Monday Night Net 25 Jan 2016

Handheld Microphone The Essex Ham Monday Night Net for 25th January 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 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
  2. Brian 2E0WHB, Chelmsford
  3. Gordon 2E0IRX, Witham
  4. Dorothy M0LMR, Basildon
  5. Rachel G6AMY, Ockendon
  6. Martin M6LZM, Gravesend
  7. Steve 2E0UEH, Southend-on-Sea
  8. Lee M6PXT, Witham
  9. Dean 2E0DSX, Witham
  10. Lisa M6KIS, Witham
  11. Keith M0KNG, Billericay
  12. David M1ECC, Basildon
  13. Mitchell 2E0EMO, Loughton
  14. Nick M0NFE, Westcliff
  15. Tim M6LXG, Hertford – Operating portable on just 3 watts. Result!
  16. Nigel M6NBZ, North Ockendon
  17. Colin M1EAK, St Osyth (first time)
  18. Laura M6LHT, Southend
  19. Kristian M0SSK, Basildon
  20. Keith G1NHW, Wickford
  21. Paul M6PWD, Hastings
  22. Tony 2E0THT, Mayland


Topics for the evening, as follows:

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

  • Is the term YL offensive? Check out the story: Gender Imbalance (Reddit)
  • The next Thurrock Acorns 2m activity day is set for the 26th of March 2016
  • SOS Weekend – Well  to CARS for running two days at the Marconi Sailing Club, and good luck to Thurrock Acorns for their station this coming Friday
  • Hacking the TYT 380 for D-Star… anyone tried it?
  • Running APRS on the Raspberry Pi. Nick recommends Direwolf
  • Suffolk RED Skills Night, this Wednesday in Ipswich
  • The future of DMR
  • MARTS tak on the ISS contact, this Friday
  • Airlink – Check what obstructions are blocking line-of-sight

Happy Hamming!

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Pete M0PSX, hosting the Essex Ham Monday Night Net
Pete M0PSX, hosting the Essex Ham Monday Night Net


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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