Monday Night Net 30 July 2018

Monday Night Net MNN LogoThe Essex Ham Monday Night Net for the 30th of July 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. Andrew 2E0ONH, Chelmsford
  4. David M6ILM, Basildon
  5. Dorothy M0LMR, Basildon
  6. Keith M0KNG, Billericay
  7. Paul M1FIB, Westcliff
  8. Craig M6OZC (First time on the net – welcome!)
  9. Dave M6ONB, Chelmsford
  10. Brian 2E0WHB, Chelmsford
  11. Rob M6OQW, Isle of Sheppey
  12. John G3ZJZ, Hockley
  13. Charlie M0ZCJ
  14. Paul G6XIP/P, dog-walking in Chigwell
  15. Perry 2E0XPD (on the new callsign – nice one!)
  16. Dave M6GKV, Waltham Cross
  17. David M1ECC, Basildon (thanks for the Bletchley Park Info)
  18. Nick M0NFE, Southend-on-Sea
  19. Marc G0TOC, Debden (Nice to work you for the first time on 2m)
  20. Paul M0DVD, Chelmsford
  21. Kristian M0SSK, Basildon

Topics for the evening, as follows:

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

  • The joys and dangers of car auctions#
  • Thurrock Acorns will be at Mucking soon
  • Can we mention trade names on air? Yep – just no running a business on-air!
  • Zello
  • Hamfest – great event, and worth the trip to Newark (car sharing is encouraged)
  • Galleywood Common event last weekend was wet, but fun one!
  • Ultraflex 7
  • Cat and dog collar cone things – what are they officially called. The “collar of shame”
  • IOTA contest last weekend
  • Essex YL Net this Saturday
  • Bletchley Park
  • GB1NHS – Amateur Radio and the NHS
  • Next Skills Night is 17th Sept – Thanks Andrew
  • Radio Caroline GB5RC takes to the air next weekend
  • Don’t mention the syllabus review!

The net wrapped just after 10:25pm local time, in time to give Pete’s cough a rest!

Busy in the chatroom too. Thanks to everyone who took part on this week’s busy net on and off air.

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!)  

Got a comment about this week’s Monday Night Net? Please add it below.


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.


Data Protection Notice: Messages transmitted over amateur radio as part of an Essex Ham Net are streamed online and recorded. Names and callsigns of net participants are logged and a summary of attendees made public via this website. We believe this to be for reasons of ‘Legitimate Interest’ under GDPR regulations. Messages posted in the Net chatroom may be relayed over-air as part Essex Ham’s Net, if the Net Controller deems it to be relevant to on-air discussion. See our Terms & Privacy Policy for more.


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