AS OF 07/06/2017 THE SOUTH JERSEY TRAFFIC AND TRAINING NET HELD AT 8:00 PM ON THE BURLINGTON COUNTY LINKED SYSTEM  WILL NOT MEET  THERE 

WE WILL BE MEETING AT 8PM ON THE BEARS SYSTEM  WATERFORD WORKS SYSTEM 147.345 +  127.3 UNTIL THE OTHER SYSTEM GETS REPAIRED  THANKS TO THE BEARS SYSTEM WE HAVE A HOME TO USE

 

   

 THE NEW JERSEY TRAFFIC HANDLER'S MEN WOMEN CHILDREN  GET THE MESSAGE , INFO , HEALTH & WELFARE , ECT..    WHATEVER THE MESSAGE IT GETS TO WHERE IT'S GOING TO AS FAST AS  LIGHTENING ,  THE MEN AND WOMEN AND CHILDREN ARE EXTREMELY DEDICATED TO THEIR JOB'S ''NO''  WE DON'T GET PAID BUT WE GET ''PAID'' WITH COMPLIMENTS ,  ''NTS AWARD'S ''  {{SINCE 1979 }}   AND GOING STRONG   THANK'S  AND NICE WORD'S .

  

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Report 2077 for Friday, August 18, 

 

 

        

 

 

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 New Jersey Traffic Handlers' Resource Page
Serving  NNJ and SNJ  Sections

Everything You Wanted to Know About Traffic Handling
Hosted by Steven Bromhead KB2RTZ
website
updated

AUGUST  23 2017  @3:28  P.M  .

Please send any comments, queries, or corrections to KB2RTZ@QSL.NET

And A Big Thank You to Dick KC2UMX  for all your help as my assistant

   Bulk Mail Common Texts

Sample SAR

Latest NJTB Awards Birthdays Net Lists STM Monthly Reports

What is the NTS?  a PDF file  (100 kb)
  from www.emergency-radio.org

NTS, an Introduction - a Powerpoint Presentation
by WB2FTX and N2GS  (650 kb)
Revised 6/2012

NET PREAMBLE 

NET CONTROL STATION'S 

SPECIAL EVENT'S

FOR SALE & SWAP SHOP 

SILENT KEY'S  

 

" It's true, you know.  You can't teach an old dog new tricks.  But I figured out the secret.
If you keep learning new tricks, you can't be an old dog."    
CARL FELT N2XJ (1908-2000)

This Page is Dedicated in Memory of  the Captain  

 

New Jersey NTS Management

The State of New Jersey is divided into two ARRL Sections, Northern NJ in the Hudson Division, and Southern NJ in the Atlantic Division. 

 <<TRIVIA: Only three states are split across Divisions; the other two are New York (Atlantic/Hudson) and California (Pacific/Southwestern)>>

Each ARRL Section has a Traffic Manager (STM) appointed by his/her corresponding Section Manager to supervise traffic handling organization at the section level--that is, to coordinate all traffic efforts within the section, regardless of mode or National Traffic System (NTS) affiliation, so that routings within the section and connections with other networks and digital traffic nodes will result in orderly and efficient traffic flow.  New Jersey is a relatively small state in a geographic sense, and the NTS Section Nets are really dual-section nets covering the entire state.  For this reason, the STMs of NNJ and SNJ have a long and successful tradition of close co-operation to facilitate both traditional traffic flow and digital forwarding throughout all of New Jersey.   

The Section Traffic Managers are:

Northern New Jersey
Dave Struebel  WB2FTX 
241 Boonton Ave,  Butler  NJ  07405 
wb2fx@arrl.net

Southern New Jersey
Steve Bromhead  KB2RTZ
705 Whitman Dr,  Turnersville  NJ  08012 
kb2rtz@qsl.net
 

OPERATING AIDS

Bulk Mail Common Texts - Several stations throughout the country have been originating large volumes of NTS messages.  Many of the messages go to people pulled from FCC transaction files or other organizational membership lists.  In most cases, the addressee does not know the sender personally, which can make the delivery somewhat confusing.  Some traffic handlers think this is a good thing, because it generates traffic and keeps the system oiled.  Others think it is nothing more than unwanted amateur SPAM and a pain in the neck to deliver.  In either case, these messages will continue to arrive.  To make matters a little easier, various people have compiled a set of COMMON TEXTS  for you.   You might consider keeping a copy handy in or near your message log.

