Monday Night Net 11 August 2014

Handheld Microphone The Essex Ham Monday Night Net for 11 August 2014 started at 8:00pm local time on GB3DA, the 2m repeater located at Danbury, near Chelmsford.

Live Chat: The chatroom is running as usual. Go to to get chatting – Our chat software requires you to create a free Essex Ham account.

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

  1. Pete M0PSX , Southend – In the chair
  2. Stefan 2E0DDU , Colchester
  3. James 2E1GUA , Chelmsford
  4. J4kub 2E0FTX , Southend
  5. Ricky M6DII , Grays
  6. John M3JHQ , Harlow
  7. Nick M0NIB , Brentwood
  8. Bruce M0XBS , Chelmsford
  9. Pat G8JLM, Maldon
  10. David M0WDG, Kent
  11. Martin G1EFL (briefly)
  12. Nev 2E0FSX in Chelmsfor
  13. Wayne M6WCE
  14. Kevin M0KAO in Kent

Topics for the evening as follows:

  • Smoking
  • SSTV experiments from Thurrock – See What is SSTV
  • The Bobtail antenna (thanks  Peter for the input)
  • PSK31 Data nets
Controlling the Monday Night Net
Pete M0PSX, controlling the Monday Night Net


2E0FTX and M0PSX made a few cryptic references to Portals and some bike mobile operations – Here are a couple of pictures that show what we’ve been up to!

Smurfs vs Frogs on Southend 11 Aug 2014 2000
Smurfs vs Frogs on Southend 11 Aug 2014 2000
J4kub 2E0FTX, with the Crowstone Portal
J4kub 2E0FTX, with the Crowstone Portal

Repeater Timer

Tonight’s net is run with the benefit of a Repeater Timer – A snazzy little countdown timer perfect for providing a countdown ti the dreaded GB3DA pips. Here’s what I’m using: Winware Coundown Timer

Repeater Countdown Timer
Repeater Countdown Timer

Handy Links

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Essex Ham would like to thank the Essex Repeater Group for allowing us to use the GB3DA repeater for our weekly net. This repeater, together with GB3ER, GB3DB and GB7ZP are managed by volunteers, and if you wish to support the ERG, you can make a donation online, or become a member, at – ERG is a not-for-profit organisation.
Please note that the views and opinions expressed by participants of the Monday Night Net do not necessarily reflect the views of Essex Ham or the net controller.

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