The Amateur's Code

Paul M. Segal W9EEA (1928)

The Radio Amateur is:

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

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