ARL Numbered Radiograms - FSD-3 -  The complete list of numbered texts (PDF format).

The Pink Card - FSD-218 - has the list of QN-signals, HX instructions, Precedences, and other recommended procedures for message composing and relaying (PDF format).

Other Useful Information: 

NET ACTIVITIES

Station Activity Reports - You do not have to be a League member to submit a SAR or PSHR report.  Everyone is encouraged to report so we can know how many people are active on the nets.  Reports to the STM (KB2RTZ or WB2FTX) must be received by no later than 11 PM on the 8th day of the following month.  Late reports will be sent to ARRL HQ with the next month's reports.   Sample SAR and PSHR report 

Public Service Honor Roll - PSHR reporting includes ARES, NTS, and other public service activities.  Traffic handlers are encouraged to report their PSHR activity to the STM along with the SAR report.  Click on this link to learn how to count points for PSHR:   PSHR Description

Gary K2GW has developed a PSHR worksheet in Excel for keeping track of your points - makes the end of the month reporting a snap.

Official Relay Station - League members can obtain an appointment as an ORS by contacting your Section Traffic Manager.  An ORS appointee makes a commitment to participate in traffic nets and handle messages according to proper procedures.  An ORS is also expected to make a monthly Station Activity Report (SAR) to the STM in order to maintain and renew the appointment.   ORS Description     You may also aspire to become a Net Manager.   Net Manager Description

Net Manager Activity Reports - Net Managers of each of the section-level NJ traffic nets are requested to send a report of their net's activity at the end of each month to both the Northern NJ Section Traffic Manager (WB2FTX), and the Southern NJ Section Traffic Manager (KB2RTZ).  If you hold an official NM appointment, then a monthly report is required.  Managers of the VHF Local nets only need to send a report to your local STM.    There is no specific format for these reports but at a minimum they should include the following:  name of net, total number of messages listed (QTC), total number of messages passed (QSP), total number of stations checked in (QNI), total number of minutes in session (QTR), and total number of sessions held.  In addition, you may wish to send optional data such as number of different check-ins, and percent of traffic passed, and any other news events about your net.  Reports to KB2RTZ and WB2FTX must be received by no later than 11 PM on the 8th day of the following month.  

Monthly STM Reports -  The Section Traffic Managers send monthly reports to ARRL HQ, containing traffic totals for each of the Section and Local Nets, as well as SAR/PSHR totals for individuals.  Click HERE to see a historical archive going back to mid-2000.  You can use this data to determine if you qualify for a PSHR certificate.

New Jersey Traffic Handler Awards -  New Jersey traffic handlers are proud to recognize outstanding members of our nets, both HF and VHF, during the year.  A nicely engraved plaque is presented to each recipient.  Read more about Awards Info.  Click here for photos of the award plaques and recipients.

New Jersey Traffic Bulletin - A library of past issues of  NJTB.  We publish a Quarterly Review of all NJ Traffic Nets activities.  Click here for the current issue.

NTS Message Handling on Packet - The NTS also has a parallel network of digital systems for traffic forwarding and you may also participate.  Click here to learn more.   Also see "Intro to NTS Packet", a PDF file by KN6PE from the California ARES/RACES community.

APPOINTMENTS     11-30-16

Affiliated ARRL NTS Section and Local nets are maintained by Net Managers appointed by the Section Traffic Manager (STM). Liaisons between nets must be assigned in advance by the Net Manager or assigned ad-hoc by the Net Control Station for a particular session. Customarily liaisons are assigned by the “lower” net in the NTS structure, the exception being liaisons between parallel levels in different cycles which are assigned by mutual agreement between Net Managers.


The Official Relay Station (ORS) appointment is available for stations wishing to become regular participants in the NTS system. The ORS is expected to use best operating and engineering practices, participate in the nets on a regular basis, and report activity to their STM monthly. See the ORS requirements and the on-line application on the ARRL web page at ORS Appointment Description.

. PROTOCOLS  :  11/30/16

The Basic Traffic Handling Voice and CW tutorials (BTH) on the  (General Information section) provide protocol guidance for traffic handling. They also contain listings of the ARRL Precedences, Handling Instructions (HX codes) and the ARRL Numbered Radiograms.


