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MMSN 2012 Santa Claus Net

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The Maritime Mobile Service Network 
20m Santa Claus Net. 

Dec 23 & 24th
1900 UTC to 01000 UTC each day

Frequency Range: 20 meter -14.305 - 14.320
Check with the Maritime Mobile Service Net on 14300 MHz for 
the actual  Santa Claus operating frequency.

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    Santa NCS's are needed. 

All amateur Op's are welcome.

Control Operator will need to be licensed for 20m @14.305 to 14.320 MHz.

If you are interested, Contact: Bob AA4EE at: aa4ee@comcast.net

                         2012 Santa Net NCS Sked                       

Current Schedule:  As of 12/18/12
 
Click on call sign for QRZ station, QTH & bearing (Beam heading) information.
You will need to log into QRZ.com for QTH & bearing information.

  Time: EST     UTC     Dec 23rd  Dec 24th
2:00 PM 1900 hrs. K4SHP AA4EE
3:00 PM 2000 hrs. AA4EE AC8AL KD8DHJ
4:00 PM 2100 hrs. KJ4AVE AA4EE
5:00 PM 2200 hrs. WX4PBC  WX4PBC
6:00 PM 2300 hrs. K4SHP WX4PBC 
7:00 PM 0000 hrs. Open Open

Check back often, with ever changing Santa departure times and flight plans, sked is subject to change. 

 KJ4AVE  & KD8DHJ will be hosting Mrs. Claus

Net will be between 14.305 - 14.320. You can check with net control on the 
MNSN on 14.300 as to where Santa and Mrs. Claus are operating.

You can check back at www.pbcskywarn.org or this page and
 look at our Twitter Feed below and to the right.

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This net was established over 35 years ago by W1KCY(SK) and 
allows children world wide to talk to Santa Claus via amateur radio


QSL Cards by WX4PBC

Currently Special Event cards available through QSO with:
 
WX4PBC
                                              
AC8AL & KD8DHJ (Santa & Mrs. Claus)
                                 KJ4AVE
(Hosting Mrs. Claus)

                                


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Santa Claus Net 2012 Re-Cap

Another Santa Claus Net is in the log. 

This year was very successful with over 200 contacts with children of all ages worldwide. The 20m band as was expected this time of year, was a wee bit tricky. The band was an on-going roller coaster ride. Santa and Santa Net NCS operators would like to thank all participants for their patients and perseverance with the ever changing band conditions. 

Murphy's Law and the Santa Claus Net.

Murphy checked into the net early and often this year. Net control stations had  computer crashes and power outages. Santa's sleigh had antenna issues and one Brazilian PU2 station  had complete station shut down while trying to check into the net. 

Santa via NCS WX4PBC completed the contact via e-mail. Net Control Stations were ready for Murphy as they used the PBC Skywarn "SkyChat"  which allowed them to communicate in real time with each other and relay information via SkyChat for the duty NCS to make or complete the contact during the varying band  conditions. 

But even through Murphy's Law can enter and dampen equipment, Murphy could not dampen the Sprit of Christmas or the Santa Claus Net. So...the net was a success
and fun was had by all.

Santa Claus Net goes High Tec

NCS operators Joe W1WCN and Scott KK4ECR introduced LiveStream allowing visitors to watch the Santa Work Shop Operations room in action to include last minute up-dates on Santa in pre-flight and the actual flight.

KC9SGV notified Santa  he had opened an on-line streaming audio site and had a large number of Santa Net listeners worldwide.   

NCS operator Shawn KI4HRY pulled double duty. Santa made a "Pit Stop" for Shawn's High Tec Santa Grade hay for Rudolf and crew and Shawn also opened his shack for Santa to continue the net 

A note form Santa and the Net Control Stations

Santa and all the Santa Net Control Stations,  would like to thank the 14300.net for sponsoring the Santa Claus Net and especially Santa Net  Manager Bernard (Bob) Sternberg , AA4EE for coordinating the net and allowing us to participat again this year. 

A special thanks goes to Pat  KJ4AVE who was able to get Mrs. Claus on the air this
year and PBC Skywarn Coordinator Maurice Dake
K9EE for the use of  SkyChat  and SkyChat NCS Doc AC8AL who was tasked with watching the SkyChat Cluster and monitoring band conditions for Santa.  

     

Want to be apart of the Santa Claus Net?

Check back here or the 14300.net page around Thanksgiving 2013  for the announce-
ment or contact Bob
AA4EE around that time.

 

 

 

Check out a Santa Claus Net QSO with Erin & her dad KB1OIQ


While delivering gifts in Indonesia,Santa takes a call from Erin  

 

 

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Congratulations Skywarn member  Pat Johnson, KJ4AVE


          "South
Florida "Citizen Corps" award.

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Dec 24th 2012
Skywarn member Pat  Johnson  KJYAVE  and Assistant PBC Skywarn Coordinator Ray Ruby WX4PBC participated  in the 20m 14300.net annual Santa Claus Net   Dec-23rd & 24th. 

Pat provided communication for Mrs. Claus to get on the air and speak with children all around the world. 

Nov 26th 2013.

Pat KJ4AVE and Ray WX4PBC will again host Santa and Mrs Claus this year. Look for them on the air with Mr. & Mrs. Claus Dec,23rd & 24th.


Erin & Dad KB1OIQ talk to Santa 
Via Santa Station WX4PBC
(See YouTube Video)

 

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