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.
The NTS Methods and Practices Guidelines (NTS MPG) is presented as one single PDF document at this link. The NTS MPG may also be found as an appendix to the NTS Manual that is referenced at the lower right portion of this page.
ARRL National Traffic System Area Staff Chairs
Robert Griffin, K6YR, Chair of the NTS Pacific Area Staff Email
Steve Phillips, K6JT, Chair, of the NTS Central Area Staff. Email
Bud Hippisley, W2RU, Chair of the NTS Eastern Area Staff. Email
Check out this PowerPoint on the National Traffic System (NTS) including an intro. to National Traffic System Digital (NTSD). Go Now
Read more about the purpose, policies, and procedures of the NTS. Go Now
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
Visit this website about the National Traffic System Digital (NTSD). Go Now
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.