See the ARRL PSCM, Appendix B, NTS Methods and Practices Guidelines (MPG) for the complete presentation of the NTS guidelines used for traffic handling and net operations in SNJ  for both the NTS and ARES® functions. (The MPG is available on the ARRL web site at Methods and Practices Guidelines.)

 

NTS STANDARDS

Public Service Communications Manual - Definitive information about the functions of NTS is contained in Section II of the ARRL PSCM.    You can view it here.    View NTS Manual     View Complete PSCM

(The ARRL has lots of good information for prospective traffic handlers.  You do not need to be an ARRL member to use the information.)

NTS Methods and Practices Guidelines - The working reference manual on traffic net and message handling procedures in the National Traffic System.  This is the place to go if you want to know all the details.  NTS-MPG

Net Directory - The ARRL publishes a Net Directory which lists all NTS nets and more.  You can search the on-line version here.   On-line Directory

THE LIGHTER SIDE

Traffic Handler Photos:  See  pictures of NJ traffic handlers, past and present, in the Photo Gallery.

More Interesting Items:

       .License Plates:   Amateur Radio license plates might be useful in an emergency.  The way to get them in New Jersey is to call the Motor Vehicle Agency's Special Plate Unit at 1-609-292-6500 and request Amateur Radio Plate application form SPU-43.

       . Public Service Honor Roll    

 

SCOUTING  AND HAM RADIO

 

OLD TIME HAM RADIO VIDEO'S

MGM FILM OLD TIME HAM

 

 

The World of Amateur Radio-Amateur Radio Vintage Film

 


YOUTH GETTING STARTED @ A VERRY YOUNG AGE

YOUTH WAY BACK  GETTING STARTED @ A EARLY AGE

FEBUARY 1957  YOUTH MEMBER'S FAIR LAWN ARC              





WA2QPW  YOUNG HAL HARD AT WORK  1961  NOW N4GG                    







LINKS TO RELATED SITES

Links to Public Service Related Sites:

Links to Other Sections/States Web Sites:  Useful information and training materials for traffic handlers can be found on other web sites.  Please remember that local customs and procedures may be different than here in New Jersey.  (They were all found with a Google Search.)

LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD NET CONTROL STATIONS

IF INTERESTED IN BEING A NET CONTROL STATION OR GIVE IT A TRY FOR NORTH JERSEY E-MAIL WB2FTX@ARRL.NET  OR  SOUTH JERSEY  E-MAIL KB2RTZ@QSL.NET

LIKE THE MARINES, New Jersey Traffic Handler's  is looking ror a few good people to move up to Net Control status. Maybe you've already had some experience in calling another net. This is an excellent opportunity for you to gain some experience in keeping everything organized and moving along. Download the NCS Training Package , and dig in. Contact Dave WB2FTX OR STEVEN KB2RTZ   and They  will set you up for your first night calling A Net 

Traffic Nets Serving New Jersey 

THE SOUTH JERSEY  TRAFFIC NET IS LOOKING FOR NET CONTROL'S FOR THE 8:00 PM  NET   PLEASE CONTACT STEVE KB2RTZ  ON THE NET THANK YOU

South Jersey Traffic Net 8:00 PM  DAILY 147.345 +   147.945  -  PL 127.3        Echolink KB2RTZ    NODE # 9385 KB2RTZ   STEVE  NET MGR
Jersey Shore Traffic Net 7:30  PM    DAILY 146.910  -   PL  127.3              ECHOLINK NJ2AR-R   NODE #   290261
 
 
KC2VXI  RICK NET MGR  N1CRR CHARLES  ASS NET MGR
Central Jersey Traffic Net 8:00 pm daily 146.760 -PL 156.7     ECHOLINK K2GE-R NODE # 155481 KB2VRO  Jim Dry   NET MGR
NORTH Jersey VHF Net 7:30 pm daily 146.895 - PL 151.4   ECHOLINK WS2Q   NODE #  330007
 
