• ARRL Radiograms (A)

    From Daryl Stout@HURRICAN/THUNDER to All on Wed Mar 22 09:37:00 2017
    ARRL Numbered Radiograms

    The letters ARL are inserted in the preamble, in the check, and in
    the text before the spelled out numbers, which represent texts from
    this list. Note that some ARL texts include insertion of numerals.
    For additional information about traffic handling, consult The ARRL
    Operating Manual, published by the ARRL. ARL NUMBERS SHOULD BE SPELLED

    Radiograms that are under group 1, emergency or priority messasges,
    which originate from official sources MUST carry the signature of the originating official. Radiograms SIXTY and SIXTY TWO, under group 2,
    routine messages, can be used for all holidays.

    Please observe the following ARRL provisions for PRECEDENCES in
    connection with written message traffic. These provisions are designed
    to increase the efficiency of our service in both normal times and in emergency.


    EMERGENCY Any message having life and death urgency to any
    person or group of persons, which is transmitted
    on Amateur Radio in the abscence of regular
    commercial facilities. This includes official
    messages of welfare agencies during emergencies
    requesting supplies, materials, or instructions
    vital to relief of stricken populace in emergency
    areas. During normal times, it will be VERY RARE.
    On CW/RTTY, this designation will ALWAYS be spelled
    out. When in doubt, do not use it.

    PRIORITY Use abbreviation P on CW/RTTY. This classification
    is for
    A) important messages having a specific time limit
    B) official messages not covered in the emergency
    C) press dispatches and emergency-related traffic
    not of the UTMOST urgency
    D) notice of death or injury in a disaster area,
    personal or official.

    WELFARE This classification, abbreviated as W on CW/RTTY,
    refers to either an inquiry as to the health and
    welfare of an individual in the disaster area, or
    an advisory from the disaster area that indicates
    all is well. Welfare traffic is handled ONLY AFTER
    all emergency and priority traffic is cleared. The
    Red Cross equivalent to an incoming Welfare message
    is DWI (Disaster Welfare Inquiry).

    ROUTINE Most traffic in normal times will bear this designation.
    In disaster situations, traffic labeled Routine (R on
    CW/RTTY) should be handled last, or not at all when
    circuits are busy with higher precedence traffic.

    NOTE: The precedence always follows the message number. For example, a
    message number may be 207 R on CW and "Two Zero Seven Routine" on phone.

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