Monday Night Net 09 May 2016

Handheld Microphone The Essex Ham Monday Night Net for the 9th of May 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 the 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 (in the chair for this week’s net)
  2. Rachel G6AMY, Ockendon
  3. Chris G0IPU, mobile near Springfield
  4. Jim 2E0JTW, Hullbridge
  5. Steve G4GHO, Chelmsford
  6. Mitchell 2E0EMO, Loughton
  7. Dorothy M0LMR, Basildon
  8. Paul 2E0DNQ, Southend-on-Sea
  9. Miles M6LSZ, Erith
  10. Keith M0KNG, Billericay
  11. Paul 2E0SET, Westcliff-on-Sea
  12. Brian 2E0WHB, Chelmsford
  13. Simon M6VIO, Witham
  14. Terry G3VFC, Medway
  15. William G8CYK, Chelmsford
  16. Gary G0BDY, Brentwood
  17. Kevin M6KKZ, Wickford
  18. David M6ILM, Basildon
  19. James 2E1GUA, Chelmsford
  20. Steve 2E0UEH, Southend-on-Sea

The Bank Holiday net wrapped up just after 10:05pm

As an experiment, tonight’s net was streamed live using the Periscope app (available for Android and iOS devices). We clocked up 30ish online viewers from around the world

Monday Night Net 09 May 2016 - Video from live stream
Monday Night Net 09 May 2016 – Video from live stream

Topics for the evening, as follows:

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

  • Live streaming on Periscope
  • Essex Ham helping the Castle Point Young Carers last week
  • New issue of Practical Wireless is out now – thanks for the info Keith
  • Geo Magnetic storm
  • Anyone keen on the idea of a talkback channel. We already have something similar in the form of the chatroom. See Paul 2E0SET’s forum post: 70 talkback
  • Windmills On The Air this weekend
  • Paul 2E0DNQ’s SDR talk is on Tuesday at SEARS
  • Pete M0PSX – talking about broadcast readio at Thurrock Acorns next Tuesday
  • The final Tim Peake ISS schools contact took place today
  • How to safely ramp up the voltage on an old valve radio
  • QRM on nets and the joy of being “blocked” #sbbt

Thanks to everyone who took part, and Happy Hamming!

Pete M0PSX's shack in Monday Night Net Mode
Pete M0PSX’s shack in Monday Night Net Mode

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To protect participants and members, it has sadly become necessary to record comments made on the Monday Night Net and the Essex YL Net. Audio recordings are available, if requested by participants to the net.
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