For those of you who have young(er) children, or even better yet,
grandchildren, there is a guy on 20 meters, with the call WO6T, who is
running a special event station under the call of W6S. He is Santa on
the air. You can email him ahead of time, by going to the website,
www.wo6t.com, and clicking on the webcam page, and then looking for the
little elf to send an email.
My wife, K8AJ, had two of the grandchildren over this afternoon, and
had "emailed" Santa with specific information ahead of time. The older
one is 6, and she was absolutely stunned when Santa was telling her
about her loose tooth, and all the stuff going on in her life. He does a
I wish I had known about this earlier, but you still have Saturday
and Sunday to mix the magic of Santa with the magic of ham radio. The
six year old was still babbling about the contact hours later.
W6S, when he is on, is around 14.270 +/-, and his signal is "routed"
via Bakersfield, CA.
Enjoy the season,
Tom Bosscher K8TB