Monday Night Net 06 Jan 2020

Monday Night Net MNN LogoThe first Essex Ham Monday Night Net of 2020 took place on the 6th of January started at 8pm local time.

This week’s net was a simplex net, held on 145.450MHz, as the net’s usual home of GB3DA, was off-air. No official reason has been given for GB3DA being off-air, but an announcement on the RSGB’s UK Repeaters website reports that the repeater’s NoV (Notice of Variation) expired on 22 December 2019. (See: GB3DA NoV Expired)

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, Leigh-on-Sea (in the chair)
  2. Nick M0NFE, Southend-on-Sea
  3. Dorothy M0LMR, Basildon
  4. Brian 2E0WHB, Chelmsford
  5. Justin 2E0JWZ, Snodland in Kent
  6. Gary M5YRG, Kent
  7. Aubrey M7SDA, Rayleigh
  8. Keith M0KNG, Billericay
  9. Keith M0KNG, Billericay
  10. David M1ECC (for a quick over)
  11. Terry G0BIX (for a quick over)

Topics for the evening, as follows:

Subjects included (in no particular order) were:

  • January the 11th is “Learn your name in Morse” Day
  • Alexas, security and voice cloning
  • Christmas and New Year bargains
  • Learning CW
  • Why are QQQ callsigns excluded?
  • The Canvey Rally on the2nd of February
  • Bluetooth Toothbrushes

Thanks to everyone in an exceptionally busy chatroom – just under 20 participants, including GarethLondon from the BBC, who passed his Foundation with Essex Ham last year, and features in the Essex Ham Review of 2019 video

The net finished at 22:10 local time.

Happy New Year everyone!

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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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