Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Russian Military, Others, Intrude on Ham Bands

Russian radar stations, ships and fishing boats are apparently finding homes on the HF ham bands. According to the ARRL Letter, the International Amateur Radio Union's Region 1 Monitoring Service reports several intrusions during September, most apparently from Russian sources.

These include on over-the-horizon coastal radar system, two Russian ships in the Mediterranean sending digital traffic on 7110 kHz, and a military system near Moscow, all on 40 meters. In addition, Russian fishing boats were monitored on various frequencies in the 80, 40 and 20-meter bands.