Monday Night Net 28 Dec 2015

Handheld Microphone The Essex Ham Monday Night Net for 28th December 2015 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 (in the chair)
  2. Paul G7BHE, South Woodham Ferrers
  3. Steve G4GHO, Chelmsford
  4. Paul G4IJE, South Woodham Ferrers
  5. Brian 2E0WHB, Chelmsford
  6. Paul 2E0SET, Westcliff-on-Sea (first time on the new callsign!)
  7. Keith M0KNG, Billericay
  8. Dorothy M0LMR, Basildon
  9. James 2E1GUA, Chelmsford
  10. Steve 2E0UEH, Southend-on-Sea
  11. Colin G4KXN, Chelmsford
  12. David M1ECC, Basildon
  13. Andy M0HLG, Gravesend
  14. Rachel G6AMY, Ockendon (first time on the net!)
  15. Bob G4MDB, Chelmsford
  16. Nick M0NIB, Brentwood
  17. Nick M0NFE, Westcliff-on-Sea
  18. Richard G7OED, Basildon

Until next week (and next year!)… Happy Hamming, and season’s greetings!

Controlling the Monday Night Net
Pete M0PSX, controlling the Monday Night Net

Topics for the evening, as follows:

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

  • The RSGB Survey – Open till the end of December 2015 (Interview with RSGB to follow)
  • The Monday Night Net – Over 150 callsigns logged over 41 nets, with an average of 17 participants.Thanks to all who took part in 2015
  • There’s a talk on DMR at BRATS in Kent on 21st January – all are welcome
  • Who has a Mac? Almost no-one on our net, it seems
  • Shack Cats (our trainee Shack Kitten vandalised the net part way through)
  • Using the 2m NoV
  • Banned words in the Essex Ham Chatroom. By default “bum” and “poop” were blocked. But no more.
  • We all love Elmo from Sesame Street
  • Essex Ham’s activities in 2015 – what a busy year!

We wrapped up just after 10:30pm after a great final net of the year. Thanks all!

Shack Kitten after knocking over all papers and keyboard
Shack Kitten after knocking over all papers and keyboard


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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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