Useful Information about the National Traffic System (NTS)
The National Traffic System (NTS) is an arm of ARES. It is
an ARRL program developed by George Hart W1NJM in 1949 which allows written record
messages to be moved across the country in a structured way. Voice, CW
and digital modes are used. Although we have many forms of instant
communications today, practicing the skills learned within the NTS program add to
your set of precise communication techniques very much needed in an emergency.
NTS in CT uses all RF communications.
The person in charge of the program is a member of the Section cabinet and has
the title Section Traffic Manager.
The current STM is:
Anne M. West, K1STM
Here are some items you will use daily when you handle traffic:
The ARRL Message Form
ARRL Numbered Radiograms
Various forms and handling instructions