Santa Claus is
To a receiver near you.
The holidays are coming and the
kids are starting to anticipate
Christmas. Sometimes a
great introduction to ham radio that entertains the younger set is to let them speak to Santa on the air.
Each year a 14300 khz
regular puts on what is known as a "Santa
Claus Net" bringing
volunteer Santa's into ham shacks and other
places the world over.
Volunteer Santa's choose a clear
frequency in the general portion of
the 20 meter band and let it
be known on 14300 khz where they'll
be. Folks with youngsters to
entertain can then tune in and give
their youngsters a chance to
talk with Santa over the air.
This year dates will be December
23 and 24, from 1500 to 1900 EST.
Check with the Maritime Mobile Service Net on 14.300 MHz for the actual Santa clause operating frequency, 14.325 MHz as first choise, but may be operating between 14.305 MHz and 14.320 MHz.
Sometimes lady ops will play Mrs.Claus to the delight of the children.
a great way to introduce the grandchildren to ham radio
visiting over the holidays. Let them talk to Santa Clause.
Explain how radio waves propagate on hf and tune to the
band to find Santa ready and waiting to hear from the
Santa Claus 2012
December 23rd and 24th 2012
1400 to 1900
Frequency: from 14.305 to 14.325 MHz.
EST | UTC
Email Bob AA4EE with any questions. Click HERE to email Bob.
Link to a 2011 newspaper article about the Santa Claus Net featuring Joe W1WCN.