Essex Ham Monday Night Net

Handheld MicrophoneThe Monday Night Net was launched in October 2011, by Pete M0PSX and Jim 2E0RMI with the aim of creating a meeting place for new M6 Foundation licence holders to talk, ask questions and gain confidence.

Essex Ham’s Net has now become a regular on-air meeting place for both newly-licensed hams as well as experienced amateur radio operators, and enables local hams to share information, ask for advice, and get to meet new voices.

You can find the latest information about the Monday Night Net on

When and Where?

The Essex Ham Net normally takes place on a Monday Evening, starting at 8pm, and running until around 10pm. The net takes place on the GB3DA Danbury 2m repeater.

How the Net Works…

The Net is moderated by a ‘Controller’. Normally, the Monday Night Net is chaired by either Pete M0PSX or Rachel G6AMY. The Net operates in a rotation. The Chair keeps a list of who’s on frequency, and tries to give everyone a turn in rotation.

If you want to join, please wait for the net controller to ask for new members to join. Normally a call goes out for new participants when the bottom of the rotation is reached. If you want to be added to the list and don’t want to wait until the call for new people goes out, then get the controller’s attention by breaking in with your callsign when there’s a pause in the conversation – you’ll be acknowledged and invited in by the controller.

Remember, the GB3DA Danbury repeater has a timeout of 2 minutes – please try to keep your turn within the timeout, and to be fair to others on the net by not going over the 2 minute limit per over.

A quick reminder that participants shouldn’t be making on-air references to any QRM, not addressing anyone who doesn’t hold an amateur radio licence. Feel free to log it using the Essex Ham QRM log though.


Monday Night Net Live

Live Chat

When the Net is live, we operate a chatroom – handy for those who can’t join in, or want to chat whilst waiting for their turn – Go to

Streaming Audio

Where possible, we run a free live stream for those not able to listen on the radio. If you find the stream useful, a small donation would be appreciated to help cover our streaming server costs.

Essex Ham’s Feed is now playing:


Data Protection Notice: Messages transmitted over amateur radio as part of an Essex Ham Net are streamed online and recorded. Names and callsigns of net participants are logged and a summary of attendees made public via this website. We believe this to be for reasons of ‘Legitimate Interest’ under GDPR regulations. Messages posted in the Net chatroom may be relayed over-air as part Essex Ham’s Net, if the Net Controller deems it to be relevant to on-air discussion. See our Terms & Privacy Policy for more.


Pete M0PSX, hosting the Essex Ham Monday Night Net
Pete M0PSX, hosting the Essex Ham Monday Night Net

Previous Nets

When possible, the Net Controller publishes a summary of the night’s activities. You can find a list of Monday Night Net Logs here: Essex Ham Net Logs

Chat to other Essex Hams

Net not running? Want to chat with other local hams? Post a message and get chatting in the Essex Ham Forum.

Monday Night Net 2017 Participants
Monday Night Net 2017 Participants


Thanks & Disclaimer

Essex Repeater Group LogoEssex Ham would like to thank the Essex Repeater Group for allowing us to use the GB3DA repeater for our Monday Night and Essex YL Nets. This repeater, together with GB3ER, GB3DB and GB7ZP are managed by volunteers. ERG would appreciate your support which can be by membership or donation, online at

Please note that our nets are recorded for the protection of our participants. Audio from repeaters around the UK, including GB3DA, may be streamed online and available via web SDRs, so comments on GB3DA may be heard outside of the repeater’s coverage area.

The views and opinions expressed by participants of our nets do not necessarily reflect the views of Essex Ham and/or the Net Controller.

As a result of some participants being targeted, it has sadly become necessary to record and archive copies of each Monday Night Net. Should one of our members be targeted, they can ask us for a copy of the recording if needed. This service is there for the protection of our participants.


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