Amateur Radio Station
Lara, Victoria, Australia

formerly VK3VCM & VK3FCRG


Welcome to VK3CRG.NET I’m Craig Meddings & my QTH is the township of Lara, Victoria, Australia.

I have recently moved from an apartment in Docklands in the Melbourne CBD to a larger property at Lara, about 14km out of the City of Geelong, Victoria, Australia. Having bought this new property, I’ve been able to put up a simple G5RV HF antenna which has allowed me to get onto the HF bands - something I could only do while portable when living in an apartment in the city.

I am a member of the Wireless Institute of Australia, the World’s Oldest National Amateur Radio Society. The WIA celebrated it’s Centenary in 2010. I am also a member of Amateur Radio Victoria.  It’s important for amateur operators to support those organisations that support & represent our hobby & help maintain our extensive Victorian repeater network.

I am a WIA Accredited Amateur License Assessor (REG# 3-071) so if you’re interested in sitting your Amateur License exam or are considering upgrading your current license, email me at craig@vk3crg.net


Craig Meddings - VK3CRG


Me at 15 months with my radio - 1970

...a little older in this photo...

I very much enjoy operating portable HF from parks, beach, and other locations.

I own & operate IRLP Node # 6789 which is also an EchoLink Node # 79555. The node is a simplex IRLP node operating in Lara which covers the Greater Geelong area, and some parts of Melbourne. For more details on the node please check out http://irlpnode.net