Monday Night Net 30 Apr 2018

Monday Night Net MNN LogoThe Essex Ham Monday Night Net for the 30th April 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-on-Sea (In the chair)
  2. Paul G7BHE, South Woodham Ferrers
  3. Rachel G6AMY, Grays
  4. Richard M3FHI, South Woodham Ferrers
  5. John M6XPR, Rochester (studying for his Intermediate)
  6. Brian 2E0WHB, Chelmsford
  7. Keith M0KNG, Billericay
  8. Perry M6XPD, Benfleet
  9. Dorothy M0LMR, Basildon
  10. David M1ECC, Basildon
  11. Neil G0RNU, Tilbury
  12. Gordon 2E0IRX, Witham
  13. Kristian M0SSK, Basildon
  14. Nick M0NFE, Southend


Topics for the evening, as follows:

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

  • GDPR -New data protection laws
  • Getting on-air with slow CW nets (TARG and Essex CW Nets) – well done on your progress Keith!
  • Connecting amateur radio at home using CAT7 cabling for remote control
  • GB1NHS – Official launch next week at the National Radio Centre
  • Import tax on overseas goodies
  • Listening in to Charlie M0PZT, broadcasting on Phoenix FM
  • JT65 & FT8 – Reports in PW that 55% of Club Log imports are FT8 – more popular than CW & SSB?
  • Network Radio – Another way of getting the message through
  • Well done to Hilderstone Radio Club
  • Blimey!
  • David M1ECC considering some impromptu radio at the weekend
  • Analogue vs Digital clocks – and their impact on exams
  • Gadgets and tiny radios 
  • Resilient IP & Paging over Amateur Radio – Nick’s latest project. Anyone interested in supporting the AMPR /DAPNET is project in Essex?
  • Lonny– London to New York AX25 link

The net wrapped at 10:10pm local time – A very busy chatroom too. Thanks to all who joined the net, either on-air, or online.

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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