Monday Night Net 11 June 2018

Monday Night Net MNN LogoThe Essex Ham Monday Night Net for the 11th June 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. Rachel G6AMY, Grays
  3. Nick G4HCK, Grays
  4. Brian G1KPS, Canvey Island
  5. David M1ECC, Basildon
  6. William G8CYK, Baddow
  7. Brian 2E0WHB, Chelmsford
  8. Jakub 2E0FTX, Southend
  9. Ed G8FAX, Rayleigh
  10. Tom M6LYQ, Basildon (Congrats on passing the 2E0 with CARS & TARG at Danbury)
  11. Keith M0KNG, Billericay
  12. Dorothy M0LMR, Basildon
  13. Neil G0RNU, Tilbury
  14. Kevin G0PEK, Rochester
  15. Richard M3FHI, South Woodham Ferrers

Topics for the evening, as follows:

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

  • Well done to everyone who’s passed an exam recently – some good results from Colchester, TARG & CARS recently
  • If you can hear them… can you work them?
  • Ipswich Rally yesterday
  • David M1ECC has published a video to help understand solar frecasts, and specifically to understand the website
  • MX0LHX were active on Friday from Laindon Hills, with some PR from Essex Ham
  • Current propagation’s not great, but 20m later in the evening might be worth a try
  • Logging apps – Any logging apps that update and eQSL at the same time?
  • Propagation site recommended tonight and
  • Machines can’t make tea
  • Portable power
  • Juniper Berries?
  • Lots of stuff coming up – SEARS talk tomorrow, Summer Solstice, CARS Tabletop/Skills, MX0LHX event, Acorns talk and much more. As always, happy to promote what everyone’s up to! Send us your event

The net wrapped at 10:22pm local time

Fun in the chatroom too – thanks for lively, and only occasionally libelous debate!

Thanks to everyone who took part, and have a good week!

Pete M0PSX in the shack
Pete M0PSX and ‘friend’ in his Monday Night Net shack

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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