Code of Conduct

The Amateur is considerate — S/he never knowingly uses the air in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.

The Amateur is loyal — S/he offers loyalty, encouragement, and support to all radio amateurs, local radio club, and to the American Radio Relay League, through which Amateur Radio is represented.

The Amateur is progressive — keeping the Amateur’s station abreast of science; the station is well-built and efficient; operating practice is always 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 marks of the amateur spirit.

The Amateur is balanced — radio is a 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 — knowledge and station are always ready for the service of country and community.

Paul M. Segal, W9EEA