Monday Night Net 07 July 2014

Handheld Microphone The Essex Ham Monday Night Net for 07 July 2014 started at 8:00pm local time on GB3DA, the 2m repeater located at Danbury, near Chelmsford.

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

  1. Pete M0PSX , Southend – In the chair
  2. Tony 2E0THT, Mayland
  3. Terry G3VFC, Kent
  4. Phil M0IMA, Kent
  5. Joel G0URK, Chelmsford
  6. James 2E1GUA , Chelmsford
  7. Charlie M0PZT, Chelmsford
  8. David G3SVI, Southend – popping up with the good news about a recent Intermediate pass (see below)
  9. Steve M6AEE, Maldon – enjoying his 10 watts!

Topics for the evening as follows:

  • Balloon launch last Tuesday
  • Tour de France hits Chelmsford
  • Parrot repeaters
  • Congrats to Jim M6BPK who’s received an indicative pass for his Intermediate exam – well done from all at Essex Ham
  • “Taping things” – No tape these days, but we still refer to taping things
  • Brand names that have fallen into common parlance: Hoover, Tannoy, Sellotape, Pritt sticks, Zeroxing and Googling
  • Reverse Beacon Network – A controversial topic in our chatroom
  • Odd foods – Marmite Chocolate, Mint & coconut coffee, MInt Choc Pringles, strawberries and balsamic vinegar – oh, and deep-fried strawberries.
  • All change at the Dartford crossing
Controlling the Monday Night Net
Pete M0PSX, controlling the Monday Night Net

We wrapped up at 22:20 – A rather random net, but a fun one – thanks everyone.

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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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