Monday Night Net 24 Feb 2020

Monday Night Net MNN LogoThe Essex Ham Monday Night Net for the 24th of February 2020 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, Leigh-on-Sea (in the chair)
  2. Rachel G6AMY, Grays
  3. Paul M0XMT
  4. Dorothy M0LMR, Basildon
  5. Mike G8EJN, Billericay
  6. Andrew M0ONH, Chelmsford
  7. Aubrey M7SDA, Rayleigh
  8. Kristian M0SSK, Basildon
  9. Oscar 2E1HWE, Southend-on-Sea


Topics for the evening, as follows:

Subjects included (in no particular order) were:

  • The Rainham rally at the weekend
  • When is the wind going to let up?
  • The Detectorists
  • The secret life of machines
  • Taking backups
  • Propagation: what effect does a “high pressure weather system”, have on VHF propagation?
  • Exam questions and relevance to new starters
  • On-air etiquette, especially with nets 
  • Search Engines: DuckDuckGo or
  • YouTube: IRL rosie and the not-for-work OzzieMan Reviews
  • Pihole – to block ads, pop-ups and tracking

The net finished at 9:45pm


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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.


Data Protection Notice: Messages transmitted over amateur radio as part of an Essex Ham Net are streamed online and recorded. Names and callsigns of net participants are logged and a summary of attendees made public via this website. We believe this to be for reasons of ‘Legitimate Interest’ under GDPR regulations. Messages posted in the Net chatroom may be relayed over-air as part Essex Ham’s Net, if the Net Controller deems it to be relevant to on-air discussion. See our Terms & Privacy Policy for more.


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