CERTIFIED BY OU-HOU (OH) FATHER CHRISTMAS – NOW ON THE AIR OLD FATHER NINEXMAS (OF9X) AND SANTA CLAUS LAND (OH9SCL)
The OH9SCL radio station will be active in December from the heart of Santa Claus Land (QTH of Santa-Radio http://www.harriniva.fi ) but adding to it and making it more visible, Radio Arcala will utilize their most advanced technology and remotely driven station, signing OF9X to test their technology, ride the Polar Path and employ a 100 meter (330 foot) rotating tower with a 6-over-6-over-6-over-6 20M array. OH9SCL at Santa’s workshop is based on a smaller array. OH9SCL & OF9X QRV FROM MUONIO VILLAGE, 200 KM NORTH OF SANTA AIRPORT ( Location N 67.55.98 and E 23.39.37 ) Santa Claus radio operators will open shop for Christmas on December 7, 2012 and you will hear these stations on and off during December, both domestically and remotely. For the opening ceremony five (5) frozen radio operators will be physically in Muonio, Lapland to test the technology and hand out QSOs: Martti, OH2BH; Rami, OH3BHL, Juha, OH8NC, Kimmo, OH9MDV ja Aaro, OH9RJ INCENTIVE FOR WORKING BOTH SANTA STATIONS
If you contact both OH9SCL and OF9X during December, 2012, a slick Santa Claus certificate and a fact sheet will be sent to you as per your email request to . The certificate can be issued also in the name of your children or grandchildren and used as a entry document with a discount program on your potential visit to our radio location at Harriniva, Muonio, during the whole year of 2013.
FACT SHEET ON SANTA CLAUS LAND AT FINNISH ARCTIC CIRCLE
You have now contacted the Santa Claus Land radio station, OH9SCL, located in the heart of Lapland and Santa Radio, OF9X, a regional radio station providing optimum coverage on the short-waves by making use of the Santa Path, pushed by Northern Lights under the Aurora Oval.
With the enclosed certificate you should be able to explain to your family and friends some basic facts about Santa Claus and his home in the Lapland region of Finland.
Those living in Lapland can be identified as OH9’s – number 9 – and they are the smallest number - a few dozen - of amateurs in any district of Finland. This region is geographically the largest in Finland and the Arctic Circle cuts the region in two.
The total population is 183.000 and it is decreasing. The capital Rovaniemi has over 60.000 residents and it is a vibrant, modern city with high standards, such as an institute of higher education at the University of Lapland. The number of people living above the Arctic Circle is the highest in the world. The Arctic Circle runs at Lat 66 33 39 N.
Characteristics of the Region:
Tourism represents the largest source of employment, with winter sports and Santa Claus dominating the scene. Both the shortest day and the longest day of the year can be experienced here: 24 hours of daylight and 24 hours of darkness. Lapland's nature is its biggest asset and Santa is its best known representative. http://www.laplandfinland.com/In_English.iw3
Ho-Ho Santa Claus:
While the history of Santa Claus dates back to 1820’s in Lapland, the mystique is still here specifically for the young ones of the family. But the scene is marred by lots of fake Santas at a variety of Christmas locations. Traveling in the North you will eventually find Santa’s representative offices everywhere – e.g. Nuuk, Greenland and Reykjavik, Iceland. Piratism is a tangible problem of today but no one has seriously questioned the true location of Santa headquarters.
Central Radio Club of Lapland:
The Amateur Radio Club of the Arctic Circle, OH9AB is the lead organization of Santa Claus on the air. The club has few dozen members. On-the-air activity of OH9SCL has been organized every Christmas since 1986. Santa Radio, OF9X, operated by Radio Arcala (OH8X), is chosen as an official broadcaster of Santa Claus.
There needs to be one person that all children of the world will respect at least once every year. These well-behaving children need an incentive and that is the hallmark of Santa. This year Santa has earned an amateur radio license and he is appearing on the short-waves for his worldwide audience.
Season's Greetings on Christmas 2012:
Santa Claus and Mrs Santa “Sara” Claus and the helpers at Arctic Circle and at Santa Radio.
Press Release from the Santa Claus Post Office December 20, 2012
SANTA HITS THE RADIOWAVES THIS COMING WEEKEND
Temperatures have dropped down to minus 34.5C ( -30.1F ) in Lapland (OH9) while ever energized Santa Claus will have his final radio sessions from the Far North, using his own Santa path this weekend around 14.225 kHz (Europe and North America) and 21.295 kHz (Asia and Europe) to greet children and True Believers alike before taking his long journey to the world. Today Santa’s office is busy sending out 150 operating awards often addressed to the children of radio families.
