Monday Night Net 05 Mar 2018

Monday Night Net MNN LogoThe Essex Ham Monday Night Net for the 5th March 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 (in the chair)
  2. Gordon M0WJL, Grays
  3. Dorothy M0LMR, Basildon
  4. Gordon 2E0IRX, Witham
  5. Keith M0KNG, Billericay
  6. Brian 2E0WHB, Chelmsford (Big fan of the Trolls movie, we gather!)
  7. Tom M6LYQ, Wickford
  8. Hiugh M0LIL, Rochester (Well done on the new shiny callsign)
  9. Richard M3FHI, South Woodham Ferrers
  10. Jim 2E0JTW, Hullbridge
  11. Nick M0NFE, Southend
  12. Rachel G6AMY, South Ockendon
  13. David M1ECC, Basildon
  14. Kristian M0SSK, Basildon
  15. Paul G7BHE, South Woodham Ferrers
  16. William G8CYK, Baddow
  17. James 2E1GUA, Chelmsford
  18. Keith G1HEQ, Haignaut
  19. Neil G0RNU, Tillbury
  20. Zena M6KZP, Basildon
  21. Steve G8UDD, Basildon
  22. Terry 2E0IPK, Dagenham 

Topics for the evening, as follows:

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

  • Last week’s snow
  • Saturday’s YL net (busiest yet!)
  • MB6CE on ERG
  • New radio from Kenwood being announced soon
  • SEARS meal on Saturday
  • Southend Raspberry Jam yesterday – good to be promote ham radio to the maker community
  • 2m activity afternoon – keep an ear out for some scouts
  • Issues with planning permission. We need more exposure for the hobby, so that councils and neighbours know what the hobby is all about
  • Official national guidance on planning permission – Thanks to Steve G8UDD
  • The demise of Maplin, which started in Westcliff (and employed Nick M0NFE, apparently)
  • ARRL contest at the weekend
  • Propagation switch appears to have been turned on. Thanks!
  • SSTV Net on 144.500MHz tomorrow from 7:30pm
  • HAARP (Have a Google for “HAARP Artificial Ionosphere”)

We wrapped up at 10:45pm – thanks to all who took part on-air or in the chatroom

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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