The Amateur’s Code

The Amateur’s Code

Paul M. Segal, W9EEA (SK)

Originally written in 1928, this version from 1947.

The Amateur is Gentlemanly . . .

He never knowingly uses the air for his own amusement is such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others. He abides by the pledges given by the ARRL in his behalf to the public and the Government.

The Amateur is Loyal . . .

He owes his amateur radio to the American Radio Relay League, and he offers it his unswerving loyalty.

The Amateur is Progressive . . .

He keeps his station abreast of science. It is built well and efficiently. His operating practice is clean and regular.

The Amateur is Friendly . . .

Slow and patient sending when requested, friendly advice and counsel to the beginner, kindly assistance and cooperation for the broadcast listener; these are marks of the amateur spirit.

The Amateur is Balanced . . .

Radio is his hobby. He never allows it to interfere with any of the duties he owes to his home, his job, his school, or his community.

The Amateur is Patriotic . . .

His knowledge and his station are always ready for the service of his country and his community.

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