ARRL National Traffic System (NTS).


Big Island ARRL News, 22 December 2016, 20:20 hrs, UTC, Post #73.


Accessed on 22 December 2016, 20:20 hrs, UTC.

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Radio amateurs active in ARES, RACES, the Salvation Army‘s SATERN program, or community emergency response teams may want to join ARRL’s National Traffic System (NTS).  The ARRL NTS uses a variety of analog and digital systems to send information  critical to saving lives or property, or to ask about the health and welfare of disaster victims.  The NTS maintains daily nets to transmit traffic and to practice emergency communications protocols.

In this article from the ARRL, we learn how the NTS is set up, how it works, and some of the resources available to support emergency response teams in time of natural or man-made disasters.

The report contains several sections:

NTS Power Point Presentation (overview).

The NTS directory.

The NTS Manual.

NTS Forms.

NTS Digital.

Instructor’s Guide.

Handling Third Party Traffic.

A knowledge of the ARRL National Traffic System will help you to improve your efficiency in handling emergency traffic.

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Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii Island, ARRL Pacific Section

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