Monday Night Net 27 Nov 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 November 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).


Net Attendees

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

  1. Pete M0PSX, Southend (in the chair)
  2. Rachel G6AMY, Grays (in the chair)
  3. Gordon M0WJL, Grays (in the chair)
  4. Keith M0KNG, Billericay
  5. Ian 2E0HPR, Buntingford
  6. Jay 2E0JVD, Shoebury
  7. Neil G0RNU, Tilbury
  8. Ed G8FAX, Rayleigh
  9. David M1ECC, Basildon
  10. Brian 2E0WHB, Chelmsford
  11. Dorothy M0LMR, Basildon
  12. Nick M0NFE, Southend-on-Sea
  13. Mark 2E0FYA, Frinton-on-Sea
  14. Kristian M0SSK, Basildon

Thanks to all who joined a busy net, and also a very busy chatroom (16 people at the peak!). We wrapped at 10:20pm

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:

  • Feedback on the November Skills Night, the third experimental CARS event
  • Online exams – thfuture?
  • TX Factor (Hamfest & BBC)
  • YL Net this Saturday
  • Recommendations for HF antennas in a 15x x 10m garden, for a new Foundation licencee
  • Logging – Computer vs paper
  • MOT and cars 
  • Driverless cars
  • Any interest in more rallies or similar events?
  • Was there ever a Southend Rally? Apparently yes, at the Rocheway Centre – it ended in the 1990s, according to Simon VA3SII. Mention too of the old Vange rally. Are rallies now primarily social events?
  • Brussels Sprouts – how did we get on to that?


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.


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