Reference Materials

All traffic handlers should be familiar with the NTS Methods and Practices Guidelines document.

Frequencies and permitted destinations for international third-party traffic can be found at F&ES's International Third Party Traffic page.

The following links reference PDF documents of interest on the ARRL website:

FSD-218 describes message handling procedures, defines precedences, handling instructions, and Q signals. It also describes the phone equivalent of CW prosigns.

FSD-3 is a list of the ARL numbered texts.

Radiogram Form

The following links describe the individual reporting procedures from the ARRL website:

Public Service Honor Roll

The following links reference role descriptions at the ARRL web site. These pages describe the duties and requirements of NTS related field appointments:

Official Relay Station

Net Manager

Section Traffic Manager

Contact Section Leaders

Section Manager
Les Butler, W8MSP
PO Box 237
Gregory, MI 48137

Larry Camp, WB8R
71 Oakdale Lane
Coldwater, MI 49036

Affiliated Club Coordinator
Sean Fleming, K8KHZ
PO BOX 71733
Madison Heights, MI 48071

Official Observer Coordinator
Ken Coughlin, N8KC
53762 Kristin Ct
Shelby Twp., MI 48316

Public Information Coordinator
Ralph Katz, AA8RK
605 Skydale
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Section Emergency Coordinator
Max Schneider, KE8DON
1309 Marriet Ct
Midland, MI 48640
+1 989 859 4288

Section Traffic Manager
Mark Shaw, K8ED
2135 Vinsetta Blvd
Royal Oak, MI 48073

State Government Liaison
Edward L Hude, WA8QJE
114 S College Rd
Mason, MI 48854-9786

Technical Coordinator
W Wallace Murray, KE8HR
1403 S Hill Rd
Milford, MI 48381-2854