February 1, 2023

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Via Southgate: American Legion post forms ham radio club

The American Legion reports their Tennessee post has formed an amateur radio club.

They say:

The American Legion Amateur Radio Club (TALARC) provides both a hobby and emergency communications “when all else fails.“ TALARC was added as one of our CSM Gary W. Crisp Post 289 programs in Clarksville, Tenn. According to Commander David Zeveney, in May 2011 The American Legion National Executive Committee added the radio program; but before that, in January 2005, the Legion signed an agreement with the Department of Homeland Security to support emergency disaster preparedness. Subsequently, the Disaster Preparedness Booklet was made available to posts. Amateur-radio support was an integral entity.

It’s been a while in getting started. Larry Johnson, a local Legionnaire and amateur radio operator, was instrumental in making this process happen. We at Post 289 are proud to have our own Clarksville American Legion radio club.

Membership is open to all American Legion, Sons of The American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary members from any Legion post in the area who have an amateur radio license. Our call sign is KA4TAL and our radio club meetings are on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m., at 726 Gardendale Rd, Clarksville, Tenn.

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