Monday Night Net 11 Feb 2019

Monday Night Net MNN LogoThe Essex Ham Monday Night Net for the 11th of February 2019 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. Andrew M0ONH, Chelmsford
  3. Tom 2E0EUM, Wickford
  4. Brian 2E0WHB, Chelmsford
  5. Rachel G6AMY, Grays
  6. James 2E0YVL, Kent
  7. Dave M6ONB, Chelmsford
  8. Gary M5YRG, Chatham
  9. Brian G1KPS, Canvey Island
  10. Jonathan M6MYZ, South Woodham Ferrers
  11. Keith M0KNG, Billericay 

Topics for the evening, as follows:

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

  • Best wishes to Dorothy (and Richard) – wasn’t the same without you!
  • ISS images at the weekend
  • Yagi gain at 10 watts
  • Where is the power (Foundation 10 watts) measured from? The consensus is “antenna feed point”
  • Can Foundation licence holders use 25 watt repeaters? Yes – it’s the repeater keeper who’s transmitting at 25 watts, under their Ofcom NoV (Notice of Variation)
  • Any interest in a local packet BBS (bulletin board) service?
  • Best choices for antenna analysers – The trusty MFJ-259B got honourable mentions
  • Essex CW Club doing well in contests
  • Operating in other countries
  • Callsigns and handles for CB, back in the day

The net wrapped just before 10pm local time.

Testing the Repeater Timeout Kit on the Monday Night Net on GB3DA
Testing the Repeater Timeout Kit on the Monday Night Net on GB3DA

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


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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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