Monday Night Net 23 Apr 2018

Monday Night Net MNN LogoThe Essex Ham Monday Night Net for the 23rd April 2018 (St George’s Day) 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. Rachel G6AMY, Grays (In the chair)
    2. Dorothy M0LMR, Basildon
    3. Paul G7BHE, South Woodham Ferrers
    4. Pete M0PSX, Southend-on-Sea
    5. Brian 2E0WHB, Chelmsford (We’ve missed you, and the TTT updates!)
    6. Andrew M6XFC, Frinton-on-Sea
    7. Gordon M0WJL, Grays (when he’s not doing needlework!)
    8. Gabor M6YUG, London
    9. Richard M3FHI, South Woodham Ferrers
    10. David M1ECC, Basildon
    11. Keith M0KNG, Billericay
    12. Neil G0RNU, Tilbury
    13. William G8CYK, Little Baddow


Topics for the evening, as follows:

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

  • Galleywood event for St George’s Day – a busy and fun two days out in the field. Photos to follow
  • FT8 contest mode – 5 QSOs at a time?
  • Building complex kits – magnifying headsets, anyone?
  • Facial hair – Stealth beards. Well done to Brian for suggesting facial hair gradients to denote male licence level
  • Liking garlic
  • Other recent events: Foxton Cambridge Rally, and Sandford Mill CARS/TARG/ECWARC event
  • Definition of 88 (and 33)
  • The latest Radcom
  • Should we look at a new name for the YL Net?
  • Region 12, or Area 51?
  • Gadgets and tiny radios 
  • Frequent repetition of things related to silverware
  • Looking for computer bits? William G8CYK has a skip-full of bits to get shot of – including servers, screens and keyboards. Have a look at his Facebook feed, or contact via – Hurry though – being skipped in two days!

The net wrapped at 10:15pm local time – A very busy chatroom too. Thanks to all who joined the net, either on-air, or online, and to Rachel for chairing a great net.

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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  1. M0LMR 24 April 2018 Reply
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  3. Bri 24 April 2018 Reply
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  4. Rachel 25 April 2018 Reply
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