DX Code of Conduct
Learn it! Believe in it! Follow it!
Operating standards have been declining. That is no news to any DXer. Even the IARU took notice and published a resolution encouraging operators to "operate to the highest levels of proficiency, with proper consideration for others using the amateur radio bands." Read the Full Resolution here.
publication of DX Etiquette
in the March 2010 issue of QST sparked a new world-wide effort to get
all hams to operate in a manner consistent with that Resolution. To
that end an international group of DXers have developed a DX Code of
Conduct. Since introducing it, hams from all continents have joined
in this effort. You can play an important role in spreading the word.
This is one project of which it can truthfully be said, "We are all
in this together, and we can all benefit."
Many have also said that the fight against impolite behavior is a lost cause, but we don't agree. We'd like every active HF operator in the world to support higher standards of conduct knowing that tens of thousands of others support him too.
Inconsiderate operating standards are just not in keeping with the high moral standards of our hobby. More to the point, it is counter-productive and simply inconsistent with the aim of our hobby, to have FUN. But if you think it is bad at your end, consider the plight of the poor guy at the other end.
Be proud of
your accomplishmentsbut be respectful of newer hams who do not yet have
your skills and equipment. They deserve the same consideration you once
received when you were younger. Let’s do everything we can to
promote ethical operating practices and polite behavior amongst the
DX community so as to increase the enjoyment of all participants. Everyone
who has the ability to generate a signal the DX stations can hear should
have the opportunity for a contact without being squashed by impolite
In an effort to restore more gentlemanly behavior to the process, the DX Code of Conduct asks you to aspire to a higher ethical standard. A large number of DX Clubs and national amateur societies have already endorsed the Code and have asked their members to adopt it as their personal Code as well.
This is a successful effort that has worldwide support. The project started not long ago but take a look at the Flag Counter at the bottom of the page. Over 70,000 hams from all over the world are really excited about improving the conduct on the bands. I'm sure ethical conduct is important to you too and iIf you are a new visitor, wecome aboard. Enjoy the website and help us spread the word!
I surveyed those supporters who linked to us. To see the results of the survey, CLICK HERE.
To see the DXpeditioner section, CLICK HERE .
NEW! New article by OH2BH
Note that we have created an expanded
version of the Code in English. CLICK HERE