Monday Night Net 29 Oct 2018

Monday Night Net MNN LogoThe Essex Ham Monday Night Net for the 29th of October 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
  2. Rachel G6AMY, Grays
  3. Dorothy M0LMR, Basildon
  4. Chris 2E0KDG, Witham
  5. Nic M6XTN, Frinton-on-Sea
  6. Brian 2E0WHB, Chelmsford
  7. Andrew 2E0ONH, Chelmsford
  8. David M1ECC, Basildon
  9. Keith M0KNG, Billericay
  10. Nick M0NFE, Southend
  11. Kristian M0SSK, Basildon

Topics for the evening, as follows:

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

  • The clocks have gone back – except for a few cookers in Essex
  • Contesting and busy HF bands
  • ISS images over the last few days
  • Analogue vs Digital clocks (and sundials)
  • LHARC Progression Night last Friday (see our write-up)
  • YL Net this Saturday
  • Today is National Cat Day
  • HMS Belfast to be on-air as GB100ARM (Armistice Day)
  • Congrats to the 4 who passed their 2E0 with TARG at the weekend, including net regular Alan M6KSY
  • Phobias: Quite a collection – boats, spiders, snakes, doctors, dentists, moths, and butterflies. Hmm

The net wrapped at 10:10pm local time.

Brought to you in association with Walton Rock and M0SSK
Brought to you in association with Walton Rock and M0SSK
In support of National Cat Day, the shack cat sat on our running order
In support of National Cat Day, the shack cat sat on our running order

Thanks to everyone who took part on this week’s net, both on and off air.  

Monday Night Net, powered by sugar
Monday Night Net, powered by sugar

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!)  

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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.


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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