The ARRL National Traffic System (NTS) is a system of volunteer relay stations who use formatted radiogram messages to communicate information around the country. During disasters or other emergencies, radiograms are used to communicate information critical to saving lives or property, or to inquire about the health or welfare of a disaster victim. All operators should occasionally practice participating in the NTS.
DFW Traffic Net
The DFW Metroplex Traffic Net
is a local affiliate of the ARRL's National Traffic System. Our purposes are to move NTS radiogram traffic into and out of the Dallas/Fort Worth area through the NTS, and to provide training for amateurs interested in traffic handling. All licensed amateur stations are welcome and encouraged to participate.
K8AMH NTS training
Aaron K8AMH is the NTX Section Traffic Manager and has excellent NTS training resources
on his web site.
NTS Methods and Practices Guidelines
The NTS MPG
is the working reference manual on Message Formatting, Message Handling, and Traffic Net Procedures in the NTS and NTSD. It shall be the uniform reference guideline document for STMs, Section/Local NMs, and Area Staff members. For consistency, the MPG should also be the guidance reference for handling formal record traffic by ARES.