The Radio amateur’s code
The Radio Amateur is:
Considerate – he/she never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others
Loyal - He/She offers loyalty, encouragement and support to other amateurs, local clubs, the IARU Radio Society in his/[her] country, through which Amateur Radio in his/[her] country is represented nationally and internationally.
Progressive - He/[She] keeps his/[her] station up to date. It is well-built and efficient. His/[Her] operating practice is above reproach.
Friendly - He/[She] operates slowly and patiently when requested; offers friendly advice and counsel to beginners; 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/[Her] 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
Additions to the Radio Amateur’s Code, as it applies to Northern IL ARES members:
WE VOW TO:
Refrain from using profanities, insults, or other disparaging remarks
Behave with integrity and accountability, taking responsibility for our own actions instead of blaming others
Treat all ARES members and fellow Hams with dignity, respect, in a professional and courteous manner, at all times, whether in person or in written communication (including email & Facebook)
Work together with ALL amateurs in a spirit of cooperation toward our common goals of connecting with others and serving our communities
Be responsible and careful stewards of all natural areas we may come into contact with