KY2D  James A Kutsch, Jr  NET MGR
Union County Traffic Net 10:00 pm daily W2NJR LINKED SYSTEM  ECHOLINK W2NJR-R NODE'S #  WA2NDA =Manahawkin  / W2MWH = W2LI / Kd2htz  = Martinsville . {NOTE YOU MUST CONNECT TO 1 OF THE 3 STATIONS LISTED ABOVE TO USE ECHOLINK  TILL THE MAIN ECHOLINK IS FIXED  Thanks to ED Mike Drake for keeping it up and working till it gets fixed kudos to you guy's  Ky2mmm Kymm Balinth Regan NET MGR

SNJ/NNJ Section Nets 

NJ Phone Net (NJPN), 6:00 PM daily, and 9:00 AM Sunday 3.950 MHz VOICE W2CC DAVID B POPKIN NET MGR
NJ CW Net    (NJN) 7:00 PM and {10:00 PM} (NOTE CLOSED)  daily 3.544 MHz  CW AG2R  EUGENE G FILIPPONI  NET MGR

 

Second Region Nets

2RN 6:30 PM daily 3.925 MHz      (Cycle 2) William R Fagan, Jr  NET MGR    VOICE
 
2RN 7:45  PM daily 3.576 MHZ     ( CYCLE 2 ) ANNE K FANELLI  NET MGR  CW

 

HF TRAFFIC NET'S 

NYSPTEN   NEW YORK STATE PHONE TRAFFIC EMERGENCY NET SEE SCROLL AT TOP OF PAGE 3925 MHZ DAILY 6 PM
THIRD REGION  NTS NET  3RN 3.917 (3.913) 4:00 PM local
MEPN  MARYLAND EMERGENCY PHONE NET 3820 MHZ 5:00 PM LOCAL
WEST VIRGINIA PHONE NET 3811 MHZ 4:30 PM LOCAL
Kentucky Phone Net 3816 MHZ 2300 Central Time
CONNECTICUT  PHONE NET 3973 MHZ 6:00 PM LOCAL
New England Phone Net  3945 MHZ 8:45 AM  SUNDAY
North Carolina SSB Net 3938 MHZ 7:30 PM DAILY
Vermont Net 3975 MHZ 7:30 PM  DAILY
4 TH REGION EARLY NET 7222 MHZ 1:45 PM DAILY
4 TH REGION LATE  LATE 7222 MHZ 3:30 PM DAILY
VIRGINIA PHONE NET  EARLY - LATE SESSION   3947 MHZ 2:00 PM  and 3:30 PM  
VIRGINIA LATE NET - EVENING SESSION           3947 MHZ 10:00 PM DAILY
     
     

Eastern Area Nets LOCAL  {{ FREQ  CHANGE }}         EASTERN AREA TRAFFIC NET  NEW FREQ 7243 MHZ  NOW @ 3:15  PM LOCAL DAILY   BECAUSE OF PROPAGATION'S PER DENNIS W8YS NET MGR

SINGLE  SIDE BANDS    ( SSB)    
EAN  EASTERN AREA NET 2:30 PM DAILY   7.222  MHZ   LSB
MORES CODE  (CW)  NET 2:30 PM   Sat-Sun 3.577 MHz     LSB

OTHER HF NET'S

1865 Tomato Net 1865 4:00 AM LOCAL
Early Bird Transcontinental  3940 MHZ 4:45 AM LOCAL
7272 Ragchew 7272 9:00 AM     M-Sat
Breakfast Club 3973 6:00 AM        M-SAT
Carrier Net 3935 9:00 AM     M-Sat
Early Bird Transcontinental  3940 4:45 AM DAILY
Marconi Net 3842  (1988 MHZ THU) 9:00 PM DAILY
Old Buzzards Net 3905 MHZ 9:30 AM  M-SAT
Rooster Net 3990 6:00 AM  DAILY
Sea Gull Net 3940 5:00 PM  DAILY
Wolverine Net 3935
23:00 UTC daily
 
Ellsworth Amateur Wireless Association (EAWA) 147.030+ (100PL) Wednesdays at 1900 (7PM) on Hull’s Cove Repeater (Bar Harbor)
Maine Public Service Net  3940 Khz LSB  Sundays at 0900 (9AM) 
Maine Slow Speed Net  3585 Khz CW Traffic Net M-F at 1800 (6PM)
THE 75 METER INTERSTATE SIDEBAND NET 3.985 MHZ 0100 UTC Daily
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

