Monday Night Net 30 Oct 2017

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The Essex Ham Monday Night Net for the 30th of October 2017 started at 8pm local time on GB3DA, the 2m repeater located at Danbury, near Chelmsford.

About our net: 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

Here’s 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. Nick M0NFE, Southend
  3. Keith M0KNG, Billericay
  4. Gordon M0WJL
  5. Brian 2E0WHB, Chelmsford
  6. Neil G0RNU, Tilbury
  7. Glen M6GTV, Canvey Island (Back after a long break!)
  8. Ian 2E0HPR, Buntingford
  9. Dorothy M0LMR, Basildon
  10. David M1ECC, Basildon
  11. Alan M6KSY, Wickford
  12. Kristian M0SSK, Basildon
  13. James M6VYL, Gravesend
  14. Laura M6LHT, Southend
  15. George G6TER from Billericay (Visiting the area)
  16. Matt G6WPJ, Near the Suffolk border
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:

  • Clocks have gone back… it’s winter
  • Radio Astronomy
  • Antenna advice and co-ax help. Hyperflex 10, anyone?
  • CQWW and a busy contesting weekend – Contests are radio Marmite!
  • Mains distribution advice
  • Should you keep a log?
  • Kempton Rally this weekend
  • Essex Ham YL Net this Saturday
  • SO239 <> N Plugs
  • Skills Night / Training events vs Social events… Taken the Skills vs Social survey yet?
  • Knowledge is power – be good if more people shared their knowledge to help others…

Thanks to all who joined tonight. We wrapped up a little after 10pm local.

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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