In Preparation for expected incoming TFC

With the chances that we might have  an influx of traffic from Haiti to Ontario given the large Haitian Communuties of  Toronto and Ottawa combined with our neighboring Section Quebec which has a large Community in Montreal it seems only fitting that we do a slight reminder of Traffic Formats.


The RAC Vice President Field Services feel that our services could be needed in the very near future as you can tell from the previous posting copied below:

From:
“vo1dtm” <vo1dtm@yahoo.ca>

To:
ARES-Alert@yahoogroups.com

During the next few days as Haiti begins to recover, there may be traffic flowing into the ARRL NTS System destined for Canadians. This traffic will be moved north towards the regions closest to destination by American NTS stations in hopes of it being picked up by a Canadian operator. The more times you are able to check into nets in your area, the better the chances are that traffic being held for delivery will get through.

73

Doug Mercer VO1DTM
VPFS


First of all the NTS Message form:

Then some examples of NTS Traffic:


___R         HX G         VE3GNA            ARL 15            WESTPLAIN ON      <date>

<NAME AND ADDRESS GOES HERE WITH PHONE NUMBER>

AMATEUR               RADIO               IS               A              WONDERFUL

AND                        REWARDING      HOBBY      ARL               SIXTY

NINE                     AMATEUR            RADIO      WORLD            73

GLENN VE3GNA

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___R           HX G            VE3GNA            17               WESTPLAIN ON            <date>
<NAME AND ADDRESS GOES HERE WITH PHONE NUMBER>

PLEASE               CONSIDER               LEARNING               AND             USING

MORSE               CODE                        JOIN                         A                     SLOW

SPEED                  CW                           NET                          MAKE               NEW

FRIENDS               73

GLENN VE3GNA

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If you have any questions please feel free to check out the RAC Website looking at NTS in the Site Index under Field Services or just drop in and ask your question on the Ontario Phone Net which meets every day at 1600 EST (2100UTC) on or about 3.742 MHZ which as you should know is the 80m band.

Email Queries can be sent to the Net Manager or the RAC Ontario Section Traffic Manager as well

Bob Sharp VA3QV OPN Net Manager

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