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.

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.

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!

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.