VK3XEM on the Web

www.vk3xem.net www.vk3xem.radio

Welcome to VK3XEM on the Web, where I will post about Amateur (Ham) Radio.

VK3XEM-1 is an APRS iGate on 145.175 MHz operating in Reservoir, a Northern Suburb of Melbourne Australia and is available for all licensed Amateurs to use.

VK3XEM also has an Allstar Node on 439.150 MHz 88.5 Hz simplex that is part of the VK Repeater Linked System that also covers the Northern Suburbs of Melbourne.

I am QTHR and can be contacted via Hams Over IP 300053, email simon@vk3xem.net and my mobile phone +61 424 220 549. As can be plainly seen I am not hiding behind the anonymoty of the Internet and I won’t accept crap from anyone. I own what I say and do and expect others to aswell.

  • FDP Radio Enthusiasts and Fans Facebook Group

    Check out the new FDP Radio Enthusiasts and Fans is now operating on Facebook.

  • VK3RES on the Air

    VK3RES is now licensed on 439.150 MHz 88.5 Hz tone and is permanently connected to the VK Repeater Linked System, covering the Reservoir and Northern suburbs of Melbourne. VK3RES-1 is an APRS iGate operating on 145.175 MHz from the same location and antenna and is also designed to cover the Northern suburbs of Melbourne.

  • vk3xem.net vk3xem.radio

    Today I registered vk3xem.radio that points to vk3xem on the web, I have also enabled several sub domains to show what is happening with my radio station allstar.vk3xem.radio Shows the status of my primary Allstar Node aprs7.vk3xem.radio Shows the location of my portable radio when switched on aprs9.vk3xem.radio Shows the location of my mobility scooter […]

  • FDP DMR800

    I have just received the FDP DMR800 Portable radio in the mail. This radio is DMR and FM 400 – 480 MHz and can handle up to 800 channels. It is type approved for UHF CB and LMR frequencies. I received a sample codeplug with UHF CB and 70cm channels that I have easily managed […]

  • VK3XEM-13 APRS WX Station

    The VK3XEM-13 APRS WX Station is now operational on aprs.fi and transmitting over my APRS iGate on 145.175 MHz every 15 minutes for everyone to see. The WX Station is also broadcasting to Weather Underground, Weathercloud, WOW and others.

  • Australia Day, 26 January

    Every country in the World has it’s own National Day of celebration, here in Australia that day is January 26th. On this day Australian Amateurs are allowed to use the AX prefix instead of VK, so today I am AX3XEM. This year 2023 the Australian Govenment in it’s wisdom declared Australia This year 2023 the […]

  • VK2ACR Slander and Gossip continues

    I see Robert Cappuccino VK2ACR and his bum buddies are slandering me. Nowhere did I suggest that VK3RBA should be or is a closed Repeater. The FACT is multiple times the config of the repeater was changed due to a PIRATE being handed the details by licensed hams to cause deliberate QRM. Each time the […]

  • FDP Pro UHF CBRS 80CH 5W Handheld Transceiver

    Are you a licensed Radio Amateur in Australia, or even New Zealand? Would you like a radio for under $200 AUD that will legally have you on 70cm and UHF CB Radio? I’ve owned this radio for over 12 months now and it is primarily sold as a UHF CB radio but the main reason […]

  • CPAP SmartMask scam

    This is more of a tech related post than ham radio, many people like myself suffer from sleep aponea and rely on technology such as a CPAP machine each night to sleep. The following video calls out a kick stater or fund raising scheme to rais money for a repeat scammer called Stephen Marsh. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBbWAPQHyhI […]

  • Weekday Welfare Net on the VK Repeater Link System

    The Weekday Welfare Net operates 2300 UTC or 1000 Australian Eastern Daylight Time, on the VK Repeater Linked System Monday to Friday in Australia, the Weekday Welfare Net is for Amateurs to check in and let everyone know how they and their families are going.