Monday Night Net 04 June 2018

Monday Night Net MNN LogoThe Essex Ham Monday Night Net for the 4th June 2018 started at 8pm local time on GB3DA, the 2m repeater located at Danbury, near Chelmsford.

Our 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

On this page, you’ll find 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 or Essex Ham on TuneIn.


Net Attendees

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

      1. Pete M0PSX, Southend (In the chair)
      2. Kristian M0SSK, Basildon
      3. Brian 2E0WHB, Chelmsford
      4. Rachel G6AMY, Grays
      5. Dave M6GKV
      6. Gordon M0WJL, Grays
      7. Rob M1EGP/M, Staplehurst Kent
      8. Keith M0KNG, Billericay
      9. David M1ECC, Basildon
      10. Zena M6KZP, Basildon
      11. Wayne 2E0WSE
      12. Paul G7BHE, South Woodham Ferrers
      13. Giles 2EoDNU, Chelmsford
      14. John G4IMS, Writtle
      15. Nick M0NFE, Southend

Topics for the evening, as follows:

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

  • New Practical Wireless has arrived.
  • Episode 21 of TX Factor is out, with some .
  • Essex CW out over the last weekend for a field day.
  • Galleywood Field Day was a busy one yesterday
  • Laindon Hills Radio Club meeting this coming Friday.
  • Network Radio – Could it save amateur radio? Lots of coverage in the latest PW
  • SSTV – Acorns Net tomorrow, and ISS images expected later in the week
  • What do we get up to between overs… eh Brian?
  • Mosquito bites and spoons
  • Some of the 70cm allocation in Belgium has been withdrawn, according to RSGB news
  • Upcoming CW Boot Camp in October. Places limited
  • This Sunday – Ipswich Rally… and also SEARS at RAF Boxted
  • Using radios when driving
  • The amateur radio community

The net wrapped at 10:11pm local time

Fun in the chatroom too – and rumours of a club in Essex that doesn’t suffer from club politics. Surely not!

Thanks to everyone who took part, and have a good week!

Pete M0PSX in the shack
Pete M0PSX and ‘friend’ in his Monday Night Net shack

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. Also, in the interests of being fair to all participants, please try to keep overs to under 2 minutes, and just one over per round (it’s the thing people complain about most often!)  

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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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