Monday Night Net 28 May 2018

Monday Night Net MNN LogoThe Essex Ham Monday Night Net for the 28th May 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.

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. Rachel G6AMY, Grays
    3. Perry M6XPD, Danbury
    4. Dorothy M0LMR, Basildon
    5. Dave M6GKV
    6. Keith M0KNG, Billericay
    7. Brian 2E0WHB, Chelmsford
    8. John M6NNZ, North Chelmsford (first time, after passing with CARS recently)
    9. David M1ECC, Basildon
    10. James 2E0VYL, Gravesend
    11. Brian G1KPS, Canvey Island
    12. Nick M?NFE, Basildon (Suppressed under GDPR… briefly)

Topics for the evening, as follows:

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

  • Girl Guides County Camp at the weekend. Thanks to Rachel for handling over 50 greetings messages!
  • Essex’s newest club, Laindon Hills Radio Club were out on Saturday for a busy event
  • Well done to Carl, who’s recently attended some Essex Ham events and taken our online course – He passed his M6 with TARG at the weekend, and now awaits his callsign!
  • Six paases at TARG’s Foundation course at the weekend. Well done to candidates and trainers. TARG’s Foundation courses have been so popular, they added an extra one to their calendar this year!
  • 10m appears to be nice and open, at least until sunset. Good DX
  • Tim Wander will be talking in Galleywood and then at SEARS on the 12th June. All are welcome at SEARS, and Tim’s an excellent speaker. Stick the date in the diary
  • Amateur Radio and the baby boomer generation
  • Ticks, dogs and decontamination tents
  • The mystery of the white stick antenna close to 2E0WHB’s QTH is resolved
  • TARG talk this Friday is in the subject of antenna, large and small – something of interest to all amateurs!
  • Westworld Series 2 – No spoilers for Andrew please
  • Slim Jims – great antennas
  • Quote of the evening – It’s not summer until Charlie says so on the Summer Solstice event”!”
  • Mic gaffs
  • GDPR
  • Dorothy’s new hairstyle – coming soon. Pic to follow on Facebook for the judge’s opinion!

The net wrapped at 10:16pm local time – A very busy chatroom too. Thanks to everyone who took part.

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!)  

Got a comment about this week’s Monday Night Net? Please add it below.


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.


Data Protection Notice: Messages transmitted over amateur radio as part of an Essex Ham Net are streamed online and recorded. Names and callsigns of net participants are logged and a summary of attendees made public via this website. We believe this to be for reasons of ‘Legitimate Interest’ under GDPR regulations. Messages posted in the Net chatroom may be relayed over-air as part Essex Ham’s Net, if the Net Controller deems it to be relevant to on-air discussion. See our Terms & Privacy Policy for more.


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