Monday Night Net 28 Jan 2019

Monday Night Net MNN LogoThe Essex Ham Monday Night Net for the 28th of January 2019 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.

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 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. Kristian M0SSK, Basildon
  3. Brian 2E0WHB, Chelmsford
  4. Mike G1KOT, Basildon
  5. Dorothy M0LMR, Basildon
  6. Rachel G6AMY, Grays
  7. Andre 2E0DWU, Ipswich
  8. Kevin 2E0FEQ, South Woodham Ferrers
  9. Andrew M0ONH, Chelmsford
  10. David M1ECC, Basildon
  11. Tom 2E0EUM, Wickford
  12. Keith M0KNG, Billericay (get well soon!)
  13. Laura M6LHT, Westcliff
  14. Neil G0RNU, Tilbury
  15. James 2E0VYL, Kent
  16. Ian G7HFS/M, Butts Brow, Eastbourne (first time joining us as DX)
  17. Simon 2E0VAO, North Weald


Topics for the evening, as follows:

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

  • Paper QSL cards
  • It’s the Canvey Rally this Sunday
  • Langdon Hills Progression Night last week – see our LHARC video
  • Suffolk RED this Wednesday – Looking forward to the biscuits
  • Smart Meters (wait for v2)
  • FORTH programming language
  • Testing the Repeater Timeout Timer
  • Bath Distance Learning Course
  • Expect snow in the next few days – no stockpiling bread & milk!
  • YL Net this Sunday from 8pm
  • Underfloor heating for airport runways

The net wrapped at 22:32 local time.

Testing the Repeater Timeout Kit on the Monday Night Net on GB3DA
Testing the Repeater Timeout Kit on the Monday Night Net on GB3DA

Thanks to everyone who took part in this week’s net, both on and off air, especially Ian G7HFS who drove to a high point to make contact with us for the first time.  


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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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