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Traffic Net Directory
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.
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.
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.
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.
Radiograms (Last updated Feb 21, 2018)
Radiograms in ICS-213 format
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
Emergency Exercise Announcements
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.
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
REACT Traffic System Information
Order Forms – Order official RRI Items
Emergency Operations – Current
There are currently no active emergency response operations.
Emergency Operations – Past
The QNI Newsletter
The QNI Newsletter is the official publication of Radio Relay International. Both current and back-issues may be found here: www.qni-newsletter.net
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
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.