Amateur Radio Bully Report

This form records reports of bullying within Amateur Radio in Australia. Your report won't in itself stop any instances of bullying, but over time it will track repeat offenders and with logs in hand repeat offenders can be reported to the ACMA.

This is not a police form. It's not a legally binding document. It's not anything other than providing you with the ability to log an event that you either experienced directly, or witnessed directly. If you did neither, then please forward this form to those who were directly involved, rather than provide second- or third-hand reports.

The aim is to track bullying as it occurs (mostly) on air. Threats to F-calls or others, abusive language, derogatory remarks, anything that causes the victim discomfort - or worse - is the focus of this report. Unfortunately, bullying can deteriorate beyond that and if you feel personally directly threatened by a bully, record the details and phone the police. Do it now. Don't wait until later. Bullying is not a laughing matter, it's a serious offence and should be treated as such.

If you are the subject of being bullied, log the details, as much as you can remember, at the time of the event. If you are able, record the audio. Don't engage the bully. Find a friend within 24 hours and talk to them. Pick up the phone, send them an email, get in touch with someone else. Don't stew on this on your own. You did nothing wrong, it's not your fault. Don't take matters into your own hands, don't look up their address and pay them a visit. It's likely to land you into lots of trouble. Play it cool. Ignore and log it.

No more bullies!

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    Things to know

    Submitting this form in and of itself will do nothing directly. It won't make the bully stop. It won't call the police, nor will it report to the ACMA. It is intended purely to start the process of documenting the nature of bullying in Amateur Radio in Australia and to provide a record of such events. If you need more direct action, please contact the police or the ACMA directly.