Monday Night Net 30 January 2017

Monday Night Net MNN LogoThe Essex Ham Monday Night Net for the 30th of January 2017 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: Essex Ham’s Audio Feed (not always online) or the Monday Night Net uStream (Thanks to Nick M0NFE). On a Smartphone, try SouthEastRadio on Zello


Net Attendees

Here’s the attendance list for this week’s net:

  1. Rachel G6AMY, South Ockendon (In the chair tonight)
  2. Paul M0XMT, Westcliff-on-Sea
  3. Brian 2E0WHB, Chelmsford
  4. Pete M0PSX, Southend-on-Sea
  5. Keith M0KNG, Billericay
  6. Dorothy M0LMR, Basildon (decorating today, and covered in paint)
  7. John G3ZJZ, Hockley
  8. Jay M6JVD, Shoeburyness
  9. Richard G7OED, Basildon
  10. Georg M6LKL, Witham (Georg’s last net, as he’s moving op North – look forward to working you again soon)
  11. David M0WDG, Kent
  12. Laura M6LHT, Westcliff-on-Sea
  13. David M1ECC, Basildon
  14. Kristian M0SSK, Basildon


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:

  • Last Friday, the Acorns supporting the RNLI – SOS Radio Week
  • Are the HF bands deteriorating? 
  • It’s not about the power, it’s about the location and the antenna – You can work the world on 10 watts
  • The Great British Weather
  • Canvey Rally this weekend!
  • RFI – Powerline / LED lighting and plasma TV
  • Spiders have 8 legs,so they’re x4 better at kicking Brian to death
  • QRP Pixie kits – can they be used at Foundation? The consensus is “yes” – some will be on sale at the Rally
  • Chas the Spider – Still AWOL, or on his winter holiday. Thanks to John for the update
  • TX Factor Ep 14 – Well worth a watch for VHF/UHF/Propagation advice
  • YL Net on Saturday!

We wrapped up at 1035ish – Thanks for joining everyone, and thanks to Rachel for c-chairing


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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