Monday Night Net 01 May 2017

Monday Night Net MNN LogoOur Monday Night Net launched back in 2011 and is still going strong. Everyone’s welcome to join, especially those who’ve recently got their licence and are looking for help with getting started in the hobby.

If you’re new to our Monday Night Net, you can find more information here: Monday Night Net

The Essex Ham Monday Night Net for the 1st of May 2017 started at 8pm local time on GB3DA, the 2m repeater located at Danbury, near Chelmsford. Here’s a quick summary of who joined this week’s net, and what was discussed…

Live Chat: During the Net, we run an Internet chatroom. Go to to get chatting during our nets – You need to create a free Essex Ham account to access our chatroom.
Internet Feed: Not in range of the GB3DA? Several Internet feeds are available, including: Essex Ham’s Audio Feed , Essex Ham on TuneIn or the Monday Night Net uStream (Thanks to Nick M0NFE). On a Smartphone, GB3DA is sometimes streamed on the SouthEastRadio Zello channel


Net Attendees

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

  1. Pete M0PSX, Southend-on-Sea (in the chair)
  2. Rachel G6AMY, South Ockendon
  3. Dorothy M0LMR, Basildon
  4. Steve G4GHO, Chelmsford
  5. Gordon M0WJL, Grays
  6. Keith M0KNG, Billericay
  7. Paul G7BHE, South Woodham Ferrers
  8. David M1ECC, Basildon
  9. John G3ZJZ, Hockley
  10. Neil G0RNU, Tilbury
  11. Neil G1OZU, Ashingdon
  12. Kit G6FLW, Colchester

The Net wrapped up at 10:15pm

Monday Night Net Participants 2016
Map of Monday Night Net Participants 2016

Topics for the evening, as follows:

In tonight’s net, here’s what was discussed:

  • This weekend is a YL Net – Rachel will be hosting as Dorothy’s not available
  • Garden Wildlife – badgers & foxes
  • The state of the HF bands – not as bad as some may think, especially for data modes
  • The discone antenna
  • Home QRM
  • Grounds & Radials – Thanks to David for the analogy… a candle on a mirror reflecting up the light is similar to the radials reflecting up the RF
  • Moving home? Check the noise floor first


Pete M0PSX's shack in Monday Night Net Mode
Pete M0PSX’s shack in Monday Night Net Mode

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Thanks & Disclaimer

Essex Repeater Group LogoEssex Ham would like to thank the Essex Repeater Group for allowing us to use the GB3DA for our weekly net. 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 the Monday Night Net is recorded for the protection of our participants. Audio from repeaters around the UK, including GB3DA, may be streamed online and via web SDRs.
The views and opinions expressed by participants of the Monday Night Net do not necessarily reflect the views of Essex Ham.


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