Monday Net 29 Oct 2012 Summary

Handheld MicrophoneMonday the 29th of October 2012 saw another of the almost legendary get-togethers on GB3DA, the local 2 metre repeater for Essex. As with previous Monday Night Nets, it’s aimed at the new M6 licence-holders, but of course welcome to all.

The attendance list for tonight was as follows:

  • M0PSX – Pete in Leigh-on-Sea, in the chair
  • M6BZS – Ken in Eastwood
  • 2E1GUA – James in Chelmsford
  • M6ECG – Lucy, booming in from Brightlingsea
  • M6YYL – Rhiannon in Basildon, just passed her Foundation at the RSGB convention
  • G1KPS – Brian on Canvey
  • M0MMB – Mike on Canvey
  • M6BPK – Jim and Glynnis in Hullbridge
  • G8JLM – Pat in Heybridge, Maldon (useful introduction to SDR)
  • G0BDY – Gary in Brentwood (we can smell the Spag Bol from here)
  • M6GEJ – Glynnis in Hullbridge
  • M6KDP – Rob in Maldon
  • G1FOA – Peter in Chelmsford (back from his hols)
  • G4ZUL – Steve in Basildon
  • M0MJU – Martin in Hastings
  • 2E0TNC – Tom in Tiptree
  • G6LTT – Ron in North West London (reminding us that some contests can only be entered by RSGB members)
  • M6BZW – Fred in Maldon
  • M0SHQ – Steve in Maldon
  • M6SDG – Steve in Kent
  • M0FZW – Norman on Canvey, right at the end of the night

The topics discussed tonight included:

  • Hurricane Watch, now active 14.325MHz
  • Setting up Echolink UDP and TCP ports – Help here: Echolink Port settings
  • – Use various software defined radios around the world and listen in over the net
  • Reminder that the next CARS night is now on the 9th of November at a temporary location: Great Baddow Parish Hall, Maldon Road (Thanks to James 2E1GUA)
  • Contesting. Good fun. I recommend this site for a list of worldwide contests and frequencies: WA7BNM Contest Calendar and the contesting software N1MM
  • Summits on the air – Rules and activity info at

Loads of topics, and one late net – We wrapped up at around 11:40pm

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