Santa Tracker

posted Dec 20, 2016, 2:04 PM by Richard Qualls   [ updated Dec 20, 2016, 2:04 PM ]
The public will be able to eavesdrop Dec. 24 on CAP's HF Communications Net as Civil Air Patrol helps the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) track Santa Claus. The NORAD Santa Tracker website* will provide  THIS LINK* allowing parents and children worldwide to listen to audio from CAP’s national radio nets as they support Santa’s epic journey.

Listeners will hear CAP radio operators across the country report local weather conditions and other factors that could affect Santa’s flight operations and navigation.  The radio messages will be addressed to North Pole Mission Base. 

At least seven CAP national net control stations will be managing net operations and providing periodic updates on Santa’s location. The CAP stations will begin Santa reports at 7 p.m. Eastern and 4 p.m. Pacific time.  The stations will remain on the air until at least midnight.