Monday Night Net 16 July 2018

Monday Night Net MNN LogoThe Essex Ham Monday Night Net for the 16th of July 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. Dorothy M0LMR, Basildon
  3. Gordon M0WJL
  4. Rob M6OQW, Isle of Sheppey
  5. Brian 2E0WHB, Chelmsford
  6. William G8CYK, Baddow
  7. Andrew M6ONH, Chelmsford (Who passed intermediate on Friday!)
  8. Steve G8UDD, Chelmsford
  9. Keith M0KNG, Billericay
  10. Neil G0RNU, Tilbury
  11. James 2E0VYL
  12. M0SCJ/P Galleywood
  13. Terry 2E0IPK, Dagenham

Topics for the evening, as follows:

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

  • RSGB taking over the Radio interference side from ofcom
  • Andrew M6ONH passing the intermediate course and already applying for the advanced course online
  • Antenna cables revisited
  • William G8CYK has purchased a pump up mast from the Ofcom auctions 6 feet collapsed and 40 feet extended which he can make available for Essex ham to use on field events but will need to be collected and returned to his QTH by either a trailer or car with a roof rack
  • Lychee portable radio on Amazon for £16 that William has bought
  • Perseids meteors coming up soon along with an eclipse of the moon in August
  • Strawberries and Ice Cream


The net closed in good order at 22:00 BST. Thanks to Rachel for running another great net, and to all those to took part on-air or in the chatroom.

Great to have so many new M6 callsigns on tonight! Thanks to Rachel for chairing a great net, and to all who joined the net, either on-air, or online.

Rachel G6AMY chairing the Monday Night Net
Rachel G6AMY chairing the Monday Night Net

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!)  

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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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