Flood Warning TexasLocal Weather Alerts

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Texas... South Fork Sabine River Near Quinlan Affecting Kaufman, Hunt And Rockwall Counties. ...Read More.
Effective: March 31, 2020 at 6:32amExpires: April 1, 2020 at 1:28amTarget Area: Hunt; Kaufman; Rockwall

Flood Warning
...the National Weather Service In Fort Worth Tx Has Issued A Flood Warning For The Following Rivers In Texas... Trinity River At Dallas Affecting Dallas County. ...Read More.
Effective: March 31, 2020 at 1:30amExpires: April 1, 2020 at 6:56pmTarget Area: Dallas

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Is Cancelled For The Following Rivers In Louisiana... Calcasieu River Near Glenmora ...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Louisiana...texas.. Atchafalaya River At Morgan City ...Read More.
Effective: March 30, 2020 at 10:59amExpires: March 31, 2020 at 10:58amTarget Area: Newton; Orange

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Is Extended For The Following Rivers In Texas... Black Cypress Bayou At Jefferson Affecting Marion And Cass Counties. ...Read More.
Effective: April 2, 2020 at 1:00pmExpires: March 31, 2020 at 11:15amTarget Area: Cass; Marion

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Texas... Sulphur River Near Talco Affecting Morris, Titus, Franklin And Red River Counties. White Oak Creek Near Talco Affecting Morris, Titus And Franklin Counties. ...Read More.
Effective: March 30, 2020 at 10:55amExpires: April 4, 2020 at 11:48amTarget Area: Franklin; Morris; Red River; Titus

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Texas... Sulphur River Near Talco Affecting Morris, Titus, Franklin And Red River Counties. White Oak Creek Near Talco Affecting Morris, Titus And Franklin Counties. ...Read More.
Effective: April 1, 2020 at 3:00amExpires: April 4, 2020 at 9:01pmTarget Area: Franklin; Morris; Titus

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Texas... Sabine River Near Gladewater Affecting Wood, Smith, Upshur And Gregg Counties. Sabine River Near Hawkins Affecting Wood, Smith And Upshur Counties. Sabine River Near Mineola Affecting Wood And Smith Counties. ...Read More.
Effective: March 30, 2020 at 10:51amExpires: March 30, 2020 at 11:00pmTarget Area: Gregg; Smith; Upshur; Wood

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Texas... Sabine River Near Gladewater Affecting Wood, Smith, Upshur And Gregg Counties. Sabine River Near Hawkins Affecting Wood, Smith And Upshur Counties. Sabine River Near Mineola Affecting Wood And Smith Counties. ...Read More.
Effective: March 30, 2020 at 10:51amExpires: March 30, 2020 at 11:00pmTarget Area: Smith; Upshur; Wood

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Texas... Sabine River Near Gladewater Affecting Wood, Smith, Upshur And Gregg Counties. Sabine River Near Hawkins Affecting Wood, Smith And Upshur Counties. Sabine River Near Mineola Affecting Wood And Smith Counties. ...Read More.
Effective: March 30, 2020 at 10:51amExpires: March 30, 2020 at 11:00pmTarget Area: Smith; Wood

Flood Warning
...forecast Flooding Changed From Minor To Moderate Severity For The Following Rivers In Texas... Sabine River At Longview Affecting Rusk And Gregg Counties. ...Read More.
Effective: March 30, 2020 at 10:51amExpires: March 31, 2020 at 1:15pmTarget Area: Gregg; Rusk

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Texas... Neches River Near Alto Affecting Cherokee, Houston, Anderson And Trinity Counties. Neches River Near Diboll Affecting Tyler, Houston, Angelina, Polk And Trinity Counties. Neches River Near Neches Affecting Cherokee, Houston And Anderson ...Read More.
Effective: March 30, 2020 at 10:15amExpires: March 31, 2020 at 10:30amTarget Area: Anderson; Cherokee; Houston

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Texas... Neches River Near Alto Affecting Cherokee, Houston, Anderson And Trinity Counties. Neches River Near Diboll Affecting Tyler, Houston, Angelina, Polk And Trinity Counties. Neches River Near Neches Affecting Cherokee, Houston And Anderson ...Read More.
Effective: March 30, 2020 at 10:15amExpires: March 31, 2020 at 10:30amTarget Area: Anderson; Cherokee; Houston; Trinity

