Radio Amateurs of Canada - NTS ARL Messages


These are the abbreviations used within NTS.  If sending messages overseas, or into the CFARS or MARS systems, please use plain English, unabbreviated.  Spell the numbers out at all times, (e.g. ARL Sixty One, not ARL 61). The letters ARL are inserted in the check and in the text before the spelled-out numbers.


(Example) Nr 1 R VA3RAC ARL 8 Ottawa ON Dec I To Donald R Smith 164 East Sixth Ave Bangor ME 04601 (207)733-3968 - ARL Fifty One Ottawa fair ARL Sixty One = Diana AR


Group One for  Possible “Relief Emergency” Use


ONE                            * Everyone safe here.  Please don’t worry.
TWO                           * Coming home as soon as possible.
THREE                        * Am in ___ hospital. Receiving excellent care and recovering fine.
FOUR                          * Only slight property damage here. Do not be concerned about disaster reports.
FIVE                            * Moving to new location. Send no further mail or communication. Will inform you of new location when relocated.
SIX                              * Will contact you as soon as possible.
SEVEN                         * Please reply by Amateur Radio through the amateur delivering this message. This is a free public service.
EIGHT                         * Need additional  mobile or portable equipment for immediate emergency use.
NINE                           * Additional  radio operators needed to assist with emergency at this location.
TEN                            * Please contact ____. Advise to standby and provide further emergency information, instructions or assistance.
ELEVEN                      * Establish Amateur Radio emergency communications with ____   on ____ MHz.
TWELVE                    * Anxious to hear from you. No word in some time. Please contact me as soon as possible.
THIRTEEN                 * Medical emergency situation exists here.
FOURTEEN                * Situation here becoming critical. Losses and damage from ____ increasing.
FIFTEEN                     * Please advise your condition and what help is needed.
SIXTEEN                    * Property damage very severe in this area.
SEVENTEEN               * REACT communications services also available. Establish REACT communications with — on Channel ____.
EIGHTEEN                 * Please contact me as soon as possible at ____ .
NINETEEN                 * Request health and welfare report on ____.  (State name, address and telephone number.)
TWENTY                   * Temporarily stranded. Will need some assistance. Please contact me at ____ .
TWENTY ONE           * Search and Rescue assistance is needed by local authorities here. Advise availability.
TWENTY TWO         * Need accurate information on the extent and type of conditions now existing at your location. Please furnish
                                        this information and reply without delay.
TWENTY THREE      * Report at once the accessibility and best way to reach your location.
TWENTY FOUR         * Evacuation of residents from this area urgently needed. Advise plans for help.
TWENTY FIVE          * Furnish as soon as possible the weather conditions at your location.
TWENTY SIX             * Help and care for evacuation of sick and injured from this location needed at once.


Emergency/Priority messages originating from official sources must carry the signature of the originating official.


Group Two Routine Messages


FORTY SIX             *     Greetings on your birthday and best wishes for many more to come.

FORTY SEVEN        *     Reference your message number___to___delivered on____at___UTC.
FIFTY                      *     Greetings by Amateur Radio.
FIFTY ONE             *     Greetings by Amateur Radio. This message is sent as a free public service by Ham radio operators here
                                       at ____. Am having a wonderful time.
FIFTY TWO            *     Really enjoyed being with you. Looking forward to getting together again.
FIFTY THREE        *     Received your ____. It’s appreciated: many thanks.
FIFTY FOUR           *     Many thanks for your good wishes.
FIFTY FIVE             *     Good news is always welcome. Very delighted to hear about yours.
FIFTY SIX               *     Congratulations on your ____, a most worthy and deserved achievement.
FIFTY SEVEN         *     Wish we could be together.
FIFTY EIGHT         *     Have a wonderful time. Let us know when you return.
FIFTY NINE            *     Congratulations on the new arrival. Hope mother and child are well.
SIXTY                     *     Wishing you the best of everything on ____.
SIXTY ONE             *     Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
SIXTY TWO           *     Greetings and best wishes to you for a pleasant — holiday season.
SIXTY THREE        *     Victory or defeat, our best wishes are with you. Hope you win.
SIXTY FOUR           *     Arrived safely at ____.
SIXTY FIVE            *     Arriving  ____  on ____.  Please arrange to meet me there.
SIXTY SIX               *     DX QSL’s are on hand for you at the ­____ QSL Bureau. Send ____ self-addressed envelopes.
SIXTY SEVEN         *     Your message number ____  undeliverable because of ____. Please advise.
SIXTY EIGHT         *     Sorry to hear you are ill. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
SIXTY NINE           *     Welcome to the ____. We are glad to have you with us and hope you will enjoy the fun and fellowship of the                                           ________  organization.


FSD-3-R (5/06)