Author Topic: Jamming of PAW frequencies?  (Read 221 times)

steveu

Jamming of PAW frequencies?
« on: June 02, 2022, 09:36:14 am »
Got this via Skywise. Not sure what the point of GPS/moving map or EC is if the CAA allows so many jamming exercises...

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Notification of Jamming Trial - RAF Spadeadam, 6 – 9 June 2022

Jamming activity impacting licence exempt bands will take place between the 6th – 9th June 2022. Jammers located within 3km of 550307N 0023320W.

Activity will take place between 0900-1800 UTC on each day. Activity will affect UAS control and situational awareness devices within a radius of 15NM. Frequencies are 432-446MHz, 863-870MHz, 900-928MHz, 2300-2800MHz and 5725-5875MHz.

RPAS control and some electronic situational awareness devices may suffer intermittent or total failure. An associated NOTAM has been raised.

For further information or feedback contact spectrum@caa.co.uk

Emergency cease jamming contact:

Trials Management Officer via Spadeadam Range Controller: 01697 747321 Ext 6386, 6375 or 6388

SW2022/111    

exfirepro

Re: Jamming of PAW frequencies?
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2022, 01:08:34 pm »
Hi Steve,

Certainly potentially concerning - especially as many of us no longer fly with a map (2 separate GPS systems).

Not sure the CAA are technically ‘allowing’ the trials, as transmissions on these ‘licence exempt bands’ are the responsibility of Offcom - not the CAA, and the trials are obviously being sponsored by the MOD (presumably in the interests of ‘National Security’).

The incidence of this type of ‘jamming trials’ certainly seems to be very prevalent these days, so I guess we need to keep a good eye on the Notams to see when and where they are taking place, then make sure to take a chart and maximise eyes outside the cockpit for traffic whenever the trials are running.
 
Regards
Peter