Monday Night Net 17 Sept 2018

Monday Night Net MNN LogoThe Essex Ham Monday Night Net for the 17th of September 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 (In the chair)
  2. Gordon M0WJL, Grays
  3. Brian 2E0WHB, Chelmsford
  4. John M6XPR, Rochester
  5. Brian G1KPS, Canvey Island
  6. Steve G8UDD/M, Danbury (heading back from Skills Night)
  7. Dave M6ONB, Great Leighs
  8. David M1ECC, Basildon
  9. Paul M0DVD, South Woodham Ferrers
  10. Terry 2E0IPK, Danbury (at Skills Night)
  11. Will 2E0KKQ, Maidstone
  12. James 2EiGUA, Chelmdford
  13. Dorothy M0LMR (on the back back from Skills)
  14. Tony M3LHX, Wickford
  15. Gary G0BDY
  16. Craig M6OZC (Congrats on passing the 2E0 at CARS tonight. Nicely done)

Topics for the evening, as follows:

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

  • Brian’s review of Wales
  • Rachel – unable to be with us on-air tonight, but with us in the chatroom
  • Essex Air Ambulance event was a great one – thanks to all who supported it, or worked GB4EAA or GB1NHS for the event
  • Essex RAYNET active at the weekend for the Farleigh Hospice Cycle For Life
  • Available callsigns – Ofcom list of available callsigns
  • The RSGB Syllabus 2019 – A mixed bag of opinions
  • Skills Night at Danbury
  • How did we get into amateur radio? CB? Broadcast radio? SWL?
  • Inappropriate callsigns
  • Brian’s TV recommendation for the week – “Day 5” – Also “Alone” (the survivalist show)
  • Thurrock Acorns club night tomorrow

The net wrapped at 10:30pm local time.

Thanks to everyone who took part on this week’s busy net on and off air.

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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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