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Amateur Code

The Radio Amateur's Code

The Radio Amateur is

CONSIDERATE...The radio amateur never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.

LOYAL...The radio amateur offers loyalty, encouragement and support to other amateurs, local clubs, the IARU Radio Society in their country, through which Amateur Radio in their country is represented nationally and internationally.

PROGRESSIVE...The radio amateur keeps their station up to date.  It is well-built and efficient.  Their operating practice is above reproach.

FRIENDLY...The radio amateur operates slowly and patiently when requested; offers friendly advice and counsel to beginners; kind assistance, cooperation and consideration for the interests of others. These are the marks of the amateur spirit.

BALANCED...Radio is a hobby, never interfering with duties owed to family, job, school or community.

PATRIOTIC...The radio amateur's station and skills are always ready for service to country and community.

- adapted from the original Amateur's Code, written by Paul M. Segal, W9EEA, in 1928


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