TRAFFIC HANDLING TUTORIAL
This material was presented on several Montgomery County RACES nets
through August and September, 1993, by Ross Merlin, WA2WDT and Rip Smith, K3XO. This material presents some
procedures and techniques that are commonly used in the transmission of message traffic via voice radio.
There are those who will say we omitted this or that procedure or technique, or "that's not the way it's
done in the Amateur Radio Service". There are many variations on traffic handling techniques and it was our goal to
present a basic set of procedures that would be universally understood. You will, however hear other ways of
doing it. We do not insist that what we have presented here is necessarily the best ... only that it should be
simple and easy to understand ... and we think that's a pretty good system. Any opinions expressed in this piece
are ours alone. As Ross likes to say: "your mileage may vary" ...
The main or four parts of this tutorial are:
Essential Elements of Any Message
Sending the Message
A Practice Message
( thanks to Rip Smith K3XO who provided this information to WA3EOP )