VK3XEM on the Web

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

I am QTHR and can be contacted via Hams Over IP 300053, DAPNET Paging VK3XEM, 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.

  • Petition EN6254 – Restoration of a validation document to authorised amateur radio operators

    e-petitions – Parliament of Australia (aph.gov.au) This petition is for the ACMA to provide adequate documentation to Australian Amateurs to prove they are licensed here in Australia. Currently the stupid letter sent to SOME Amateurs is inadequate for reciprocal licensing overseas and to sign up for some services like EchoLink etc. Please consider signing.

  • TIDRADIO TD-H3 first impressions

    Even before receiving the pair of TD-H3 I purchased from TIDRADIO I exchanged a couple of emails with support staff at TIDRADIO. I found them to reply quickly and be very responsive to my enquiries. Unlike other brands TIDRADIO are putting a lot of time and effort into their products, listening to user feedback. First…

  • TIDRADIO TD-H3 Introduction

    Today I received a pair of TIDRADIO TD-H3 radios from China. Updating the firmware was a simple process along with using CHIRP to programme some channels into the radios. If you are interested in these radios please consider joining the TIDRADIO TD-H3 Australia Facebook group. A very nice surprise was approved Australian USB power bricks.…

  • Canary Mail client, honest review

    I have been trying Canary Mail | The Smartest Email App On The Planet on my PC and iPhone 14. It has many bold claims, including Cross Platform capabilities. So in good faith I subscribed via the Apple App Store and installed the app on my phone. I then installed Canary Mail client on my…

  • Justice may be blind, but it can see in the dark.

  • The ACMA NON-DATABASE

    Since the introduction of the Australian Amateur Radio Class Licence by the ACMA, Amateur Radio callsigns are being removed from the RRL database and moved the new NON-DATABASE that only shows if a callsign has been allocated and what level of licence it is issued to. BULLSHIT Privacy concerns were the excuse given for having…

  • Historical Commercial Radio Operations on UHF CB

    The late 1990’s and early 2000’s saw tight arse Commercial Two-Way Radio companies like Crosscom and Aust-Two Rentals, amongst many other companies, deliberately place their customers on the UHF CB 40 channels of the day using CTCSS or DCS so the customers would not hear CB users, they were FALSELY told they were operating on…

  • Wayne Templar 61452

    Claims made by Chris Long, VK3AML that my father never served in Vietnam are clearly FALSE with evidence available online. The following website shows a video of Soldiers in Vietnam giving Christmas messages in 1969 to families back home. At 17:45 in the video it clearly shows my father giving a message to myself and…

  • The truth about VK3AML and his boyfriends

    Many years ago Chris Long, VK3AML of 78 Newhaven Road BURWOOD EAST VIC 3151 openly bragged about spitting on returning Vietnam War Veterans. I advised him that my father was a Returned Serviceman from Vietnam, having done what was LEGALLY asked of him by his country! From that day forward Chris Long has continued to…

  • The Closet Net

    At 11PM local time they come out of the closet and openly spew gay garbage on air. They also plot to jam the Linked System and play a recorded laugh over the Linked System after they get bored chatting each other up on air. The Amateur band is not the place for this rubbish.