Monday Night Net 07 Jan 2013 Summary

Handheld MicrophoneThe first Essex Ham Monday Night Net of the New Year took place this evening. Here’s a summary:

The net started at 8pm on Monday the 7th of January 2013 on GB3DA, the local 2 metre repeater for Essex. It wrapped up just after 11pm.

Here’s the attendance list for this week’s net:

  1. Pete M0PSX in Southend,  in the chair
  2. Mike M0MMB between Leigh and Canvey (Achievement of 2012: Intermediate & Full licences)
  3. Tom 2E0TNC  in Tiptree (Best moment of 2012: Formation of TARG)
  4. Brian G0UKP in Southend
  5. Clive M0GHH in Chelmsford (First time on the MNN)
  6. Stan G6HHP  in Eastwood
  7. Phil M0IMA in Eastwood (Achievement of 2012: Getting the Full licence)
  8. Fred M6BZW in Maldon
  9. Norman M0FZW on Canvey Island
  10. James 2E1GUA in Chelmsford (Achievement of 2012: Helping out with the Olympic torch)
  11. Ken M6BZS in Eastwood (Achievement of 2012: Joining the ham radio hobby)
  12. Gary G0BDY in Brentwood (Achievement of 2012: Mentoring other hams)
  13. Peter G1FOA in Chelmsford (Achievement of 2012: Helping Santina take to the air)
  14. Sarah M6PSK, in Leigh-on-Sea
  15. Denis M0FHA in Chelmsford
  16. Dave M0WDG in Kent
  17. Selim in Chigwell (anyone interested in 4 metres?)

Topics for the evening as follows:

  • Ham achievements of the year? The formation of the Thames Amateur Radio Group scored highly
  • Plans for next year… progressing to the next level of amateur radio was a recurring theme, as was improving skills and getting out-and-about
  • Any interest in a ladies night?
  • Anyone fancy doing some moonbounce, or a Maritime Mobile DXpedition in 2013?
  • Workshops: Projects, electronics, intermediate practicals and WSPR
  • The 5MHz experiment (available to full licence holders)

Handy Links

The Essex Ham Monday Night Net is on GB3DA, the repeater based on Danbury. Please show your support by joining the Essex Repeater Group, or making a donation.

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