Monday Night Net 14 April 2014

Handheld Microphone The Essex Ham Monday Night Net for the 14 April 2014 started at 8:00pm local (7pm GMT) on GB3DA, the 2m repeater located at Danbury, near Chelmsford.

Live Chat: The chatroom is running as usual. Go to to get chatting – 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. Mitchell 2E0EMO
  3. Zoe M6PIZ (big fan of Green Day apparently)
  4. Joel G0URK
  5. James 2E1GUA, in Writtle
  6. Charlie M0PZT, in Chelmsford
  7. Tony M6LLH (Studying for his Intermediate)
  8. Mark M6RKC on Canvey (Also studying for his Intermediate)
  9. Rob M0KCP (well done on passing the 10wpm Morse, OM!)
  10. Peter G0DZB in Colchester
  11. Jim 2E0RMI back from his camping trip
  12. Nev M6FNR
  13. Jakub M6HRT in Southend
  14. Chris G0IPU
  15. John M3JHQ
  16. Martyn G1EFL in Chelmsford
  17. Peter 2E0PLG in Kent (long time, no hear)
  18. Nick M0NIB

Topics for the evening as follows:

  • Portable ops – Events at Two Tree and in Chelmsford yesterday
  • HF conditions not good in recent days, with 10m being the disappointing band
  • Anyone heard of a vertical Bazooka antenna?
  • Suggestions for a decent antenna for 80m use without an ATU?
  • The ISS – A LIVE pass at 2150 – a short break in the net to let people a look.

We wrapped up at 2240 – many thanks for a great net tonight. Have a good week, and see you next week at the Skills Workshop in Danbury!

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Controlling the Monday Night Net
Pete M0PSX, controlling the Monday Night Net

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