A Tutorial For Message Handling

 
Every formal radiogram message originated and handled should contain the following component parts in the order given

I. Preamble
a. Number (begin with 1 each month or year)
b. Precedence (R, W, P or EMERGENCY)
c. Handling Instructions (optional, see text)
d. Station of Origin (first amateur handler)
e. Check (number of words/groups in text only)
f. Place of Origin
g. Time Filed (optional with originating station)
h. Date (must agree with date of time filed)
I   NR 1 R HXG W1AW 8 NEWINGTON CT 1830Z JULY 1
      a     b    c        d      e            f                    g         h

II  DONALD SMITH aa (1K)
    165 EAST SIXTH AVE aa (1K)
    NORTH RIVER CITY MO 00789 aa (1K)
    733 4968 bt (1K)

III    HAPPY BIRTHDAY X SEE YOU SOON X LOVE bt (1K)
IV                                         DIANA ar (1K)

Note that X, used as punctuation, counts as a word.

Using CW: The prosign aa (1K) separates the parts of the address.
bt (1K) separates the adress from the text and the text from the signature.
ar (1K) marks end of message;
this is followed by B if there is another message to follow, by N if this is the only or last message.
It is customary to copy the preamble, parts of the address, text and signature on separate lines.


RADGH (69K)




NOTE: Refer to CREATING A RADIOGRAM


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