Operational Hints

Conduct

 

GOOD OPERATORS FOLLOW THE DX CODE OF CONDUCT

LOUSY AND SELFISH OPERATORS DO NOT NEED TO FOLLOW IT BECAUSE THEY ARE MUCH BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE...

 

 

will listen, and listen, and then listen again before calling 

THAT APPLIES ONLY TO NEW OPERATORS. I HAVE SO MUCH EXPERIANCE AND KNOWLEDGE THAT IT DOES NOT APPLY TO ME 

 

will only call, if I can copy the DX station properly 

I DO NOT HAVE TO HEAR THE DX STATION, MOST IMPORTANT THAT HE CAN HEAR ME 

 

will not trust the DX cluster and will be sure of the DX station’s call sign before calling 

I ALWAYS TRUST THE DX CLUSTER AND LIKE TO USE IT AS A MESSAGE BOARD FOR OTHERS TO SEE HOW MANY STATIONS I WORKED TODAY AND I LIKE TO SELFSPOT AS OFTEN AS I CAN SO EVERYONE KNOWS WHERE TO FIND ME

 

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 DO NOT KNOW HOW TO TUNE UP ON A DIFFERENT FREQUENCY, SO FOR ME IT IS OKAY TO USE ANY FREQUENCY THAT IS IN USE, I USUALLY AM VERY FAST IN TUNING UP RUNNING FULL POWER TO SAVE TIME 

 

I will wait for the DX station to end a contact before I call 

IT IS MORE EFFICIENT IF I CALL IN THE MIDDLE OF AN ONGOING QSO TO SAFE TIME 

 

I will always send my full call sign 

I NEVER USE MY FULL CALL SIGN BECAUSE IT IS UNPROFESSIONAL TO DO SO 

 

I will call and then listen for a reasonable interval. I will not call continuously 

IN MY EXPERIANCE IT IS BETTER TO CALL AT LEAST THREE TIMES IN ONE GO TO HAVE MORE CHANCE TO BE HEARD BEFORE ANYONE ELSE 

 

I will not transmit when the DX operator calls another call sign, not mine 

I KEEP CALLING BECAUSE THE OTHERS HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL I GOT THRU FIRST 

 

I will not transmit when the DX operator queries a call sign not like mine 

THE DX OPERATOR DOES NOT KNOW WHICH STATION TO WORK FIRST, I AM SURE HE WANTS TO WORK ME 

 

I will not transmit when the DX station requests geographic areas other than mine 

IF I LISTEN TO THE DX OPERATOR, I MIGHT HAVE TO WAIT TOO LONG SO I CALL HIM ANYWAY 

 

When the DX operator calls me, I will not repeat my call sign unless I think he has copied it incorrectly 

I ALWAYS REPEAT MY CALL SIGN BECAUSE ALL THE OTHER STATIONS LISTENING ALSO NEED TO KNOW THAT IT IS ME 

 

I will be thankful if and when I do make a contact 

THE DX OPERATOR SHOULD BE MORE THANKFUL  

 

I will respect my fellow hams and conduct myself so as to earn their respect 

I NEED NO RESPECT BECAUSE MY SIGNAL IS ALWAYS THE STRONGEST AND I CANNOT LET ANYONE ELSE WORK THE DX BEFORE I HAVE WORKED IT 

 

MY COMMENT ABOVE TO THE DX CODE OF CONDUCT IS VERY FUNNY TO READ, HOWEVER IT IS THE HARD REALITY TO ABOUT 50% OF THE OPERATORS I HEAR ON THE BANDS!

 

IT MAKES ME CRY...