Rickie Traeger Blog: Santa Clause Net, Kids Can Talk To Santa Clause On Ham Radio





I wanted to share this awesome experience!

They have a Santa Net on 3.916  (Ham Radio)  at 7:30 pm CDT

Every Night until December 24th, so if you miss it tonight you have a chance every night until December 24th to try 🙂

My daughter was able to talk to Santa, and she was super excited!

I think everyone should be able to experience this great event.


The Santa Nets are presented annually by The 3916 Nets. The Weather Bunch, The Rag Chew Crew, The Tailgaters, The Freewheelers and The 3916 Late Late Show are all amateur radio nets that meet on 3.916 MHz.

For more information on The 3916 Nets, go to http://www.3916nets.com

The Facebook page for The Santa Nets can be found at https://www.facebook.com/3916santanet/

 

Pete Thomson (KE5GGY), of The 3916 Nets, commented on The 3916 Santa Net. He said, “Christmastime is our favorite time of the year on 3.916 MHz. We really enjoy being able to help young people experience both the magic of Christmas and the magic of amateur radio.”

Youngsters can talk to “Santa at The North Pole” via strategically placed relay stations who are responsible for relaying in 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. He said, “For over a decade, The Santa Net has connected kids from coast to coast with Santa Claus. With this amount of territory to cover, The Santa Net requires the efforts of a number or relay stations. Our relay stations do a super job and really enjoy bringing the spirit of Christmas to the amateur radio airwaves.”

For more information on The Santa Net, email KE5GGY at Gmail dot com.

Note:  Please remember to adhere to all FCC Rules & Regulations pertaining to 3rd Party Traffic. Thanks!

Prenet Check Ins Welcome

Reserve a spot with Santa by making a pre-net check in.  You can check in either on the air starting at 7 PM (Central) or by emailing KE5GGY@gmail.com

Ho Ho Ho and Merry Christmas from The 3916 Nets!!!

Every year on 3916, we give good little boys and girls a chance to talk to Santa Claus at the North Pole!   It is indeed a magical experience to experience kids talking with Santa through the magic of Amateur Radio!   

The Santa Net is on the air every night, November 24th through December 24th at 7:30 PM Central.  

To participate in The Santa Net, just have your kids prepared to tell Santa their top 2-3 gift wishes.   

http://www.tailgatersnet.com/santa-net.html

http://ke5ggy.blogspot.com/2016/11/kids-talk-to-santa-on-ham-radio.html





 

Rickie Traeger Blog: Stroll On State, Thief Caught On Camera, Weekend, ADB-S





Saturday November 25th 2017 Blog

Good morning everyone!  I hope everyone had a safe Black Friday!

I went out to try to get some deals, that didn’t happen, LOL.   Did see a lot of people and fans. It was a pleasure meeting everyone yesterday.   I went out early afternoon. There was no way I was going to stand in those long lines, lol.  Probably why I didn’t get any deals.

I learned awhile back ago,  that stores advertise a product for Black Friday.  But they only have 1 or 2 actually in stock.  That way it draws people in to buy other things. And in reality they have 1 or 2 in stock, so they can legally say they had it in stock. And while all those people standing in those loooong lines, get screwed.  So there is no way in heck, I am ever standing in a line again, knowing what practices retail stores do these days.  

OMG, Yesterday was beautiful outside!  I did get to enjoy the weather a bit.  I know it is not going to last long. So enjoy it while it is here. Winter is nipping at our toes!  Hard to believe Christmas is a month away.  I always look at things in a positive note.  That is it is not long before New Years and then a few more months till spring!


Rockford Scanner Stuff:  

A Rockford Scanner fan sent me this video of a thief. This idiot decided to steal a package from their mailbox! Near Rockford Memorial Hospital

One thing I hate in life are Liars and Thieves. 

I guess this dude don’t realize he just committed a FEDERAL offense, so when he gets caught its full jail time. Messing with a mailbox or contents is a federal offense.  So when he is caught, is going to have to serve his full term.

If you know who this idiot is, call the RPD.  

Tonight is the “Stroll On State”  

I will not be attending this year, sorry.

So be sure to send your videos and photos to RockfordScanner@Gmail.com 

Information on it at https://www.gorockford.com/stroll-on-state/  2-9 P.M

Events and times: https://www.gorockford.com/stroll-on-state/events-attractions/

 


November 25th

  • National Parfait Day

  • Blase´Day

  • Shopping Reminder Day

  • Small Business Saturday – Saturday After Thanksgiving


On a last note, I hope everyone has a safe weekend!  I am going to be adding content to my website here, and trying to figure out how I can add my ADB-S to my website. If anyone knows how, let me know!  I think it be a great feature to add to my website.






 

Black Friday, Website Progress, National Holidays




Good afternoon everyone!  I hope everyone had an awesome Thanksgiving!

If you are out doing some Black Friday shopping, be safe.  Been a few reports of some disturbances, nothing severe just shoplifters and disorderly people.  Also a lot of traffic out on the roadways.  So be careful driving also.

As you noticed, I am in the process of redoing my website.  Kinda bear with me for awhile, while I get things back up and running. I am currently working on building the pages on here.  I have a brief “About Me” up now.  I still need to add to it, but it is a brief background.


I plan on doing my daily blogs on here and posting them to RS. Those blogs will include RS updates, the daily posts I do on there, I will now be doing on here.

Many were asking about me doing that.  I have listened to everyone’s feedback and am trying to do what people want 🙂


November 24th
National Sardines Day
National Day of Listening – Day After Thanksgiving
National Native American Heritage Day – Day After Thanksgiving
Black Friday – Day After Thanksgiving
Buy Nothing Day – Day After Thanksgiving
Flossing Day – Day After Thanksgiving
Maize Day – Day After Thanksgiving
You’re Welcomegiving Day – Day After Thanksgiving


I am going to being a blog post in a few hours, about my Thanksgiving 🙂 So be sure to check back later on, for my Thanksgiving blog!!!