Saturday, November 15, 2014

3916 Santa Nets Kick Off Nov 28

For the 9th consecutive year, the 3.916 Nets will be giving good boys and girls a chance to talk to Santa Claus via the magic of ham radio.   The '3916 Santa Nets' will be held at 7:30 PM every night from November 28 through December 24th.    The Santa Nets are open to all licensed amateur radio operators who wish to invite kids to their shack to talk to Santa.  Third party rules will apply.

For 2014, The 3916 Santa Net will be on the air nightly during the Christmas season.  The net time is changing from 8:30 PM Central to 7:30 PM Central.   Pete Thomson (KE5GGY), commented on The 3916 Santa Nets.  He said, "Christmas is our favorite time of year on The 3916 Nets.  Each year on the Santa Nets we are blown away by the response.  It's incredible to hear the excitement in kids' voices as they talk to Santa Claus on Ham Radio.   Based on comments from last year, we're going to have the Santa Net every night during the Christmas season and we're moving the net back an hour so kids won't have to stay up too late."

Thomson added that The Santa Nets are a great way to let kids experience both the magic of Christmas and amateur radio.  He said, "We encourage hams to get their kids, grand kids and even neighbor kids into their shacks to participate in the Santa Net.  The kids love talking to Santa and we get an opportunity to show a young person how amateur radio works."

Each evening, The 3916 Santa Net will start at 7:30 PM (Central) on 3.916 MHz.  Pre-net check-ins will be taken on the air starting at 7:15 PM.   You can also do a pre-net check in by emailing

For more information on The 3916 Nets or The Santa Net, contact Pete ThomsonKE5GGY at

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Hamboree 2014: Branson Here We Come!

The 3916 Hamboree for 2014 is scheduled for May 30-June 1, 2014.  This year the event moves to Branson, Missouri.   The is very excited having our event in Branson.   As you know, the Branson area is home to a wide variety of family-friendly events and entertainment, not to mention world class lakes, fishing and other outdoor attractions.  And based on preliminary feedback from 3916 members, many of you plan to attend and bring your family!
Hamboree 2014 - Branson, Missouri

We're in the process of finalizing a location for the event and will be following up with more information soon.  In the meantime, we encourage you to reserve the dates on your calendar!   You can learn more about what Branson has to offer by going to  

The Hamboree is sponsored by The 3916 Nets:  The Rag Chew Crew, The Tailgaters and The Freewheelers Net!   

See you at Hamboree 2014!!


The 3916 Hamboree Planning Committee