Monday Night Net 22 Oct 2018

Monday Night Net MNN LogoThe Essex Ham Monday Night Net for the 22nd of October 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. Pete M0PSX, Southend
  2. Rachel G6AMY, Grays
  3. Tom 2E0EUM, Wickford
  4. Dorothy M0LMR, Basildon
  5. Brian 2E0WHB, Chelmsford
  6. Clive M6EVD, Jaywick
  7. Keith M0KNG, Billericay
  8. Richard G7OED, Basildon
  9. Selim M0XTA, Chigwell
  10. Paul M6OLH, Dunmow
  11. David M1ECC, Basildon
  12. Neil G0RNU, Tilbury
  13. Kevin G0PEK, Rochester

Topics for the evening, as follows:

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

  • It’s a bit nippy
  • Acorns talks – DMR talk this month (Gary M6GPM), SSTV next month (Nick G4HCK)
  • Thanks to Tom for the reminder that the CARS net runs on Tuesday. Tom will chair his first 2m net on Tuesday the 13th of November
  • GB3DA has been “de-tuned” and is a bit noisier than normal
  • Essex Repeater Group AGM last week
  • A busy JOTA weekend
  • M& callsigns
  • The: “FT8 is live Martime… I hate it” t-shirt controversy (Does the RSGB have a sense of humour, or is this offensive to FT8 users?)
  • Clocks go back this weekend
  • Essex CW Boot Camp approaching

The net wrapped at 9:55pm local time.

Thanks to everyone who took part on this week’s net, both on and off air.  

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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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