November 13, 2013

NZ9S conducted the monthly Saturday IRLP net on the Crossroads Reflector, channel 9205, on Saturday, November 9, 2013. The net began on schedule at 1400 EST (1900 UTC) and concluded at 1419 EDT (1919 UTC). There were 7 check-ins including net control.
K7ZZQ, Johnny, Layton, Utah
NS7K, Rich, Clearfield, Utah
K9SVL, John, Shelbyville, Indiana
K9SYK, Dwight, Avon, Indiana
Fixed Stations:
KJ9M, Joe, Carmel, Indiana
KB8PET, James, Wapakoneta, Ohio
NZ9S, Bill, Sheridan, Indiana

Net Control read the following announcements:
Net Announcements November 9, 2013
American Legion on-the-air to salute veterans
Indianapolis Legionnaires will honor their fellow veterans in a special on-the-air tribute on Monday, Veterans Day, November 11th.

Members of The American Legion Amateur Radio Club (TALARC) will operate on the shortwave bands starting at 9:00 a.m. through 5 p.m., using the Federal Communications Commission specially-issued radio call sign – W9L. Any ham radio operators who contact the station are eligible to receive an attractive full color commemorative certificate.
Frequencies in use will include to 14.275 MHz upper sideband on 20 meters. Special Event Station W9L will also operate on IRLP Node 4816 for those wishing to make contact. All contacts with W9L will be eligible to receive an attractive full color commemorative certificate.
For more about this event including QSL routing visit
TALARC Monthly Net Alert:
In response to your requests following the less than stellar performance of 20 meters on TALARC HF Net Saturdays, the monthly HF net will MOVE THIS WEEKEND to 40 meters. The new day, time and frequency will be: the second SUNDAY of the month on 7.238 MHz LSB at 2100Z (1600 EST). The first net at the new time and day is tomorrow, November 10, 2013, at 2100UTC.
Please note our band change from 20M to 40M, and the new time from Saturday to Sunday at 2100Z (1600 EST). If you find these net times (and frequencies) good and you like the venues, please let the net control know so we can lock them in on a monthly basis. Naturally, all suggestions are welcome at email

Assistant Net Control Operators are wanted for both nets. If interested, contact HF Net Manager Craig, W3CRR or IRLP Net Manager Bill, NZ9S at

As always, we invite all amateur-licensed wartime veterans and family members to join The American Legion Amateur Radio Club. Membership is free to hams who are members of The American Legion, The American Legion Auxiliary, or the Sons of The American Legion.

More information about the club is available at Members may also participate in the Legion Ham Radio Forum at