Monday Night Net 20 Nov 2017

Monday Night Net MNN LogoOur 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

The Essex Ham Monday Night Net for the 20th of November 2017 started at 8pm local time on GB3DA, the 2m repeater located at Danbury, near Chelmsford. Here’s 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 , Essex Ham on TuneIn or the Monday Night Net uStream (Thanks to Nick M0NFE).


Net Attendees

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

  1. Rachel G6AMY, Grays (in the chair)
  2. Paul M0XMT, Westcliff
  3. Glen M6GTV, Canvey Island
  4. Brian 2E0WHB, Chelmsford
  5. Dave M0TAZ
  6. Lauren M6HLR, Rochester
  7. Kevin G0PEK, Rochester
  8. Neil G0RNU, Tilbury
  9. Dorothy M0LMR, Basildon
  10. Kolt 2E0KDG
  11. Terry M6IPK (soon to have his 2E0 callsign!)
  12. David M1ECC, Basildon
  13. Dave M0WDH/M, Mobile in Kent
  14. Alan M6KSY, Wickford
  15. Pete M0PSX, Southend
  16. Ed G8FAX, Rayleigh
Monday Night Net Participants 2016
Map of Monday Night Net Participants 2016

Topics for the evening, as follows:

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

  • TX Factor
  • Coulsdon Rally
  • Lauren passing her intermediate exam
  • How can rallies be improved upon
  • Building a Rouino voice recorder for contest working
  • Repeaters and Ofcom
  • CE marks on psu’s Zennon lamps on cars being too bright and blinding people
  • RFI on tv’s
  • Chilli ribs or BBQ ribs

Well done to Rachel for running a busy (and long) net – it wrapped up at 10:53pm local time.

A couple of curious members at the Skills Night were interested in how the net is recorded and streamed. Pete M0PSX remotely connected to his home QTH to fire up the chatroom and the live audio stream, plus start the tapes rolling. Here’s a screenshot of how this particular net looked…

Monday Night Net "back-end"
Monday Night Net “back-end”
Pete M0PSX's shack in Monday Night Net Mode
Pete M0PSX’s shack in Monday Night Net Mode

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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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