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DX Code of Conduct
A New Initiative for an Old Idea
A DXpedition seems Romantic Clipperton Island
But this can be the Reality Peter I Island
Or this Mellish Reef
Is your shack more comfortable than this? Mellish Reef
Operating Conditions At a rare entity, operating conditions can be brutal. Pileups can be wonderfully awesome but can deteriorate rapidly and the pileup becomes a mob An answer is that if everyone operated sensibly, it would be a joy, for everyone For that reason we hope you will subscribe to the
DX Code of Conduct
I will listen, and listen, and then listen again before calling.
I will only call if I can copy the DX station properly.
I will not trust the DX Cluster and will be sure of the DX station’s callsign before calling.
I will not interfere with the DX station nor anyone calling him
I will wait for the DX station to end a contact before calling him.
I will always send my full callsign.
I will call and then listen for a reasonable interval. I will not call continuously.
I will not transmit when the DX operator calls another callsign, not mine.
I will not transmit when the DX Operator queries a callsign, not like mine.
I will not transmit when the DX operator calls other geographic areas, than mine
When the DX operator calls me, I will not repeat my callsign unless I think he has copied it incorrectly.
I will be thankful if and when I do make a contact
I will respect my fellow hams and conduct myself so as to earn their respect.
In the end, ham radio is still just a hobby. No one makes any money from a DX QSO. The only thing you can earn is a sense of accomplishment. If you operate ethically and with respect for your fellow hams, you know that your accomplishment was achieved in a manner that reflected your sense of self-respect.
If you say that this sounds like preaching to the choir, consider this: Our goal is to increase the size of the choir. Spread the word to your club members and to your friends and commit yourself to following the DX Code of Conduct
Check out the DX Code of Conduct Website The Code has been translated into over two dozen languages, even Mongolian. Every ham can find it in a language he can understand. We provide hints to DXpeditioners and list DXpeditions that want you to adhere to the principles embodied in the Code.
Educational Materials At the website we have links to some wonderful educational tools: DXpeditioning Basics by N7NG Ethics and Operating Procedures for the Radio Amateur by ON4UN and ON4WW Operating Practice by ON4WW These last two are available in many languages
Showing Your Support If you want to show your support, there is a sign up form at the website. If you have a website, you can link to us, perhaps using our mascot, Hiram.
Ethics Bottom line, ham radio is about ethical standards. If we don’t have that, we haven’t got much to be proud of. Most people are polite. Sometimes people aren’t, but if those who hold to the highest standards of conduct keep operating correctly, we all will benefit by our behavior. Those who come after us will learn from our examples, good or bad. Let's give them the good examples.