Children can talk to Santa via ‘The Santa Net’ nightly through Christmas Eve


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For the 13th consecutive year, The 3916 Nets will be presenting ‘The Santa Net’ on 3.916 MHz, where good girls and boys can talk to Santa Claus, via amateur radio, nightly at 5:30 p.m. Pacific time through Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2018.

Pete Thomson (KE5GGY), of The 3916 Nets, said this about The 3916 Santa Net:

“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.

“In our first year, we connected 10 kids to Santa on Ham Radio and it’s grown steadily since,” Thomson said. “For 2018, we’re expecting between 600-700 children to participate. With that many check-ins, The Santa Net requires significant effort from our relay stations who are there every night for the kids.”

Prenet check-ins are welcome each night starting at 5:15 p.m. Pacific time or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/3916santanet/ (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.

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