The original Amateur’s Code was written by Paul M. Segal, W9EEA, in 1928. Although the code has been updated to reflect current realities, today ham radio operators take this code as seriously as their counterparts did in 1928.
The Amateur’s Code
The Radio Amateur is:
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 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.
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.
Cape Cod Field Day 2010 Demos many Ham Radio Modes
Burt Fisher K1OIK, shot a video back in 2010 of the Falmouth MA Ham Radio Club's Field Day. It has great examples of some of the many different modes of radio communication you can do with Ham Radio, as well as how each year, the last weekend in June is when Hams all over "take to the field" and do radio. What are your plans? Find out where a local Ham Radio Club near you will be doing field day & stop by. It's a great way to learn more about the hobby, meet local Hams, and even get a chance to get on the air yourself.