Flood Warning TexasLocal Weather Alerts

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues 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 9:15amTarget Area: Cass; Marion

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Texas... White Oak Creek Near Talco Affecting Morris, Titus And Franklin Counties. ...Read More.
Effective: April 1, 2020 at 3:00amExpires: April 4, 2020 at 9:00pmTarget Area: Franklin; Morris; 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. ...Read More.
Effective: March 30, 2020 at 9:13pmExpires: April 4, 2020 at 11:48amTarget Area: Franklin; Morris; Red River; Titus

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 9:12pmExpires: March 31, 2020 at 9:15amTarget Area: Angelina; Cherokee; Nacogdoches

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 8:56pmExpires: March 31, 2020 at 9:00amTarget 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 8:56pmExpires: March 31, 2020 at 9:00amTarget 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 8:56pmExpires: March 31, 2020 at 9:00amTarget Area: Angelina; Houston; Polk; Trinity; Tyler

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Texas... Sabine River At Longview Affecting Rusk And Gregg Counties. Sabine River Near Gladewater Affecting Wood, Smith, Upshur And Gregg Counties. Sabine River Near Hawkins Affecting Wood, Smith And Upshur Counties. ...Read More.
Effective: March 30, 2020 at 8:51pmExpires: March 31, 2020 at 9:00amTarget Area: Gregg; Rusk

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Texas... Sabine River At Longview Affecting Rusk And Gregg Counties. Sabine River Near Gladewater Affecting Wood, Smith, Upshur And Gregg Counties. Sabine River Near Hawkins Affecting Wood, Smith And Upshur Counties. ...Read More.
Effective: March 30, 2020 at 8:51pmExpires: March 31, 2020 at 9:00amTarget Area: Gregg; Smith; Upshur; Wood

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Texas... Sabine River At Longview Affecting Rusk And Gregg Counties. Sabine River Near Gladewater Affecting Wood, Smith, Upshur And Gregg Counties. Sabine River Near Hawkins Affecting Wood, Smith And Upshur Counties. ...Read More.
Effective: March 30, 2020 at 8:51pmExpires: March 31, 2020 at 9:00amTarget Area: Smith; Upshur; Wood

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Texas... Sabine River At Longview Affecting Rusk And Gregg Counties. Sabine River Near Gladewater Affecting Wood, Smith, Upshur And Gregg Counties. Sabine River Near Hawkins Affecting Wood, Smith And Upshur Counties. ...Read More.
Effective: March 30, 2020 at 8:51pmExpires: March 31, 2020 at 9:00amTarget Area: Smith; Wood

Flood Warning
...the National Weather Service In Shreveport La Has Issued A Flood Warning For The Following Rivers In Texas... Sabine River Near Beckville Affecting Rusk, Panola, Harrison And Gregg Counties. ...Read More.
Effective: March 31, 2020 at 8:12pmExpires: March 31, 2020 at 9:00amTarget Area: Gregg; Harrison; Panola; Rusk

Flood Warning
...the National Weather Service In Shreveport La Has Issued A Flood Warning For The Following Rivers In Texas... Rabbit Creek At Kilgore Affecting Gregg County. ...Read More.
Effective: March 31, 2020 at 7:00amExpires: April 2, 2020 at 8:00pmTarget Area: Gregg

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Texas... Trinity River At Dallas Affecting Dallas County. Elm Fork Trinity River Near Carrollton Affecting Denton And Dallas Counties. Trinity River Near Long Lake (oakwood) Affecting Freestone, Anderson And Leon Counties.precautionary/preparedness Actions... ...Read More.
Effective: March 30, 2020 at 8:28pmExpires: March 31, 2020 at 8:30amTarget Area: Anderson; Freestone; Leon

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Texas... Trinity River At Dallas Affecting Dallas County. Elm Fork Trinity River Near Carrollton Affecting Denton And Dallas Counties. Trinity River Near Long Lake (oakwood) Affecting Freestone, Anderson And Leon Counties.precautionary/preparedness Actions... ...Read More.
Effective: March 30, 2020 at 8:28pmExpires: March 31, 2020 at 8:30amTarget Area: Dallas; Denton

