CQ CQ CQ This is KD8PGT. KD8PGT. KD8PGT calling CQ and standing by."
The American Legion has formed a special entity to provide a forum for military veterans who today are engaged in a hobby that can also provide emergency communications "when all else fails." During the May 2011 Spring Meetings, the National Executive Committee authorized the establishment of The American Legion Amateur Radio Club (TALARC).
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.
The American Legion Sherman-Moore Post #297 has a amateur radio group that is a part of The American Legion Amateur Radio Club (TALARC). Our post amateur radio call sign is KD8PGT. The post TALARC group are members of the Muskegon County CERT, active in the Skywarn program, Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors, conduct CPR/AED/First Aid classes, conduct amateur radio classes, and various events. The post TALARC is an American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Affiliated Club.
Membership in the national TALARC and our post TALARC is free to all members of the American Legion family (Post, Auxiliary, or SAL). If you are not licensed, that is okay. We will help you in obtaining your amateur radio license.
This fall, Post 297's TALARC group will be running the Jamboree-On-The-Air (JOTA) station at the Department of Michigan's 1st Annual Fall Camporee for Scouting.
To find out more about what TALARC does, please visit https://www.legion.org/hamradio/about
To find out more about TALARC Ham radio in general, please visit https://www.legion.org/hamradio
To find out more about the Sherman-Moore Post 297 TALARC Group, please email KD8PGT@RavennaMILegion.Org.
We are available to do talks about being Weather-Ready, Skywarn, Emergency Prepardness, conduct CPR/AED and First Aid classes. We are available to setup a amateur radio Special Event station, help out with temporary communications needs (such as parades), and talks about amateur radio.
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