PACKET RADIO: Numbered Radiograms
Steve Wolf, W8IZ@W8IZ
(This text from the W8IZ packet radio bulletin
board. It's formatted to fit a 80 character screen.)
Arrl numbered radiograms allow an amateur radio operator to send NTS traffic in a very compact form. It is typically used when amateurs do public service work and handle messages for public events, emergencies and like situations.
DO NOT USE ARL NUMBERED RADIOGRAMS IN TRAFFIC WHICH MAY
OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES! ANY ARL NUMBERED TRAFFIC WILL
BE KILLED. SOME COUNTRIES LOOK AT THIS TRAFFIC AS BEING CODED
OR CYPHERED AND IT MAY GET THE SYSOP IN TROUBLE. AGAIN, IF
THERE IS A CHANCE OF IT GOING OUTSIDE OF THE USA, DON'T USE IT
A R R L N U M B E R E D R A D I O G R A M S
The letters ARL are inserted in the preamble in the check and in the text
before spelled out numbers, which represent texts from this list. Note that
some ARL texts include insertion of numerals. Example:
NR 1 R W1AW ARL 5 NEWINGTON CT DEC 25
DONALD R. SMITH
164 EAST SIXTH AVE
NORTH RIVER CITY MO
PHONE 733 3968
ARL FIFTY ARL SIXTY ONE
For additional information about traffic handling, consult
"The ARRL Operating Manual", published by ARRL.
Group One --- For Possible "Relief Emergency" Use
ONE Everyone safe here. Please don't worry.
TWO Coming home as soon as possible.
THREE Am in _______________ hospital.
Receiving excellent care and recovering fine.
FOUR Only slight property damage here.
Do not be concerned about disaster reports.
FIVE Am moving to new location. Send no further mail or
communications. Will inform you of new address when relocated.
SIX Will contact you as soon as possible.
SEVEN Please reply by Amateur Radio through the amateur delivering
this message. This is a free public service.
EIGHT Need additional _______________ mobile or portable
equipment for immediate emergency use.
NINE Additional _______________ radio operators needed to
assist with emergency at this location.
TEN Please contact __________. Advise to standby and provide further
information, instructions or assistance.
ELEVEN Establish Amateur Raio emergency communications with __________
on ____________ MHz.
TWELVE Anxious to hear from you. No word in some time.
Please contact me as soon as possible.
THIRTEEN Medical emergency situation exists here.
FOURTEEN Situation here becoming critical.
Losses and damage from _______________ increasing.
FIFTEEN Please advise your condition and what help is needed.
SIXTEEN Property damage very severe in this area.
EIGHTEEN Please contact me as soon as possible at _______________ .
NINETEEN Request health and welfare report on _______________ .
(State name, address and telephone number.)
TWENTY Temporarily stranded. Will need some assistance.
Please contact me at __________________________.
TWENTY-ONE Search and Rescue assistance is needed by local authorities
here. Advise availability.
TWENTY-TWO Need accurate information on the extent and type of conditions
now existing at your location. Please furnish this information
and reply without delay.
TWENTY-THREE Report at once the accessibility and best way to reach your
TWENTY-FOUR Evacuation of residents from this area urgently needed.
Advise plans for help.
TWENTY-FIVE Furnish as soon as possible the weather conditions at your
TWENTY-SIX Help and care for evacuation of sick and injured from this
location needed at once.
Emergency/priority messages originating from official sources must carry the
signature of the originating official.
Group Two -- Routine messages
FORTY-SIX Greetings on your birthday and best wishes for many more to
FIFTY Greetings by Amateur Radio.
FIFTY ONE Greetings by Amateur Radio. This message is sent as a free
public service by ham radio operators here at ____________.
Am having a wonderful time.
FIFTY TWO Really enjoyed being with you.
Looking forward to getting together again.
FIFTY THREE Received your _______________. It's appreciated; many thanks.
FIFTY FOUR Many thanks for your good wishes.
FIFTY FIVE Good news is always welcome. Very delighted to hear about yours.
FIFTY SIX Congratulations on your ________________,
a most worthy and deserved achievement.
FIFTY SEVEN Wish we could be together.
FIFTY EIGHT Have a wonderful time. Let us know when you return.
FIFTY NINE Congratulations on the new arrival.
Hope mother and child are well.
SIXTY Wishing you the best of everything on _________________.
SIXTY ONE Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
SIXTY TWO Greetings and best wishes to you for a pleasant ______________
SIXTY THREE Victory or defeat, our best wishes are with you. Hope you win.
SIXTY FOUR Arrived safely at ____________________________.
SIXTY FIVE Arriving _________ on _________. Please arrange to meet me
SIXTY SIX DX QSLs are on hand for you at the _______________ QSL Bureau.
Send _______________ self addressed envelopes.
SIXTY SEVEN Your message number _____________ undeliverable because of
____________________. Please advise.
SIXTY EIGHT Sorry to hear you are ill. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
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