and Handling Instructions (HX)
The ARL Reference List. See the specific
ARRL Web Site for usage and other information on ARRL FSD-3 form.
Group One ARLs for possible Priority Relief and/or
- ONE - Everyone safe here. Please don't worry.
- TWO - Coming home as soon as possible.
- THREE - Am in _____ hospital. Receiving excellent care and
- FOUR - Only slight property damage here. Do not be concerned about
- FIVE - Am moving to new location. Send no further mail or
communication. Will inform you of new address 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 ___
0n ___ 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
- FIFTEEN - Please advise your condition and what help is
- 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 problems at
- TWENTY SIX - Help and care for evacuation of sick and injured from
this location needed at once.
NOTE: Emergency/Priority messages originating from official sources must
carry the signature of the originating official.
Group Two ARLs for 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
- FIFTY FOUR - Many thanks for your good wishes.
- FIFTY FIVE - Good news is always welcome. Very delighted to hear
- FIFTY SIX - Congratulations on your ____, a most worthy and
- FIFTY SEVEN - Wish we could be together.
- FIFTY EIGHT - Have a wonderful time. Let us know when you
- 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
- SIXTY TWO - Greetings and best wishes for a pleasant _____ holiday
- SIXTY THREE - Victory or defeat our best wishes are with you. Hope
- SIXTY FOUR - Arrived safely at _____ .
- SIXTY FIVE - Arriving ____ on ______. Please arrange to meet me
- SIXTY SIX - DX QSL's are on hand 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
- SIXTY NINE - Welcome to the ____ . We are glad you are with us and
hope you will enjoy the fun and fellowship of the organization.
Handling Instructions (HX):
The Handling Instructions (HX) reference list.
See the Handling
- HXA - (Followed by number) Collect landline
delivery authorized by addressee within...miles. (If no number,
authorization is unlimited.)
- HXB - (Followed by number) Cancel message if
not delivered within...hours of filing time; service originating
- HXC - Report date and time of delivery (TOD)
to originating station.
- HXD - Report to originating station the
identity of station from which received, plus date and time. Report identity
of station to which relayed, plus date and time, or if delivered report
date, time and method of delivery.
- HXE - Delivering station get reply from
addressee, originate message back.
- HXF - (Followed by number.) Hold delivery
- HXG - Delivery by mail or landline toll call
not required. If toll or other expense involved, cancel message and service
Example: NR 207 R HXA50 W4MLE 12...(etc.).
If more than one HX prosign is used, they can be combined if no numbers are
to be inserted, otherwise the HX should be repeated thus: NR 207 R HXAC
W4MLE...(etc.). On phone, use phonetics for the letter or letters following
the HX, to ensure accuracy.
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