The Amateur is Considerate. He never knowingly uses the air in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.
The Amateur is Loyal. He offers his loyalty, encouragement and support to his fellow radio amateurs, his local club and the American Radio Relay League, through which Amateur Radio is represented.
The Amateur is Progressive. He keeps his station abreast of science. It is well built and efficient. His operating practice is above reproach.
The Amateur is Friendly. Slow and patient sending when requested, friendly advice and counsel to the beginner, kindly assistance, cooperation and consideration for the interests of others; these are the marks of the amateur spirit.
The Amateur is Balanced. Radio is his hobby. He never allows it to interfere with any of the duties he owes to his home, his job, his school, or his community.
The Amateur is Patriotic. His knowledge and his station are always ready for the service of his country and his community.
I am a supporter of the DX Code of Conduct:
I will listen, and listen, and then listen again before calling.
I will only call if I can copy the DX station properly.
I will not trust the DX cluster and will be sure of the DX station's call sign before calling.
I will not interfere with the DX station nor anyone calling and will never tune up on the DX frequency or in the QSX slot.
I will wait for the DX station to end a contact before I call.
I will always send my full call sign.
I will call and then listen for a reasonable interval. I will not call continuously.
I will not transmit when the DX operator calls another call sign, not mine.
I will not transmit when the DX operator queries a call sign not like mine.
I will not transmit when the DX station requests geographic areas other than mine.
When the DX operator calls me, I will not repeat my call sign unless I think he has copied it incorrectly.
I will be thankful if and when I do make a contact.
I will respect my fellow hams and conduct myself so as to earn their respect.
Good operating tip:
Give your full callsign once, then listen 4-5 seconds to see if I have heard you or I'm replying to someone else before you make a second call.
I consider stations who call - call - call repeatedly without pausing to listen to be QRMers and they run the risk of being ignored.
Unfortunately I also found that ham spirit had decreased tremendously with deliberate jamming and obscene language as a common practice.
It's piteous that the amateur bands look more and more like the Citizenband these day's.
THE SPECIAL BELGIUM FOODS
THE HF TOYS
THIS EQUIPMENT GOES IN USE WHEN SOME GUYS TRY TO DISTURB (2*3CX3000)
THE eSSB EQUIPMENT IN USE
THE BUILDING PROJECTS
THE QSL I EXCHANGE
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