The Radio-Relay Traffic Net Database has been updated as of 6/25/2020. Thank you to those who have submitted information to build this database. Since this database is not updated “on-demand”, we need you to submit any information prior to publication. The target dates for publication are: the last week of March, the week prior to Field Day (June), the week prior to Labor Day (August) and the week after Thanksgiving (November). 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, Europe and Oceania, 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, OC, 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 directly email Charles.Hargrove@Radio-Relay.org with the details and not to a mailing list. http://radio-relay.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/TrafficNets.pdf
Effective July 1, 2020, Radio Relay International will be implementing a series of weekly training broadcasts designed to prepare CW operators for participation in traffic nets. Training broadcasts consisting of radiogram training messages will be transmitted on 20, 40 and 80 meters. An outline of the program and the operating schedule may be found here: […]
Do you want to prove your ability to copy the radiotelegraph code (“CW”) like a professional? This is your opportunity! Radio Relay International will be conducting a qualifying run on May 28 (UTC) during which radio operators can demonstrate their ability to copy radiogram message traffic at 20-wpm. An accuracy rate of 95-percent or better […]
In light of the very positive response to our on-going Radio Relay International training classes over the past two weeks, we are adding two additional classes to our curriculum. Registration for these classes is now open: Emergency Communications Planning: Wednesday, April 22, 17030Z to 2030Z. This class targets individuals and organizations involved in emergency communications […]
The Spring issue of the “QNI Newsletter” is now available. Articles include “Restructuring the Traffic System,” “CW – The Cockroach of EmComm,” “Narcissism, Narratives and Negativism,” “Beware of Incompetent Technicians,” “The World’s Longest Telegram,” “The YTG Story,” “Traffic in the Time of COVID-19,” and more: https://qninewsletterdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/qni-2020-3.pdf
The current pandemic situation in which many volunteers are at home and minimizing social contact creates an excellent opportunity for a meaningful EmComm training opportunity. All traffic system operators and interested EmComm volunteers are encouraged to participate in our March 24 & 25 training exercise.
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 […]