NTS Division

ARRL: 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.

The TARC no longer will host a weekly NTS net, but that doesn’t mean you can’t host one or attempt to pass traffic. . Check out the event page for more info on any scheduled Nets!

Ham Radio (even NTS Traffic handling) is a Hobby and should be fun/challenging/rewarding etc. and oh yes, one day it might be useful in an emergency.  Handling traffic gives you a reason to explore amateur radio further, traffic is carried in all modes used by amateur radio, Phone (voice), CW, Digital (of all sorts, old and new).  There are trivia games, pen pal programs and more operating on the NTS.  The point is to build a regularly operating national system that each operator has a part in making as  dependable as possible on each and every message handled. Our net, as a local phone (voice) net, is part of the foundation and nets like it  (phone, CW or Digital)  are where all messages are introduced into the system and where all messages are delivered (especially to non-ham members of the general  public).

ARRL NTS Methods & Practices Guidelines
ARRL NTS Radio Gram Form

Recent NTS Posts from TARC

Nov 11 NTS Net

We had 9 check-ins, passed one piece of traffic.  As I took the traffic and AE5ME did find me after the net (he was driving in from out of town…


Busy net tonight. 10 check-ins. 3 pieces of traffic listed by three different individuals. Of those messages, two were passed on toward their destination. One station sending traffic to the…

July 1 NTS NET Recap

I had 14 check-ins to the Superlink Traffic Net tonight. Passed one message. Answered questions, explained the NTS briefly again (as new people check in every time) and retold my…