This week’s SARL News say European and South American radio amateurs have reported major interference from Russian OTH Radar stations (Over-the-Horizon Radar stations). Interference has been reported on 7 064, 7 109, 7 170 and 7 190 kHz. All signals are 12 kHz wide.
Several European Societies have already sent complaints to the Regulator in their country. The SARL needs reports from South African radio amateurs before the SARL can report the intruders in the amateur bands to ICASA for appropriate action.
The interference is problematic as in the ITU Convention Chapter VII Special Provisions for Radio; Article 48, states “…Installations for National Defence Services: Member States retain their entire freedom with regard to military radio installations!”
It is however important for as many amateur radio associations as possible to send complaints to their local regulator. Please monitor 7 064, 7 109 , 7 170 and 7 190 kHz and send your observations i.e. date, time, frequency and signal strength (S meter reading) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help us to protect our frequencies.
The South African Radio League
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