Monday Night Net 20 Aug 2018

Monday Night Net MNN LogoThe Essex Ham Monday Night Net for the 20th August 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. Gordon M0WJL
  3. Dorothy M0LMR, Basildon
  4. Brian 2E0WHB, Chelmsford
  5. Keith M0KNG, Billericay
  6. Pete M0PSX, Southend-on-Sea
  7. Nic M6XTN (first time on the net)
  8. Duncan 2E0EOR, Crawley
  9. Craig M6OZC
  10. Jay 2E0JVD
  11. David M1ECC, Basildon
  12. Simone M0BOX, Cambridge
  13. Laura M6LHT, Southend-on-Sea

Topics for the evening, as follows:

Rachel chaired the net with a very sore croaky throat and didn’t know if she could stay on or not, but managed to get through the night with a voice that got better as time went on. Dorothy had a very exciting week of radio, with only 1 day not on the air ( well done Dorothy ). The new Syllabus for 2019 was touched on very briefly, with only a few comments passed especially on the operating practices and procedure.

David made us laugh when he told us of his operating at Langdon hills when his table collapsed while he was operating his radio but kept going until he had finished the QSO (such dedication for the hobby, well done David). Thurrock Acorns night on the air was also mentioned with a B-B-Q outside on Tuesday. Simone from Cambridge also came on the net and was very nice to have her join us for the first time. Also Congrats to Nick M6XTN on gaining his licence and joining us on-air for the first of many nets I hope. The YL nets run by Dorothy was also mentioned with trying to get more YL’s on the air.

My thanks to Pete for allowing me to chair the net, and standing by in case I had to give up due to my croakiness

Rachel G6AMY

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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  1. 2E0EMO 27 August 2018 Reply

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