Ho! Ho! Ho!

Santa's on Ham Radio

Share the magic of Ham Radio and Santa Claus with your children, grandchildren, and neighborhood kids.

The Santa Net is held every evening between Thanksgiving and Christmas on 3.916 MHz at 7:30PM Central Time.

Thank you for a great 2018!
Santa can't wait to hear you on the air again next year.

Contacts with Santa

Hams are sharing home videos and pictures of their contacts with Santa. If you want to share yours, send an email to elves@cqsanta.com and we'll post it here.

Emmett and Paige talked to Santa moments before he hopped in his sleigh and headed their way.

Adam KB8YGQ, Michigan

Jonah and Judah wish Santa a Merry Christmas!!!

Jeremy K5BIU, Louisiana

Who wants ponies? Morgan does! Amy K2KSU helps contact Santa at the North Pole. Great hug at the end!

Amy K2KSU and Baji K8IIT, Ohio

Emma's obviously a pro at this Santa contact stuff!

Gregory K9GJN, Wisconsin

Such excitement, and great memories being made. We love the pat on the back that Karson gives Kayla half way through this video.

Kris KM4UFR, Alabama

This is the moment that Ocho, Sylvia and Faustino heard Santa's voice booming in from The North Pole!

Matt W5MIX, Texas

Gwendolyne and Eagan getting ready to chat with Santa. He has big plans for them this Christmas.

Tom KG5WZD, Texas

Apparently Santa brought Matt a new amplifier because Vivian was heard all the way up to the North Pole!

Matt K0VLL, Kansas

Kaely Belle is all smiles talking with Santa! We love these videos!

Bobby KE4YZF, Alabama

A room full of good boys and girls! Tanner, Conner, Phillip and Miki heard the Jolly Old Man, through the static and the snow, all the way down in Texas.

Michael KA5MWP, Texas

Wriston and Kieran nail their QSO with Santa on 3.916. Good list all year long!

Spike W4WGN, Music City USA

Talk about Christmas cheer. See that shirt? Katibeth just got back from the national cheerleading competition in Disney World, Florida, placing 2nd in the nation. Way to go!

Earl K2MRH, New Jersey

Katherine and Victoria are on Santa's good list this year!

Rix W5RDL, New Mexico

William and Jacob made contact with Santa, from Maryland all the way to the North Pole!

John KM4YDG, Maryland

Liam is on the good list... "Merry Christmas, Santa Claus!"

David Wi4L, Georgia

Morgan and Khloe contact Santa from Music City, USA!

Robert N1LPE, Tennessee

Kyle, Ella, Vivian, Geneva and Morgan on a small farm in a remote location of Kansas without Internet, use ham radio to talk to Santa

Bret AC0AE, Kansas

Grandson Asher snags that rare, once a year DX contact, with the Jolly old man!

David KE0BKM, Missouri

Charlie's awesome QSO with Santa at the North Pole!

Neil N4ION, Alabama

Chase's first contact with Santa was a quiet one. Perhaps he just prefers CW!

Adam N4NT, Tennessee

Sage at the mic! Look at that smile!

Ed KB3AYY, Pennsylvania

Alex talks with Santa!

Adam N4NT, Tennessee

Carl's Santa QSO!

Ken KC3LZI, Pennsylvania

Adilynn and Kalina make contact with the North Pole!

Steve KM6JUR, California

Ollie and Jo Jo at the mic with Santa

Robbie W1RCP, Georgia

Zechariah, Faith Hannah, Hope, and Grace. All are licensed hams!


Net Recordings

Audio recordings of the Santa Net. Check back a day or two after the net to hear your child's contact with Santa.

Note that the recordings are subject to band conditions and availability of a technologically inclined elf to hit the record button. We try our best!

Monday, December 24, 2018 (Part 2 of 2)

This is the second half of the Christmas Eve Santa Net. (approx 1.5 hours)

Monday, December 24, 2018 (Part 1 of 2)

An amazing Christmas Eve with dozens of check ins. This recording is the first half of the net (approx 1.5 hours).

Sunday, December 23, 2018

60+ check ins. It's getting busy, and Santa is coming to town.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Whew! Lots of check ins this evening including W5VLF, KM6FAK, W4RGW, KB4MLW, KA8EOD, KD0QMC, N5JSC and more!