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Texas... Neches River Near Alto Affecting Cherokee, Houston, Anderson And Trinity Counties. Neches River Near Diboll Affecting Tyler, Houston, Angelina, Polk And Trinity Counties. Neches River Near Neches Affecting Cherokee, Houston And Anderson ...Read More.
Effective: March 30, 2020 at 10:15amExpires: March 31, 2020 at 10:30amTarget Area: Angelina; Houston; Polk; Trinity; Tyler

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Texas... Angelina River Near Lufkin Affecting Cherokee, Nacogdoches And Angelina Counties. ...Read More.
Effective: March 30, 2020 at 10:08amExpires: March 31, 2020 at 10:45amTarget Area: Angelina; Cherokee; Nacogdoches

Flood Warning
A River Flood Warning Remains In Effect For The Trinity River. The Flood Warning Continues For The Trinity River Near Crockett * Until Tuesday Morning Or Until The Warning Is Canceled. * At 0916 Am Monday The Stage Was 41.1 Feet. * Minor Flooding Is Occurring And Minor Flooding Is Forecast. ...Read More.
Effective: March 30, 2020 at 9:41amExpires: March 31, 2020 at 7:00amTarget Area: Houston; Madison; Trinity; Walker

Flood Warning
A River Flood Warning Remains In Effect For The Trinity River. The Flood Warning Continues For The Trinity River At Riverside * Until Further Notice Or Until The Warning Is Canceled. * At 0830 Am Monday The Stage Was 135.2 Feet. * Minor Flooding Is Occurring And Minor Flooding Is Forecast. ...Read More.
Effective: March 30, 2020 at 9:41amExpires: March 31, 2020 at 9:40amTarget Area: Polk; San Jacinto; Trinity; Walker

Flood Warning
...the National Weather Service In Houston/galveston Has Issued A Flood Warning For The Following Rivers... Trinity River At Liberty Affecting The Following Counties In Texas... Chambers...liberty Trinity River Near Moss Bluff Affecting The Following Counties In Texas... Chambers...liberty ...Read More.
Effective: March 30, 2020 at 10:00pmExpires: March 30, 2020 at 9:32pmTarget Area: Liberty

Flood Warning
...the National Weather Service In Houston/galveston Has Issued A Flood Warning For The Following Rivers... Trinity River At Liberty Affecting The Following Counties In Texas... Chambers...liberty Trinity River Near Moss Bluff Affecting The Following Counties In Texas... Chambers...liberty ...Read More.
Effective: March 31, 2020 at 7:00amExpires: March 30, 2020 at 9:32pmTarget Area: Chambers; Liberty

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Texas... Trinity River Near Long Lake (oakwood) Affecting Freestone, Anderson And Leon Counties. ...Read More.
Effective: March 30, 2020 at 9:24amExpires: March 30, 2020 at 9:30pmTarget Area: Anderson; Freestone; Leon

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Texas... South Sulphur River Near Cooper Affecting Hopkins And Delta Counties. ...Read More.
Effective: March 30, 2020 at 9:23amExpires: March 30, 2020 at 9:30pmTarget Area: Delta; Hopkins

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Texas... Elm Fork Trinity River Near Carrollton Affecting Denton And Dallas Counties. ...Read More.
Effective: March 30, 2020 at 9:21amExpires: March 30, 2020 at 9:30pmTarget Area: Dallas; Denton

Moving traffic

This page is part of the NTS training series.

It would be helpful to walk through moving a piece of traffic, and to demonstrate this we will use the sample radiogram from before, which you will move.

When it is your turn to move traffic, the net control station will direct another station to contact you to take (“pick up”) your traffic. Moving a radiogram occurs in 3 sections: the header and address part; the text; and the signature. Just as the radiogram is structured, moving traffic in a structure helps streamline the process and helps with accuracy. Remember, our goal is for the message to arrive at its destination the same as it was originally written.

While traffic can move over Morse code (CW) digitally, and via phone on HF frequencies, for this discussion we will focus on traffic nets taking place on an FM repeater.

Here is our radiogram example from before.
Here is our radiogram example from before.

 

Moving this radiogram begins with net control calling a station, which for this example is John, TA4ES, to pick up this traffic from Aaron, K8AMH. In the conversation that follows, prowords are in bold to help highlight their use.

For this example, I placed periods in places you should pause while reading the radiogram. It is important to not only speak clearly, but to also speak slowly, as the other station has to write down what you are saying. If you speak too quickly, the other station will miss things.

This is net control. John, TA4ES, please call Aaron, K8AMH, and pick up his one to Wisconsin.

