Monday Night Net 13 Nov 2017

Monday Night Net MNN LogoOur 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.

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The Essex Ham Monday Night Net for the 13th of November 2017 started at 8pm local time on GB3DA, the 2m repeater located at Danbury, near Chelmsford. Here’s 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 , Essex Ham on TuneIn or the Monday Night Net uStream (Thanks to Nick M0NFE).


Net Attendees

Here’s the attendance list for this week’s net:

  1. Pete M0PSX, Southend-on-Sea (in the chair)
  2. Rachel G6AMY, Grays 
  3. Paul M0XMT, Westcliff-on-Sea
  4. Gordon M0WJL, Grays
  5. Keith M0KNG, Billericay
  6. Nick M0NFE, Southend (with a new rabbit)
  7. Paul G7BHE, South Woodham Ferretts
  8. Dorothy M0LMR, Basildon
  9. John G3ZJZ, Hockley
  10. David M1ECC, Basildon
  11. Ian 2E0HPR, Buntingford
Monday Night Net Participants 2016
Map of Monday Night Net Participants 2016

Topics for the evening, as follows:

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

  • It’s the SEARS AGM tomorrow night
  • Next Saturday, it’s the 2m activity afternoon
  • The new Practical Wireless is out – and includes some good bits from Essex
  • Radio Caroline now testing on 648kHz – Where’s the transmitter? Click here. For the licence details, see the Radio Caroline AM Application on the Ofcom site
  • Latest TX Factor is due out at the end of the week, including bits from Hamfest and the G8BBC opening
  • Any thoughts on the best way to earth a shack located in an upstairs bedroom?
  • Rabbits!
  • Well done to Shane in the chatroom – Now M6VUB (with thanks to Hi also to Fred, on our current course – listening in tonight
  • This week’s film suggestion – Mindhorn (Thanks Paul)
  • Coulsdon Rally this Sunday, anyone?
  • Turn it off and on again :)
  • Is there anything worse than walking into a cobweb?
  • Hi to Kristian M0SSK – Didn’t join the net, but managed to work him on FT-8 whilst multi-tasking

We wrapped up just before 10pm. Thanks all

Pete M0PSX's shack in Monday Night Net Mode
Pete M0PSX’s shack in Monday Night Net Mode

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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.
Monday Night Net Disclaimer in Semaphore, as suggested by Kelly
Monday Night Net Disclaimer in Semaphore, as suggested by Kelly


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