Kids chat with Santa during K6TAL's 2016 event. (Photo via Tom McLean)

Palm Springs ham club to host chat with Santa

On Dec. 16, American Legion Post 519 Amateur Radio Club (K6TAL) of Palm Springs, Calif., will host its annual chat with Santa. Kids can come to the post to talk via amateur radio with Santa at the North Pole.

Veteran parents and adult families members are encouraged to bring their kids to the event, which starts at 9 a.m. Hot chocolate and candy canes will be served. Last year’s event drew more than 70 participants.

According to club member Tom McLean, “We especially enjoy being able to help young people experience both the magic of Christmas and the magic of amateur radio.”