Sunday, December 15, 2019

SAQ Alexanderson transmitter on XMAS eve

SAQ, the call sign of the 1920s vintage Alexanderson transmitter in Grimeton, Sweden, is set to be on the air for its annual Christmas Eve transmission December 24th at 0800 UTC.

SAQ transmits CW with up to 200 kW on 17.2 kHz. Tune-up is scheduled to begin at around 0730 UTC, with the holiday message transmitted on December 24 at 0800 UTC.

The transmitter set consists in all essentials of three parts, the driving motor, a gear drive and the high frequency generator, commonly called the alternator. They are assembled on a solid base of steel. The weight of the complete transmitter set is about 50 tons.

Learn more about this interesting transmitter:

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Santa Claus Nets - 2019

Tune in on 3.916 mhz, and give the kids or grand-kids 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 3916 Santa Net is on the air every night, November 29th through December 24th at 7:15 PM Central. To participate in The Santa Net, just have your kids prepared to tell Santa their top 2-3 gift wishes.

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 Santa Net, go to CQ Santa Nets, which  can be found at:

For more information on The 3916 Nets, go to 


ONTARS is pleased to announce: 
The Santa Claus Net  for 2019
       Once again this year, Santa  Claus will be join us on the amateur bands to chat with children of all ages.

80 Meters....ONTARS Net frequency  3.755 mhz LSB 
December 19th (Thursday), December 20th (Friday) 
Net start time  4:30pm till ? 

Sunday, December 8, 2019

First 2020 Hamfest - Marathon NY - January 11, 2020

Marathon Winter Hamfest

The Skyline Amateur Radio Club will be holding their annual Winterfest on January 11th 2020 at the Marathon Civic Center, Marathon NY.

Time: 7am – Noon
Admission: $5
Tables: $5 each.

Talk-In: The K2IWR Repeater – 147.180(+) PL 71.9

Location: Marathon Civic Center – Corner of Brink & Peck Streets Marathon NY. See Map below

FREE COFFEE! and Green Hills Bakery Donuts for Sale for a $1

Come enjoy amateur radio fellowship and spend some of your Christmas money there or sell your stuff!

More info at:

Public Contact: Pat Dunn , KC2BQZ
Rams Gulch Road Jamesville, NY 13078
Phone: 315-456-8955 Email:

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Skywarn recognition day 2019 - December 6-7

During SKYWARN™ recognition day,  Event operators will visit NWS offices and contact other radio operators across the world. In Upstate NY the Buffalo NWS office will be participating this year.

The event starts Friday night (12/6) at 7pm through 7pm Saturday(12/7).

SKYWARN™ Recognition Day was developed in 1999 by the National Weather Service and the American Radio Relay League. It celebrates the contributions that SKYWARN™ volunteers make to the NWS mission, the protection of life and property. Amateur radio operators comprise a large percentage of the SKYWARN™ volunteers across the country. The Amateur radio operators also provide vital communication between the NWS and emergency management if normal communications become inoperative.

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