The purpose of this NZART Top Intruder Watcher Award is to encourage all listeners and radio amateurs to actively report unusual signals or suspected intruders on the allocated international and IARU Region 3 radio frequencies from VLF to Microwave. The purpose of these reports to assist the NZART Monitoring System Co-ordinator who collates and verifies potential intruders, who invade our precious finite radio frequencies. This information will be recorded for evidential purposes and where appropriate action taken to remove the intruder. There is a very long history of radio amateurs and listeners' providing such reports to ensure that the allocated frequencies are protected for the enjoyment of all.
What do you need to do?
Merely enjoy your scientific hobby, but report signals via the different means available via the NZART web site to the Monitoring System Co-ordinator. All reports will be verified and collated into an annual league table and shown in the bi-monthly Break-in magazine and NZART Web pages. The person judged to be a prolific and solid Intruder Watch contributor during each year. The recipient will receive a free one year NZART (single) membership subscription and will be provided with an official certificate of merit of their achievement. The NZART Monitoring System Coordinator will ask for clarification or additional information as required to verify the report.
All past and present Monitoring System Co-ordinators are barred from entry for this award.
Send reports including date/time in GMT, Frequency, Readability, Strength, Tone (RST), Mode, direction of signal (if possible), and any relevant comments.
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