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

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.