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"Intruders" Spotted in Several Amateur Radio HF Bands

Date : 05 / 07 / 2006
Author : Chris Jones - VK2ZDD

NEWINGTON, CT, July 5, 2006--An apparent "intruder" signal spotted on 20 and 17 meters -- possibly originating from a Chinese HF broadcast station -- has sparked a slew of reports and complaints from around the globe. In addition, those who volunteer to monitor the bands for out-of-place signals cite reports of so-called Russian "single-letter beacon" stations on 40 meters.

As the League's liaison with the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 2 Monitoring System (IARUMS) -- also known as "Intruder Watch" -- ARRL Field and Regulatory Correspondent Chuck Skolaut, K0BOG, is often the first to hear about strange signals that suddenly pop up on the bands.

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