Monday Night Net 27 March 2017

Monday Night Net MNN LogoOur 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.

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The Essex Ham Monday Night Net for the 27th of March 2017 started at 8pm local time on GB3DA, the 2m repeater located at Danbury, near Chelmsford. Here’s 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 , Essex Ham on TuneIn or the Monday Night Net uStream (Thanks to Nick M0NFE). On a Smartphone, GB3DA is sometimes streamed on the SouthEastRadio Zello channel


Net Attendees

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

  1. Pete M0PSX, Southend-on-Sea (in the chair)
  2. Matt M6MVW, Mobile nr Rettendon
  3. William G8CYK, Baddow (Take a look at !)
  4. Rachel G6AMY, South Ockendon
  5. Brian 2E0WHB, Chelmsford
  6. Steve G4GHO, Chelmsford
  7. Keith M0KNG, Billericay
  8. Dave M1AMI, Colchester
  9. David M1ECC, Basildon
  10. Nick M0NFE, Southend
  11. Gordon 2EoIRX, Witham (Doing well with giving up smoking!)
  12. Richard M6ICE, Colchester
  13. Neil G0RNU, Tilbury
  14. Steve M0UEH, Southennd
  15. Steve M0SHQ, Maldon
Monday Night Net Participants 2016
Map of Monday Night Net Participants 2016

Topics for the evening, as follows:

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

  • The joys of contests, clogging the bands
  • The 2m Activity Afternoon… where was everybody? Only 2 local clubs behind this event?
  • Thurrock Acorns AGM
  • Skills Night last week. Another busy one!
  • Badgers – they have a good PR department, it seems
  • How to get more activity on 2m. Do we need to offer an incentive? Do we need to give people a reason to get on air? Any gaming ideas worth exploring?
  • Field Days – A great way to get us noticed out there and encourage newcomers
  • What can we and can’t we talk about on-air
  • Any votes for a regular William G8CYK column on Essex Ham?
  • Children with mobile phones – genie is out of the bottle 

We wrapped up a busy net at 22:35, after lots of good discussion about ideas for the future of the hobby. Thanks everyone!

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

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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.


Disclaimer (Klingon Version)

Essex Repeater ghom maHvaD gb3da repeater lo’ chaw’ qatlho’ vIvut essex ham. membership donation website pagh ghaytan chaH.
ta nets participants protection. chaq streamed vo’ uk repeaters audio online. essex ham wej vaj mangghomDajDaq wIj je vuD vIHutlh jIH. Qapla’!


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