Monday Night Net 08 Jan 2018

Monday Night Net MNN LogoThe Essex Ham Monday Night Net for the 8th of January 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 , Essex Ham on TuneIn or the Monday Night Net uStream (Thanks to Nick M0NFE).


Net Attendees

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

  1. Pete M0PSX, Southend (in the chair)
  2. Rachel G6AMY, Grays 
  3. Matt M6MVW, Mobile travelling from Basildon 
  4. Neil G0RNU, Tilbury
  5. Dorothy M0LMR, Basildon
  6. Brian 2E0WHB, Chelmsford (with beard)
  7. Chris G4BMW, Chelmsford
  8. Keith M0KNG, Billericay
  9. Perry M6XPD (first time on the net -welcome!)
  10. James 2E0VYL, Gravesend (first time on new callsign – well done!)
  11. Tom M6LYQ, Wickford  (attacked by a drone during his QSO!)
  12. Neil G1OZU, Ashingdon
  13. Gordon 2E0IRX, Witham
  14. Kristian M0SSK, Basildon
  15. Gordon M0WJL, Grays
  16. Nick M0NFE, Southend-on-Sea
  17. Harry 2E0HUM, NE of Colchester
  18. Zena M6KZP, Basildon (thanks for the KFC shout-out)
  19. David M0WDG,Kent
  20. Richard G7OED, Basildon
  21. James 2E1GUA,Chelmsford

Topics for the evening, as follows:

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

  • Latest issue of Practical Wireless is out now
  • Using Echolink
  • DMR Codeplugs -Available from the HamGoodies DMR Page
  • Club Nights for SEARS and VARS this week
  • The ISS digipeater has been silent for over 4 weeks – what’s up?
  • Canvey Rally first week in February – Dorothy’s already taking bacon butty orders!
  • “Hard Sun” – BBC series recommended by Brian 2E0WHB (Watched Ep 1 Brian – excellent!)
  • January talk at Acorns on the subject of Radio Propagation (featuring Gordon M0WJL)
  • Beards
  • Westflex – Better than RG-213, but hard to find in Essex?
  • EME / Goonhilly to be featured on the BBC this Friday – sorry, but I missed the exact details…

The round of finals completed at 22:27pm – lots of activity in the chatroom tonight – thanks to all for taking part.

Monday Night Net 2017 Participants
Monday Night Net 2017 Participants

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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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