Friday, December 23, 2022

Friday, December 16, 2022

CNY Ham Radio Breakfast - Sat. 1/21/23

 Ham Radio Breakfast

The next breakfast is scheduled and the event is open to ALL local Hams. It will be Saturday, January 21st, 2023 at 8:00 am. This is a great chance to meet up with some of the folks you talk to on the air, but possibly have never met in person. Come on all you drive time radio jockeys, "6M QCWA Netters", CNY SWAP and Hobby Net check-ins - we hope to see you all there.

Location: The "Finally Ours Diner" is at 3788 West Seneca Turnpike, at the corner with Cedarville Rd. in the Onondaga Hill area of Syracuse (see directions here:

Thanks to K2WOP; Curt for his continuing efforts for this excellent get together.

Questions? contact Curt; K2WOP on the 146.67 repeater.

Finally Ours Diner link: 

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Christmas Eve morning transmission from SAQ Grimeton

 What is better than starting Christmas Eve morning with a transmission from SAQ Grimeton?

On Christmas Eve morning, Friday December 24th 2021, SAQ Grimeton is scheduled* to be on the air, to send out the traditional Christmas message to the whole world, using the 97 year old 200kW Alexanderson alternator on 17.2 kHz CW. 

Program and transmission schedule:
08:00 CET (07:00 UTC: The transmitter hall at World Heritage Grimeton is opened for visitors.

Transmission & YouTube Live stream:
08:25 CET (07:25 UTC): Live stream on YouTube begins.
08:30 CET (07:30 UTC): Startup and tuning of the Alexanderson Alternator SAQ.
09:00 CET (08:00 UTC): Transmission of a message from SAQ.

Test transmissions
We are planning to carry our some test transmissions on December 23rd, approximately between 13:00 CET (12:00 UTC) and 16:00 CET (15:00 UTC). SAQ will be on the air shorter periods of time during this interval, when we will be carrying out some tests and measurements. Your comments are welcome to

Amateur Radio Station SK6SAQ
The Amateur Radio Station with the call “SK6SAQ” will be QRV on the following frequencies:
– 3.535 kHz CW
– 7.035 kHz CW
– 14.035 KHz CW
– 3.755 kHz SSB
– 7.140 kHz SSB

QSL-reports to SK6SAQ (NOT SAQ) are kindly received via:
– Email to

Live Video from World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station
The event can be seen live on our YouTube Channel or by following the link below.

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Santa Nets 2022

 Several Santa Nets coming up this holiday:

About The 3916 Santa Net:

For the 16th consecutive year, The 3916 Nets will be presenting The Santa Net on 3.916 MHz. Good girls and boys can talk to Santa Claus, via amateur radio, nightly at 7:00 PM (Central) starting Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, through Christmas Eve, December 24th.

We enjoy helping young people and their families have a shared Christmas experience that they'll always remember.

Pete Thomson (KE5GGY), of The 3916 Nets, commented on The 3916 Santa Net. He said, "Christmastime is a very special time for our nets every year. We enjoy helping young people and their families have a shared Christmas experience that they'll always remember. And we're thrilled to introduce young people to the excitement of amateur radio."

Youngsters can talk to "Santa at The North Pole" via strategically placed operators who relay 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, "In our first year, we connected 10 kids to Santa on Ham Radio and it's grown steadily since. This year, we're expecting over 1,000 children to participate."

Prior to each night's Santa Net, pre-net check-ins can be made at

Third party rules and regulations apply. The Santa Nets are presented annually by The 3916 Nets. The Rag Chew Crew, The Tailgaters and The Freewheelers are all amateur radio nets that meet on 3.916 MHz nightly. For more information on The 3916 Nets, go to For more information on The Santa Net, email KE5GGY at Gmail dot com.


Can't talk to Santa on HF?   (...try EchoLink)

Can't talk to Santa on HF? In Northern Colorado or anywhere in the world? Join us starting November 27 to December 9, 2022 to talk to Santa on the radio. The Longmont Amateur Radio Club (LARC) and Northern Colorado Amateur Radio Club (NCARC) have teamed up to help you talk to Santa at the North Pole. Santa will be available on the following dates and times:
Nov 27th from 5PM-7PM MT - 0:00AM-2:00AM Zulu
Nov 28- Dec 3rd - 6PM-730PM MT - 1:00AM - 2:30AM Zulu
Dec 4th - 5PM-7PM - 0:00AM - 2:00AM Zulu
Dec 5- 9 6PM-730PM - 0:00AM-2:00AM Zulu

On the following repeaters and EchoLink:
All Repeaters are linked
UHF: 448.800 MHz (-) 88.5 Hz CTCSS tone - Lee Hill /Justice Center
VHF: 147.270 MHz (+) 100 Hz CTCSS tone - Lee Hill /Justice Center
VHF: 146.625 MHz (–) 100 Hz CTCSS tone 100 - Buckhorn
UHF: 447.700 MHz (–) 100100 Hz CTCSS tone - Buckhorn
UHF: 449.600 MHz (–) 100 Hz CTCSS tone - Grover
EchoLink: WØENO-R (node 8305)

Santa will be waiting to hear from you!