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.

  • QRM on the Linked System

    Ongoing deliberate QRM by the Closet Net continues on the Linked System. Earlier this year they attempted a failed smoke and mirror attack to deflect their deliberate QRM by several of them asking for a list of frequencies the Linked System uses so they could remove them from their radios. Less than 12 hours later…

  • Vale Bill Continelli W2XOY, SK

    Bill was an active contributor to This Week In Amateur Radio, TWIAR since it began. I will always remember the piece Bill read on TWIAR many years ago about his time as a Security Guard and using Amateur Radio on the job, he was a wordsmith that could bring things to life. He spoke about…

  • Hypocrite of the weak

    Never ceases to amaze me the crap I hear on radio, not least of which operators asking for all the frequencies used by the Linked Repeater System so they can remove them from their radios. Then one of the biggest complainers continues to operate weekly on the Linked System. Awesome credibility building and show the…

  • The Ungrateful Iscariot

    Most newcomers to the hobby are welcomed with open arms. Many are offered second hand equipment as a kind gift to get them started, some are even willingly provided antenna and cable to ensure they can be heard with no expectations of return of this equipment. It is very unfortunate when one rejects all help…

  • Band Police BULLSHIT

    I have been accused of being the Band Police by a radio Amateur who has confessed to deliberately keying up repeaters incessantly to cause aggravation to myself and others late at night. Well now that this Amateur has admitted to deliberately causing QRM and said he will continue to do it, his signals will be…

  • Node Remote for Allstar

    An easy way to control your Allstar Node on your Android or iPhone. Android iPhone Node Remote for AllStar Link – YouTube

  • Amateur Radio Victoria and the VK Repeater Link System

    Many of the repeaters on the VK Repeater Link System are licensed to and financed by Amateur Radio Victoria although maintained by Tim, VK3TIM aka The Doctor. If you are a regular user of the VK Repeater Link System then please consider joining Amateur Radio Victoria for only $40 for two years or $30 Concession…

  • ST KILDA Allstar Node on 439.150 MHz and the VK Repeater Link System

    Operating in the St Kilda area on 439.150 MHz and 88.5 Hz tone with the antenna on the roof of my house, installation thanks to Graham VK3FTEC. The Node is part of the VK Repeater Link System and available for use for anyone in range. The Discone antenna on the left is connected to my…

  • VK3XEM-13 WX Station

    VK3XEM-13 is my WX Station operating in St Kilda, can be viewed on aprs.fi and can be seen via APRS on 145.175 MHz. Just for Fun! My VK3XEM – IMELBO5004 Weather Underground page is also available online.

  • Setting up ntfy.sh for the DAPNET gateway by M7TLB

    Setting up the ntfy.sh side of the gateway can be a little confusing so I will try to step through it here. First create a ntfy.sh account with your callsign. This will become part of your endpoint in the script on the hotspot. Next install the ntfy app on your Android or iPhone, go to…