Monday Night Net 27 Aug 2018

Monday Night Net MNN LogoThe Essex Ham Monday Night Net for the 27th of August 2018 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.

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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, Southend (In the chair)
    2. Andrew 2E0ONH, Chelmsford
    3. Dorothy M0LMR, Basildon
    4. Brian 2E0WHB, Chelmsford
    5. Dave M6GKV, Waltham Abbey
    6. Keith M0KNG, Billericay
    7. Rachel G6AMY, Grays
    8. Tom 2E0EUM, Wickford
    9. Neil G0RNU, Tilbury 
    10. David M1ECC, Basildon
    11. Richard G7OED, Basildon
    12. Paul M0DVD, South Woodham Ferrers
    13. Dave M6ILM, Basildon
    14. Kristian M0SSK, Basildon
    15. Tony M3LHX, Wickford
    16. Brian G1KPS, Canvey Island (with the gold star)
    17. Richard M3FHI, South Woodham Ferrers

Topics for the evening, as follows:

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

  • Bletchley Park and the Milton Keynes Rally
  • Essex RAYNET helping out at the Clacton Airshow
  • Excellent field day at the Kelvedon Bunker – Well done to LEFARS and the SNB team (and thanks for the loan of the Cushcraft, the 7610, and 20m!)
  • Well don to Dorothy for a busy TARG net on Friday
  • Sound-gangers – people who have sound-a-likes
  • New licence – discussion of the article posted to Southgate – Could an entry-level licence boost activity
  • Background noise (kids & kettles)… not a problem, as radio is a part of our lives
  • Where do the M6s vanish to?
  • Club Surveys – a great way of finding out what members want from their clubs
  • Getting more activity – and having a chin wag
  • LORAN, short for long range navigation
  • “If you don’t enjoy it, stop doing it”
  • An update on David M1ECC’s plans for his new club. Details coming soon
  • Comment of the night goes to Brian “The hobby is personal to you”, and is often best when it’s you vs. RF
  • Quote from Brian G1KPS. Clubs are 95% social, 5% radio
  • Brian – if you’re reading – Can’t find the letter from G4DEZ – pointer appreciated

The net wrapped just after 11:00pm local time.

The theme for tonight was quite heavy – but we all get different things from our diverse hobby, so live-and-let-live, and if you don’t like a mode, club, activity, radio, net, conversation, or whatever – there’s plenty of other stuff to do.

Thanks to everyone who took part on this week’s busy net on and off air.

Pete M0PSX in the shack
Pete M0PSX and ‘friend’ in his Monday Night Net shack

A quick reminder that participants shouldn’t be making on-air references to any QRM, not addressing anyone who doesn’t hold an amateur radio licence. Feel free to log it using the Essex Ham QRM log though. Also, in the interests of being fair to all participants, please try to keep overs to under 2 minutes, and just one over per round (it’s the thing people complain about most often!)  

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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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