Monday Night Net 05 Jan 2015

Handheld Microphone The Essex Ham Monday Night Net for 05 January 2015 started at 8:00pm local time on GB3DA, the 2m repeater located at Danbury, near Chelmsford.

Live Chat: The chatroom is running as usual. Go to to get chatting – Our chat software requires you to create a free Essex Ham account.
Internet feed: Not in range of GB3DA? Listen to us on Nick 2E0DVX’s feed – Monday Night Net uStream

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

  1. Pete M0PSX, Southend – In the chair
  2. Jon G3ZJZ, Hockley
  3. Peter M0PSD, Basildon
  4. Nick 2E0DVX, Westcliff
  5. Rob M6LMX, Shoebury
  6. James 2E1GUA, Chelmsford
  7. Keith M0KNG, Billericay
  8. Nick M0NIB, Brentwood
  9. Peeyush M6ETU, Colchester

Topics for the evening as follows:

  • Programming Baofeng handhelds
  • Jeff Wayne’s War if the World – and other Sci-fi connections
  • Getting started on HF and what antennas to consider
  • Classic board games – Battleships and Hungry Hippos
  • The Windows 8.1 tablets – proving very popular
  • Amateur Radio Progression – Talk of the Bath distance learning courses, and how quickly people look to progress from Foundation to Full
  • 70cm – A danger we may lose some of our allocation if you’re not careful
  • Logging QSOs via repeaters

Handy Links

Good net tonight all – thanks for making the first one of 2015 a good one. 29 people listening on the stream – thanks Nick, and lots of people in the chatroom too. We wrapped up at 22:55

Controlling the Monday Night Net
Pete M0PSX, controlling the Monday Night Net

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Essex Ham would like to thank the Essex Repeater Group for allowing us to use the GB3DA repeater for our weekly net. This repeater, together with GB3ER, GB3DB and GB7ZP are managed by volunteers, and if you wish to support the ERG, you can make a donation online, or become a member, at – ERG is a not-for-profit organisation.
Please note that the views and opinions expressed by participants of the Monday Night Net do not necessarily reflect the views of Essex Ham or the net controller.

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