Some Quick Tips On Traffic Handling On Voice
a written list of traffic you need to transmit by destination, e.g.
Michigan, West Virginia, or 9th Region, 4th Region etc., prior to
checking into a net; have the traffic readily available in an
orderly manner so as not to require a frantic search for it when the
time comes to send it. Example: MI 2, NY 1, 5RN 3 - Manila file
folders work well for sorting by REGION destination.
using push-to-talk operation when transmitting a message, un-key the
microphone often so the receiving station may break in if necessary.
Remember to send your message slow enough for the receiving station
to copy your message on paper.
the NATO International Phonetic Alphabet. The phonetics have been
used and tested over the past 50 years so as to preclude any
ambiguity in their meaning.
number ZERO (0) is not the letter "O". It is pronounced as ZERO and
not as OH or OWE. The letter "O" phonetically is OSCAR.
Amateur call sign KB0ABC is Kilo Bravo Zero Alfa Bravo Charlie and
not Kay Bee Owe Aay Bee Cee. Think of the foregoing example when
seeing the number ZERO in a message.
pro-words to identify what is coming next in a message being
or FIGURES identifies the next piece of information as a number or
group of numbers.
INITIAL (s) or LETTERS-GROUP identifies the next item as a single
letter group or group of letters (e.g. an acronym such as ARES)
spelled out using the NATO International Phonetic Alphabet.
I SPELL identifies the next word as having a unique spelling or is a
proper name, Chrysteen I SPELL, Charlie Hotel Romeo Yankee Sierra
Tango Echo Echo November, Chrysteen.
in text identified by the letter "X" are always sent as INITIAL
net control station's operating frequency is always the correct
frequency for all members of the net, regardless if it is not the
normal net frequency.
net control station will always direct the station receiving traffic
to call the station sending the traffic.