Monday Night Net 11 Jan 2016

Handheld Microphone The Essex Ham Monday Night Net for 11th January 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 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
  2. Nick M0NIB, Brentwood
  3. Rachel G6AMY, Ockendon
  4. Steve G4GHO, Chelmsford
  5. Martyn G1EFL, Chelmsford
  6. Gordon 2E0IRX, Witham
  7. Rob G1XNC, Kent
  8. Keith M0KNG, Billericay
  9. Dorothy M0LMR, Basildon
  10. Brian 2E0WHB, Chelmsford
  11. Steve 2E0UEH, Southend-on-Sea
  12. Kevin M6KKZ, Wickford
  13. Martin M6LZM, Gravesend (First time on the net)
  14. Howard G8DXV, Doddinghurst (Returning back to the hobby)
  15. Andy M0HLG, Gravesend
  16. Neil G0RNU, Tilbury
  17. Gordon 2E0ELI, Thurrock
  18. James 2E1GUA, Chelmsford
  19. David M1ECC, Basildon
  20. Nick M0NFE, Westcliff
  21. Laura M6LHT, Southend
  22. Michael M6HSH, Basildon
  23. Kristian M0SSK, Basildon


Thanks everyone for a very busy net. We wrapped up just after 11pm


Topics for the evening, as follows:

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

  • ISS – Last week’s Tim Peake contact, and possible SSTV passes on Saturday
  • Top suggestion from Brian – Show Us Your Shack – New feature!
  • Squirrels – Voltage and Panther Tanks seem to be the answer!
  • Batteries for portable backpack use
  • Humps on the air – really Steve?
  • New Windows 10 Linx tablets – with full-size USB ports
  • New Talk Groups for DMR – Changing the codeplug for talk group 801 – BratsVideo 801 (Part 1)
  • DMR Codeplugs
  • Tony Hancock – The ultimate radio ham?
  • Making a good Slim Jim
  • Data modes: JT65/JT9
  • A reminder that next week, there is no net, as it’s the first Skills Night of 2016!
  • The sad departure of Ed Stewart & David Bowie recently

Also discussed, some very loud interference on 40m:

Loud RF on 40m 11-Jan-15 (Thanks to Nick M0NFE for the capture)
Loud RF on 40m 11-Jan-15 (Thanks to Nick M0NFE for the capture)
Waveform of the noise on 40m 11-Jan-16
Waveform of the noise on 40m 11-Jan-16

Audio extract captured by Nick M0NFE (mp3)



Happy Hamming!

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Pete M0PSX, hosting the Essex Ham Monday Night Net
Pete M0PSX, hosting the Essex Ham Monday Night Net



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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