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The Amateur's Code



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.

--The original Amateur's Code was written by Paul M. Segal, W9EEA, in 1928.
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