The Radio Amateur’s Code
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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, 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 hallmarks of the amateur spirit.
Balanced: — Radio is an avocation, never interfering with the duties owed to family, job, school or community.
Patriotic: — Station and skill always ready for service to country or community.
Written in 1928 by Paul M. Segal, W9EEA