Monday Night Net 03 April 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 3rd of April 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. Gordon M0WJL, Grays
  3. Steve G4GHO, Chelmsford
  4. Sid 2E1HAT, Laindon
  5. Rachel G6AMY, South Ockendon
  6. Brian 2E0WHB, Chelmsford
  7. Joel G0URK, Chelmsford
  8. Simon G/VA3SII, Normally in Canada, tonight in Cold Norton
  9. Dave M1AMI, Colchester
  10. David M1ECC, Basildon
  11. Dorothy M0LMR, Basildon
  12. Terry M6IPK, Dagen
  13. Mike M6MQQ, Baddow (First time on the net… welcome!)
  14. Keith M0KNG, Billericay
  15. William G8CYK, Baddow
  16. Neil G0RNU, Tilbury
  17. David M0WDG/M, Kent
  18. Sarah M6PSK, Southend-on-Sea.

… plus a short greetings message from Kathryn, aged 9 (who should have been in bed)

The Net wrapped up at 10:20pm

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:

  • Windows Updates – what better way to kill a few hours
  • SSTV Net tomorrow on 144.5MHz from 7:30pm
  • If Scotland gained independence… what would happen to the GM / MM secondary locators?
  • Working /P – What power options are available? SLAB, Leisure battery, LiPo? Joel’s discovered  a mower battery that’s potentially a decent compromise
  • Great to be joined by Simon G/VA3SII tonight, and thanks for the words about life in Canada
  • RSGB President will be at CARS tomorrow night
  • 40m is VERY open tonight
  • April Fools – Who got caught out by Essex Ham’s “relaunch”jape?
  • Waters & Stanton has now closed
  • Haydon Communications of Aveley, near South Ockendon… Essex’s new emporium?


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.


Disclaimer (Klingon Version)

Essex Repeater ghom maHvaD gb3da repeater lo’ chaw’ qatlho’ vIvut essex ham. membership donation website pagh ghaytan chaH.
ta nets participants protection. chaq streamed vo’ uk repeaters audio online. essex ham wej vaj mangghomDajDaq wIj je vuD vIHutlh jIH. Qapla’!


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