Eastern Area 

Eastern Area Net LSB 7.243 { NEW TEMP FREQ } 3:00 PM  { NET TEMP TIME } DAILY
Eastern Area Net CW 7.050/7.114 1430 ET SaSu  
Eastern Area Net CW 3.577 2030 ET Daily  
Region 1
Region 2
Western District Net FM 145.170- 1830 ET SaSu  
Western District Net FM 145.170- 2130 ET Daily
CAPATAL DISTRICT NET                    FM                       147.300 +   ECHOLINK NODE # 6269                   20:30 ET                   M-F            N2LEN-R
CAPATAL DISTRICT NET                   FM                        145.17  -    ECHOLINK NODE # 618264               20:30 ET                  SAT-SUN     N2TY-R 
Region 3

 

Maryland Emergency Phone Net    12/26/16                                   LSB                          3820 MHZ                           5:00 PM                          DAILY             W3YVQ 

Maryland Emergency Phone Net                                 CW                 3557 MHZ                7-10 P                   DAILY      N3IJJ

MARYLAND  EMERGENCY NET INFO PAGE                                             WWW.ARRL-MDC.NET      12/26/16   

EASTERN PA TRAFFIC NET                                  LSB                  3917 MHZ               6 PM                     DAILY 
 3 RD  REGION TRAFFIC NET                                                                                            LSB                                     3918  MHZ                                      4 PM                                          DAILY
DELEWARE PHONE NET                                                                                                   LSB                                     3905 MHZ                                      6:30 PM                                      MON-FRI
DELEWARE PHONE NET                                                                                                   LSB                                     3905 MHZ                                      6:00 PM                                     SAT-SUN
  REGION  3
Third Region Cycle 4 CW 3.917  (3.913)  4:00 PM local DAILY
Region 4

  SOUTH CAROLINA TRAFFIC NET                                                          REGION 4                        3915 LSB                                                                                                        7:00 PM     LOCAL                               DAILY          

SOUTH CAROLINA SSB NET                                                                   REGION   4                        3938  LSB                                                                                                      7:30 PM     LOCAL                               DAILY
NORTH CAROLINA PHONE NET                                           6:30 PM  LOCAL            3923     DAILY   LSB  

4 TH REGION EARLY                                                    LSB                                    7222                         1:45 ET                          DAILY                     KD4EAQ

4 TH REGION  LATE                                                     LSB                                    7222                          3:30 ET                         DAILY                KD4EAQ

Region 8

Eighth Region Net                                                      LSB                      7235 KHZ                                                       1345 & 1530 EST    DAILY             

Ohio Single Side-Band Net LSB 3.972.5/3.968  MHZ 1030 ET Daily WB8SIQ
Eighth Region Net LSB 3.865/7.235  MHZ 1230 ET Daily
Eighth Region Net LSB 3.865/7.235  MHZ 1630 ET Daily
Ohio Single Side-Band Net LSB 3.972.5/3.968  MHZ 1615 ET Daily WB8SIQ
Ohio Slow Net CW 3.535.5  MHZ 1800 ET Daily
QMN- The Michigan Net CW 3.563/7.063/1.812  MHZ 1830 ET Daily K8AE
Northwest Ohio ARES Traffic Net FM 146.610- PL 103.5 1840 ET Daily N8TNV
Buckeye Net CW 3.577 MHZ 1845 ET Daily
Ohio Single Side-Band Net LSB 3.972.5/3.968 MHZ 1845 ET Daily WB8SIQ
Miami Valley Traffic Net FM 146.640- PL 123.0 1900 ET Monday
Michigan Traffic Net LSB 3.953/1.982 MHZ 1900 ET Daily WB8WKQ
Central Ohio Traffic Net FM 146.970- PL 123.0 1915 ET Daily W8ARR
Eighth Region Net CW 3.530 MHZ 1945 ET Daily
Eighth Region Net CW 3.530 MHZ 2130 ET Daily
Buckeye Net CW 3.577 MHZ 2200 ET Daily  

