ARL numbered radiograms offer shorthand for common phrases. It helps with efficiency when sending traffic. When the message is delivered, substitute the actual text as the recipient will likely not understand the shorthand.
When creating a radiogram that uses an ARL shorthand, place ARL in front of the check in the header. This alerts stations that the text includes one or more ARL shorthands. Also, ARL numbers are spelled out in the text.
Group one (generally for emergency use)
ONE Everyone safe here. Please don’t worry.
TWO Coming home as soon as possible.
THREE Am in ______ hospital. Receiving excellent care and recovering fine.
FOUR Only slight property damage here. Do not be concerned about disaster reports.
FIVE Am moving to new location. Send no further mail or communication. Will inform you of new address when relocated.
SIX Will contact you as soon as possible.
SEVEN Please reply by Amateur Radio through the amateur delivering this message. This is a free public service.
EIGHT Need additional ______ mobile or portable equipment for immediate emergency use.
NINE Additional ______ radio operators needed to assist with emergency at this location.
TEN Please contact ______. Advise to standby and provide further emergency information, instructions or assistance.
ELEVEN Establish Amateur Radio emergency communications with ______ on ______ MHz.
TWELVE Anxious to hear from you. No word in some time. Please contact me as soon as possible.
THIRTEEN Medical emergency situation exits here.
FOURTEEN Situation here becoming critical. Losses and damage from ______ increasing.
FIFTEEN Please advise your condition and what help is needed.
SIXTEEN Property damage very severe in this area.
SEVENTEEN REACT communications services also available. Establish REACT communication with ______ on channel ______.
EIGHTEEN Please contact me as soon as possible at ______.
NINETEEN Request health and welfare report on ______. (State name, address and telephone number.)
TWENTY Temporarily stranded. Will need some assistance. Please contact me at ______.
TWENTY ONE Search and Rescue assistance is needed by local authorities here. Advise availability.
TWENTY TWO Need accurate information on the extent and type of conditions now existing at your location. Please furnish this information and reply without delay.
TWENTY THREE Report at once the accessibility and best way to reach your location.
TWENTY FOUR Evacuation of residents from this area urgently needed. Advise plans for help.
TWENTY FIVE Furnish as soon as possible the weather conditions at your location.
TWENTY SIX Help and care for evacuation of sick and injured from this location needed at once.
Group two (routine messages)
FORTY SIX Greetings on your birthday and best wishes for many more to come.
FORTY SEVEN Reference your message number ______ to ______ delivered on ______ at ______ UTC.
FIFTY Greetings by Amateur Radio.
FIFTY ONE Greetings by Amateur Radio. This message is sent as a free public service by ham radio operators at ______. Am having a wonderful time.
FIFTY TWO Really enjoyed being with you. Looking forward to getting together again.
FIFTY THREE Received your ______. It’s appreciated; many thanks.
FIFTY FOUR Many thanks for your good wishes.
FIFTY FIVE Good news is always welcome. Very delighted to hear about yours.
FIFTY SIX Congratulations on your ______, a most worthy and deserved achievement.
FIFTY SEVEN Wish we could be together.
FIFTY EIGHT Have a wonderful time. Let us know when you return.
FIFTY NINE Congratulations on the new arrival. Hope mother and child are well.
SIXTY* Wishing you the best of everything on ______.
SIXTY ONE Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
SIXTY TWO* Greetings and best wishes to you for a pleasant ______ holiday season.
SIXTY THREE Victory or defeat, our best wishes are with you. Hope you win.
SIXTY FOUR Arrived safely at ______.
SIXTY FIVE Arriving ______ on ______. Please arrange to meet me there.
SIXTY SIX DX QSLs are on hand for you at the ______ QSL Bureau. Send ______ self addressed envelopes.
SIXTY SEVEN Your message number ______ undeliverable because of ______. Please advise.
SIXTY EIGHT Sorry to hear you are ill. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
SIXTY NINE Welcome to the ______. We are glad to have you with us and hope you will enjoy the fun and fellowship of the organization.
* SIXTY and SIXTY TWO can be used for any holiday.