CONSIDERATE...never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.
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 operation above reproach.
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
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.