Make your own free website on Tripod.com

Ripley County Repeater Association - Amateur Radio Club
GOOD AMATEUR PRACTICE!

RCRA HOME PAGE

Amateur Radio-Hobby or Service??
SWAPFEST 2002 PICS
RCRA SHAREHOLDERS
Net Control Scripts
RCRA Sept. and May Picnics 2002
Club Minutes
SEVERE WEATHER
2003 MEMBERS
FIELD DAY 2002
FIELD DAY 2003
HAMFESTS
LicenseTesting
RCRA HISTORY
RCRA PHOTOS
More RCRA Photos
GOOD AMATEUR PRACTICE!
NET CONTROLS/SCHEDULE
LINKS of INTEREST
Email Contacts

THE AMATEUR'S CREED

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 amateur, 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.

(Paul M. Segal, W9EEA wrote the original Amateurs Code, in 1928

RCRA S.O.P. for Repeater Usage
(Suggested Operating Practices!)
 
1.  Don't say anything you wouldn't say in front of your parents or clergy!
 
2. If you can't say anything nice about someone(something)- don't say anything at all!
 

..............................

"BREAK"
 

The word "BREAK" is NOT to be used on the amateur radio bands unless there is a bona fide emergency involving threat to life and property.  In the same vein, ALL STATIONS should immediatly cease trasnmitting and advise the BREAKING station to "Go ahead with your emergency!"
 
If you just need to get in to say something, or contact someone that is on the frequency, say "CONTACT" or just your call sign. They will get you when an opening exists.
 
Phrases from other services should not be used on amateur radio, as you can see, they have different meanings!
 
Dan

STUFF

MORE STUFF LATER