The amateur's code, formulated in 1928

The amateur's code, formulated in 1928

  • 1 - The amateur is considerate
    He never knowingly uses the air in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others

    §2 - The amateur is loyal
    He offers his loyalty, encouragement and support to his fellow radio amateurs, his local club and his national association, through which amateur radio is represented

    §3 - The amateur is progressive
    He keeps his station abreast of science. It is well-built and efficient. His operating practice is above reproach

    §4 - 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

    §5 - 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

    §6 - The amateur is patriotic
    His knowledge and his station are always ready for service of his country and his community

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