Monday Night Net 31 Dec 2018

Monday Night Net MNN LogoThe Essex Ham Monday Night Net for New Years Eve, the 31st of December 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. Rachel G6AMY, Grays (In the chair)
  2. Gary M5YRG 
  3. Gordon M0WJL
  4. Andre 2E0DWU
  5. Brian 2E0WHB, Chelmsford
  6. Jo M0JOZ
  7. Keith M0KNG
  8. Pete M0PSX, Southend-on-Sea
  9. Dorothy M0LMR, Basildon
  10. Nigel M6OQU 
  11. Andrew M6OPX
  12. John 2E0XPW 

Topics for the evening, as follows:

Subjects included during the New Years Eve Net (in no particular order) had something of a car theme:

  • New Year resolutions- have you made any?
  • Cleaning DVD’s before they can be used
  • Dash cams and insurance claims
  • Reversing cameras and the benefits
  • Front fog lights and Daytime running lights.
  • Speed cameras
  • Old 3 wheeler cars
  • Rules on speeding
  • In-car Sat Navs
  • Latest TX Factor was released a couple of weeks back – including an interview with Sarah from Suffolk RED. Watch TX Factor 22 Now

The net closed at 22:53.

Happy new year to everyone who took part or listened via stream and stay safe in 2019

Rachel G6AMY

Rachel G6AMY chairing the Monday Night Net
Rachel G6AMY chairing the Monday Night Net
Monday Night Net Disclaimer in Semaphore, as suggested by Kelly
Monday Night Net Disclaimer in Semaphore

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.


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