Monday Night Net 18 Feb 2019

Monday Night Net MNN LogoThe Essex Ham Monday Night Net for the 18th of February 2019 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. Gordon M0WJL, Grays
  3. Brian 2E0WHB, Chelmsford
  4. Dave M6ONB, Chelmsford
  5. Kevin G0PEK, Kent (Prepping for the BRATS rally)
  6. Pete M0PSX, Southend-on-Sea
  7. Keith M0KNG, Billericay
  8. Nigel M6OQU, Maidstone (revising for his intermediate)
  9. Chris 2E0KDG, Witham
  10. Dorothy M0LMR/M, Basildon (On the way back from the CARS exam session)
  11. Richard M3FHI, South Woodham Ferrers (On the way back from the CARS Skills Night)
  12. Gary M5YRG, Kent

Topics for the evening, as follows:

Subjects included (in no particular order) were:

  • ISS & SSTV images
  • Bugs – there’s a lot of it about
  • Dual-band Yagis for field days
  • Rainham Radio Rally (BRATS rally) this coming Sunday
  • Brian’s mead, supped from Viking drinking horns!
  • Kevin & Lauren’s Infinity Tour
  • Thurrock Acorns AGM, coming soon
  • Syllabus changes – and exams getting harder
  • Gary’s day out in Southend yesterday, walking down Southend Pier
  • Shack cats (need feeding)

The net closed at 22:15.

On the Net, Richard M3FHI mentioned he was putting together a short video about the CARS Essex Skills Night he’d just been to. The video’s now live on his YouTube channel. Here’s the video:

Thanks to Rachel for running a great net, and a thanks to everyone who joined us on-air, or in the chatroom.

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

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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
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