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NTS

National Traffic System (NTS)

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.

To get involved with NTS, find your local NTS affiliate on the air: ARRL Net Directory Search.

ARRL National Traffic System Area Staff Chairs 
Marcia Forde, KW1U, Chair of the NTS Eastern Area Staff: Email
Robert Griffin, K6YR, Chair of the NTS Pacific Area Staff: Email

Steve Phillips, K6JT, NTS Central Area Staff, Chair: Email

  • NTS PowerPoint

    Check out this PowerPoint on the National Traffic System (NTS) including an intro. to National Traffic System Digital (NTSD). Go Now

  • NTS Manual

    Read more about the purpose, policies, and procedures of the NTS. Go Now

  • Net Directory

    See how public-service nets that support the NTS have been registered with the directory database. Go Now

  • NTS Forms

    Forms related to traffic handling and the National Traffic System: ARRL Radiogram, FSD-3, FSD-89, FSD-125, & FSD-218. Go Now

  • NTS Digital

    Visit Benson Scott's (AE5V) website about the National Traffic System Digital (NTSD). Go Now

  • Instructors Guide

    This guide is written for the volunteers who are willing to train Amateur Radio operators about traffic handling. Go Now

Third Party Traffic

Find out which countries share a third party traffic agreement with the United States with the Third Party Traffic List.

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