHz

Ron Howard from Monterey, Asilomar Beach, California, USA reported to the IARU Region 1 Monitoring System the activity of Radio Taiwan International (RTI) with a powerful signal on 7129.88v, RTI, 1245 UTC, August 9, 2009 broadcasting in Bahasa Indonesian language with a program about Mata Hari; 1257 ID.

Radio Taiwan were on frequency from 1400 to 1800, broadcasting  in Chinese, which was effectively jammed by CNR-1 echo programming. Slight drifting was noted; best in LSB to get away  from the het generated with Sarawak FM being on 7130.50. Sarawak is totally lost to the RTI powerhouse!

Ron originally observed Sarawak FM abandoning 7130.0 kHz back on March 31, 2009 and came back on July 19, this time on a frequency of 7130.50 kHz.

Click here to listen to the audio recording (MP3).

14328.430 and 14238.510 kHz - North Korean embassy traffic

14328.430 and 14238.510 kHz are daily abused by the North Korean embassy in Tripoli, Libya, for digital traffic with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in North Korea. The system parameters: 600 Bd, 600 Hz shift, burst mode, semi-duplex, known as: DPRK-FSK600. The German PTT has been informed. Times: 1100 and 1616 utc daily. Please inform your PTT. Related news was posted earlier on June 17, 2009: North Korean (KRE) embassy traffic again on 14 MHz! 

To take part in the IARU Region 1 Monitoring System, contact DK2OM - Wolfgang Hadel, IARUMS Region 1 Coordinator. More information available on the IARU Region 1 Monitoring System Working Group Section.

3590 kHz - abused by Spanish fishery

3590 kHz is daily abused by Spanish fishermen in USB and vocoder \"CRY2001\". They are not respecting any
amateur radio traffic!!! Please use this frequency for digital amateur traffic as often as possible!

To take part in the IARU Region 1 Monitoring System, contact DK2OM - Wolfgang Hadel, IARUMS Region 1 Coordinator. More information available on the IARU Region 1 Monitoring System Working Group Section.

7030 kHz IM by Radio Minsk, BLR

On 02 July 2009 DARC Bandwatch has reported harmful Interference on 7030 kHz by BC R.Minsk, BLR. 

Here are the measuring results:

  Transmitter 1 Transmitter 2Cross Modulation 
 Frequency 1: 7210 kHz 7390 kHz 7030 kHz
 Mode:   A3E     A3E     A3E    
 Name:      Radio Belarus  Radio Belarus  Radio Belarus 
 Times (UTC):   daily 11:00 - 23:00 daily 11:00 - 23:00 daily 11:00 - 23:00
 Signal Strength(dBuV/m): 62 58 15
 QTF:  BLR, area of Minsk BLR, area of Minsk BLR, area of Minsk

Cross Modulation Pattern: 7030 kHz = 2 x 7210 kHz - 7390 kHz

Further Measuring Results are being analyzed for further necessary steps.

Laos National Radio - Vientiane, Laos on 7145 kHz

After some months of silence BC \"Laos National Radio\" Vientiane, Laos on 7145 kHz was heard on the West Coast of USA and also in Finland. The power is 10 kW, and the transmissions are not directed.

7145 Lao National Radio  0000-0030 Cambodian 
7145 Lao National Radio  0500-0530 Thai     
7145 Lao National Radio  0530-0600 French    
7145 Lao National Radio  0600-0630 English   
7145 Lao National Radio  1130-1200 Thai      
7145 Lao National Radio  1200-1230 Vietnamese
7145 Lao National Radio  1230-1300 Cambodian
7145 Lao National Radio  1300-1330 French    
7145 Lao National Radio  1330-1400 English   
7145 Lao National Radio  2330-2400 Vietnamese

French OTH-Radar west of Paris - Update

on 24 June 2009 DARC (Intruder Watch, DK2OM) reported to the German PTT (BNetzA) an interference by an Over-The-Horizon Radar. From 24 to 30 June German BNetzA have registered and occasionally observed the frequency. Below are the results of the investigations:

Frequency: Fundamental 13960 kHz  | Out-Of-Band Emmissions: up to 14100 kHz, measured 24 June 09 at 08.00 UTC | Mode: P0N | Call:  unknown |Times of Transmission: daily, h24 with breaks  - Field Strength: on 13960 kHz: 33 dBuV (measured 24 June 09 at 10:00 UTC, peak 10 kHz BB) | QTF: France, Area of Dreux-Senonches. Most probably the out-of-band emissions are caused by OTH-B-Radar \"NOSTRADAMUS\" of \"ONERA\" Corp. In the meantime the problem has been solved. Many thanks to the German and the French PTT!

Pse hit: http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1208234
Pse hit: http://www.onera.fr/images-science/installation-experience/nostradamus.php

 

Note: On Google-Earth you can see the 3-branched star (marked with 3 small white squares) at the end of the airport (left).