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.

  • Own what you say

    One of my core values is standing by what you believe in and say, that includes identifying yourself when you say something. As Amateur Radio Operators on air we have a legal obligation to identify ourselves and at the very least it is a moral obligation elsewhere and common courtesy. Today I was on the…

  • VK3XEM-13 APRS Weather Station

    The VK3XEM-13 APRS weather station is back on air and can also be viewed via Weather Underground. Transmitting locally via APRS in from Reservoir and on the Internet.

  • Another Gutless anonymous post rejected

    Robert K, or whoever you are go right ahead and report to ACMA maybe then you will have to identify yourself rather than hiding behind your keyboard in your cyber undies. Again if you Identified yourself you would have had a say here but you are too scared.

  • Update on the Ballarat PIRATE

    The Ballarat PIRATE that is being protected by Ben VK3NRD and other members of the Ballarat Amateur Radio Group. This PIRATE has been heard on the input of VK3RBU by several Amateurs with strong signals in the Ballarat area and he has tried using many callsigns.

  • What can you listen to on a scanner today?

    Here in Melbourne Victoria there are still many interesting things to listen to on a scanner, even though Victoria Police and Ambulance Victoria in Metro Melbourne are now encrypted. I personally listen to Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV), Country Fire Authority (CFA) and the Victoria State Emergency Service (SES). But depending on your scanners capabilities, it…

  • People with Static IP addresses shouldn’t make false statements

    Anonymous Posts from FAKE email addresses will not be published on this site. If you do NOT have the balls to identify yourself you can post elsewhere, like your BARG Facebook Page. But to reply to your BULLSHIT accusations that the offender was in Melbourne and close to me as you claim, Ben VK3NRD, the…

  • Policy on publication of replies.

    Replies with FAKE email addresses will not be published on this site, if you do NOT have the balls to identify your Amateur Callsign when making false claims you will not be heard here. The evidence clearly shows on the 50522 VK3RBA Allstar hub that the PIRATE entered the VK Linked Repeater System via VK3RBU…

  • Ballarat Amateur Radio Group encouraging, enabling and PROTECTING PRIRATES

    The Ballarat Amateur Radio Group has an ongoing history of encouraging, enabling and protecting PIRATES on the Amateur bands. Today a PIRATE was repetitively asking for a radio check on VK3RBU without a callsign. Eventually he gave the callsign VK3JPM stating that he was in Central Ballarat. Comparing the ACMA Database with the now removed…

  • PMR446 Band in Australia

    I would like to propose a controversial use for the European PMR446 Band of Channels here in Australia. If the ACMA were to agree to the use of the band here they could be used by both Amateurs and Non-Amateurs to liaise with each other for educational purposes and also public safety purposes like CFA,…

  • Who likes Nets?

    On the VK Repeater Linked System there are many nets each week to participate in. The first is my Weekday Welfare Net that I run Monday to Friday at 10am Australian Eastern Standard Time or 0000 UTC. This Net is primarily to check in with Amateurs and their families that they are safe and well.…