On 01/24/23 we will be passing routine traffic during the Lowndes County Amateur Radio Tuesday Night QSO net at 7:30pm local time. Here is a form you can fill online and/or print hard copies, a video and a cheat sheet for us to study and use to follow the traffic being passed. Hopefully it will help us to become confident enough to pass and receive traffic when the need arises.
How to compose a Radiogram(youtube)
Radiogram Cheat Sheet
- Number unique to you
- Handling instruction
- HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS (HX)
HXA__ (Followed by number.) Collect landline delivery authorized by addressee within [….] miles, (If no number, authorization is unlimited.).
HXB__ (Followed by number.) Cancel message if not delivered within [….] hours of filing time; service originating station.
HXC HXD Report date and time of delivery of the message back to the originating station. Report to originating station the identity of station from which received, plus date and time. Report identity of station to which relayed, plus date and time, or if delivered, report date and time and method of delivery (by service message).
HXE Delivering station get reply from addressee, originate message back.
HXF__ (Followed by a number.) Hold delivery until [date].
HXG Delivery by mail or landline toll call not required. If toll call or other expense involved, cancel message and send service message back to originating station.
- STATION OF ORIGIN
Who started the message
- PLACE OF ORIGIN
Where the person is that asked for this message to be sent originally.
- TIME FILED, [TIME], OPTIONAL
Time the message was originally sent.
- DAY FILED,
is the day of the month on which the message was originated and must be used on all messages.
- ADDRESS PART
The second section of the message is used to specify the name, address, city, state, zip, and telephone number of the addressee. From the example message:
- Message up to 25 words punctuation
characters are not used in the text except as follows: The slash,
“/”, is used to separate characters within a group, as in 304/BA. Since the “/” is part of the group it does not qualify as a separate group for the check. Although usually not used as a group by itself (a space on the left and on the right), if so used it would be counted in the check.
X: The letter “X” used to denote a period. The letter “X” is never used as the last group of the text. The “X” is a separate group and IS counted for the check
R: . The letter “R” is used in place of a decimal in mixed figure groups, as in 7013R5 (7013.5), or 146R670 (146.670). Since the “R” is part of the group it does not qualify as a separate group for the check. (The inclusion of the “R” makes the group a “mixed group” for transmission on voice.)
- Check Counting Word Groups
An easy rule to remember about counting word groups: ANY GROUP OF ONE OR MORE CONSECUTIVE CHARACTERS WITH NO INTERRUPTING SPACES, WITH A SPACE BEFORE IT AND AFTER IT, IS COUNTED AS ONE GROUP.
your name and call sign