MAINE STATE TRAFFIC NET LSB 3940 MHZ 1700 ET MON-SAT
Maine Emergency Communications Net LSB 3940 MHZ 1800 ET SUNDAY
Maine Public Service Net LSB 3940 MHZ 0900 EST SUNDAY
New Hampshire LSB 3.945 MHZ
7.273
SATURDAY
Vermont/New Hampshire Traffic Net CW 3.539 MHZ 1700 EST DAILY
Vermont  Green Mountain Net LSB 3.933 MHZ 1700 EST Mon.-Sat
Vermont Phone Net LSB 3.934 MHZ 0900 EST Sun.
Vermont Phone Emergency Net LSB 3.976 MHZ 0800 EST Sun
Vermont Phone Traffic Net LSB 3.857 MHZ 1930 EST DAILY
 

Central Area   

 

Region 5
Oklahoma Training Net CW 7.1206 1720 CT Daily  
Texas State CW Net CW 3.541 1900 CT Daily  
Texas Slow Net (Training) CW 3.552 2000 CT Daily  
Texas State CW Net CW 3.541 2200 CT Daily  
Region 9
Indiana Traffic Net LSB 3.910 0830 ET Daily WA5LOU
Indiana CW Traffic Net CW 3.535 0930 ET Daily W9ILF
Badger Emergency Net LSB 3.986 1200 CT Daily  
Wisconsin SSB Net LSB 3.985 1700 CT Daily  
Indiana Traffic Net LSB 3.940 1800 ET Daily WA5LOU
Indiana Slow CW Net CW 3.535 1900 ET Daily WA9VBG
Indiana CW Traffic Net CW 3.535 2000 ET Daily W9ILF
Region 10

Pacific Area 

 

Pacific Area Net CW 3.552/7.052(S) 2030 PT Daily K6YR
Region 6
Sixth Region Net LSB 7.275 1530 PT TTh K6DKU
Northern California Net CW 3.533 1900 PT Daily WB6UZX
Southern California Net CW 3.537 1900 PT M-F KI6BHB
Sixth Region CW 3.575 1945 PT Daily K9JM
San Diego County Traffic Net FM 146.73- PL 107.2 2000 PT TThSa KD6YJB
Los Angeles Traffic Net FM PAPA 2030 PT TTh W0RJA
Northern California Net CW 3.533 2100 PT Daily WB6UZX
Southern California Net/VHF FM 146.385+ PL 146.2 2100 PT MWF KI6BHB
Sixth Region Net CW 3.575 2130 PT Daily K9JM
Region 7
Washington State Net CW 3.563/7.038/1.818 0730 PT Daily N7YRT
Montana Traffic Net LSB 3.910 0030 UTC Daily KB7PJH
Washington State Net CW 3.563/7.038/1.818 1845 PT Daily N7YRT
Idaho Farm Net LSB 3.937 0200 UTC Daily N7KFL
Seventh Region Net CW 3.560/7.042/1.860 1930 PT Daily W7IZ
Idaho Montana Net CW 3.572/7.043 0300 UTC Daily AI7H
Seventh Region Net CW 3.560/7.042/1.860 2130 PT Daily W7IZ
Region 12

EASTERN CANADA

ONTARIO PHONE NET LSB 3745 19:00 EST DAILY VE3PSV   SEAN
           

HAM RADIO SOFTWARE

JARTE  NTS MESSAGES WWW.JARTE.COM/FEATURES.HTML JOHN WA1STU
       
       
       
       
       

TRAFFIC TRIVIA  

A trivia activity where trivia clues are distributed in radiogram format. Stations participate by sending trivia answers to the stations originating trivia traffic by way of the National Traffic System and by passing trivia traffic along to others.

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Table of Contents

Getting Started

Answering Trivia

Sharing Trivia

Trivia Traffic Listings

Originating Trivia Traffic

Questions and Answers

Comments and Suggestions

Getting Started

Here is a random radiogram from our Trivia Traffic database to get you started. A new radiogram comes up every sixty seconds, so if you refresh/reload the page you'll see another trivia message here.

12181 R HXG 22 CORBETT, OR DECEMBER 18

THE PHARAOHS

WHICH EGYPTIAN PYRAMID STILL RETAINS
PART OF THE ORIGINAL GLEAMING
WHITE LIMESTONE QUERY

LORI W3LOR

If you don't like this particular trivia topic, no problem. There are many others in our Trivia Traffic listings for you to choose from. But before you scroll down to the listings, much of the fun of trivia traffic is plugging the information from the trivia clue into your favorite search engine and reading a bit about the topic. That's right! You don't have to know the answer from memory to play.

