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Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Areas In Texas... Navasota River Near Easterly Affecting Leon And Robertson Counties The Flood Warning Continues For The Navasota River Near Easterly. * At 0700 Pm Saturday The Stage Was 17.27 Feet. * Flood Stage Is 19 Feet. ...Read More.
Effective: February 23, 2020 at 6:00pmExpires: February 25, 2020 at 6:00amTarget Area: Leon; Robertson

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Is Cancelled For The Following Areas In Texas... Trinity River Near Long Lake (oakwood) Affecting Anderson... Freestone And Leon Counties ...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Areas In Texas... Trinity River At Trinidad Affecting Henderson And Navarro Counties The Flood Warning Continues For ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 7:59pmExpires: February 23, 2020 at 12:00pmTarget Area: Henderson; Navarro

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Louisiana...texas... Calcasieu River Near Glenmora Sabine River Near Deweyville ...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Louisiana.. ...Read More.
Effective: February 23, 2020 at 6:00pmExpires: February 23, 2020 at 7:37pmTarget Area: Newton; Orange

Flood Warning
The Flood Warning Continues For The White Oak Creek Near Talco. * Until Late Monday Night...or Until The Warning Is Cancelled. * At 6:15 Pm Saturday The Stage Was 16.8 Feet. * Minor Flooding Is Occurring And Minor Flooding Is Forecast. * Flood Stage Is 16.0 Feet. ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 7:00pmExpires: February 25, 2020 at 12:00amTarget Area: Franklin; Morris; Titus

Flood Warning
The Flood Warning Continues For The Sabine River Near Hawkins. * Until Sunday Morning...or Until The Warning Is Cancelled. * At 6:45 Pm Saturday The Stage Was 23.2 Feet. * Minor Flooding Is Occurring And Minor Flooding Is Forecast. * Flood Stage Is 23.0 Feet. ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 6:58pmExpires: February 23, 2020 at 9:00amTarget Area: Smith; Upshur; Wood

Flood Warning
The Flood Warning Continues For The Sabine River At Longview. * Until Further Notice...or Until The Warning Is Cancelled. * At 6:00 Pm Saturday The Stage Was 27.3 Feet. * Minor Flooding Is Occurring And Minor Flooding Is Forecast. * Flood Stage Is 25.0 Feet. ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 6:58pmExpires: February 23, 2020 at 6:57pmTarget Area: Gregg; Rusk

Flood Warning
The Flood Warning Continues For The Sabine River Near Gladewater. * Until Further Notice...or Until The Warning Is Cancelled. * At 6:15 Pm Saturday The Stage Was 30.8 Feet. * Minor Flooding Is Occurring And Minor Flooding Is Forecast. * Flood Stage Is 26.0 Feet. ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 6:58pmExpires: February 23, 2020 at 6:57pmTarget Area: Gregg; Smith; Upshur; Wood

Flood Warning
The Flood Warning Continues For The Sabine River Near Beckville. * Until Tuesday Afternoon...or Until The Warning Is Cancelled. * At 6:45 Pm Saturday The Stage Was 25.9 Feet. * Minor Flooding Is Forecast. * Flood Stage Is 26.0 Feet. ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 6:58pmExpires: February 25, 2020 at 3:00pmTarget Area: Gregg; Harrison; Panola; Rusk

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Extended Until Thursday Evening...the Flood Warning Continues For The Sabine River Near Mineola. * Until Thursday Evening...or Until The Warning Is Cancelled. * At 6:15 Pm Saturday The Stage Was 15.5 Feet. * Minor Flooding Is Occurring And Minor Flooding Is Forecast. ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 6:58pmExpires: February 27, 2020 at 9:00pmTarget Area: Smith; Wood

Flood Warning
The Flood Warning Continues For The Neches River Near Neches. * Until Further Notice...or Until The Warning Is Cancelled. * At 6:30 Pm Saturday The Stage Was 15.6 Feet. * Minor Flooding Is Occurring And Minor Flooding Is Forecast. * Flood Stage Is 12.0 Feet. ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 6:57pmExpires: February 23, 2020 at 6:57pmTarget Area: Anderson; Cherokee; Houston

Flood Warning
The Flood Warning Continues For The Neches River Near Alto. * Until Further Notice...or Until The Warning Is Cancelled. * At 6:15 Pm Saturday The Stage Was 18.4 Feet. * Moderate Flooding Is Occurring And Moderate Flooding Is Forecast. * Flood Stage Is 16.0 Feet. ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 6:57pmExpires: February 23, 2020 at 6:57pmTarget Area: Anderson; Cherokee; Houston; Trinity

Flood Warning
The Flood Warning Continues For The Neches River Near Diboll. * Until Further Notice...or Until The Warning Is Cancelled. * At 6:15 Pm Saturday The Stage Was 12.2 Feet. * Minor Flooding Is Occurring And Minor Flooding Is Forecast. * Flood Stage Is 12.0 Feet. ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 6:57pmExpires: February 23, 2020 at 6:57pmTarget Area: Angelina; Houston; Polk; Trinity; Tyler

Flood Warning
The Flood Warning Continues For The Attoyac Bayou Near Chireno. * Until Further Notice...or Until The Warning Is Cancelled. * At 6:30 Pm Saturday The Stage Was 19.2 Feet. * Minor Flooding Is Occurring And Minor Flooding Is Forecast. * Flood Stage Is 14.0 Feet. ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 6:54pmExpires: February 23, 2020 at 6:54pmTarget Area: Nacogdoches; Rusk; San Augustine; Shelby

