Monday Night Net 18 Nov 2013

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Tonight’s Net is on GB3DA – the 2m repeater in Danbury

The net for Monday the 18th of November 2013 started at 8:00pm on GB3DA.

Live Chat: The chatroom is running again tonight. Go to – We’re using new chatroom software – you’ll need to create a username (create chatroom account)

Here’s the attendance list for this week’s net:

  1. Pete M0PSX in Southend, in the chair
  2. Charlie M0PZT in Chelmsford
  3. Huw M6HTL
  4. James 2E1GUA
  5. Mitchell 2E0EMO
  6. Adam M0GWS
  7. Steve M0SHQ
  8. Tony G6EEE – Loving digi modes
  9. John G6SPH on Canvey
  10. Dave M0WDG
  11. Neil G0RNU
  12. Tony M6TET

Topics for the evening as follows:

  • HF vertical antennas – what are the options?
  • Counting countries – who’s hit 100 countries?
  • Why is Pete nicknamed Soapy?
  • What’s the typical gain of an 8 element Yagi on 2m? Feeling is that 10-12dBd is a rough guide

Tonight also saw the launch of a new piece of software, EssexPSK. This is a small and simple application that will help those unfamiliar with data modes to give it a try. Thanks very much to Charlie M0PZT for putting this together for us. Details here: EssexPSK Data Mode Application

EssexPSK - The Essex Ham PSK Decoder by M0PZT
EssexPSK – The Essex Ham PSK Decoder by M0PZT


Also, a quick plug for another regular net – the Thurrock Acorns meet simplex each Thursday night. Listen out on 145.500 at 19:30 while they find a frequency.

We wrapped up at 2310… thanks to all for joining in on the air and in the chatroom.

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Controlling the Monday Night Net
Pete M0PSX, controlling the Monday Night Net

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