ARLA/CLUSTER: OF9X: O Pai Natal está com dificuldades em contactar a América do Norte

João Costa > CT1FBF ct1fbf
Quinta-Feira, 15 de Dezembro de 2016 - 13:43:54 WET

Breaking North America News from Santa Claus @ OF9X

(Press Release from Martti, OH2BH)
>From Santa Radio Studios, North Pole, Finland, Dec.12th, 2016

The thinking caps have been donned, as Santa is in deep trouble. Some
12 days on the radio have netted 12,500 QSOs. BUT, it seems that Santa
is suffering with North America, with only 347 QSOs (2.8%) so far.

He is unhappy and shouting how "this needs to be changed!!", leading
to antenna work and bigger beams towards NA. We have to make our own
Polar propagation but also invite any other help; thus, next to Santa
Village, the elves have even resorted to Sun-dancing to obtain
propagation improvements.

And indeed with Santa's encouragement, the elves have now also managed
to erect a 6-over-6-over-6-over 6 - 20m array on a 300ft rotating
tower <>. This weekend they will turn
their huge stack towards North America, and the numbers need to
change, at least to 2,000 NA QSOs to start with!

Starting on Friday evening (Dec 16th) at 19 UTC, Santa will call
"Ho-Ho" on 20M to North American children. The Old Father will be
signing OF9X, Old Father Nine Xmas, and can be found somewhere between
14,200-240 kHz (not sure exactly, as the VFO dial may get frosty due
to polar weather conditions). These operations will be streamed on
<>, with your incoming signal being played back at
all times. If you tell Santa that you see him, he will wave his hand
to you personally. You can also connect to the video/audio on your
mobile device at:

For this 20M SSB operation only, Santa has made an agreement with
FlexRadio Systems Inc. to ensure that OF9X will have best performance
on both the receive and transmit circuits, using an advanced Flex 6700
radios. See Santa Signature Radios at:


QSO with Santa, you are eligible to ask for a live video/audio
appoint- ment, during which the Old Father can speak with your
children or grand- children. He or his elves may also send you an
e-mail with the suggested appointment time, in case you score high on
the Santa Award leaderboard for your continent. The appointments will
be scheduled for December 17th, 19th, 21st, 23rd, and 25th. On
December 24th, Santa will be busily dis- tributing his gifts the world
over. Be patient as Santa seems to have limited pileup management
gifts. He is now figuring out how to work split, and also studying how
many times he needs to speak out his callsign for each QSO;  It s
Old-Father-9-Xmas, OF9X, QSL, QRZ?

Your message to Santa should be e-mailed to <skedsanta>

Please provide the following information:

Station callsign used: ____________________
Children/Second Op, name used on the radio: ____________________
Contact in the Santa OF9X log: YES/NO BOY/GIRL Your e-mail address:
Skype & Facebook will be used; your Skype username and/or Facebook
name: ________________________________
Operator age: _____________
The town closest to you: ________________________________

1: What are your other interests after
2: Do you have sisters or brothers? Their names and ages:
3: What do you expect Santa to bring you this Christmas? (Here we give
you two lines) Yes Flex Radio but what else?
4: What else does Christmas mean to you apart from gifts?
5: Your personal message to Santa (max 50 words)
Can the message be shared at OF9X web: YES/NO

Merry Christmas to you all! Try to contact Santa but also his elves on
each band-mode. There are twelve (12) elves, who are all important
multipliers for your final Santa Bag.

Santa and his elves: Arto, OH2KW (ART); Arttu, OH2FB (ATU); Jyri,
OH2KM (JYR); Martti, OH2BH (MAR); Niko, OH2GEK (NIK); Pauli, OH5BQ
(PAU); Pekka, OH2TA (PEK); Pertti, OH2BEE (PER); Raimo, OH2BCI (RAI);
Tom, OH6VDA (TOM); Pertti, OH2PM (SIM) and Erik, OH2LAK (LAK)

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