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During disasters or other emergencies, radiograms are used to communicate information critical to saving lives or property, or to inquire about the health or welfare of a disaster victim. Anybody may initiate a message to anybody else in North America (the US and Canada) free of charge. The National Traffic System (NTS) is a structure that allows for rapid movement of traffic from origin to destination and training amateur operators to handle written traffic. These two objectives, which sometimes conflict with each other, are the underlying foundations of the NTS. NTS operates daily, even continuously with advanced digital links. The personnel consists of operators who participate for one or two periods a week, and some who are active daily. The National Traffic System is an organized effort to handle message traffic in accordance with a plan which is easily understood, and employs modern methods of network traffic handling in general acceptance today. For more information about the National Traffic System, or to intitate a message, please click on the Contact tab to the left.

This website is geared towards Amateur (Ham) Radio and even more so towards the National Traffic System portion of this great hobby