Monday Night Net 21 Dec 2015

Handheld Microphone The Essex Ham Monday Night Net for 21st December 2015 started at 8pm local time on GB3DA, the 2m repeater located at Danbury, near Chelmsford.

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 GB3DA? Several Internet feeds are available, including: Monday Night Net uStream (Thanks to Nick M0NFE) – There’s also Essex Ham’s Audio Feed (In BETA, and not always online). On a Smartphone, try SouthEastRadio on Zello

Net Attendees

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

  1. Pete M0PSX, Southend-on-Sea (in the chair)
  2. Keith M0KNG, Billericay
  3. Kevin M6KKZ, Wickford
  4. Steve 2E0UEH, Southend-on-Sea
  5. Paul G7BHE, South Woodham Ferrers
  6. Brian 2E0WHB, Chelmsford – First time on the new callsign!
  7. Nigel M6NBZ, North Ockendon
  8. Neil G0RNU, Tilbury
  9. Ozzie G1OFL, Medway
  10. Graham G7JYD – First time on the net, and very welcome you are too Graham!
  11. James 2E1GUA, Chelmsford
  12. Richard G7OED – Mobile, heading back from Suffolk
  13. Andy M0HLG, Gravesend
  14. Kristian M0SSK, Basildon – Congrats on the new callsign… result!
  15. Dorothy M0LMR – Mobile, heading back from Suffolk
  16. Dean 2E0DSX, Witham – First time on the new callsign!
  17. Lisa M6KIS, Witham
  18. Nev 2E0FSX, Chelmsford
  19. Sarah M6PSK, Leigh-on-Sea (just the one)
  20. Nick M0NFE, Westcliff-on-Sea
  21. Phil M0IMA, Kent

We closed the net just before 11pm. A rather crazy net, but hey, it’s Christmas!

Until next week… Happy Hamming, and season’s greetings!

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

Topics for the evening, as follows:

In a very busy net (and chatroom), lots was covered, including:

  • The RSGB Survey – Open till the end of December 2015 (Interview with RSGB to follow)
  • Mag Mounts – Are they chavvy?
  • Should an X30 colinear be mounted directly above am 11-element Yagi? Advice is to leave at least a quarter wavelength (50cm) clearance
  • From January 2016, Medway RAYNET will be using GB3DA for their net on a Wednesday (1st & 4th Wednesday in the month). TARG’s Net apparently will be moving to Friday, from January. Thanks to Ozzie in Medway for the update, and glad we could help.
  • Great to see some new callsigns after recent exam successes – including three Essex Ham members 2E0DSX, 2E0WHB and M0SSK. Also, M6YAX in the chatroom for the first time
  • Skills Night – Thanks to Keith for highlighting that Stockport is now running a Skills Night, as is Suffolk
  • For the RAYNET members in Kent and Essex, an update on the weekend’s national Exercise Globalset
  • Well done to three young amateurs, passed at Thurrock Acorns tonight (all three used Essex Ham’s Foundation Online course for revision)
  • What is an IRLP Node?
  • The joys of DMR
  • AMPRNet (AMateur Packet Radio Network) in Essex
  • Cats vs Dogs
Map of Monday Night Net Participants 2014
Map of Monday Night Net Participants 2014


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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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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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