Monday Night Net 13 Jan 2014

Handheld Microphone

The Essex Ham net for Monday the 13th of January 2014 started at 8:00pm on GB3DA, the 2m repeater located at Danbury, near Chelmsford.

Live Chat: The chatroom is running as usual. Go to – 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 in Southend, in the chair
  2. Charlie M0PZT in Chelmsford
  3. Rob M0KCP in Maldon
  4. Tony M6LLH – First time on the net… welcome!
  5. Richard M0CLZ
  6. Ian 2E0EOM
  7. Brian 1KPS
  8. Paul M0PXD
  9. Lee M6DNR
  10. Tony G6EEE
  11. Nick M0NIB
  12. James 2E1GUA
  13. Steven M6VKH in Kent
  14. Melvin M6BSX
  15. Kevin M0KAO
  16. Mitchell 2E0EMO
  17. Keith G3WRO in Harlow

Topics for the evening as follows:

  • Psion handheld computers – We had former Revo, Series 5 and Series 7 users on our net tonight
  • Foundation question – “Does a 1/4 wave vertical antenna radiate horizontally or vertical”?
  • Foundation question – “Isolate the supply” is the correct answer to the “what to do if you find someone in contact with a mains supply”
  • Don’t forget – Canvey Rally on Sunday the 2nd of February
  • ISS contact – If you missed the schools contact, there’s another one on Friday just after 09:51 on 145.800MHz
  • Contests – Good fun to try, and keeps you on your toes… however, frustrating when the bands are full of contesters. Swings and roundabouts

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

Reminder – No Net next week – instead a “live net” at Danbury Village Hall. Come along and say hello – Details at
Controlling the Monday Night Net
Pete M0PSX, controlling the Monday Night Net

We wrapped up just before 10:30pm – thanks to everyone who joined tonight.

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