The Radio-Relay Traffic Net Database has been updated. Thank you to those who have submitted information to build this database. Currently, we will produce this as a PDF document for easy printing. In the future, we are planning to make it available as a searchable online resource. This directory lists active traffic nets in North America and Europe, no matter the affiliation. Whether you are a newcomer to traffic handling, or a well-seasoned veteran, this will make it easier to find a net near you that can handle traffic. It is up to you to create or relay messages for the system. The database is sorted first by Area (EU, EAN, CAN, WAN), then by Region, then by State, then by Time (Time Zone is local or Zulu). If a Net Manager is known, then their call and email address are listed. As always, if you see something missing, changed or needs to be deleted please email Charles.Hargrove@Radio-Relay.org with the details. http://radio-relay.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/TrafficNets.pdf
The National Communications Emergency Response Plan will be activated on Sunday, March 1 to support an emergency communications exercise in North Florida. All traffic operators are asked to review the summary document and register on the sign-up schedule link if available to assist. Please sign-up at your earliest convenience.
The RRI Merchandise store is proud to announce that we are now offering Navy blue ball caps embroidered with the RRI Field Patch logo in white. These are good quality, cotton-poly solid fabric ball caps with adjustable bands. They also feature a “real” brim (visor) of the curved style used by ball players, not the […]
Radio Relay International will activate the National Communications Emergency Response Plan on March 1, 2020 in support of a North Florida ARES Emergency Exercise. A preliminary outline of the exercise is available here. Please note that a link to a sign-up schedule for certain key functions is included in this preliminary outline. More will be […]
Submitted by Jim Michener K9JM Welcome our new Western Area Staff Coordinator, Leslie Varnicle WA3QLW. Thanks for taking up the chore! She takes over on January 1, 2020. Merry Christmas! Jim K9JM Western Area Staff Coordinator
5 December 2019 TAKE ACTION NOW! New York University Petition for FCC Declaratory Ruling As many of you know, New York University has, for some time now, attempted to shut down the Winlink system, largely through the instrumentation of its “NYU Wireless” advocacy organization, which normally represents large commercial telecommunications common carriers. In their attempts to […]
The RRI Board of Directors has filed a response to New York University’s Petition for Declaratory Ruling in reference to FCC WT Docket 16-239. The NYU petition seeks a very restrictive ruling, which could severely limit the use of digital communications methods. The RRI Response can be found here.
With heavy heart we mark the passing of our dear friend and RRI charter director Grant Hays WB6OTS. Grant passed away suddenly while touring overseas on September 25th 2019. Grant was a lifelong traffic handler and joined the U.S. Army in 1959. After a stint with the Army Security Agency he served in various capacities […]
A revised bulletin issued August 30 in reference to emergency communications preparedness for Hurricane Dorian has been posted to the “Publications” section of the RRI Web Page. It may be found under “Emergency Operations – Current:” http://radio-relay.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/RRI-BULLETIN-Hurricane-Dorian-301152Z-Aug-2019.pdf
Radio Relay International has posted an initial guidance bulletin in reference to potential emergency communications response to Tropical Storm Dorian. The document is available on our “Publications Page” under the heading “Emergency Operations – Current:” http://radio-relay.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/BULLETIN-Tropical-Storm-Dorian-2019-8-28Z.pdf
Long-time CW traffic operators are cordially invited to take a trip down memory lane to nearly a quarter century ago. Now posted to our “Publications” page are some MP3 audio files containing recordings of the QMN (Michigan) Net, Eastern Area Net (EAN), Eighth Region Net (8RN) and an Army MARS Broadcast from station WAR in […]