Monday Night Net 28 November 2016

Monday Night Net MNN LogoThe Essex Ham Monday Night Net for the 28 November 2016 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 the 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 for this week’s net)
  2. Rachel G6AMY, South Ockendon
  3. Steve G4GHO, Chelmsford
  4. Paul M0XMT, Westcliff-on-Sea
  5. Brian 2E0WHB, Chelmsford
  6. Gordon 2E0IRX, Witham
  7. Kristian M0SSK, Basildon
  8. Keith M0KNG, Billericay
  9. David M1ECC, Basildon
  10. Gordon 2E0ELI, South Ockendon
  11. Dorothy M0LMR, Basildon
  12. Nick M0NFE, Westcliff-on-Sea
  13. Les G4JDS, Chelmsford
  14. Georg M6LKL, Witham
  15. John G3ZJZ, Hockley (plus Charlie the Spider)
  16. David M0WDG/M, near Bluebell Hill, Kent
  17. William G8CYK, Great Baddow
  18. Darren 2E0OCA/M, heading to Southend
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:

  • Thurrock Acorns Fox hunt radio activity at the weekend
  • Skills Night, and the Hellschreiber data mode
  • It’s a bit chilly out, innit?
  • Catsuits? Behave Brian!
  • Suffolk RED – this coming Wednesday 
  • Have Your Say on GB3DA – This coming Thursday at 8pm
  • YL Net this coming Saturday at 8pm
  • Air Cadets on the air tonight in Grays – great to get the youngsters involved
  • Data modes, including RTTY
  • Getting started with Echolink
  • Cauliflower cheese, selling pearls, and multi-tasking

Thanks to everone who took part tonight. We wrapped up just after 10.30pm

Live Video

We’ve done it in the past (last time was May 2016), and it was time for a re-visit… prompted by Paul G7BHE running a live stream from his broadcast radio show on Saturday night.

Tonight, we ran a live video feed using the Periscope service (check out the Periscope app for your smartphone). The camera showed Pete M0PSX busy in the shack. Here’s a screenshot taken from the live feed.

Screen capture of the Monday Night Net's Live Periscope feed
Screen capture of the Monday Night Net’s Live Periscope feed

In total, we got almost 70 viewers. We also have 12 people in our chatroom, 18 taking part on the net, several people listening via the two live streams, and no doubt one or two SWLs – making tonight a very busy net!

Viewers of the 28 Nov 2016 Monday Night Net live Periscope feed
Viewers of the 28 Nov 2016 Monday Night Net live Periscope feed

Thanks to everyone who took part in the busy net… Happy Hamming!

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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