Monday Night Net 14 May 2018

Monday Night Net MNN LogoThe Essex Ham Monday Night Net for the 14th May 2018 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, Southend-on-Sea (In the chair)
    2. Rachel G6AMY, Grays
    3. Brian 2E0WHB, Chelmsford
    4. Richard G7OED/M on the way back from Danbury Village Hall 
    5. William G8CYK, Baddow
    6. Gordon M0WJL, Grays
    7. Keith M0KNG, Billericay
    8. Richard M3FHI, South Woodham Ferrers
    9. David M1ECC, Basildon
    10. Dorothy M0LMR, Basildon
    11. Kevin G0PEK, Rochester
    12. Kristian M0SSK, Basildon
    13. Neil G0RNU, Tilbury
    14. Jakub 2E0FTX, Southend
    15. Brian G1KPS, Canvey Island

Topics for the evening, as follows:

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

  • SOS weekend happened at the weekend – Well done Acorns
  • The Royal Wedding and the “R” callsigns
  • Fusion – David ECC reckons it’s the best of the bunch
  • FT8 power limits (as discussed in Practical Wireless)
  • Buying new radios
  • It’s Skills Night next week. Not this week Dorothy – next week!
  • Windmills on The Air
  • Network Radio – The Martime mode?
  • Co-ax two feeders next to each other (VHF and HF). Is it a problem? Likely not is the consensus
  • Ingress – great and additive real-world game (the fore-runner to Pokemon Go)
  • Q codes – should more of these be taught at Foundation?
  • Mic shyness
  • People taking their turns on nets
  • Do we do enough QSOs before newcomers get their licence – or do newcomers pick up bad habits from more seasoned operators
  • Where is everyone? Lack of activity on-air. What’s happened to some of the once-active hams locally?

The net wrapped at 10:25pm local time – A very busy chatroom too. Thanks to all who joined the net, either on-air, or online.


Monday Night Net 2017 Participants
Monday Night Net 2017 Participants

A quick reminder that participants shouldn’t be making on-air references to any QRM, not addressing anyone who doesn’t hold an amateur radio licence. Feel free to log it using the Essex Ham QRM log though. Also, in the interests of being fair to all participants, please try to keep overs to under 2 minutes, and just one over per round (it’s the thing people complain about most often!)  

Got a comment about this week’s Monday Night Net? Please add it below.


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 – Related links

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *