Monthly Archives: December 2016
CQ, CQ, CQ – SANTA NET on Christmas Eve!!!
This is a special way to share in the magic of Amateur Radio during the special night of Christmas Eve. Every year, Santa talks to our young folks via HAM Radio, as he works his way thru the skies across Middle Tennessee.
Here are the high points about the net. Full details are in the attached pdf, or available at https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1oh0-enVr7CcU1zNmNiTGUxNm8 Many thanks for Tony Proctor, KF4KFQ for sharing his time to help Santa chat with our young ones on Christmas Eve!
The time of year is once again approaching and Santa and a cast of characters will be making their way across the night skies of Middle Tennessee.
This year the 14th Annual Santa Net will be running across most of Middle Tennessee on the 145.21 (PL 173.8) system of linked repeaters (If there is no weather emergency) and this year, for many of those travelling, Santa will be answering QSO’s from the Echolink system (Node Number 258417 – Franklin Tennessee). 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. 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “Elf Report” in the Subject Line. de KF4KFQ
For those who are not able to reach the net, or don’t have little ones in town to participate, please share this info with others who may be interested, so they can experience the wonder in a child’s eyes when they get to talk with Santa on Christmas Eve.
I am able to live the experience each year! My granddaughter visits from North Carolina each Christmas, and thanks to the Santa Net, can go to sleep knowing that Santa knows how to find her in Nashville, once Santa reassures her that he knows where she is, and has her special requests in his sack 🙂
Many Thanks and 73,
Catherine “Cathy” Goodrich, KK4IWN
ARRL Public Information Coordinator
ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio®
The holiday season is upon us, but for those looking for some diversion from the festivities, here are a few things planned for the next few months. More details about upcoming events, and memories from recent club activities will be available in the January 2017 PIC Newsletter. In the meantime, here are a few things to get started on thinking about 2017:
Before the New Year:
– Marshall County Amateur Radio Society – Monthly Meeting – Sunday, December 18 at 2:00 p.m. in the conference room of the Marshall County Office of Emergency Management at the Hardison Office Annex, 230 College Street in Lewisburg. Talk-in to the meeting will be available on the Lewisburg 146.625 Amateur Radio Repeater. The club will celebrate Christmas after refreshments are served. All members are asked to bring a list of the ham radio goodies they want from Santa Claus for Christmas. Please don’t bring the entire catalog and keep the list to under $10,000! de K2SMA
– 2016 National Parks on the Air: Time is running short– be sure to participate! “Throughout 2016, Amateur Radio will be helping the National Park Service celebrate their 100th anniversary. Hams from across the country will activate NPS units, promote the National Park Service and showcase Amateur Radio to the public.” https://npota.arrl.org/ It’s fun, whether you are set up in a National Park as an “Activator”, or “chasing” the parks on the air. Please send your write-ups about your great experiences with NPOTA that you would like included in our special NPOTA publication to email@example.com #1MillionQSOs
– Lakeway Amateur Radio Club (and local ARES Groups) – Morristown Hamfest January 7, 2017 see more information about LARC’s Annual Hamfest at http://www.morristownhamfest.com/
January 14th. 2017. Please check their website for meeting info: www.memphisdstar.org de KA2BSMThe Memphis Digital Amateur Radio Club is pleased to announce the D-STAR 101 training class that will be presented at our January meeting,
– WFDA- Winter Field Day Saturday, January 28 at 1900z (2:00 PM EST) until Sunday, January 29 at 1900z (2:00 PM EST). On all the bands and modes, except the WARC bands. Check out the details at http://www.winterfieldday.com and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/winterfieldday/ de WX4ET
– Williamson County ARES will be hosting a class for Technician and General Class Licenses from Feb. 4th through March 4th, with a test date March 11th. Classes will run from 0800 – 1200 local time. Advanced registration is required. Contact information is: Dallas Clements, K7DCC, email: firstname.lastname@example.org de WB5WAJ
– Cave City Hamfest – just over the border (for some of us), the Cave City Hamfest is scheduled for Saturday, March 4. See details at: http://www.ky4x.org/activities/hamfest/
– MTARS Tullahoma Hamfest – Saturday, March 11, 2017. For more information, see their Hamfest flier at http://www.mtars-ham.org/ de KB4JHU
Don’t forget… please send info about your past events (pictures appreciated), upcoming events for inclusion in upcoming ARRL TN PIC NEWs publications, and information you would like us to share with the ARRL TN Section!
Wishing you and your family a Safe and Happy Holiday Season!
Thanks to everyone for a great Christmas Dinner last night. We had a great crowd and donated a large number of toys to the Salvation Army. Thanks to everyone who came and contributed.
We also wanted to let you know that the sister of Dennis Purcell, KF4CSR passed away earlier this week. I know Dennis and Nicki would appreciate a card of support during this difficult time. Dennis’ address is:
PURCELL, DENNIS E, KF4CSR
37529 Gagabeut Ln
Zephyrhills, FL 33541
Nashville Amateur Radio Club, Inc.