Monday Night Net 08 Dec 2014

Handheld Microphone The Essex Ham Monday Night Net for 08 December 2014 started at 8:00pm local time on GB3DA, the 2m repeater located at Danbury, near Chelmsford.

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

  1. Pete M0PSX, Southend – In the chair
  2. Nick 2E0DVX, Westcliff
  3. Jon G3ZJZ in Hockley
  4. Nick M0NIB, Brentwood
  5. Mike G1KOT in Basildon
  6. James 2E1GUA, Chelmsford
  7. Peter 2E0PTU, South Ockendon
  8. Ricky M6DII, Grays
  9. Steve G4GHO in Chelmsford
  10. Keith M0KNG, Billericay
  11. Tim M6FOM, Mobile near Chelmsford
  12. Melvyn M6BSX
  13. Chris G0IPU, Mobile near Danbury
  14. Clive M0GHH
  15. Peeyush M6ETU, Colchester – First time on the net… welcome!

Topics for the evening as follows:

  • Reminder – Waters and Stanton event this Saturday in Hockey
  • High winds expected in Essex from Thursday
  • Essex RAYNET’s Santa Run
  • Licence changes
  • Has Foundation saved the hobby?
  • How can you speed up your CW?
  • Local QRM… Could Christmas lights be the culprit of recently-discovered interference?
  • Check your QRM by tuning to an AM radio – good tip from Melvyn
  • Remote rig control – can you control a rig and send voice over wi-fi to a rig?
  • 70cm – could we be losing some of our allocation? Use it, or lose it?
  • This is GLK London…

Handy Links

We wrapped up at 11:25pm, after completing the first QSO with M6ETU – Worth the wait!

Controlling the Monday Night Net
Pete M0PSX, controlling the Monday Night Net

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Essex Ham would like to thank the Essex Repeater Group for allowing us to use the GB3DA repeater for our weekly net. This repeater, together with GB3ER, GB3DB and GB7ZP are managed by volunteers, and if you wish to support the ERG, you can make a donation online, or become a member, at – ERG is a not-for-profit organisation.
Please note that the views and opinions expressed by participants of the Monday Night Net do not necessarily reflect the views of Essex Ham or the net controller.

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