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Sunday, September 23 • 10:00am - 10:45am
How to Pass Traffic Like a Pro

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The National Traffic System was founded in 1914 and is an organized system which provides for the RELAY (as in American Radio RELAY League) of  formal third party traffic across the US and Canada.
It is a free public service offered to the general public and operates 365 days a year on CW, phone, and digital modes.  It utilizes a standardized message form known as a “Radiogram.”
Traffic handling (the passing of Radiograms) is a fun and effective way to sharpen operator skills.  It also is a great way to participate in a public-service activity from the comfort of your ham shack – which means you don’t have to get up at oh-dark-thirty and stand in an arroyo somewhere for hours in order to count a bunch of passing bicyclists. (On the other hand, you won’t collect any cool tee-shirts handling traffic.).   
This forum will introduce those who are interested in formal traffic handling to the “nuts and bolts” of how the National Traffic System works, how to originate a message, how to pass a message, and how to deliver a message.  We will also cover common “what to do if” problems in traffic handling and provide information on traffic handling resources.  A limited number of “Traffic Kits” will be handed out to attendees on a first come/first served basis.

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MaryAnn Cornett, NS7X

MaryAnn’s first exposure to ham radio was listening to the Sunday night Caravan Club net on 66/06 (W5VKY). She got to hear real hams talking on a real ham radio about real ham radio stuff.  She was amazed at how serious they were about watching for cars driving past their windows... Read More →

Sunday September 23, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am MDT
Rio Grande