Monday Night Net 10 March 2014

Handheld Microphone

The Essex Ham Monday Night Net for the 10th of March 2014 started at 8:00pm on GB3DA, the 2m repeater located at Danbury, near Chelmsford.

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

  1. Pete M0PSX in Southend, in the chair
  2. Charlie M0PZT, in Chelmsford
  3. Nick M0NIB
  4. Chris M6EBW
  5. Ant M0ORF (first time on the net – welcome!)
  6. James 2E1GUA
  7. Gareth 2E0PSN (Thanks for the hospitality at the RAYNET session on Saturday)
  8. Mitchell 2E0EMO
  9. Zoe M6PIZ (first time on the net – welcome!)
  10. Wayne M6WTT
  11. Nev M6FNR, after some advice on a loft HF antenna
  12. Dave M0WDG
  13. Tony M6LLH
  14. Annie M6NHB
  15. Neil G0RNU

Topics for the evening as follows:

  • Tonight, we were mostly talking HF Antennas
  • Poles, tripods and speaker stands for portable work
  • Headsets, and the joys of electret microphones
  • Radials and counterpoises
  • RAYNET, and the weekend’s data workshop (link below)
  • Last week’s CARS meeting – another digital TV switchover is on the cards
Reminder – No net next week, as we’ll all be at the CARS Skills Workshop in Danbury

We wrapped up at around 22:45 – Thanks to all who took part.

Any thoughts on tonight’s net? Add ’em below!

Controlling the Monday Night Net
Pete M0PSX, controlling the Monday Night Net

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