Monday Night Net 11 Mar 2019

Monday Night Net MNN LogoThe Essex Ham Monday Night Net for the 11th of March 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-on-Sea (In the chair)
  2. Brian 2E0WHB, Chelmsford
  3. Andrew M0ONH, Chelmsford
  4. Dorothy M0LMR, Basildon
  5. Gary M5YRG, Kent
  6. Les G4JDS
  7. David M1ECC, Basildon
  8. Kristian M0SSK, Basildon
  9. Keith M0KNG, Billericay

Topics for the evening, as follows:

Subjects included (in no particular order) were:

  • Song Lyrics – See below
  • Where’s all the creosote?
  • Weird Al Yankovic songs
  • Storm Gareth is on the way
  • Can you use a club callsign abroad? That’ll be a “no”
  • Weather stations and APRS
  • Repeater Timeout kit
  • 2m Activity Day this weekend
  • TV Shows – “After Life”, Alan Partridge, and Martin Clunes
  • Machine-readable CW
  • Lots of active clubs in South Essex

The net closed at 22:31.

Songs with a town in the lyrics

An interesting challenge tonight – a broadcast radio friend was looking for help with a list of songs that contain a town in the lyrics, but not in the subject. Here are some that came up on the net:

  • Charlene, I’ve never been to me includes the line “I moved like Harlow in Monte Carlo and showed ’em what I’ve got”
  • Jennifer Yeh, Blue Boys – “Essex Queen”
    Ray Davies. Next Door Neighbour – “Ran off with an Essex Blonde”
  • Paul Weller – Eton Rifiles “row in slough”
  • Squeeze, it’s not cricket – “Bognor”
  • genesis hold the barrel – “Bognor”
  • Proclaimers 500 miles “Havering to you”
  • Beautiful South “Liverpool”
  • M – Pop Music “London”
  • Dear Christine – by Klaatu, mentions Bournemouth
  • Barron Nights Smurf Song – Catford
  • Madness, Driving in my car – “Muswell Hill”
  • Jam, Mr Clean “Cambridge”
  • Weird Al’s Word Crimes – “Oxford
  • Buzzcocks Trash Away – random cities

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Testing the Repeater Timeout Kit on the Monday Night Net on GB3DA
Essex Ham’s Monday Night Net on GB3DA – Pictured here with the Repeater Timeout Kit

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
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