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Texas... Trinity River At Dallas Affecting Dallas County. Elm Fork Trinity River Near Carrollton Affecting Denton And Dallas Counties. Trinity River Near Long Lake (oakwood) Affecting Freestone, Anderson And Leon Counties.precautionary/preparedness Actions... ...Read More.
Effective: March 31, 2020 at 5:25amExpires: April 1, 2020 at 6:00pmTarget Area: Dallas

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 8:22pmExpires: March 31, 2020 at 8:30amTarget Area: Delta; Hopkins

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 0730 Pm Monday The Stage Was 135.3 Feet. * Minor Flooding Is Occurring And Minor Flooding Is Forecast. ...Read More.
Effective: March 30, 2020 at 8:12pmExpires: March 31, 2020 at 8:11pmTarget Area: Polk; San Jacinto; Trinity; Walker

Flood Warning
A River Flood Warning Remains In Effect For The Trinity River. The Flood Warning Continues For The Trinity River At Liberty * From Late Tonight Until Further Notice Or Until The Warning Is Canceled. * At 0715 Pm Monday The Stage Was 25.9 Feet. * Moderate Flooding Is Forecast. ...Read More.
Effective: March 31, 2020 at 1:00amExpires: March 31, 2020 at 8:11pmTarget Area: Liberty

Flood Warning
A River Flood Warning Remains In Effect For The Trinity River. The Flood Warning Continues For The Trinity River Near Moss Bluff * From Tuesday Morning Until Further Notice Or Until The Warning Is Canceled. * At 0730 Pm Monday The Stage Was 12.0 Feet. * Minor Flooding Is Forecast. ...Read More.
Effective: March 31, 2020 at 7:00amExpires: March 31, 2020 at 8:11pmTarget Area: Chambers; Liberty

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 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

NTS training

This is a work in progress. Some sections will lead to 404 errors while I build this out.

This information is provided for amateur radio operators (stations) interested in learning more about traffic handling. Along with good on-air practices, you need to understand the radiogram format used when moving traffic, special words that are used during traffic nets, and how to properly log your traffic handling.

While traffic can move over various modes, including digital and Morse code (CW), this information will focus on moving traffic using your voice, such as over single side band (SSB) or FM.

The primary objective of the NTS and the methods and protocols I describe here is to facilitate transmission of formally written messages from origin to destination so that it arrives exactly as it was written, word for word, letter for letter, space for space, regardless of what mode (voice, CW, digital…) is used. Stations involved in the NTS have a responsibility to promptly relay messages, deliver messages, and service undeliverable messages back. These stations also interface with the public and served agencies, and we expect these stations to represent amateur radio well.

I highly recommend listening to a traffic net to better understand this information. I also suggest reading this information in pieces, as trying to comprehend all of it at once can be quite a bit to take on. If you are able to participate in a traffic net that offers training, use the information on this site to help you start off, and seek guidance and feedback from those on the traffic net as you build your skills. If you are in the DFW metroplex, consider participating on the DFW Metroplex Traffic Net which is a traffic net that is happy to train new operators about traffic handling. These nets occur twice daily.

Radiograms

Start here to learn about the radiogram format.

Traffic net operations

This is an overview of how a traffic net operates.

Prosigns

On traffic nets you will need to understand these key terms.

ITU phonetics

When giving individual letters, it’s important to know the ITU phonetic alphabet.

Moving traffic

Here is a walk-through on how to move a piece of traffic during a net.

ARL numbered radiograms

More common phrases have shorthands which help with efficiency.

Book traffic (coming soon)

When the same message is going to multiple recipients, these will move as a book.

Op notes

Messages may include instructions related to delivery or sending a reply.

Delivering traffic

Here’s what to do if traffic was handed to you for delivery.

Logging traffic (coming soon)

It is important that you track the messages you help originate, relay, and deliver.

How does traffic move? (coming soon)

After you introduce traffic into the system, it can move over various means, including voice, Morse code, and digital.