Monday Night Net 09 March 2020

Monday Night Net MNN LogoThe Essex Ham Monday Night Net for the 9th of March 2020 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. Brian 2E0WHB, Chelmsford
  3. Tom 2E0EUM, Wickford
  4. Paul M0XMT
  5. Louis M7LAT, Grays
  6. Dorothy M0LMR, Basildon
  7. Andrew M0ONH, Chelmsford
  8. Aubrey M7SDA, Rayleigh
  9. Keith M0KNG, Billericay
  10. Mick M7TRU
  11. Kristian M0SSK, Basildon
  12. Les G4JDS, Chelmsford
  13. Lawrie G4FAA, Sidcup
  14. Sarah M6PSK
  15. Chris G4BMW
  16. John G4MCU, Hockley
  17. Tony M3LHX, Wickford


Topics for the evening, as follows:

Subjects included (in no particular order) were:

  • Proposals for callsign changes (Practical Wireless)
  • COVID-19 and panic buying
  • Andrew’s net car
  • How to get rid of a dead fox
  • FOMO
  • 2m Activity Day coming soon
  • Recent events at CARS and TARG, plus the SEARS meeting tomorrow
  • CW Contest on Wednesday
  • Are radio hams wombles?
  • Amateur Radio – comparable with fishing?

The net finished at 10:15pm

Listeners on the Essex Ham Stream from around the world - 09 March 2020
Listeners on the Essex Ham Stream from around the world – 09 March 2020

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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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