K8AMH, this is TA4ES, hello Aaron. I’m ready to copy.

TA4ES, this is K8AMH, good evening John. Please copy my number 7, routine, KILO EIGHT ALPHA MIKE HOTEL. ONE TWO. DALLAS TEXAS. OCTOBER 4.

Going to Jane. Doe I spell Delta Oscar Echo. Amateur call ALPHA ROMEO ONE TANGO. Address figures ONE TWO THREE. Amateur. Way. Sometown. Wisconsin. Zip figures ZERO ZERO ONE TWO ONE.

Phone figures THREE THREE ZERO. FIVE FIVE FIVE. FOUR FOUR TWO FOUR.

Email JANE. DOT. DOE. ATSIGN. EXAMPLE. DOT. COM.

Break.

Let’s take a moment to review what just occurred. When you read the header, you did not mention what sections of the header you were providing. There is no need to say, “Precedence routine, station of origin KILO EIGHT ALPHA MIKE HOTEL..” as these are already defined in the template, and the receiving station knows what to fill in.

For example, if this had a handling instruction of HXG, you would change how you provide the header to this:

Please copy my number 7, routine, HOTEL X-RAY GOLF, KILO EIGHT ALPHA MIKE HOTEL. ONE TWO. DALLAS TEXAS. OCTOBER 4.

Note the HOTEL X-RAY GOLF after routine. The fact you mentioned it is enough for the receiving station to know to fill this in (they would not fill in Station of Origin with HXG, or fill in the HX section with K8AMH).

There are a few items worth pointing out when providing the address section:

  • First, we spelled out Jane Doe’s last name. It is a good practice to spell the last name as a way to make sure it’s spelled correctly on the receiving end. If the first name can benefit from spelling, such as Jon versus John, it should also be spelled out.
  • Second, when we provide numbers, such as the check of “one-two” instead of “twelve” or the 123 in the address, they are always read one number at a time. We would not say, “One twenty-three,” as that is not as clear, especially if there is any noise in the amateur radio signal. This same thing goes for the phone number, each digit is read one at a time, pausing at natural breaks in the number.
  • Last, for the email address, the periods in the address are written as the word DOT and read as, “Dot.” For this email address, jane.doe@example.com, we would write on the radiogram, and read it over the air, as, “JANE DOT DOE ATSIGN EXAMPLE DOT COM”, again for clarity.

Now that we reviewed, let’s pick up on moving this traffic. When you ended with, “Break,” and stopped transmitting, the receiving station may ask you to repeat certain information, as perhaps the signal faded or they missed writing something down. If they do, provide the information requested. Once the header and address information are set, they will tell you to go, go ahead, or go text. They all mean the same thing: provide the text.

Please say again zip figures.

Zip figures ZERO ZERO ONE TWO ONE.

Thank you, got it. Go text.

GREAT. SEEING. YOU. YESTERDAY. Initial X-RAY. HOPE. TO. GET. TOGETHER. AGAIN. SOON. Figures SEVEN THREE.

Break.

Again, at this point the receiving station may ask you for missing information. Once all is set, they will tell you to go ahead.

Ok, I need some fills. Please say again word six.

The receiving station is asking you to say word six again. This is as simple as counting six words in, which is hope.

HOPE.

Got it, hope. And word after AGAIN.

SOON.

Thank you. Go signature.

Please sign that AARON amateur call KILO EIGHT ALPHA MIKE HOTEL. End, no more, how copy?

I roger your number 7. Thank you very much for the traffic. TA4ES.

Thank you for taking it. K8AMH back to net control.

Once you hand it back to net control, you have completed moving the traffic. Net control will acknowledge this:

Thank you John and Aaron for moving that traffic along.

Make sure to stay until the net concludes, because it is possible net control will route traffic your way. If so, you would receive it in this same fashion.

Record the traffic’s movement

At the bottom of the radiogram are Received (Rec’d) and Sent sections. Use this to track how your traffic moved. In this case, you sent it to TA4ES, so in the Sent section you would put:

  • To: The station you sent it to (in this example, TA4ES)
  • Net: The name of the traffic net, or an abbreviation
  • Date: The current date
  • Time: The current time
    • You can use local time or UTC/Zulu time, but this should be consistent throughout all your messages, and the date should match as well. For example, it might be 11:05 PM Central Daylight Time on October 5, but if you use UTC it’s 04:05 on October 6.

The receiving station will fill in the Rec’d section with similar information, and will not fill in the Sent section until the message is relayed to another station or delivered to its destination.