Publications About Ethical Operating Practices

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We think you will find these publications of interest.

They will  help make you a more proficient operator.

The DX Code of Conduct isn't particularly new. Many others, notably ON4WW and ON4UN in their publications, have discussed ethical operator behavior in detail.  We strongly urge you to download and read their book, Ethics and Operating Procedures for the Radio Amateur.   It is the bible of good operating practices.  It is now available in 23 languages with more on the way. You can Download the book in your language. From the HOME page, click on VERSIONS.   DXpeditions

An excellent shorter version called Operating Practice by ON4WW is available in 19 languages 

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For the new operator who wants to try his or her hand at DX, a good start would be with the NEW DXer's Handbook by K7UA. It contains some great tips to get you on the path.  When you become more familiar with DX operating, you can move up and learn more from the books mentioned above.    Link to us

A great primer for one who wants to learn Morse Code or improve his skills is ZEN AND THE ART OF RADIOTELEGRAPHY by Carlo. IK0YGJ. The DX Code of Conduct is included on page 64. It includes an astonishing amount of information on Morse Code that will delight any CW operator.

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The first Code was created in1928 by W9EEA. Check out " The Amateur's Code (Creed)."   For DXpeditioners
For those with a sense of humor, to check a funny version of DX Rules, click here
For another irreverent take on DX operating behavior, check out Dawg X-Ray Club    

G3SXW offered an interesting analysis of pile-up behavior in The DX Magazine.

Another interesting commentary comes from YO4PX in his article To Err is Human.

Also be sure to check out AA0MZ's page SO YOU WANT TO BE A DXer.

In addition, excellent tips for good conduct  have been published by ZL2IFB and N4AA at their websites.

"RadCom" is the official magazine of the RSGB. There are some well thought-out comments on the topic "Let’s try and clean up our act in 2011."    Another good article is  Working DX should be fun - shouldn't it?

Roger K7NTW has some observations from The DX Magazine in Donít Cross over to the DARK SIDE

You can see that ethics is of concern to hams worldwide. Help us all be spreading the word.