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 call sign before calling.
I will not interfere with the DX station nor anyone calling and will never tune up on the DX frequency or in the QSX slot.
I will wait for the DX station to end a contact before I call.
I will always send my full call sign.
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 call sign, not mine.
I will not transmit when the DX operator queries a call sign not like mine.
I will not transmit when the DX station requests geographic areas other than mine.
When the DX operator calls me, I will not repeat my call sign 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.
For a detailed discussion of each point, click here.
DX Code of Conduct Update
We have received over 12,700 unique visitors to our website. This is a significant accomplishment given that we have now been "in business" for just a year and our budget is zero. Over 80% of the visitors are NOT from the U.S.A. so we are achieving our goal of having this be a truly universal, international movement.
We have added more clubs and more DXpeditions who endorse the Code. Feedback from some DXpeditions suggests that we are making good progress.
We have recently developed a new logo. We should have done this a year ago but getting it translated into over 30 languages seemed more important at that time. So here it is.
I hope each of you will put this on your website or QRZ.COM page and use it as a link. Ideally, every DXer, particularly the ones who NEED to align their operating practices with the Code, will see it and realize how strong the support is.
To that end, it is incumbent on each of you to carry this message
to your HF operator friends, particularly DXers,
to your club, especially if it is a DX club,
to your national society and encourage them to send information about the Code to their memberships and to post the logo at their society website
Get EVERYONE to put the logo up on the web so we can increase our visibility.
We have a Power Point that is intended for use at Club meetings. It is available with an audio track, or you can narrate it yourself.
Finally, we have a new publication at the website THE NEW DXER'S HANDBOOK by K7AU at http://dx-code.org/newdxer.pdf I think you will find in enjoyable, even if you are a pro. Tell your club about it and make sure that new members get a copy. After all, it's an e-book and it's free.
I want to thank the many who have written encouraging words of support to me. It means a lot to the Committee and I know this project means a lot to you too. I always am delighted to get feedback so keep the e-mails coming. Respond to firstname.lastname@example.org
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