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ARL Numbered Radiograms

ARL numbered radiograms offer shorthand for common phrases. It helps with efficiency when sending traffic. When the message is delivered, substitute the actual text as the recipient will likely not understand the shorthand.

When creating a radiogram that uses an ARL shorthand, place ARL in front of the check in the header. This alerts stations that the text includes one or more ARL shorthands.

Also, ARL numbers are spelled out in the text, and if there are any blanks, those are filled in after the written out number, and an X or XRAY placed at the end. For example, for ARL 47, it is written in the text section as:


Note: In order to facilitate compatibility between ARRL and RRI and minimize differences in the traffic system, the ARRL recognizes the additional RRC numbered radiograms that RRI developed and has adopted those verbatim into the ARL numbered radiogram list in June 2023.

NumberSpelled out in radiogram textShorthand for…
1ONEEveryone safe here. Please don’t worry.
2TWOComing home as soon as possible.
3THREEAm in _____ hospital. Receiving excellent care and recovering fine.
4FOUROnly slight property damage here. Do not be concerned about disaster reports.
5FIVEAm moving to new location. Send no further mail or communication. Will inform you of new address when relocated. Will contact you as soon as possible.
6SIXWill contact you as soon as possible.
7SEVENPlease reply by Amateur Radio through the amateur delivering this message. This is a free public service.
8EIGHTNeed additional _____ mobile or portable equipment for immediate emergency use.
9NINEAdditional ______ radio operators needed to assist with emergency at this location.
10TENPlease contact _______. Advise to standby and provide further emergency information, instructions or assistance.
11ELEVENEstablish Amateur Radio emergency communications with ______ on ______ MHz.
12TWELVEAnxious to hear from you. No word in some time. Please contact me as soon as possible.
13THIRTEENMedical emergency situation exists here.
14FOURTEENSituation here becoming critical. Losses and damage from _____ increasing.
15FIFTEENPlease advise your condition and what help is needed.
16SIXTEENProperty damage very severe in this area.
17SEVENTEENREACT communications services also available. Establish REACT communication with ______ on channel _____.
18EIGHTEENPlease contact me as soon as possible at _____.
19NINETEENRequest health and welfare report on ______. (State name, address and telephone number)
20TWENTYTemporarily stranded. Will need some assistance. Please contact me at ______.
21TWENTY ONESearch and rescue assistance is needed by local authorities here. Advise availability.
22TWENTY TWONeed accurate information on the extent and type of conditions now existing at your location. Please furnish this information and reply without delay.
23TWENTY THREEReport at once the accessibility and best way to reach your location.
24TWENTY FOUREvacuation of residents from this area urgently needed. Advise plans for help.
25TWENTY FIVEFurnish as soon as possible the weather conditions at your location.
26TWENTY SIXHelp and care for evacuation of sick and injured from this location needed at once.
27TWENTY SEVENI am safe and well.
28TWENTY EIGHTHousehold safe and well.
29TWENTY NINECurrently at shelter.
30THIRTYCurrently at home.
31THIRTY ONECurrently at family/friend’s house.
32THIRTY TWOCurrently at hotel.
33THIRTY THREESafe but moving to a safer location.
34THIRTY FOUREvacuating to a shelter.
35THIRTY FIVEEvacuating to family member / friend’s house.
36THIRTY SIXEvacuating and safe.
37THIRTY SEVENAt home and plan to remain here.
38THIRTY EIGHTWill contact you when able.
39THIRTY NINEAll communications are down.
40FORTYShare this message with others.
41FORTY ONEReceived your message ____ (number) for ____ (addressee) from _____ (station) _____ on _____ (date) _____ (time). Relayed / delivered to _____ (station) on _____ (date) _____ (time) via _____ (net/method).
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46FORTY SIXGreetings on your birthday and best wishes for many more to come.
47FORTY SEVENReference your message number _____ to _____ delivered on _____ at _____ UTC.
48FORTY EIGHTReference your message number _____ to _____ not delivered. Telephone _____ (insert number as received) inoperative. Please give better address.
49FORTY NINEReference your message number _____ to _____ . Unable to contact addressee or receive confirmation of delivery.
50FIFTYGreetings by Amateur Radio.
51FIFTY ONEGreetings by Amateur Radio. This message is sent as a free public service by ham radio operators at _____. Am having a wonderful time.
52FIFTY TWOReally enjoyed being with you. Looking forward to getting together again.
53FIFTY THREEReceived your _____. It’s appreciated; many thanks.
54FIFTY FOURMany thanks for your good wishes.
55FIFTY FIVEGood news is always welcome. Very delighted to hear about yours.
56FIFTY SIXCongratulations on your _____, a most worthy and deserved achievement.
57FIFTY SEVENWish we could be together.
58FIFTY EIGHTHave a wonderful time. Let us know when you return.
59FIFTY NINECongratulations on the new arrival. Hope mother and child are well.
60SIXTYWishing you the best of everything on _____.

