Discussion in 'Videos and Podcasts' started by K4KKC, Jul 14, 2021.
Another day of the Cuba Government Jamming on the 40 Meter Band
It hasn't stopped since 11 July. How many of us are still beating on ARRL and IARU?
I did notice that CO7WT/Pavel is 'atting' IARU-R2 and XE1KK - that was good to see!
With this building tropical storm forecast to run up the length of Cuba, I wonder if the government will cease the jamming, to facilitate the usual back-up communications on the island among radio operators? We shall see.
I'm looking forward to the days when "Cuban Jam" always refers to a music party.
73 de Ray ..._ ._
I continue to send interference reports to the ARRL, IARU, and now ITU. Today's email included logs for 11 and 12 August.
Recipients include email@example.com (vp international affairs and IARU liaison), firstname.lastname@example.org, IARU region 2 monitoring program at email@example.com, the head of IARU Region 2 firstname.lastname@example.org, the head of IARU at email@example.com, and the ITU Radiocommunication Bureau firstname.lastname@example.org
To date I have been informed of 'high level talks' at ARRL (but have seen no indication those are resulting in anything useful). I've also received an automated "we received your email" response from the ITU. I've received no response from anyone at IARU.
I received the Sep QST yesterday. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry when I saw the request to donate to the Spectrum Defense Fund. If this isn't a time for the SDF to get off their collective...hands...and get to defending, I don't know what is.
Got another auto-reply from the ITU.
After the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Haiti, the IARU Region 2 has requested that 3750, 7150, and 14330 KHz be reserved for emergency use.
This WEEKS ARRL NEWS
WITH THE Volunteer Monitor REPORT
Not even a mention from the Volunteer Monitor Program about all the 40 meter jamming that started the second week of July.
I know they are investigating it (I hope), but at least they could have made a statement about what they're finding. To reassure the Amateur community that something is being conveyed to the FCC and other Agencies.
I guess we're like mushrooms in the dark if they even care. SAD
Now we have a real humanitarian emergency with the earthquake. Amateur radio was always a big help in the past for these kinds of humanitarian emergencies and there's also hurricanes coming in and the Cubans are still jamming
It is time to salute the new emergency communications committee at the League and Volunteer Monitor program/ such a wonderful job? Or a total bunch of BS.
Now I'm ready to listen to all the people that are defending the ARRL.
I'm Life member just stating my opinion.
I agree 100% and said as much to W6ROD in our conversation yesterday. All I get from the ARRL are excuses. (Though I guess I should at least acknowledge that I have received words from them...) I've wondered about posting exchanges here, and might simply include my response. I'm a retired analyst, not a politician and don't have a poker face - and I'm more than just a tiny bit frustrated with what appears to be self-induced impotence from "our" League. My next reports will be escalated to the State Department, FCC, and the White House. If bottom up doesn't work, it might be time for an avalanche of the doo-doo that flows down hill...
One or two of us can be easily hand-waved away as 'those troublemakers that need to get a life' - but if a bunch of us keep on the ARRL, they might eventually be forced to do their jobs. Hopefully.
There's a jamming emitter directly centered on 7150 (plus all the usual freqs) tonight. There are also a pair of signals that are 9-10 parallel tones approx 500 Hz apart that have been moving around slowly - one has slid through 7150 once so far since 2300 Z on the 14th.
They can use the same ones that were "reserved" for the volcanos. They haven't been used in months, if ever.