October 30, 2012

The American Legion Amateur Radio Club (TALARC) will run a special event station commemorating Veterans Day on Sunday, Nov. 11, from its downtown Indianapolis station, K9TAL.

Located at National Headquarters, K9TAL will operate USB on or about 14.270 MHz and occasional CW on or about 21.040, conditions permitting. Contacts can also be made in the central Indiana area on 146.46 MHz SIMPLEX or via IRLP Node 4816 (via the 443.55 MHz repeater in Hamilton County).

A TALARC QSL will be sent to stations that contact K9TAL with receipt of a SASE. Details on QRZ.com.

Since its inception in May 2011, the club has grown steadily to nearly a thousand members. Any U.S. military veteran who is a Legionnaire, American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of The American Legion member, and holds a valid FCC Amateur Radio License of any class, is eligible for free membership in TALARC. Information is available on the club’s website at www.legion.org/hamradio.

The American Legion is the nation’s largest wartime veterans organization.


  1. The following is a comment from a ham radio fan.

    My entire life, up until his death in March of 1990, I can remember my Dad's voice, "CQ, CQ, CQ, this is W8HIN, Alaska, Michigan, CQ, CQ, CQ, is there anybody on tonight?" Dad had both a home base and a mobile in his car. It was fun and interesting for the whole family. My Dad's call sign license plate hangs prominently in my garage today, where I can see it as I enter or leave.

    I am so pleased to learn that The American Legion has an Amateur Radio Club. Not only are "Hams" a great way to talk to people all over the world, they are also our last line of communication in disasters and emergencies. Thanks for this continued service!


    From a "Ham" fan,

    Terri Brodock, Caledonia, MI