Monday Night Net 13 May 13

Handheld MicrophoneHere’s a summary of the activity on the Essex Ham Monday Night Net this evening, Monday 13 May 2013.

The net started at 8:00pm on the GB3DA repeater.

For details of the net, see

Live Chat: As an experiment, we have a live chat room running. Go to – Just put in your callsign to get in – no password

Next week’s net: Seems there is some desire to try an Echolink Monday Night Net as an experiment – So, we’ll run the net as normal from 8pm, and try an Echolink Net from 9pm.

Anyway, here’s the attendance list for this week’s net:

  1. Pete M0PSX in Southend, in the chair
  2. Jim 2E0RMI
  3. Ken M6BZS
  4. Norman M0FZW (on the way to a quiz night, so just one over)
  5. Dean M6BYF
  6. Joel G0URK
  7. Neil G0RNU
  8. Gary G0BDY
  9. Rob M6KDP
  10. Chris M6EDF (a very brief over, then we lost you!)
  11. Mark M0IEO
  12. Jim 2E1GUA
  13. John M3JHQ
  14. Chris G0IPU



A successful experiment tonight. Thanks to those of you that logged into the chatroom. Something we’ll repeat again.

Screenshot of the Essex Ham Chatroom, used for the first time tonight
Screenshot of the Essex Ham Chatroom, used for the first time tonight


Topics for the evening as follows:

  • Stow Maries Airfield event at the weekend – Details here
  • NDB – Non-directional beacons – Neil suggests 362.5kHz, as a Southend beacon
  • Joel wondering if anyone use 4 metres?
Monday Night Net - Dec 12
Pete M0PSX, controlling the Monday Night Net

Handy Links

  • Noble Radio – this rig does 4m and 6m, at a price of $800

We wrapped up just after 22:15 – Thanks everyone!

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