DX Code Of Conduct

The Code of Conduct for Using the DXcluster

The Code of Conduct for Using the DXcluster

There must be a radio amateur:

IMPORTANT. He will never intentionally do anything that would spoil the pleasure of others.
PROTECTED. He shows loyalty, support and loyalty to other amateurs, local clubs, societies of the International Union of Amateurs in his country, through which radio amateurism is represented at the national and international level.
PROGRESSIVE. It maintains its radio station at a high technical level, ensuring its constructive excellence and efficiency. Its working methods on the air are impeccable.
OTHERWELL. When approached, he acts responsibly and patiently. He always offers friendly advice to a newcomer and advises him. The radio amateur is distinguished by his willingness to cooperate with other people, the desire to help them respect their interests.
GARMONIC. Radio amateurism is a hobby, it never interferes with any duties (in the family, at work, at school, in society).
PATRIOTIC. His skills, his radio station is always ready to serve the country and society.

Extract from the Code of Amateur Radio, compiled by Paul M. Segal (W9EEA) in 1928.

Basic principles of behaviour on amateur radio bands

A sense of one community, a sense of brotherhood, a brotherly spirit: a large number of radio amateurs are simultaneously on the same radio waves (playing, so to speak, on our common playing field). We are never left alone. All other radio amateurs are our colleagues, our brothers and sisters, our friends. Don’t forget about it and behave accordingly. Always pay attention to them.
Tolerance: not all radio amateurs must necessarily share your opinion; accordingly, your opinion is not always the most correct one. You must understand that there are other people who have different opinions on a certain issue. Be tolerant. The world is not created for you alone.
Courtesy: never use harsh language or swear words on amateur radio bands. Such behavior does not say anything about the person to whom these words are addressed, but it does say a lot about who behaves in this way. Always control your behavior.
Understand: please understand that not everyone is as professional and expert and as smart as you. When conflicts arise, act in a positive way (“How can I help you?”, “Can I help you?”, “I can teach you how to do this”), not in a negative way (insult, humiliation, etc.).

The basis of self-management is moral standards.

In most countries, the authorities have little concern for how radio amateurs behave on their bands, provided that they act according to the rules set by the authorities.
They say that the amateur radio community is largely self-governing, i.e. self-discipline is the basis of our behavior. However, this does not mean that the amateur radio community has its own police service.

Excerpt from the book “Ethics and rules of radio amateur work on the air”. (ON4UN, ON4WW)


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