Santa Radio OF9X is active this weekend but OH9SCL (Santa Claus Land) will stay on for a few more days after Christmas from the Far North of Lapland – the village of Lankojarvi, near Pello (Location 66.44N, 24.21E) with Kimmo, OH9MDV at the controls.
The members of Santa Team are here to wish everyone the very best of Season's Greetings for Christmas 2012.
This can be any place with your choice.
SECRET OF CHRISTMAS
Santa Claus! It is quite a remarkable name. When hearing this name, everyone forms their own image of the white-bearded bringer of Christmas cheer. Although we all have our own image of Santa Claus that may greatly differ from others, one thing is certain: Santa Claus represents Finnishness, warmth, joy and the magic of Christmas. But some secrets prevail this Christmas; for instance, that Santa is a ham, works DX, and lives under the largest antenna in the world.
Have you ever wondered how long Santa's beard is, or how the Northern Lights in Lapland, Finland are created? Did you know this about Santain Lapland?There is a data archive maintained by Professor Elf that will answer all the questions you care to raise. Mrs. Santa Claus also wants to reveal some of her own secrets, so the Secret Recipe File is published as a cookbook telling you how to prepare delicious Yuletide delicacies. By the way, we bet not many people know that there is indeed a Mrs. Santa Claus. Did you know that?
The white-bearded Old Man and Mrs. Santa Claus have known each other from well before the first fells formed in the wilderness of Finnish Lapland. Mrs. Santa Claus also lives at Korvatunturi and her job is to keep the entire Korvatunturi neighborhood running while the Old Man and the elves concentrate on their own important tasks. Mrs. Santa Claus can also be met in the Municipality of Savukoski to which Korvatunturi belongs, where she has her own cabin.
The story is reaching its climax this coming weekend, before Christmas Day, when Mrs. Santa Claus is brought into the limelight upon her return from a short stint in the United States and her picture is posted here on this website. Her name will be made public for you to observe.
This is"Breaking News" since no one knew that Santa has a Lady Friend. And what the heck was she doing in the United States just prior to Christmas?
So, be prepared, on Saturday and Sunday this weekend. Slightly above 14.225 kHz, tune in to the famous Santa Radio, OF9X and listen. It is only a few days to Christmas and the Santa magic is here. Ask the magic question: what is the exact name of Santa's Lady Friend and why was she in the U.S. this week?
Release from the Santa Claus Land Post Office, December 06, 2012
FROM THE DESK OF SANTA CLAUS
Santa lives at the freezing North Pole, leading a harsh but exciting life under the Northern Lights (Aurora Oval). But no one has actually thought about Santa's specific location – there is no such DXCC entity as North Pole in the world – at least not yet.
Now much to everyone’s delight, Santa’s location is clearly marked on all maps. Santa lives in the Santa Claus region of Finland. That is Lapland, OH9 disctrict, situated North of the Arctic Circle, only a stone's throw away from the Radio Arcala operating site amid the barren tundra where reindeer run wild. In December, the locals they do not see daylight – it is dark all day. As compensation Mother Nature has created a distinctive polar path on 20 meters to North America. Santa Claus Airport is the region's busiest while many of the world's leading carriers fly in with their jets, bringing young and old alike to sense the Christmas spirit and to enjoy many activities in beautiful nature, forgetting about their otherwise busy lifestyles and going with the mindset of children – such small children reside within all of us. More than 300.000 spirited people come in every winter.
Driving a little away from Radio Arcala along what seems an empty tundra you will enter another miracle of the North. While Lapland’s nature is harsh and not ideal for cultivation, it is a place where you can experience either months of no daylight or months of no darkness. Nonetheless, it provides the Northern folks with plenty of opportunities for an interesting livelihood.
The wintry experience of the Arctic Circle makes Santa Claus Airport at Rovaniemi busier than any other airport in the North. Thousands of young people from as far afield as Tokyo arrive there on direct flights to see and feel for themselves the Northern dimension of Finnish Lapland. Touching the snow and gazing at the Northern Lights not only affords the youngsters an experience of a lifetime but offers a modern stream of income to the locals who make a living in the Far North.
Mrs. Santa (Sara) Claus
Sara just returned from Las Vegas to her native Finland. She is working back to back with Santa to promote this Northern nation. She keeps a little distance to Santa as she has her own boyfriend.
As Finland is a highly competitive nation, Mrs. Santa Claus entered the Miss Universe competition in Las Vegas but lost to Ms. Olivia Culpo of the United States.
Sara is not sad – she is delighted to be back home for this Christmas. She found no snow in Las Vegas!