💡 The Radio Amateur is...


  • Considerate…never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.
  • Loyal…offers 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 above reproach.
  • Friendly…slow and patient operating when requested; friendly advice and counsel to the beginner; kindly assistance, cooperation, 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…station and skill always ready for service to country and community.

– adapted from the original Amateur’s Code, written by Paul M. Segal, W9EEA, in 1928.”

 

🌎 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.

 

🚫 RHR Code of Conduct


  • Never identify yourself using a non-U.S. callsign. (exceptions are KP4, 9A and HH2AA)

  • Never identify yourself using someone else's callsign.

  • Never claim to be operating from your home location instead of the remote station's location.

 

⚠️ Exceptions to the rule


KP4/Palmas

This station is located in Puerto Rico, a U.S. Territory. You should identify using your callsign with a KP4 prefix. For example, KP4/WW1X.

9A/Croatia

This station is located in Croatia and participates in CEPT. You should identify using your callsign with a 9A prefix. For example, 9A/WW1X.

HH2/Haiti

This station is located in Haiti, which does not participate in CEPT. This is a special station that always operates under the callsign HH2AA.