Monday Night Net 18 June 2018

Monday Night Net MNN LogoThe Essex Ham Monday Night Net for the 18th of June 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. Nick G4HCK, Grays
  3. Brian 2E0WHB, Chelmsford
  4. Dave M6ONB, Danbury (at the CARS tabletop sale)
  5. Paul M6OLH, Stansted (Passed with the help of Essex Ham and the Colchester Club)
  6. Richard M3FHI, South Woodham Ferrers
  7. Pete M0PSX, Southend
  8. Carl M6OIJ, Leigh-on-Sea (Just passed with the help of Essex Ham and the Colchester Club)
  9. Andrew M6OPX, Chalkwell (Just passed with the help of TARG)
  10. Dorothy M0LMR/P, Danbury (at the CARS tabletop sale)
  11. Andrew M6ONH/P, Danbury (at the CARS tabletop sale, just passed with the help of Essex Ham and CARS)
  12. David M1ECC, Basildon
  13. Keith M0KNG, Billericay (back from the CARS tabletop sale)

Topics for the evening, as follows:

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

  • Getting your callsign via the Ofcom website
  • Galleywood Gathering yesterday was a busy one – and we’re back at 6am on Thursday
  • Pete M0PSX is talking at Acorns in Grays tomorrow
  • Websites to join for new M6s – and (and Essex Ham!)
  • Fiorst 2m/70cm antenna? Diamond X50 or make your own Slim Jim
  • The CARS tabletop sale
  • Football was on tonight, apparently
  • Forming a club
  • Thanks to so many of the new M6s for coming up and joining us tonight!


The net wrapped at around 10:05pm local time.

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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