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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

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.