[amsat-bb] Re: The Amateur's Code
vk3jed at gmail.com
Tue Feb 20 02:10:24 PST 2007
At 12:31 PM 2/20/2007, Margaret Leber wrote:
>The Radio Amateur is
After all these years, this is still very appropriate, although I do
prefer a couple of modifications.
>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 American Radio Relay League, through which
>Amateur Radio in the United States is represented nationally and
<insert relevant country and national radio society here> ;)
>PROGRESSIVE...with knowledge abreast of science, a well-built and
>efficient station and operation above reproach.
>FRIENDLY...slow and patient operating when requested; friendly advice
>and counsel to the beginner; kindly assistance, cooperation and
>consideration for the interests of others. These are the hallmarks of
>the amateur spirit.
Something we all need to keep in mind! I certainly try as much as I can.
>BALANCED...radio is an avocation, never interfering with duties owed
>to family, job, school or community.
And one should keep the hobby in perspective as well :)
>PATRIOTIC...station and skill always ready for service to country
I extend that to the global community (as a matter of fact, I seem to
spend more time in public service for the US than for Australia! :-) ).
73 de VK3JED
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