Have you heard of the DX Code of Conduct before? No? Well carry on reading then!
The DX Code of Conduct is a set of voluntary rules to stop people talking over each other, causing interference and queue jumping in a pile up. We have listed the rules below for you.
- 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.
You can find out more about the DX Code of Conduct on their website. As well as being able to display the logo below on your QSL cards, QRZ page and Website to show you support the DX Code of Conduct and help to teach other Radio Amateurs and Radio Scouts that they should follow them as well. We all share the bands equally and should treat everyone with respect.