Friday, October 28, 2016

"Highly Suspicious" Transmissions Monitored by Hams in India

India's Intelligence Bureau has taken an interest in  some "highly suspicious" VHF radio transmissions monitored by hams along the border of Bangladesh. The ARRL Letter reports that amateurs have tracked the late-night transmissions on amateur frequencies to the Basirhat region of West Bengal. According to West Bengal Radio Club Secretary VU2JFA, the coded voice transmissions are similar to signals he'd monitored in 2002 and 2003, just before the arrest of six "extremists" from the region. Intelligence Bureau officials noted that the border with Bangladesh is "porous" in that area and would not rule out the possibility of terrorist connections.