Welcome to the RRI Publications Library

Affiliated Net Index

Affiliated Net Information V5 Sept 2017

Traffic Net Directory

Traffic Net Directory 2022-06

Training Materials

RRI Training Manual TR-001

RRI Introductory Training 2018

NSOS Hamwatch Introductory Training 2019  TR-003

Portable Emergency Communications Training 2019 – TR-004 Draft

RRI TR-005 Phonetic Alphabet Training

RRI TR-010 Navigating CW Nets FA 2020-7-8 – A self guided Power Point program outlining the mechanics of CW nets. Audio files with examples of procedures are embedded in the presentation. Note that CW net procedures vary slightly nationwide, but generally follow this outline.

RRI Training Message Texts – For training new radio operators

Summary of Official RRI Training Classes, Prerequisites and Associated Training Activities & Documents

Introduction to Radio Relay International– A brief Power Point presentation for use at radio club, community association or EmComm meetings.

RRI Weekly Broadcast Schedule Effective 2021-1 FA – Effective January 1, 2021, these broadcasts on 20, 40 and 80-meters provide new or returning CW traffic operators with experience copying properly formatted radiogram traffic.

Dispelling Mythology – ICS213 NIMS Standard  – A bibliography of articles that explain the relationship between the radiogram and NIMS ICS-213 message standard.  Also deconstructs various rumors and opinions regarding ICS-213.

Instructions for Radiogram-ICS213 Relay and Delivery: Instructions for managing RRI Radiogram-ICS213 messages injected into the traffic system.  Primary emphasis on messages originated using the Winlink RRI Radiogram-ICS213 template.

RRI Training Classes 3Q-2022 RRI Training class schedule July 1 through December 31, 2022. These peer-reviewed, standardized classes are presented on-line and are open to all radio amateurs.

Radiotelegraph Net Training for Beginners – Part One. An older audio file, but the content remains applicable today….

Radiotelegraph Net Training for Beginners – Part Two. A continuation of the above audio file containing primarily examples of radiogram transmission.

Traffic School Session One (2012) – Kate Hutton (K6HTN) presenter. Predates the creation of RRI, so some of the terminology has changed, but the fundamentals are very useful.

Traffic School Session Two (2012) – Continued.

Traffic School Session Three (2012) – Conclusion.

    Additional training videos can be found at the bottom of this page………..

VEC Welcome Radiogram Program

VEC Welcome Radiogram Program Description

VEC Radiogram Form Rev 2020-2-22

F.C.C. Filings

Reply to Comments RM-11708 in support of regulatory approval of the Pactor 4 waveform.

Reply to Comments RM-11831 in support of ARSF request to dismiss RM-11831.

NYU Wireless Petition for Declaratory Ruling WT Docket No. 16-239 and the RRI Response to NYU Petition for Declaratory Ruling Filed Dec 2, 2019.

Field Manuals

Traffic Operations FM-001 (Interim) 2017 FINAL

Technical Manuals

TM-051 Digital Address Scheme for International Traffic

White Papers


WP-02: IATN Evening Trunklines Protocol

Radiograms (Last updated Feb 21, 2018)

Radiogram Form 1602 (with lines)

Radiogram Form 1603 (unlined)

RRI Radiogram form 1801-A Final Approved

RRI Radiogram form 1801-B ACP Final Approved

RRI Radiogram Form 1801-Christmas

Radiograms in ICS-213 format

Form 1701 ICS-213 NO LINES

Form 1702 ICS-213 NO LINES

Form 1703 ICS-213 WITHOUT RULED LINES – fillable

 Form 1704 ICS-213 WITH RULED LINES – fillable

Operating Aids

TRAFFIC OPERATIONS AID 1720r3 “The Pink Card” (8 May 2017)

Exercise Message Log 2019-2-1 Approved – For record keeping during emergency exercises

SAMPLE – Competed Exercise Message Log  – showing format to be used. 

RRI WXOBS Report Form 2020-8-1 – Form for transcribing/recording WXOBS messages for delivery to a served agency.

National Communication Strategy

NATCOMSTRAT2017 overview r1

National SOS Radio Network Flyer


Digital Operations

Eastern Area (DRAFT) Terms of Reference

Central US RRI TOR v6

Western Area Staff Terms of Reference 2016v6

Articles of Incorporation


Expanded Affiliation Policy Approved v2

National Emergency Communications Response Plan – Effective August, 2020

RRI Accomplishments 2015-2020 F-A

Emergency Exercise Announcements

RRI Second Quarter 2022 Exercise Plan

RRI First Quarter EmComm Exercise:  April 24, 2021 – This exercise emphasizes portable operation.  A scoring system is used to encourage a diversity of capabilities while measuring operator skill and station efficiency.



