Maritime Mobile Service Network
20 m Santa Claus Net.
Dec 23 &
1900 UTC to 0000
UTC each day
Range: 20 meter -14.305 - 14.320
with the Maritime Mobile Service Net on 14300 MHz for the actual
Santa clause operating frequency.
net was established over 35 years ago by W1KCY(SK) and
allows children world wide to talk to Santa Claus via
amateur radio. Check
QSL Cards by WX4PBC
Special Event cards available
through QSO with:
Santa Claus is coming to a receiver near you.
Tribute to Clyde McAfee - KG4BVR
For years Clyde, KG4BVR, of Eightmile, Alabama, ran the Santa
Claus Net on
20 meters. Bob, AA4EE, has taken over for Clyde and is doing a great job!
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 MHz 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.
lady ops will play Mrs.Claus to the delight of the children.
What a great way to introduce the grandchildren to ham radio
when visiting over the holidays. Let them talk to Santa Claus.
Explain how radio waves propagate on hf and tune to the twenty
meter band to find Santa ready and waiting to hear from the kids.
volunteer and spread some holiday cheer or check in with us with
your children and visiting relatives.
We can always use "relay" stations too.