December 23, 2013

FCC Technician Exam Question Of The Day (T2C10)

Q) What is the preamble in a formal traffic message?
A) The information needed to track the message as it passes through the amateur radio traffic handling system

NJ2X Notes:
The preamble contains:
  • Message Number
  • Precedence
  • Handling instructions
  • Station of origin
  • Check (word count in text) (ARL)
  • Place of origin (location message originated from). City/State, special location, etc.
  • Time filed (local) (not required if sending routine message) Date (consistent with time)