Monitoring System (IARUMS)

IARUMS Region 1 now with 27 members!

The IARU Monitoring System Region 1 has now 27 members. Francis Boulot - F5MIU is the new REF Monitoring System Coordinator. Welcome to our team dear Francis!

Actions against illegal communication in Portugal

CT4AN - Jose Francisco - REP national MS co-ordinator reports:

It´s the second time ANACOM and the Portuguese Maritime Police act over illegal communications and interferences. The Portuguese Maritime Police, a branch of the Portuguese Navy, and the Communications Authority ICP-ANACOM made a control operation which resulted in confiscations  on radio equipments and heavy fines to ten operators. Besides having the equipment confiscated, the operators face fines which may reach 1250€, close to 1650USD. The newspapers detail that the fiscalization was made on 28 vessels and 29 harboured stations, both on sea, inland and in waterways.

The Authorities said that the operation was based on interference complaints to legal radio systems, including Amateur Radio Service, Areonautical Band, Maritime Service and commercial radio frequencies.