Monday Night Net 22 Sept 2014

Handheld Microphone The Essex Ham Monday Night Net for 22 September 2014 started at 8:00pm local time on GB3DA, the 2m repeater located at Danbury, near Chelmsford.

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

  1. Pete M0PSX, Southend – In the chair
  2. Chris G0IPU, Mobile in Chelmsford
  3. David G3SVI, Eastwood
  4. Ricky M6DII, Grays
  5. Nick M0NIB, Brentwood
  6. David M1DCJ, Billericay
  7. Rob M0KCP, Maldon
  8. Stephen 2E0VKH, Peckham (Kent)
  9. James 2E1GUA, Chelmsford
  10. Neil G0RNU, Tilbury
  11. Terry G3VFC, Kent

Topics for the evening as follows:

  • Storms over Southend lst week
  • Numbers Stations and the Lincolnshire Poacher
  • Psion Organisers (see below)
  • Upcoming Essex Air Ambulance Special Event
  • Weird Windom antennas
  • The Adventure Game (Gronda, Gronda)

Retro Psion Organisers

Thank to Rob M0KCP for starting us on the journey into Psion Organisers this evening. Memories included:

  • Psion Organiser 1, Organiser CM, Organiser LZ, Series 3, Series 3a, Series 3c, Series 3mx, Series 5, Series 5mx, Siena, Revo and Series 7
  • Formatting ROM packs with a UV light for 30 minutes
  • Travel modems, barcode scanners and thermal printers
A part of Rob M0KCP's Psion collection
A part of Rob M0KCP’s Psion collection
Pete M0PSX's Psion Series 3c - Still working
Pete M0PSX’s Psion Series 3c – Still working
Psion Organiser 1
Psion Organiser 1
The colour Psion Series 7
The colour Psion Series 7

For more on these machines, go to

Handy Links

Video Files

Two YouTube clips following on from tonight’s chat…

The Adventure Game – Cult BBC 2 gameshow:

Tracking the Lincolnshire Poacher – BBC documentary on secret Numbers Stations:

We wrapped it up just after 10pm  – Thanks to everyone who took part!

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

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Essex Ham would like to thank the Essex Repeater Group for allowing us to use the GB3DA repeater for our weekly net. This repeater, together with GB3ER, GB3DB and GB7ZP are managed by volunteers, and if you wish to support the ERG, you can make a donation online, or become a member, at – ERG is a not-for-profit organisation.
Please note that the views and opinions expressed by participants of the Monday Night Net do not necessarily reflect the views of Essex Ham or the net controller.

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