Monday Night Net 29 Jan 2018

Monday Night Net MNN LogoThe Essex Ham Monday Night Net for the 29th of January 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 , 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
    3. Brian 2E0WHB, Chelmsford
    4. Gordon M0WJL, Grays
    5. Terry 2E0IPK, Dagenham (in the warm!)
    6. Keith M0KNG, Billericay
    7. William G8CYK, Dunmow
    8. Perry M6XPD, Benfleet
    9. Brian G4CUQ, Dagenham
    10. Tom M6LYQ, Wickford
    11. Clive M6EVD, Jaywick
    12. Dorothy M0LMR, Basildon
    13. Paul G7BHE, South Woodham Ferrers
    14. Nick M0NFE, Southend
    15. Kristian M0SSK, Basildon
    16. David M6ILM, Basildon
    17. Jon G4MCU, Hockley
    18. Zena M6KZP, Basildon
    19. James 2E0VYL, Kent
    20. James 2E1GUA, Chelmsford
    21. Richard G7OED, Basildon
    22. Gordon 2E0IRX, Witham
    23. David M1ECC, Basildon
    24. Giles 2E0DNU, Chelmsford

Topics for the evening, as follows:

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

  • Making Slim Jim antennas 
  • Paul G7BHE to be featured in a radio/podcast interview this Thursday about his book, PrepComm UK – Details:
  • More on the new Hammersmith Club (thanks to Brian G4CUQ for the info)
  • Suffolk RED, this Wednesday
  • The Canvey Rally on the 4th of Feb
  • Radcom vs Practical Wireless
  • Hustler antennas
  • Bacon rolls (rude not to)
  • Stormy weather, and Nick M0NFE losing his shed roof
  • The YL Net, on the 3rd of February
  • Planning permission – one of us has had a knock on the door re. antennas. 
  • What have the Romans ever given us?
  • “Ham Radio” vs “Amateur Radio”?
  • And in the chatroom – Mattresses, Brazilians, the Nolan Sisters, Cheryl Baker, the 5 minute argument (not the full hour), and nomenclature for days of the week (dug)

An impressive 24 people on, and we run for over 3 hours. Another very busy evening in the chatroom too, with around 25 joining throughout the evening.

The round of finals completed at 11:05pm


Monday Night Net in action (22 Jan 18)


Monday Night Net 2017 Participants
Monday Night Net 2017 Participants

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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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