Thursday, January 16, 2020

IARU Region 2 Restarts Intruder Watch

Region 2 of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU), covering North and South America, has restarted its monitoring system program, watching for non-amateur intruders on amateur radio frequencies. The Region 1 monitoring system (Europe, Africa and the Middle East) has been quite active in identifying stations that don't belong on the ham bands and working to get them to change frequencies, but there has been no similar activity on this side of the Atlantic in recent years. The effort is being restarted by LU1BCE, who encourages all amateurs in the Americas to participate through their national societies.