Veterans Day over the air
The sign made by Post 275 as an announcement and guide for station operators during the Veterans Day net event. (Photo via Mike Phillips)

Veterans Day over the air

“CQ CQ CQ, this is control station N9V, the American Legion Amateur Radio Club Special Event Station, and today we are saluting veterans and active-duty military personnel who have worn or are now wearing the uniform of America’s fighting men and women.”

This was the call that went out to amateur radio operators worldwide to join with The American Legion Amateur Radio Club [TALARC] to commemorate Veterans Day 2019. The purpose of the annual event is to underscore the importance of Veterans Day via the amateur radio community and acknowledge the honorable nature of military service.

Legion radio club members from Glen Arden (Md.) Post 275; Dell Rapids (S.D.) Post 65; Dorchester (Md.) Post 91; and the Easton Amateur Radio Society of Cambridge, Md. – along with National Headquarters radio operators – logged more than 400 stations during the six-hour event. Commemorative certificates and QSL cards – acknowledgments of contact – are available to those who participated. Instructions for securing these items are on the N9V or K9TAL pages of

See a photo gallery of the net event here.