Welcome to the American Legion Post 315 Amateur Radio Club
DAYS UNTIL OUR NEXT MEETING
Amateur Radio has something for everyone. Some people are interested in local and worldwide communications and others in emergency communications or the technical aspects of electronics or antennas.
In May of 2022, The American Legion 315 Amateur Radio Club was unanimously voted in by the post membership. With 15 original members, mostly licensed amateur radio operators, with a wide range of radio and technology interest and skills, we determined to define our GOALS as follows:
- Promote interest in and the advancement of Amateur Radio, and electronics in general
- To promote a good relationship between the American Legion 315 Amateur Radio Club who are licensed radio amateurs and the public through public service activities
- To participate in activities involving or for Amateur Radio
- To be prepared to respond in case of declared emergencies or disasters, to offer Amateur Radio Communications where necessary
Our club offers something for everyone and we learn from each other as well as from the club programs. We provide our members with many opportunities to maximize knowledge and enjoyment of amateur radio through fun, fellowship and unique learning experiences.
The American Legion Post 315 Amateur Radio Club is open to all interested members of the public, who either have an FCC license, or are interested in obtaining an FCC license are welcome. You do not need to be a member of the American Legion or Post 315. We encourage youth to become members of the club. It’s easy, fun, educational, and provides a vital service to the community. If you are a Veteran of the Armed Forces, Active-Duty, or Military Reserve, we offer an annual club dues at a discount rate.
The American Legion 315 Amateur Radio Club is a Non-Profit 501(c)19 corporation, and part of The American Legion Amateur Radio Club (TALARC). We are 1 of 59 American Legion Amateur Radio Clubs throughout the United States and 1 of 3 American Legion Amateur Radio Clubs within the state of Texas.
The American Legion Post 315 Amateur Radio Club is an American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Affiliated Club. As an ARRL Affiliated Club, our club receives a commission for every new ARRL membership and renewal we submit to ARRL Headquarters and retain a portion of the dues for each regular membership submitted.
Our CALLSIGN is KI5WIZ and regularly meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 1800 (6:00 PM) in the Smith Library Conference room, 300 Country Club Rd, Wylie, Texas 75098, or JOIN US FOR THE KI5WIZ MONTHLY MEETING ON THE AIR: 2nd Monday of the Month at 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm. This Net is operated through the W5SRA Repeater with 440.35 megahertz input, and 445.30 megahertz output , with a PL tone of 110.9 Tx/Rx, by authority of the Federal Communications Commission and the Sachse Amateur Radio Association.
Getting involved with the American Legion 315 ARC couldn’t be any easier. Check in and let everyone know what you’ve been doing radio-wise in the last week or so. Also, you can advertise and radio equipment for sale or wanted to buy.