The Radio Amateurs Code

The Radio Amateurs Code

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The Radio Amateurs Code was written in 1928 by Paul M. Segal, W9EEA.


The Radio Amateur is:

CONSIDERATE: Never knowingly operating in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.

LOYAL: Offering loyalty, encouragement and support to other amateurs, local clubs and the American Radio Relay League, through which Amateur Radio in the United States is represented nationally and internationally.

PROGRESSIVE: With knowledge abreast of science, a well built and efficient station, and operation beyond reproach.

FRIENDLY: With slow and patient operation when requested, friendly advice and counsel to the beginner, kindly assistance, co-operation and consideration for the interests of others. These are the hallmarks of the amateur spirit.

BALANCED: Radio is an avocation, never interfering with duties owed to family, job, school or community.

PATRIOTIC: With station and skill always ready for service to country and community.

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