Norway residents furious over US radar interfering with TV signal

Norway residents furious over US radar interfering with TV signal

Residents say the radar is causing signal problems

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Many in Norway are furious that their TV signal is being affected by a US radar.

The radar, in Vardo, means that the objects displayed on a viewer's screen double, for example a football match may appear as if there are 44 players on the pitch, rather than 22.

Local resident Arnt Edmund Jensen has spoken out about the matter, claiming it started two to three years ago, according to Sputnik.

He also claims that the signal interference becomes worse on Saturdays, calling it "real crazy."

Jensen explained that he has contacted the National Communications Authority, but was told he would need to contact the army as it is responsible for the radar.

Local authorities in Vardo also told the resident that the issue could take up to six months to be dealt with, as although it was given the funds to install cable television from the Norwegian Intelligence Service, it has all been spent.

And things could get even more complicated, as a new radar is also being built on rocks above the town and should be working by 2020.

The current Globus II radar has been in place since 1998 and it was claimed that it would monitor space debris movements, however there is wide speculation that it is actually part of America's anti-ballistic missile system.

This is because this was the radar's previous function when it was located at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Despite this the radar is operated by Norwegians.