Friday, December 21, 2018

30+ Check ins tonight including K8KJB, KG6AFY, KI7RPM, KG5ICZ, KD8PNT, K1SPD, K5QBX, W8JTW, VA6OK, KN4DZX, K2KSU, K8IIT and more!

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Check ins tonight included KI4NBE, AJ4GY, KA8UGB, K9KGM, N4WXU, KE5YOD, KA6OSC, KV8P and more!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Check ins tonight included KD0EZS, KI4SFG, WB0WCK, KI9E, K9MAW, KT4RK, VA3WNO, KA7BIF, KE0IAA, KF5ATY, K0VAC, KN4PMT, K9GJN and more!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Check ins tonight included KM4UFR, N0TTT, KD0EZS, KF5ATY, KK4SG, KN4FDX and more!

Monday, December 17, 2018

Mostly great band conditions this evening. Check ins included KB5UKT, KF6EFG, KF5RZG, KL7CD, AA4OM, K0VLL, KM4ZKE, KE7VUX and more!

Sunday, December 16, 2018

A busy Sunday night. Check ins included KC3GHK, KI5CEJ, KL7CD, KG5YJW, KE4YZF, KD5YBE, W2JMP, KA5MWP, N5JVA and more!

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Tons of check ins tonight, including W4WGN, WB2UUL, K0BBQ, K2MRH, KC7HVM, KG9AP, KC9TYA, WR0H, N7NKR, AB4DK, W5RSE and more!

Friday, December 14, 2018

Rough night on the bands, but the Santa relays plowed through! Check ins from AB4DK, AF5SZ, N2SAL and more!

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Quiet night. Check ins from W3CRO and KK6RPX

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Check ins included KI4NBE, KE0HOR, N0YK, KS0MAC, K2MRH, KE0DQW, KN4ANZ, KF5WYW, W2VIR, KC5FM, KI7SGI and more...

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Check ins included KX4MT, KX4AV, NQ9B, W3EMF, WB3CQK and more...

Monday, December 10, 2018

Check ins included KE0OOC, N9ILW, N3ITN, KG5VYA, K7DRT, KK4BXZ and more...

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Great net! Check ins included W7PD, N0YUP, W5RDL, W9ICU, KC0LDH, KD9LFP, W0IW, N3ITN, N0YK, N5UBN, K4ADB, AK4BM, W5MIX and more...

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Tons of check ins and good band conditions. Check ins included W5CTW, WI4L, KD8ZZJ, VE3DRO, KG7ZSY, W0CCJ, KE0GNQ, KC0JGE, KM4YDG, KD9HJN and more...

Friday, December 7, 2018

Band was GREAT tonight! Check ins included KE6INW, KC9DK, WB4JMW, KL7CD, N3XZX, WX5ATX, KB5UGU, W5MIX and more...

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Band was good to some locations and not so good to others. Check ins included KK4KTV, KL7CD, W8JMB and more...

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Band started out rough and then it all came into focus. Some great check ins this evening, including K9KGM, W4WNO, W0DGO and KG4WBB.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Quick net tonight. One check in from Paul AB4LO and Jackson in Pensacola, FL.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Tonight's recording is super cute, right from the start! Great band conditions too. Check ins included KD9CMP, W7PD, KM4ZJL, AK4BM, and more.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Much improved band conditions this evening! Yay! Check ins included N5XOT, KY4CJ, N8ING, N0YUP, and more.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Some strong signals. Some weak.
Check ins included K4WDY, W5PCJ, KE8JIO, KD2KWU, and more.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Poor band conditions tonight, with nearby lightning storms. Check ins included KG7EQN, N4ION, KI4NBE, N3MSE, KN4DWA, and more.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Great band conditions tonight. Check ins included K5LSZ, KI4NBE, W8MGM, and more!.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Check ins included N4NT, K3BPM.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Check ins included KD0LXK, YO3FFJ, KE0SIS, KC9WMV, KC2OQV, AG5BB, K2JSS, and more.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Conditions improved this evening. More stations were audible. Check ins included N4NT, KC3LZI, WA0VLC, N8BAP, and more.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Sorry to say, the recording did not capture any of the children. Though Santa and a few Santa Relay stations were heard well.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Conditions improved tonight. Signals got stronger as the net went on. Nice job, Santa Relays!

Friday, November 23, 2018

Conditions were poor this evening, however a few stations did make it through.