Answering Trivia

Transmit your trivia answer to the originator by radiogram via the National Traffic System. Reference the message number and filing date of the trivia message in your answer. The originating station should reply by radiogram as to the correctness of your answer and may reply with additional clues if you are on the wrong track or need to be more specific.

The NTS usually wants a properly addressed radiogram, which includes mailing address and phone number. QRZ.com is a good source for address information and there are many phone databases on the Internet. The signature in the trivia traffic may contain return address information. Also, you might check the NTS operators list here on NTS Talk.

There are local traffic nets all over, some affiliated with NTS some not, but any traffic net should do. The operators on these nets are a helpful bunch and will be more than happy to help get your traffic into the system. If you simply cannot get on to a local net, try finding an NTS operator in your area and filing your radiogram with them. For information about the NTS, see the NTS question in the Q&A below.

Originating Trivia Traffic

Stations originating trivia traffic please note the following guidelines.

  • Use a generic text of some sort in the addressee block. The trivia traffic listing here uses the trivia title as an addressee. Some originating stations get fanciful with the addressee block. Addressing to a specific addressee for transmission through the NTS is discouraged as reuse of such trivia traffic by other participants may be confusing.
  • Participating stations will need to be able to contact you by radiogram. To make it easy to address traffic to you, you can place addressing information in the signature of your trivia traffic. You might also consider creating an entry in our NTS operators list here on NTS Talk and putting the information there. You might consider having answer traffic addressed for routing to the local net you operate on. In any case, be sure to provide enough information to route properly through the system.
  • Leeway on trivia answers is totally at your discretion. You should respond by radiogram as to correctness of the answer. You might consider providing progressively more revealing clues in your responses to incorrect or incomplete answers to encourage additional answer traffic.

Questions and Answers

If you have questions which are not addressed by the information on this page please drop me an email or post your question in the comments section below.

Q. I sent my trivia answer radiogram and I haven't received a reply. What's up?

+answer


Q. Trivia traffic messages are radiograms. Can I send one to someone using the NTS?

+answer


Q. How about if I re-address a trivia traffic radiogram. Can I send it via the NTS then?

+answer


Q. I copied a trivia traffic message while listening in on a qso. Can I answer it and relay it to other stations?

+answer


Q. I don't know the trivia answer. Can I look it up or ask others for the answer?

+answer


Q. So what's all this NTS and radiogram stuff?

+answer

Traffic School     

This is an NTS training session given by Kate K6HTN. It covers, in three parts, a general overview of the National Traffic System, specifics about message format, how to voice the message when sending, and how to operate on a directed traffic net.

These videos are from an older version of the Traffic School presentation. Power point for the most up to date version of the presentation are always available at

http://www.arrllax.org/index.php?page=national-traffic-service

·                                 Session One

·                                 Session Two

·                                 Session Three

 

RADIOGRAM

 This is a real good way to send and practice filling out a radio gram form .  It is a pdf format  but the cool thing on this is you can fill it in and save it to send on a traffic net ,  very useful .

 

Radiogram Form Click Here    

 

 

                                                      

FOR MORE INFO CONTACT ROB K2UHF  OR BLAKE KD2FQQ

Purchasing a DMR radio.  From the amount of people I heard on DMR repeaters and pod casts afterwards, it sounds like they were the popular item this year.  For good reason, I picked up a Tytera MD-380 for a little over $100.  It included the radio, battery, charging base, 2 antennas, programming cable, and software . 

DMR stands for Digital Mobile Radio and is a standard published in 2005 that came from our friends in Europe.  It is an open standard (publically available for adoption and modification) and widely adopted for commercial use.  In practice manufactures have introduced proprietary features into DMR and created marketing buzzwords like MotoTRBO.  With enough surplus hardware available in the market, the price dropped low enough for hams to adopt the standard and setup DMR repeaters.  I have a lot to learn about how all this works.  There aren't DMR repeaters in range of my QTH.  Couple on the opposite side of town and to the south

 

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This page contains a dynamic collection of propagation information gathered from many different sources. This data is extremely useful for ham radio operators and shortwave listeners to help determine whether or not long distance radio communications are possible.

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