The Amateur's Code

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, and the ARRL, 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 advise and counsel to the beginner; kindly assistance, cooperation and consideration for the interest 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 Amateur's Code was written by Paul M. Segal, W9EEA, in 1928.