The Amateur Code

Adapted for the Altanta Rabbits Amateur Radio Club

The Radio Amateur is:

CONSIDERATE... never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.

LOYAL... offering loyalty, encouragement and support to other amateurs, local clubs, and the American Radio Relay League, through which Amateur Radio in the United States of America is represented nationally and internationally.

PROGRESSIVE... with knowledge abreast of science and a well-built and efficient station and operation above reproach.

FRIENDLY... slow and patient 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 Amateurs Code was written by:  Paul M. Segal, W9EEA, in 1928


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