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
James Kvochick, K8JK
10366 Greystone Court
Brighton, MI 48114-7650

Larry Camp, WB8R
71 Oakdale Lane
Coldwater, MI 49036

ASM Digital
John J. Nugent, WB8TKL
1316 Oak Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48198

ASM Training
Daniel M Romanchik, KB6NU
1325 Orkney Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48103-2966

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

Section Emergency Coordinator
John J Mc Donough, WB8RCR
2211 Laurel Ln
Midland, MI 48642-3820

Section Traffic Manager
Mark Shaw, K8ED
2829 Dorchester
Birmingham, MI 48009

Section Youth Coordinator
Gordon L Baldwin, W8CT
121 North Al Moses Rd
Lake City, MI 49651

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