Monday Night Net 08 Feb 2016

Handheld Microphone The Essex Ham Monday Night Net for 08th February 2016 started at 8pm local time on GB3DA, the 2m repeater located at Danbury, near Chelmsford.

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 GB3DA? Several Internet feeds are available, including: Monday Night Net uStream (Thanks to Nick M0NFE) – There’s also Essex Ham’s Audio Feed (In BETA, and not always online). On a Smartphone, try SouthEastRadio on Zello

Net Attendees

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

  1. Pete M0PSX, Southend-on-Sea
  2. Paul G7BHE, Paul, Mobile near South Woodham
  3. Rachel G6AMY, Ockendon
  4. Brian 2E Zerio WHB, Chelmsford
  5. David M1ECC, Basildon
  6. Dean 2E0CZR, Kent
  7. Mitchell 2E0EMO, Loughton
  8. Steve 2E0UEH, Southend-on-Sea
  9. Brian G0UKP, Southend-on-Sea
  10. Dean 2E0DSX, Witham
  11. Nigel M6NBZ, Ockendon
  12. Rob G1XNC, Rainham
  13. Jim 2E0JTW, Hullbridge
  14. Keith M0KNG, Billericay
  15. Nick M0NFE, Westcliff
  16. Glynis 2E0CUQ, Hullbridge
  17. Tim M6LXG, Hertford – Operating portable on just 3 watts.
  18. John G3ZJZ, Hockley
  19. Martin M6LZM, Gravesend
  20. James 2E1GUA, Chelmsford
  21. Dorothy M0LMR, Basildon
  22. Lisa M6KIS, Witham
  23. Laura M6LHT, Southend

Just after the formal close at 22:40, we were jopined by Darren 2E0OCA from Southend, for the first time. Darren is the Commanding Officer of the 106 (Orsett Hundred) Air Cadets, and four cadets have recently passed with the help of the Thurrock Acorns, and Essex Ham’s online Foundation course.

As I type, an informal post-net net is still running past midnight!

Topics for the evening, as follows:

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

  • A look at yesterday’s Canvey Rally – Hope you all enjoyed our short video
  • Who’s built the Pixie CW transmitter? Steve 2E0UEH for one!
  • A request to remove details of the Romford repeater from our list (as Romford isn’t in Essex any more) – but members have voted for it to stay on the list
  • Studying for the Full licence – Any tips on rememberting the Reciprocal licensing rules?
  • It’s windy – how safe is your 10 metre vertical?
  • Thanks to Paul G7BHE for providing tonight’s Monday Night Net Disclaimer. Apologies to those in the chatroom waiting for Kelly…

A great net, helped by comments from at least one of our number, who’d had a very “enjoyable night!” Great fun, and lots of laughs, which is what it’s all about.

Happy Hamming!


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Pete M0PSX, hosting the Essex Ham Monday Night Net
Pete M0PSX, hosting the Essex Ham Monday Night Net


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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