Monday Night Net 16 Apr 2018

Monday Night Net MNN LogoThe Essex Ham Monday Night Net for the 16th April 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. Rachel G6AMY, Grays (In the chair)
  2. Paul M0XMT/A
  3. Andrew M6XFC, Frinton-on-sea
  4. Neil G0RNU, Tilbury
  5. Dorothy M0LMR/P, Danbury (several overs on her shiny new radio at the Essex Skills Night)
  6. Nev 2E0JRT, Hutton
  7. Pete M0PSX/M, mobile mid-Essex
  8. Gordon M0WJL, Grays
  9. David M1ECC, Basildon
  10. Jeremy 2E0IQJ
  11. Keith M0KNG, Billericay
  12. Jakub 2E0FTX, Southend
  13. William G8CYK, Little Baddow
  14. Paul G7BHE/M, mobile mid-Essex

Dorothy did well on this net operation with 3 radios from different locations – From the Essex Skills Night, on the way home, and at her home QTH – well done to her!

Topics for the evening, as follows:

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

  • Galleywood event For St George’s Day – this Saturday & Monday
  • DMR radios (including Dorothy’s new toy, the Baofeng RD/5R )
  • GDOs and the use of them
  • Sunspots (or the lack of them)
  • Hotspots for DMR radios
  • Yaesu Fusion prices coming down
  • International Marconi Day

The net wrapped at 22:36 local time – Lots in the chatroom tonight too. Thanks to all who provided signal reports. All noted.

Thanks to all who joined the net, either on-air, or online, and to Rachel for chairing a net under less-than-ideal circumstances!

Monday Night Net 2017 Participants
Monday Night Net 2017 Participants

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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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