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 internationally.
PROGRESSIVE...with knowledge abreast of science, a well-built and efficient station and
knowledge above reproach.
FRIENDLY...slow and patient operating when requested; friendly advise and counsel to the
beginner; kindly assistance, cooperation and consideration for the interests of others. These
are the hallmarks of the amateur spirit.
BALANCED...radio is an avocation, never interfering with duties owed to family, job, school
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.