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Areas In Texas... South Sulphur River Near Cooper Affecting Delta And Hopkins Counties The Flood Warning Continues For The South Sulphur River Near Cooper. * At 0615 Pm Saturday The Stage Was 17.70 Feet. ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 6:22pmExpires: February 23, 2020 at 6:21amTarget Area: Delta; Hopkins

Flood Warning
A River Flood Warning Remains In Effect For The Trinity River. ...flood Warning Extended Until Late Sunday Night... The Flood Warning Continues For The Trinity River At Riverside * Until Late Sunday Night Or Until The Warning Is Canceled. * At 0830 Am Saturday The Stage Was 133.5 Feet. ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 8:44amExpires: February 24, 2020 at 12:00amTarget Area: Polk; San Jacinto; Trinity; Walker

Flood Warning
The Flood Warning Continues For The Angelina River Near Lufkin. * Until Further Notice...or Until The Warning Is Cancelled. * At 630 Am The Stage Was Estimated To Be Near 12.3 Feet. * Flood Stage Is 10.0 Feet. * Forecast...expect The River To Rise To Near 13 Feet Monday ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 8:24amExpires: February 23, 2020 at 8:24amTarget Area: Angelina; Cherokee; Nacogdoches

Delivering traffic

Once a piece of traffic reaches its destination area, it will be relayed to an amateur radio operator within the addressee’s area for final delivery. Ideally this operator would be in the same city as the addressee, but it is not uncommon for the addressee to be in the area, such as within the same metropolitan area.

If you have an ARL numbered radiogram for delivery, you should look up the meaning of these when providing the radiogram text to the recipient. They will likely not know what “ARL FIFTY” means.

Delivery options

When you are given a piece of traffic for delivery, your delivery options are based on what was included in the address part. Ideally the traffic includes a phone number, as this is the most common way to deliver traffic.

Phone delivery

Simply call the phone number and ask for the addressee. Explain you are an amateur radio operator and that you are delivering a message that arrived over amateur radio.

If no one answers but there is a voice mail greeting which says the addressee’s name (or you are otherwise confident you have the right phone number), you can leave the radiogram’s text in the voicemail and consider the traffic delivered. Provide a callback number in case they have any questions.

If you try calling the number but there is no answer, try again in a day or two. If there is a voicemail box, and the greeting does not indicate whose mailbox it is by name, leave a message explaining you’re trying to deliver a message to the addressee and provide your callback number.

What if the phone number is wrong, or not included? You should try to find a valid number. Remember, the goal is to deliver the message, and a quick internet search may yield a working phone number.

Postal service delivery

If there is no phone number, or if phone calls were unsuccessful, you can try putting the message in the mail. Provide a quick explanation, just as you would on the phone, about the traffic net and that you are delivering a message that arrived via amateur radio.

Note that if the radiogram has a HXG handling instruction, the sender has explicitly indicated you should not spend any funds when attempting delivery, which includes the cost of postage, paper, and envelope. In this case, if you cannot deliver the message by phone, email, or in person, send a message back indicating you could not deliver the message.

Email delivery

Alternatively, if the radiogram includes an email address, or if you can locate their email on a site such as QRZ.com, you can email the recipient. This should be treated as a last resort, as email delivery somewhat negates sending the message via amateur radio.

Personal delivery

While this is an option, it really shouldn’t be attempted unless you personally know the recipient. Putting aside the cost and time involved, your safety is more important than delivering the radiogram.

Successful delivery

If you are able to deliver a piece of traffic to its recipient, unless the sender has explicitly requested confirmation, such as via the handling instruction HXC, there is no need to send confirmation, but it is good form.

There is an ARL numbered radiogram item for this, ARL FORTY SEVEN, which is shorthand for, “Reference your message number ___ to ___ delivered on ___ at ___ UTC.” You can use this shorthand in your reply traffic. For example, if you successfully delivered our example radiogram on October 5 at 23:15 UTC (which is 6:15 PM Central Daylight Time), your radiogram text would be:

ARL FORTY SEVEN 7 ARIT OCTOBER 5 2315 X 73

What would the check on this message be? ARL 10. We used an ARL shorthand in the text, so we need to place ARL ahead of the number. Also, we say 73 at the end, but given that number is right against another, it is good practice to separate the numbers with initial X-RAY for clarity.

This is the completed radiogram example.
This is the completed radiogram example.

Unsuccessful delivery

After two or three days, if your delivery attempts were not successful, it is good practice to send a message back to the sender letting them know. Similar to successful delivery, there is an ARL numbered radiogram you can use, ARL SIXTY SEVEN, which is shorthand for, “Your message number ___ undeliverable because of ___. Please advise.” While this suggests you will receive a reply back on what to do, chances are the sender will appreciate your notification and leave it at that.

Let’s say our example radiogram was not successfully delivered after multiple phone call attempts because they are not answering, and we are not able to place this in the mail, email it, or deliver it personally. Our radiogram’s text would be:

ARL SIXTY SEVEN 7 NO ANSWER AFTER SEVERAL ATTEMPTS 73

Again, our check here is ARL 10 given we use an ARL shorthand.

While the text above fits the ARL shorthand, it is good practice to also provide the recipient’s callsign (if applicable), as well as phone number, for two reasons. Providing a callsign can aid the sender in matching up what traffic you’re referencing, and providing the phone number can help the sender determine if it somehow changed during transit. With this in mind, the text would read:

ARL SIXTY SEVEN 7 AR1T 330 555 4424 NO ANSWER AFTER SEVERAL ATTEMPTS 73

And its check is ARL 14.