Monday Night Net 23 May 2016

Handheld Microphone The Essex Ham Monday Night Net for the 23rd of May 2016 started at 8pm local time on GB3DA, the 2m repeater located at Danbury, near Chelmsford.

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: Monday Night Net uStream (Thanks to Nick M0NFE) – There’s also Essex Ham’s Audio Feed (In BETA, and not always online). On a Smartphone, try SouthEastRadio on Zello


Net Attendees

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

  1. Pete M0PSX, Southend-on-Sea (in the chair for this week’s net)
  2. Rachel G6AMY, Ockendon
  3. Steve 2E0UEH, Southend-on-Sea
  4. Dorothy M0LMR, Basildon
  5. Dean M0XDA, Witham (Just passed his Full – well done, OM!)
  6. Terry 2E0TER, Harlow
  7. Steve G4GHO, Chelmsford
  8. Keith M0KNG, Billericay
  9. Miles M6LSZ, Erith
  10. Tony M3KQ, Bradwell (Long time, no chat!)
  11. Paul 2E0DNQ, Southend-on-Sea
  12. Barry G7KCO, Thundersley
  13. Lisa M6KIS, Witham
  14. Paul 2E0SET, Westcliff-on-Sea
  15. Brian 2E0WHB, Chelmsford
  16. Nick M0NIB, Brentwood
  17. Kerry M6WHT, East London
  18. Neil G0RNU, Tilbury
  19. Andy 2E0SJA, Ashford
  20. John G3ZJZ, Hockley
  21. Nicvk M0NFE, Westcliff
  22. David M1ECC, Basildon

We wrapped up just before 10:40pm – Thanks to everyone who joined!

Topics for the evening, as follows:

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

  • Smart Meters – Lots of chat following a question in the forum – Do they cause interference to the ham bands? Those already with meters report “no”. Are they wanted? They offer no benefit to consumers, and no-one had a positive thing to say about them. Whilst some believe these are mandatory, there does appear to be a way to “just say no”
  • Upgrading to Windows 10
  • What’s the status of the Chelmsford Echolink repeater?
  • The sorry state of HF at the moment :(
  • Repeaters on the Isle of Wight GB3IW
  • 40m Portsmouth net
  • Waters & Stanton event this coming weekend
  • Favourite quote from the chatroom from Brian 2E0WHB: “If we leave the EU will 70cm be called 2 foot 4 inches ?”

Thanks to everyone who took part, and Happy Hamming!

Pete M0PSX's shack in Monday Night Net Mode
Pete M0PSX’s shack in Monday Night Net Mode

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The views and opinions expressed by participants on the Essex Ham nets do not necessarily reflect the views of Essex Ham and/or the Network Controller.
To protect participants and members, it has sadly become necessary to record comments made on the Monday Night Net and the Essex YL Net. Audio recordings are available, if requested by participants to the net.
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