(This can be used for any holiday.)
61SIXTY ONEWishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
62SIXTY TWOGreetings and best wishes to you for a pleasant _____ holiday season.

(This can be used for any holiday.)
63SIXTY THREEVictory or defeat, our best wishes are with you. Hope you win.
64SIXTY FOURArrived safely at _____.
65SIXTY FIVEArriving _____ on _____. Please arrange to meet me there.
66SIXTY SIXDX QSLs are on hand for you at the _____ QSL Bureau. Send _____ self addressed envelopes.
67SIXTY SEVENYour message number _____ undeliverable because of _____. Please advise.
68SIXTY EIGHTSorry to hear you are ill. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
69SIXTY NINEWelcome to the _____. We are glad to have you with us and hope you will enjoy the fun and fellowship of the organization.
70SEVENTYThank you for the QSO on _____ (frequency/band) _____ (mode) at _____ (time) _____ (date).
71SEVENTY ONEOrder wire net established on ______ (frequency) to coordinate and prioritize access to ______ (digital network name) on ______ (frequency) ______ (mode).
72SEVENTY TWOEstablish communications with ______ (name of EmComm group) on ______ frequency ______ mode.
73SEVENTY THREEEstablish communications with ______ agency on channel _______ (spell channel number) ______ mode.
74SEVENTY FOUREstablish communications with ______ agency on ______ (frequency) ______ (mode).
75SEVENTY FIVEPriority entry point frequencies established on _______ (list frequencies and modes).
76SEVENTY SIXPoint to point circuit established on ______ (frequency) ______ (mode). Please establish liaison.
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78SEVENTY EIGHTSITREP messages requested every ______ (spell number) hours your location. Transmit to station (call sign) in ______ (state/section).
79SEVENTY NINEWXOBS messages requested every ______ (spell number) hours your location. Transmit to station (call sign) in ______ (state/section).
80EIGHTYOPRED messages requested your station. Update when changes occur. Transmit to station (call sign) in ______ (state/section).
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82EIGHTY TWODigital Traffic Station connect/download frequency at ______ (spell number) minute intervals requested in support of disaster operations.
83EIGHTY THREERRI Winlink gateway connect/download frequency at ______ (spell number) minute intervals requested in support of disaster operations.
84EIGHTY FOURRequest activate ______ Region Net until further notice.
85EIGHTY FIVERequest activate ______ Area Net until further notice.
86EIGHTY SIXAdvise frequency and mode of ______ state/section nets.
87EIGHTY SEVENRequest assistance with establishment of a temporary message center at ______ (address and/or agency).
88EIGHTY EIGHTWelfare traffic being originated on _______ (frequency/mode). Request assistance with NTS/RRI liaison.
89EIGHTY NINEPriority and/or emergency traffic being originated on ______ (frequency/mode). Request assistance with NTS/RRI liaison.
90NINETYPlease provide a list of stations operational on National SOS Radio Network.
91NINETY ONEWidespread disruptions to cellular data and publish switched telephone network this location.
92NINETY TWOWidespread disruptions to Internet service this location.
93NINETY THREEThe following broadcast stations are off-air in this area (list call sign, frequency/channel).
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