Monday Night Net 13 Jan 2020

Monday Night Net MNN LogoThe Essex Ham Monday Night Net for the 13th of January 2020 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, Leigh-on-Sea (in the chair)
  2. Rachel G6AMY, Grays
  3. William G8CYK, Little Baddow
  4. Brian 2E0WHB, Chelmsford
  5. Aubrey M7SDA, Rayleigh
  6. Daryll M0TTF, visiting the Aveley area from Wales
  7. Phil M0IMA, Kent
  8. Dorothy M0LMR, Basildon
  9. Keith M0KNG, Billericay
  10. Richard G7OED/P, Basildon
  11. Gordon 2E0IRX, Witham
  12. David M1ECC, Basildon
  13. Dave M0UPM, Romford
  14. Les G4JDS, Chelmsford
  15. Dave 2E0TRF, Rochford


Topics for the evening, as follows:

Subjects included (in no particular order) were:

  • GB3DA is back on air, with a valid NoV again. All is good in the world
  • Cobra – A new Sky TV series on Sky, and related to Government meetings
  • High winds in the Essex area
  • AM QSO Party on the 25th and 26th of January
  • The brotherhood of amateur radio
  • Canvey Rally 2nd of February
  • Ham radio whilst driving
  • The controversial topic of the Beginners Licence, inclduing:
    • How do we retain newcomers?
    • How do we deal with the decline in numbers?
    • Marketing the hobby
    • Should we teach soldering a PL259?
    • Should we retain the practicals
    • HAREC compliance
  • BC Radio, Convoy and CW Mcoll
  • Can youngsters use an old dial phone?

The net finished at 11:25pm


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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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