The American Legion Amateur Radio Club (TALARC) is comprised of members of The American Legion, The American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of The American Legion who possess federally issued licenses as amateur radio operators. The purpose of the club is to promote the Legion through the art and science of amateur radio; encourage posts to participate in local disaster preparedness and emergency communications operations; serve as a national emergency communications resource in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security, state and local emergency management agencies; and encourage youth to explore science and technology through ham radio. The national headquarters station was established in 2011, reviving a tradition of American Legion Amateur Radio that dates back to the 1920s.
With the station call sign K9TAL, it operates as a "special event" station on Veterans Day and The American Legion Birthday, receiving shortwave calls from radio amateurs around the world. TALARC members may operate the station when visiting national headquarters in Indianapolis. TALARC maintains a website at www.legion.org/hamradio where members of The American Legion Family can apply for free membership in the radio club which now numbers over 3,000 from across the country.
To learn more about our Amateur Radio Club or to join, please contact Joe Sherohman at firstname.lastname@example.org