New England Sci-Tech writes on its Facebook page on December 20, 2021:
Can’t find a mall Santa? No problem. Let us connect your child with Santa Claus through the magic of wireless! Use the link at the end of this announcement to register your child for this free event!
This year New England Sci-Tech will participate in the annual Santa Net, a nation-wide network of amateur radio stations which allows youngsters to talk to “Santa at The North Pole” via strategically-placed radio operators who relay the voice of Santa. Reservations are now available through our website (see below). On the nights of December 22nd and 23rd we’ll open at 6:45 PM for registered families to come in, have a look around and learn a little about how this radio stuff works. At 7:00 we’ll put each child’s name onto the net check-in list and get an idea of when we can expect to receive our call over the air. At 8:15 the net opens and we’ll be able to listen in as children from all over North America talk to Santa while we wait for our turn. This year between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve the Santa Net team expects to connect over 1,000 children with Santa Claus, so we do expect a wait.
This is a FREE event, but registration is required and space is limited. To participate, reserve your spot on either Wednesday the 22nd or Thursday the 23rd on our Santa Net page at https://nescitech.org/shop/santa-radio/ and have your child prepared to tell Santa their top 2 or 3 gift wishes. Plan to arrive between 6:45 and 7:00.