IARU Monitoring System (IARUMS) Terms of Reference


Seven Points to get started with an Intruder Watch

1. The most important aspect is to have good contacts with your National Telecommunications Authorities. Please try to contact their officers personally and find a person who you can contact when you have a complaint of Interference. It would be the best thing if this is always the same person.

2. To not lead the "Battle" alone, try to find companions to help you.

3. Each contributor can help you: Maybe he is very good at CW, maybe he speaks foreign languages, maybe he has special equipment to monitor digital modes, maybe he can be active during night time bcos he needs little sleep.

4. Tell the members of your society that you are the "new Coordinator“ of their Monitoring System. This can be in your national amateur radio pamphlet or news by bulletins on SW or VHF or UHF. Write reports about the success of your Intruder Watch in your National amateur radio pamphlet.

5. Create a Homepage for your intruder watch with "Latest News"! Refer to the homepage of IARU MONITORING SYSTEM in Region 1 for a wealth of information!

6. Tell your future contributors and/or members what you need to file a report about an intruder: Frequeny (in kHz), Time (UTC), Day of the Month, Mode, Country if you know, Ident, Remarks (calls if known, language, locations, names, sked times...). Download the Monthly IARU Region 1 monitoring System report template used by volunteers or national coordinators.

7. Tell the members of your club how to reach you, either by direct letter, by phone or email. Do always confirm a report, even if it is complete rubbish! Do not re-invent the Wheel, just contact Wolf Hadel DK2OM and Peter Jost HB9CET for help.

About the IARU Monitoring System (IARUMS)

The IARU Monitoring System (IARUMS) is established to carry out the policy for monitoring laid down by the IARU Administrative Council (AC).

The IARU Region 1 Monitoring System shall act decisively, within the limits of the Executive Committee's guidelines in defence of the amateur bands and use it's best endeavour for the removal of those stations not authorised to operate in those bands

IARU Monitoring System Organization Chart
IARU Monitroing Service Organization Chart


The IARU Region 1 IARUMS Co-ordinator shall:

a. Use his best endeavour in defence of the amateur bands against non-authorised users

b. Co-ordinate and support the efforts of the Region 1 Member Societies in protesting the use of amateur frequencies by non-amateur users

c. Compile regional data and progress reports and forward them to the National Co-ordinators and the IARUMS Co-ordinators of Region 2 and Region 3

d. Edit a monthly newsletter for the active IARU-MS members of Region 1

e. Assist National Co-ordinators in effectively carrying out their functions within the IARUMS

f. Acknowledge all reports and inquiries received from National Co-ordinators and periodically summarise to a National Society the status of its reports

g. Keep National Co-ordinators adequately informed of current developments

h. He may receive and process reports from individuals in those countries where there is no IARU Member Society.

The IARU Region 1 IARUMS Co-ordinator will send the monthly newsletter to the EC and collect his information for a General Conference.