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Legion ham club to conduct Veterans Day on-air event

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On Sunday, Nov. 11, the annual Veterans Day special event put on by The American Legion Amateur Radio Club (TALARC) will again be hosted by K9TAL, the station that operates from Legion National Headquarters in Indianapolis. The event will operate from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. EST, using the call sign N9V (November-Niner-Veteran). Three stations will be in operation: a 40m station in Indiana, and 20m stations in Maryland and South Dakota.

To contact Special Event Stations N9V, tune to 7.225 MHz (+/- 5 KHz); to 14.275 MHz (+/- 5 KHz); to the 2m K9DC 147.315 Repeater at Indianapolis; to IRLP Node 9735; or to the EchoLink *CROSSRDS* Conference node. Any ham radio operators who contact the stations are eligible to receive a QSL card and a commemorative certificate to document their participation.

All hams are welcome to check into this special event, whether TALARC members or not.

More information about TALARC and K9TAL, The American Legion, and club membership for eligible wartime veterans is at

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A veteran’s family must request a United States flag.

A flag is provided at no cost to drape the casket or accompany the urn of a deceased veteran. Generally, the flag is given to the next of kin. Only one flag may be provided per veteran. Upon the request of the family, an “Application for United States Flag for Burial Purposes” (VA Form 21-2008) must be submitted along with a copy of the veteran’s discharge papers. Flags may be obtained from VA regional offices and most U.S. Post Offices.