The OP4F Code
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 Belgium 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.In
Quality and Hamspirit is better then Quantity !
"It is not the class of license the Amateur holds but the class of the Amateur that holds the license."
WARNING, WARNING, WARNING!!!!!!
Unauthorised use of my official radio call / personal name on the dxclusters, on any Amateur Band as well on all internet sites, is prohibited and will be tracked down with an IP tracking system program, that will kick in immidiately.
The official authorities ( in any country worldwide ) will be notified and ask to undertake appropiate action against the IP owner and / or call abuser.
We use Tracking Control of any IP adress using my call or abusing my call, so don`t give it a try, you are warned!!!!!
If you encounter any intruder on hambands, please notify the Intruder Watch ( notify the DX cluster ) or the official Radio Agency in your country.
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 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.
MY HOMEBREW HF (2*3CX3000)AMPLIFIER.
THE eSSB EQUIPMENT IN USE
THE BUILDING PROJECTS
THE QSL I EXCHANGE
MY QSL'S FROM THE PAST IN THE PICTURE TODAY
- You must have at times,
Thought into the past,
Where some things go out
While others last
What comes to my mind is
The old Morse code,
That has weathered the storms
From any abode.
- To talk with ones fingers
Is surely an art,
Of any info you
Care to impart,
In most conditions
The signals get through,
While the same about phone
Is simply not true.
- Those dits and dahs
Cut through the trash,
Of near by noise or
To the sensitive ears
Of the hams receiver,
Who records this data
With ardent fever.
- He knows he's doing
(in such poor conditions,
That's quite a feat)
To roger the message
That came off the air,
These brass pounders
Sure do have that flair
- They say Morse ops
Are a dying breed,
But don't despair,
There's always that need,
That when conditions get rough
for the new automation,
Be rest assured,
There'll be need for your station.
- CW is dying?
Believe it never,
This mode will be 'round
Forever and ever.
But one thing is sure,
What we really need,
Is to relay our knowledge
To the younger breed.
- To carry the torch,
Long after we're gone,
To send Morse code
Through the air like a song.
When at last,
Silent keys pull that lever,
We can rest in peace,
It's CW forever.