Occasionally, during our Monday Night Net, a
practice exercise message will be transmitted. We encourage
every member to practice copying down the message as transmitted. Listed below are the original messages as transmitted in order for
you to check your work. If you would like to participate in
transmitting a practice message, all you have to do it to let the
Net Control Station know.
|Message #22 - Sent on Nov 9||Message #23||Message #24||Message #25|
messages is the core of what we do. Here are a few tips to help you
sound like a pro:
1) Read Chapter 5 in the ARRL Operating Manual, Message Handling, 9th Edition. It is good "how-to" and guidance for message handling. Another good on-line source is to search for "Wikipedia ARRL Radiogram".
2) When reading a message for transmission: 1) Preface any numbers in the body of the message with the word "Figure"; 2) Preface any abbreviations with the word "Initials"; and use the word "Stroke" for the "/" symbol; and use the word "Break" at the end of the body of the message before the signature line.
3) Keep the pacing SLOW! Reading a message SLOWLY may take a while, but it is much faster than having to repeat yourself to the sender because you talked too fast. Some message senders slow down the pace by recopying the message on a blank form as they read it.
Here is a YouTube video titled
Handling Traffic by Voice on the National Traffic System.
Skip the first part of the video and advance to 8:20 of this 14:44
minute video. There are some good tips here.