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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.

–The original Amateur’s Code was written by Paul M. Segal, W9EEA, in 1928. In order to create a fair code of conduct for everyone that uses the FWRA (FarWest Repeater Assn) repeater system, the Amateurs code is the basis of our rules for use of FWRA repeaters and stations. FCC part 97 rules shall apply in their entirety, to the use of FWRA repeaters and stations. All part 97 legal benefits are enjoyed by the users and listeners to our repeater system. Open conversation is encouraged on the FWRA repeaters, but moderation of speech is appreciated. We are a community of radio operators. The club stations and repeaters are for our enjoyment and to be of public service.

Conversations or pronouncements not allowed are those that are by nature, prejudicial, politically or religously charged, or defamatory toward others and those who may be listening. Specifically, to berate, denounce with hateful intent, or use pejorative language, directed at any social group and or person, for their political, religious, or personal beliefs, is not permitted on FWRA repeaters or via club stations/equipment.

Repeated violations will result in the offender receiving the following letter.

Sample Warning Letter

Far West Repeaters Assn P.O. Box 3381 Eureka, CA 95502-3381