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.

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.

OTH Radar from Iran on 10 m

The Over The Horizon (OTH) Radar from Iran is daily transmitting on our 10 m-band, often long lasting on 28245 kHz. You can hear a high and a low tone, corresponding to the sweeprates of 870 and 307 sweeps/sec. The system is  about 60 kHz wide, the splatters are covering +/- 250 kHz. The Austrian, Dutch, Swiss and German PTTs have been informed. For more information click here!