14th Annual “Santa Net”

That time of year is once again approaching and Christmas Eve Santa and a cast of characters will be making their way across the night skies. This year the 14th Annual Santa Net will be running across America. Santa will be answering QSO’s from the Echolink system (Node Number 258417 – Franklin Tennessee). If you happen to be in the Middle Tennessee area, the Santa Net will be on the 145.21 (PL 173.8) system of linked repeaters.
The net will be at 7:00 PM and last as long as traffic holds. Net Control will begin calling for QSO’s with Santa after 7:15 PM CST. Please be considerate. Santa can not take everybody’s QSO at 7:15 so please if you can wait until a little later in the evening please do so…. Santa will appreciate it…. It is a busy night for him after all. Spread the word.
Santa will again be accepting special information about the younger listeners to the Santa.
Please forward any special information about your special little one to: tony.proctor@comcast.net. Please put “Elf Report” in the Subject Line.
 Name (And if the name is unusual a phonetic spelling along with it would be helpful)
 Boy or Girl (Santa got dinged one year with the name Shelby thinking it was a boy!)
 A general location or street (Specific address is not needed)
 The name of a special present that Santa will be packing just for them.
 Any other tid-bits that Santa should know about the individual child that would make the QSO with Santa special for them.
 And of course, your elf’s name.
All hams are always welcome to join in the fun with any and all reports of Santa sightings and mysterious happenings.
Hams should take the opportunity to let any friends that are scanner owners know about the net and the fun of ham radio. Bruce has made honorable mentions for children of scanner owners in the past and is happy to do so again. Just send the above information via email.
I know Christmas Eve is a busy time in many homes but please try to tune in. This has always been fun in the past and I hope to make it a fun and special night again this year.20161217_181421

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