The Radio Amateur is
CONSIDERATE… He never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.
LOYAL… He offers loyalty, encouragement and support to other amateurs, local clubs, the IARU Radio Society in his country, through which Amateur Radio in his country is represented nationally and internationally.
PROGRESSIVE… He keeps his station up to date. It is well-built and efficient. His operating practice is above reproach.
FRIENDLY… He operates slowly and patiently when requested; offers friendly advice and counsel to the beginner; kind assistance, cooperation and consideration for the interests of others. These are the marks of the amateur spirit.
BALANCED… Radio is a hobby, never interfering with duties owed to family, job, school or community.
PATRIOTIC… His station and skills are always ready for service to country and community.
-- adapted from the original Amateur’s Code, written by Paul M. Segal, W9EEA, in 1928.
© John Devoldere ON4UN and Mark Demeuleneere ON4WW