Sunday, May 8, 2016

DX'ing code of conduct

If DX'ing hams followed these very simple guidelines we would all get a chance to work a distant station.

Being new to the hobby I notice that a lot of people step on each other, Throw out the call 15 times  or tune up the on top of a pileup followed up with the words "Check Check Check...AUDIO...AUDIO". Not only is it rude but 9 times out of 10 the DX station shuts down.

​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.

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