💡 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
This station is located in Puerto Rico, a U.S. Territory. You should identify using your callsign with a
KP4 prefix. For example,
This station is located in Croatia and participates in CEPT. You should identify using your callsign with a
9A prefix. For example,
This station is located in Haiti, which does not participate in CEPT. This is a special station that always operates under the callsign