Monday Night Net 22 Jan 2018

Monday Night Net MNN LogoThe Essex Ham Monday Night Net for the 22nd of January 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 , 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. Pete M0PSX, Southend (in the chair)
    2. Paul G7BHE, South Woodham Ferrers (can I have your autograph?)
    3. Rachel G6AMY, Grays
    4. Brian 2E0WHB, Chelmsford
    5. Keith M0KNG, Billericay
    6. Gordon 2E0KDG, Witham
    7. Neil G0RNU, Tilbury
    8. Tom M6LYQ, Basildon
    9. Brian G4CUQ, Dagenham
    10. David M1ECC, Basildon
    11. Dorothy M0LMR, Basildon
    12. Nick M0NFE, Southend
    13. Paul M0XMT, Westcliff-on-Sea
    14. Kristian M0SSK, Basildon
    15. Kevin G0PEK, Kent
    16. David M6ILM, Basildon
    17. Paul M0DVD, South Woodham Ferrers

Topics for the evening, as follows:

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

  • The weather – wind, snow and rain over the weekend
  • Paul’s book – all about Prepping & Raf. Link to the book:
  • A plug for the 4m net 8pm Wednesday on 70.475MHz
  • Discussion of the Hammersmith Club(thanks to Brian G4CUQ for the info)
  • Bushcraft, wild camping and prepping
  • The Canvey Rally on the 4th of Feb
  • EMP – what will an EMP do to our ham radio kit?
  • New SDR in Herts – Thanks to Paul for spotting his one:
  • The Ofcom portal. Murray mentioned at Skills last week that there are quite a few hams who’ve not yet registered. The link is:
  • Kristian’s post about his year on data: Kristian M0SSK – Highs & Lows
  • TAARC – Good club night last week (with the bacon station)
  • Archery and other weaponry
  • The YL Net, on the 3rd of February
  • “Ham Radio” vs “Amateur Radio”?
  • Suffolk RED on Wed the 31st of January!!

Another very busy evening in the chatroom. Busier than GB3DA, with 26 people logging in and a peak of 18 at one point. More online than on-air… hmmm…

The round of finals completed at 10:25pm


Monday Night Net in action (22 Jan 18)


Monday Night Net 2017 Participants
Monday Night Net 2017 Participants

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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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