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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

Radiograms

This page is part of the NTS training series. On this page…

When sending communications over the NTS, having a standardized method of communicating can help greatly. Without standards like this, an already hectic environment can be made even worse, which is why it is important for amateur radio operators to learn about traffic handling before a disaster or emergency occurs. These skills can also assist you when moving other message formats, such as the ICS-213 General Message form.

The National Traffic System moves traffic using a standardized format called a radiogram. Here is what a radiogram looks like:

This radiogram template allows for messages (traffic) to be passed globally using a standardized layout.
This radiogram template allows for messages (traffic) to be passed globally using a standardized layout.

Once a radiogram is written, the end goal when moving it through the NTS is to have it arrive at its destination with the exact same content it started with, word for word and letter for letter.

Radiogram parts

While the template has the majority of the items you can complete on a radiogram, there are a few items that are not specifically called out. However, generally speaking the radiogram format covers the majority of radiograms you would encounter, and it consists of four basic elements:

There are four main parts in a radiogram message.
There are four main parts in a radiogram message.

Click on an element to jump to its section below.

There are also areas for recording the receiving station’s information (to the right of the address part), as well as tracking fields to show where the message came from and/or where the message was relayed to (this is below the signature).

Header

Here are the components of a radiogram header.

The header tracks key information about the message.
The header tracks key information about the message.
Number

This is a sequential number that you assign to your messages as you create them.

You are free to number messages as you wish, but keep in mind that you should be able to easily track your messages. For example, some stations reset their messages numbers each month, while others reset them each year. Some stations never reset them, but if your message numbers would go into the tens-of-thousands range, it is good form to reset your numbers.

I suggest starting your message number at 1 and go from there, and then reset back to 1 at the start of the calendar year.

Address part

The address part indicates the addressee, the person that should receive the message. While many radiograms are sent to other amateur radio operators, the recipient of the message does not need to be an amateur radio operator.

Here is its location on an ARRL radiogram.

The address part provides information about the recipient, including phone number and, if available, email address.
The address part provides information about the recipient, including phone number and, if available, email address.

The basic format for the address part is:

FIRST LAST CALLSIGN
ADDRESS
CITY STATE ZIP

PHONE NUMBER ### ### ####

Notice that there are no punctuation marks in the city, state, and zip line, nor in the phone number. Also, if the recipient isn’t an amateur radio operator, we simply do not include a callsign.

Here is an example address part:

TO
JANE DOE AR1T
123 AMATEUR WAY
SOMETOWN WI 00121

PHONE NUMBER 330 555 4424

E-MAIL JANE DOT DOE ATSIGN EXAMPLE DOT COM

See how the email address is broken out? Instead of jane.doe@example.com it is listed into its components. This helps with efficiency when providing this information over the air.

You do not need to include an email address on the radiogram, and quite often it is not included as phone delivery is often the method of choice. Along this line, while providing a phone number isn’t a requirement, it is a good practice as most radiograms are delivered by phone once they reach a delivering station in the addressee’s area.

Text

This section contains the message, and is limited to 25 words. In the radiogram template there are 25 spaces, writing one word per space.

Here is its location on an ARRL radiogram.

The text section of the radiogram has 25 spaces.
The text section of the radiogram has 25 spaces.

Let’s use this as an example message we want to send:

Great seeing you yesterday. Hope to get together again soon. 73

In a radiogram, periods are written as either the letter X (“initial x-ray”), or the word XRAY. Either way, this indicates an end of a sentence. Similarly, if your message was, “How are you?” the question mark would be written as QUERY to indicate a question.

Using this method, we will write the text of the message like this:

GREAT SEEING YOU YESTERDAY X

HOPE TO GET TOGETHER AGAIN

SOON 73

Notice how we did not place X between SOON and 73? When wishing someone 73 at the end of a message, we generally do not include an X as it’s automatically implied. The only exception would be to include it for clarity. For example, if the end of your message was “ON AUGUST 10 73” it could be confusing this way, so we would instead say “ON AUGUST 10 X 73” to help better separate the date from wishing someone 73.

Items like X and QUERY count as a word when filling in the check, so counting what we have above, there are 12 words, and we would write 12 in the check.

Signature

Below the text area is the signature area.

Here is the signature location on an ARRL radiogram.

The signature is written between the last part of the text and directly above the REC’D (received) and SENT sections.
The signature is written between the last part of the text and directly above the REC’D (received) and SENT sections.

Here you would write the signature of the person or people that wrote the message. If you wrote it, then it would be your name and callsign, such as:

AARON K8AMH

If you originated the message for someone without an amateur radio license, simply place their name. And, you can place more than one name here, such as:

JOHN TA4ES AND JANE EX4MPL

Example radiogram

Using what we have in the above explanations, and assuming it is our 7th message and the current date and time are OCT 4 23:56 UTC, here is how our radiogram would look.

This completed radiogram is ready to send via a traffic net.
This completed radiogram is ready to send via a traffic net.