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The American Legion Amateur Radio Club

The American Legion

Amateur Radio Club

Hosted by Gordon-Cohen LA Post 157

Under Construction

The American Legion Amateur Radio Club (TALARC) was created by resolution in 2011, and the club grew to become one of the largest in the nation. Both a hobby and a means of civil-defense communications during natural disasters, amateur [HAM] radio has long been an interest of veterans, many of whom served in communications roles in the military. 

Due mainly to a lack of licensed radio operators on staff at the national level, TALARC is no longer operating as a national program. However, Legion amateur radio clubs and programs continue to operate successfully at the local level. 

In an effort to foster continued interest and participation in amateur radio by Legion members, we have established this website along with the *TALARC* EchoLink Conference channel. With EchoLink acting as the primary communication hub, we hope to establish a Post cooperative to facilitate future over-the-air nets and events while informing American Legion HQ of participation results. Connect at

Go to and connect to the *TALARC* Conference.

TALARC Allstar nodes # 435220 & 435221 (24/7 CLOUD)

Amateur Radio (ham radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together. People use ham radio to talk across town, around the world, or even into space, all without the Internet or cell phones. It's fun, social, educational, and can be a lifeline during times of need.

Many amateur radio operators use their training, skills, and equipment to provide communications during emergencies. Hams serve our communities when storms or other disasters damage critical communication infrastructure, including cell towers, and wired and wireless networks.  

The American Radio Relay League is a noncommercial organization and the national association for amateur radio in the US. Founded in 1914, the ARRL numbers within its ranks the vast majority of active radio amateurs in the nation and has a proud history of achievement as the standard-bearer in amateur affairs. 

For more information on how to get started as a licensed Amateur Radio Operator, visit


The American Legion is the nation's largest wartime veterans service organization founded on the values, contributions, and sacrifices, of those who answered the nation's call to arms, therefore we must: Respond to quality of life needs of all veterans and their families, Prepare each generation to meet its citizenship obligations, Maintain a strong national defense, Perpetuate the principles of government embodied in the United States Constitution, Be a values-based organization committed to serving God, country, community and every veteran today, and tomorrow. For more information, visit


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