Monday Night Net 09 Apr 2018

Monday Night Net MNN LogoThe Essex Ham Monday Night Net for the 9th April 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 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. Rachel G6AMY, Grays
  3. Tom M6LYQ,Wickford
  4. Paul G7BHE, South Woodham
  5. Keith M0KNG, Billericay
  6. James 2E0VYL, Gravesend
  7. Perry M6XPD, Benfleet
  8. David M1ECC, Basildon
  9. Dorothy M0LMR, Basildon
  10. Kristian M0SSK, Basildon
  11. Alan M6KSY, Wickford
  12. Laura M5LHT, Westcliff-on-Sea
  13. Steve G8UDD, Chelmsford
  14. William G8CYK, Little Baddow
  15. Paul M0XMT/A
  16. Terry 2E0IPK, Dagenham


Topics for the evening, as follows:

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

  • The X-50 antenna
  • May 2018 Practical Wireless – Great mentions for SEARS, Acorns, Suffolk RED and Essex Ham
  • Baofeng’s new DMR rig
  • The icom SM6 mic
  • Super Noodles – A hot (and spicy) topic for tonight!
  • The GD77 handset
  • How many handhelds does one person need?
  • How to ID yourself when testing a new mode
  • Digital Voice on HF – Discussion of FreeDV (as presented at CARS last week)
  • Real Hams (and the ongoing vocal email debate)
  • SEARS club night this Tuesday
  • 5G is coming
  • SSTV from a roving robot – Laura’s latest project
  • Kempton Rally this Sunday
  • Stroking white cats
A little in-joke from the lair of M0PSX
A little in-joke from the lair of M0PSX

The net wrapped at 22:32 – Lots in the chatroom tonight too.

Thanks to all who joined the net, either on-air, or online.

Monday Night Net 2017 Participants
Monday Night Net 2017 Participants

Got a comment about this week’s Monday Night Net? Please add it below.


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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