Monday Night Net 10 Dec 2018

Monday Night Net MNN LogoThe Essex Ham Monday Night Net for the 10th of December 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, Southend (in the chair)
  2. Rachel G6AMY, Grays
  3. Gordon M0WJL, Grays
  4. Andrew 2E0ONH, Chelmsford (Congrats on passing his Full with TARG at the weekend!)
  5. Dorothy M0LMR, Basildon
  6. Tom 2E0EUM, Wickford
  7. Kevin M7ESX, South Woodham Ferrers (First time – welcome!)
  8. Craig 2E0OZC, Hatfield Peverel
  9. Rob M1EGP/M, Mobile near Tilbury
  10. Keith M0KNG, Billericay
  11. David M1ECC, Basildon
  12. Chris 2E0KDG, Witham
  13. Neil G0RNU, Tilbury
  14. Clive M6PQX, near Herne Bay
  15. Kristian M0SSK, Basildon

We were also joined just after close by Peter M0WER and Dean M0XDA (hello stranger)

Topics for the evening, as follows:

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

  • Online exams – Well done to Andrew and 3 others for passing with TARG yesterday
  • The latest PW is out…. looks like a good read
  • PW letter – what makes a REAL ham?
  • Langdon Hills social this Friday
  • Social meetings this month – lots of mince pies
  • How to choose a decent VPN, and what they’re used for
  • The Peanut app (D-Star) for Android devices
  • Classic hi-fi and the joys of vinyl
  • Revox reel-to-reel machines
  • The latest episode of TX Factor (Ep 22 is out now)

The net wrapped at 22:30 local time.

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Thanks to everyone who took part in this week’s net, both on and off air.  


A quick reminder that participants shouldn’t be making on-air references to any QRM, not addressing anyone who doesn’t hold an amateur radio licence. Feel free to log it using the Essex Ham QRM log though. Also, in the interests of being fair to all participants, please try to keep overs to under 2 minutes, and just one over per round (it’s the thing people complain about most often!)  

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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.


Data Protection Notice: Messages transmitted over amateur radio as part of an Essex Ham Net are streamed online and recorded. Names and callsigns of net participants are logged and a summary of attendees made public via this website. We believe this to be for reasons of ‘Legitimate Interest’ under GDPR regulations. Messages posted in the Net chatroom may be relayed over-air as part Essex Ham’s Net, if the Net Controller deems it to be relevant to on-air discussion. See our Terms & Privacy Policy for more.


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