Announcement – RRI Training Exercise 2020-3-24 and 25

Announcement NFL EmComm Exercise 2020-3-1 – Final-Approved

Announcement – 2018-Q1 Exercise

Announcement – 2018-Q2 Exercise

Announcement – 2018 Q3 Exercise – Earth EX

Exercise Bulletin Navy Medical System 5-Sep-2018

Exercise Bulletin – 2 Navy Medical System 6-Sep-2018

MARS – Traffic System COMEX October 2020 Documents

Exercise Plan – MARS COMEX Interoperability Exercise 2020-10 – An overview of the MARS – Traffic System Interoperability Exercise

Instructions for Radiogram-ICS213 Relay and Delivery 2020-9-5 – RRI Instructions for converting a Radiogram ICS213 message to standard radiogram with delivery conversion options.

MARS COMEX ICS213 to Radiogram 2020-10 ARRL – ARRL NTS instructions for converting an ICS213 message to radiogram.

MARS NTS COMEX 2020-10 ARRL Overview Slides – Overview slides developed for Army and Air Force MARS operators covering the traffic system, radiogram, ICS213 and similar issues.  Primary author Aaron Hulett (K8AMH), ARRL STM, North Texas Section

Exercise Evaluation Reports

CRE Evaluation Report Final 2016-7-11

RRI – REACT ALERTEX-A 2018 Exercise Evaluation

RRI 2018-Q1 and Q2 Exercise Evaluation

REACT Traffic System Information

REACT FOG July 2018

REACT Liaison Instructions 2018-7-21

Order Forms – Order official RRI Items

RRI Merchandise Order Form 2020-7-6

Emergency Operations – Current

Hurricane Ida 290001Z Aug 2021

Emergency Operations – Past

BULLETIN – Hurricane Delta 092029Z Oct 2020

BULLETIN – Hurricane Laura 261302Z Aug 2020

BULLETIN – Tropical Storms Marco and Laura 2020-8-24

FCC Hurricane Laura Communications Status Report 271600Z Aug 2020 DOC-366480A1

BULLETIN – Hurricane Dorian 301152Z Aug 2019

BULLETIN – Tropical Storm Dorian 281128Z Aug 2019

BULLETIN – Hurricane Michael 091121Z Oct 2018

BULLETIN – Hurricane Florence 150029Z Sep 2018 Final

BULLETIN – Hurricane Florence 131221Z Sep 2018

BULLETIN – Hurricane Florence 101655Z Sep 2018

BULLETIN – Hurricane Lane 241228Z Aug 2018

BULLETIN – Hurricane Lane 281244Z Aug 2018

The QNI Newsletter

The QNI Newsletter is the official publication of Radio Relay International.  Both current and back-issues may be found here:

A Trip Down Memory Lane – Recordings of CW Nets 1993-1995 – MP3 Files

QMN (Michigan Net) 300300Z Nov 93

QMN (Michigan Net) 092230Z May 94

EAN (Eastern Area Net) 110030Z May 94

8RN (Eighth Region Net) 110130Z May 94

Army MARS CW Broadcast from WAR 100030Z May 94

42nd Armed Forces Day Message from AIR 1993

QMN-Late 220300Z Mar 1994

EAN 230130Z Mar 1994 Part A

EAN 230130Z Mar 1994 Part B

8RN 230045Z Mar 1994

8RN 230230Z Mar 1994

Press coverage of the 1948 ARRL Field Day

Historical Articles and Documents

CAN History 1949 – 1979 by K5RG – Interesting insights into the politics surrounding the creation of the National Traffic System.

Rules & Regulations, ARRL Operating Department, February, 1922 – From the files of James Wades (WB8SIW) – Interesting insights into traffic handling methods and the radiogram a century ago.

Michigan Radioist September 1922 – From the files of James Wades (WB8SIW). An early publication that provides some insights into Amateur Radio in the early ’20s. Includes some articles and references to traffic handling.

Michigan Traffic – An Early Recollection. This article by Don Devendorf (W8EGI) (SK) was prepared for the 50th Anniversary of the Michigan Net, QMN in 1985. He was a charter member of QMN, and shared his memories of Amateur Radio and traffic handling in the 1930s. 

The Birth of QMN & Origin of the QN-Signals. This article by Don Devendorf (SK) recounts the creation of the nation’s first spot-frequency traffic net in 1935 and the origin of the QN-signals four years later.


An introduction to the traffic system (International messaging layer) including a detailed discussion of the universal radiogram format
An introduction to emergency communications theory and disaster telecommunications planning tailored for radio amateurs active in emergency communications organizations.
An overview of Radio Relay International tailored primarily for ARES and other local emergency communications organizations
A concise overview covering the process of transmitting ICS213 general messages via the traffic system in radiogram format.
An in-depth discussion of the radiogram-ICS213 message format including recommendations for best practices and a discussion of common errors using actual examples. Highly recommended for local emergency communications organizations.
A general introduction to Radio Relay International, its programs, policies, management approach and EmComm philosophy.

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