Since we started our weekly Radio Communications at American Legion post 28, on 8/6/2020 we have made 158 ‘First Time Contacts’. These are the contacts we have sent out our QSL cards to in response to thank these Radio Operators for contacting us. With these contacts, we have connected with 17 American Legion post. Most of our successful contacts have been accomplished with the Mt. Mitchell, NC Repeater – N2GE-R, sometimes with this repeater station & use of Echo-Link, (a Computer Internet Service).
Gradually, we have become successful using our Single Side Band Radio, succeeding with no less than 17 contacts, to include our American Legion National, K9TAL in Indianapolis, IN.
One of our Radio Operator Volunteers is interested with getting Digital Communications working at our station. This is linking a Lap Top Computer to our SSB Radio & using a Digital Code Program to make contacts with other HAM Radio Operators communicating Digitally.
Our weekly operating hours are on Thursdays, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. We are in need for more HAM Radio Operators & people who are interested in taking their HAM Radio Test to become involved with The American Legion Amateur Radio Club (TALARC) here at post 28.
Calvin Bridges – KJ4HGT