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Published on May 20, 2005 By coldzone In Gadgets & Electronics
WIA Director Glenn Dunstan VK4DU and ACA liaison committee member Gilbert
Hughes VK1GH met with the ACA last week to formalise and document a set of
agreed Intruder Watch procedures between the ACA and the WIA. "The WIA
intruder watch is an agreed mechanism between the ACA and the WIA to
identify and remove non-amateur intruders which are causing substantial
interference to Australian amateurs in exclusive amateur HF bands" Glenn
said. The ACA interprets 'substantial interference' as that level of
interference which degrades reception by a considerable degree. The ACA is
obliged under the Intruder Watch mechanism to investigate and as much as
practical resolve intrusions into amateur bands in which amateurs have
Primary status. "The majority of our HF bands fall into this category" Glenn
said. The Intruder Watch is not designed to deal with amateur-amateur
issues. This remains a matter between the amateurs involved and the ACA. The
ACA and WIA have agreed on a standard report pro-forma, procedures for
forwarding of reports, follow up and a monthly status update. "The ACA have
indicated their willingness to devote considerable resources to the Intruder
Watch service - the onus is now on amateurs to deliver accurate and timely
reports" Glenn said. "Our HF bands are under increasing pressure from
intruders - please do your bit by submitting a report." The intruder report
form, along with more details on the WIA-ACA agreed procedures for the
Intruder Watch service may be found at on the WIA web site at
www.wia.org.au/intruders Help safeguard our bands, become an intruder
watcher today.


Source Wireless Institute of Australia - http://www.wia.org.au

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