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Santa Net 2018 Kicks Off November 23rd on 3.916 MHz

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KE5GGY, Nov 3, 2018.

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  1. KE5GGY

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    For the 13th consecutive year, The 3916 Nets will be presenting The Santa Net on 3.916 MHz. Good girls and boys can talk to Santa Claus, via amateur radio, nightly at 7:30 PM (Central) starting Friday, November 23, 2018. The Santa Net will run nightly at 7:30 PM Central through Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018.

    Pete Thomson (KE5GGY), of The 3916 Nets, commented on The 3916 Santa Net. He said, "Christmastime is our favorite time of the year on 3.916 MHz. Our group thoroughly enjoys helping young people and their families have a shared Christmas experience that they'll always remember. In addition, Santa Net has introduced a lot of young people to the magic of amateur radio."

    Youngsters can talk to "Santa at The North Pole" via strategically placed operators who relay the voice of Santa. Thomson said that The Santa Net is a team effort that involves the efforts of a number of 3916 Net members. He said, "In our first year, we connected 10 kids to Santa on Ham Radio and it's grown steadily since. For 2018, we're expecting between 600-700 children to participate."

    Prenet check-ins are welcome each night starting at 7:15 PM central or on Facebook at Third party rules and regulations apply.

    The Santa Nets are presented annually by The 3916 Nets. The Rag Chew Crew, The Tailgaters and The Freewheelers are all amateur radio nets that meet on 3.916 MHz nightly. For more information on The 3916 Nets, go to For more information on The Santa Net, email KE5GGY at Gmail dot com.

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  2. W8JBM

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    How cool is this?!? Hats off to you guys for connecting the big guy with our kids and grandchildren! Connecting good will, tradition, and our hobby.

    A big Merry Christmas and God bless, 73!

  3. KM4KGN

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    That's awesome...
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  4. NU8J

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    My boy is looking forward to this, probably be the last year for him though. He is getting wise to the santa gig, lol
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  5. W8JBM

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    When he figures it out, tell him that it is the good feeling that lives in the hearts of all of us that keeps the Santa spirit alive, and Santa's spirit of good will stays alive by keeping the spirit alive for others.

    Merry Christmas and 73!

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  6. KN4NSZ

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    I will ask santa for the kenwood TS-890s . LOL ;)
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  7. W5DPH

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    Only if you've been good...
  8. K1SPD

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    Keep up the great work. My granddaughters were thrilled with the QSL card from Santa !
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  9. AE7XG

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    Atta Boy all round. Ill be listening and thank you for doing this.
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  10. K4WDY

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    My grand daughter can't wait for this. She made me pinky swear that I would let her talk to Santa on the radio. :)
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