Monday Night Net 23 Dec 2013

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The Essex Ham net for Monday the 23rd of December 2013 started at 8:00pm 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 in Southend, in the chair
  2. Huw M6HTL
  3. Charlie M0PZT in Chelmsford
  4. James 2E1GUA
  5. Fred 2E0FRE (a quick seasons greetings)
  6. Daniel M6DLE
  7. Steven M6VKH in East Peckham, nr Tunbridge Wells (wind speed 20mph, and minus one fence panel)
  8. Joel G0URK (trip to London cancelled, due to weather)
  9. Mitchell 2E0EMO (some antenna damage due to wind)
  10. Jim M6BPK
  11. Jim 2E0RMI
  12. Rob 2E0EAP
  13. Tony G6EEE
  14. David 2E0DJD
  15. Sarah M6PSK, for a quick weather report, post Xmas shopping
  16. Martyn G1EFL
  17. Nick M0NIB (new callsign!)
  18. Paul M0PXD in Bicknacre
  19. John M3JHQ in Harlow

Topics for the evening as follows:

  • Bad weather’s on the way…
  • What is a “wiffle tree”?
  • Battery backups and UPS for radio kit in the event of a power fail
  • Anyone got any plans for some winter projects?
  • Computer construction – how to build a homebrew low-power PC

Any thoughts on tonight’s net? Add ’em below!

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

Handy Links

  • None tonight

We wrapped up at 2220 – Thanks everyone. Fingers crossed the weather is kind to everyone! Have a good Christmas and catch up with you soon.

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